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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.

We welcome your investment in the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue!   Stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, and charitable IRA distributions all make wonderful gifts.

Donors over age 70½ can make a tax-free distribution from their IRA to Carolina Tiger Rescue.  It’s a tax-efficient way to support the animals. 

Carolina Tiger Rescue is able to use the full value of donated securities to support our mission of saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.  If you donate appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year:

  • You receive an income-tax charitable deduction for the full, fair market value of the securities
  • You may avoid federal capital gains tax on the transfer

Transfer Instructions

Our legal name is Carolina Tiger Rescue. Our Tax ID# is 56-1522499.
NB: Prior to 2019, our legal name was Carnivore Preservation, Inc. dba Carolina Tiger Rescue. 

Please see the drop-down menus below for transfer instructions.


Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds Held by A Broker or Bank

If you hold securities with a broker or a bank, you may transfer them electronically by instructing your broker to send the securities to our account through the Depository Trust Company (DTC).

Please contact Carolina Tiger Rescue to get instructions for making a gift of securities and to let us know what your gift will be.  We will need your name, the name of the security, and the number of shares being donated, in order to properly acknowledge your gift.

Carolina Tiger Rescue Contact:  Heidi Zangara, Ph: (919) 542-4684 x 3010 / Email:

Mutual Funds Held By Mutual Fund Company

If your mutual funds are held by the fund company, please contact Heidi Zangara, for more information.

Note:  Most mutual fund companies have a toll-free number for shareholder questions.  You may want to call them to confirm the proper procedure for making a gift of your mutual fund shares.

Charitable IRA Donations

Donors over age 70½ can make a tax-free distribution from their IRA to Carolina Tiger Rescue.  It’s a tax-efficient way to support the animals.

Individuals who are subject to Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) now have options that allow them to donate some or all of their RMD (up to $100,000 annually) directly to qualified charities. Distributions sent directly to qualified charities – such as Carolina Tiger Rescue – count toward your annual requirement, but are not taxable to either you or Carolina Tiger.  There is no income tax deduction available, as the distribution (in most cases) is being made from assets that were never taxed.  It is federal-income-tax neutral.

Please note: Individuals aged 70½ and older may make tax-free (for federal tax purposes) distributions to nonprofits from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Prior to 2019, North Carolina donors who used the IRA charitable distribution had to pay state taxes on these charitable contributions. A new law enacted in November 2019 ended this state tax on donations to nonprofits through IRAs, simplifying the process for donors and allowing them to contribute more fully to nonprofits from their IRAs.

To make a charitable IRA distribution, instruct your IRA administrator to make a distribution check payable to Carolina Tiger Rescue (not to you) and send it to:

Official name:  Carolina Tiger Rescue

Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC  27312

Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN):  56-1522499 (sometimes called Employer Identification Number, or EIN)

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

Have Questions or Need More Information?

If you would like more information on gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, please contact Heidi Zangara at Carolina Tiger Rescue by calling (919) 542-4684 x 3010 or emailing Heidi Zangara.

Thank you for including the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue in your portfolio!