Our mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.
Carolina Tiger Rescue is working toward the day when:
wildcats are not owned by individuals as pets,
wildcats are not used for entertainment purposes,
no trade exists for wildcats or their parts and
all wildcats prosper in sustainable, native habitats.
To achieve our mission, Carolina Tiger Rescue:
rescues wildcats,provides lifelong sanctuary for wildcats, educates the public about the plight of wildcats in captivity and in the wild, conducts non-invasive research to further understand and aid wildcats and advocates for action to maintain wildcats in sustainable native habitats, or when that is not a viable option, for the respectful, humane treatment of them in captivity.
Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildcat sanctuary, whose mission is saving and protecting wildcats in captivity and in the wild. Carolina Tiger Rescue pursues its mission by providing lifelong homes to wildcats in need of rescue and educating the public about what threatens these animals: in the wild, in the pet trade, and in the entertainment industry.
More than 13,000 people visit Carolina Tiger Rescue each year, learning about the issues affecting wildcats through guided tours and field trips. Research projects at Carolina Tiger Rescue are assisting conservation efforts in the wild and providing valuable information to colleges around the country about the rainforest habitat and about species represented at the facility. Carolina Tiger Rescue provides internships for students from around the country, and provides community service opportunities to the local community.