Carolina Tiger Rescue Rescues Four Tigers from Tiger King Park as Part of Large-Scale Rescue
PITTSBORO, NC (May 25, 2021): Carolina Tiger Rescue, North Carolina’s only federally and GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries)-accredited big cat sanctuary, worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and several other accredited sanctuaries to execute a large-scale rescue of 68 endangered big cats at Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma last week. The cats rescued included lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrid species, and a single jaguar, all of which were removed from Jeff and Lauren Lowe’s Oklahoma facility due to “ongoing Endangered Species Act violations.”
Carolina Tiger Rescue is caring for four of the 68 cats while the U.S. Department of Justice seeks permanent forfeiture of the animals. While in Carolina Tiger Rescue’s care, they will receive the best in veterinary care, diets, daily enrichment, and enclosure space and design.
“We are glad to see the Department of Justice working hard to better the lives of big cats in captivity, beginning with Tiger King Park,” said Pam Fulk, Executive Director of Carolina Tiger Rescue. “We thank everyone who was involved in this operation.”
Due to the ongoing nature of the case, Carolina Tiger Rescue will not be taking any questions from members of the media at this time.
About: Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 GFAS-accredited nonprofit wildlife sanctuary dedicated to saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. We work toward a day when wild cats are living in their native habitats and not exploited by humans.