Mick Serval

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild



  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Mick is one of the three boys that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019 along with four female servals. Mick has the biggest personality of the three boys. He has a lot to say and isn’t afraid to say it. Sometimes he has to be reminded he’s not the only serval on the block, but he quickly forgets it!

Born July 6, 2012

Rescued November 26, 2019

How Mick Came to the Sanctuary

Mick came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. He, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States.


Mick has a big personality and wants to be sure everyone knows it. He is quick to come up and chat with his keepers and volunteers and give them a quick hiss. He has a lot to say, all the time, and it sometimes doesn't even matter that no one is listening.


Mick is your average-sized serval and is distinguishable from Dylan and Bowie by the small scar on the bridge of his nose.

Where in Sanctuary

Mick currently lives in Elm Grove sharing an enclosure with the two other male servals he was rescued with, Bowie and Dylan.

Backyard Breeders

Mick and the 12 other servals he was rescued with lived in rough conditions before finding their forever homes in accredited sanctuaries. The backyard breeder they were rescued from was selling their kittens for thousands of dollars and confining the adults in horrific and unsafe conditions. All of the servals were declawed at some point and some show healed fractures on X-rays that are likely a result of metabolic bone disease due to improper diets. The goal of the breeder is to make as much money as possible off of these cats by selling their kittens for as much as possible. Carolina Tiger Rescue asks that you remember these are wild animals that deserve the best life possible. They are predators, not pets, and deserve to be treated as such.

Leptailurus serval