Why Give?

Everyone at Carolina Tiger Rescue is committed to gaining the trust and support of individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of our rescues. Our goal is to respect each of our donor’s wishes in the same way we strive to treat and respect each and every animal – as an individual! 100% of your donation supports Carolina Tiger Rescue’s mission-based programs such as rescue, animal care, and education.

Habitat, Rescue, Food, & Medical Funds

Bringing in new animals and making sure they are healthy is an expensive undertaking and we couldn’t do it without your support.


Symbolic adoption is a great way to support Carolina Tiger Rescue and form a life-long relationship with a wild cat.

Estate Gifts

A gift through your estate can make a tremendous impact at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

In Memory & In Honor

Helping rescued big cats can make the perfect gift. Donate in memory or honor.

Stock & IRA Donations

Securities can be especially tax-efficient ways to support the animals.

Work Place Giving

You may be able to help support the cats while you work!

Big Cat Dinner Club

Our cats need to eat! Join the Big Cat Dinner Club and feed the cats for a day, a week, or even a month!

Personal Fundraising

Do you have a great idea to raise money for the animals? We thank you and would love to talk to you.

Everyday Ways to Give

You can make a positive impact on the animals’ lives each and every day.

Thank you for supporting the cats!

No matter how you give, your donation provides ongoing support to the animals that call Carolina Tiger Rescue home.

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.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips link

Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching "kids" of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our "Kid for a Day" Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

Our Rescues
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Keeper Stripes

Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Individual Volunteering

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Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.