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

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.


Make a Charitable Bequest to Carolina Tiger Rescue


A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to leave a gift that will have a lasting impact on the lives of the animals who have found a forever home at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to Carolina Tiger Rescue. You may include Carolina Tiger as a primary beneficiary or a contingent beneficiary.

A bequest may be made in several ways:  

  • Percentage bequest: Make a gift of a percentage of your estate
  • Specific bequest: Make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
  • Residual bequest: Make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate




It is possible to designate a specific purpose for your bequest, but please remember that Carolina Tiger Rescue’s most pressing needs may change over time.  We encourage you to discuss your wishes with us and request that any specific purpose be stated as a preference, with the final determination left to the discretion of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s Board of Directors.

When naming Carolina Tiger Rescue as a beneficiary of your will or trust, please use the following designation. Please note that our legal name is Carolina Tiger Rescue.  Our Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is: 56-1522499.

Carolina Tiger Rescue, 1940 Hanks Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC  27312

If you do include Carolina Tiger Rescue in your will or trust, please let us know so that we may thank you and include you among our Sanctuary Stewards.

For more information about making a bequest to Carolina Tiger Rescue, please contact Heidi Zangara in the Development Office.