My husband and I have been to this place two times. Our first visit, we were not expecting much, but both walked away extremely impressed. They take excellent care of the animals, and their dedication is very impressive. The numbers may or may not dictate that they spend more than they should on advertising, however, even if they do, I will continue to support this wonderful charity. It costs money to advertise, and without it, they will not get the visitors for tours, and the donations to keep taking care of these animals or have the means to grow and rescue more. If you have not been, seeing is believing. Do yourself a favor and go visit. What humans have done to these poor animals we can give back and contribute to saving a few.
Incredible staff and volunteers doing incredible work. CTR speaks to a crying need in our state and country--a safe and stimulating forever home for the big cats that come to this non-profit from agonizing years at roadside zoos, circus and shows. The tours are informative and great fun, the animals are respected and protected, and visitors are made to feel a welcome and important part of this grand foray into kindness and care.
After visiting Carolina Tiger Rescue this summer, we asked if they could help rescue some tigers that were living in a Texas sanctuary who had financial problems in 2010 that required all animals be relocated or euthanized. CTR was in the process of reviewing their physical infrastructure and budget to be able to provide space for additional big cats in need of a home for life. We were able to help finance the building of additional enclosures so that CTR could make room for 4 additional tigers that we had known as cubs many years ago. The relocation was very successful and the tigers are enjoying their new home and the wonderful people at CTR.
The work these people do for these poor animals is nothing short of amazing. The staff, the facility, the entire organization is beyond words.
Carolina Tiger Rescue (Carnivore Preservation Trust) is an amazing facility. Tucked away in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the facility was originally founded to help breed endangered species of jungle cats from Central and South America, but since the year 2000 has been rescuing as many large cats as it can comfortably hold. The tigers and lions have very adequate space to move, and are treated extremely well by the number of full-time, well-educated keepers that the facility has on staff. There are also two vets that share time at the facility making sure that all the 60+ large cats get proper medical care. The facility is in the process of expanding (but not to completely max out usable space so that they can still accept possible future rescues), and all the animals are given appropriate individual attention. This facility is well worth any donation, as their main mission is to help educate the public about how difficult/dangerous/inappropriate it is to raise a large cat in captivity. Many of the tigers at the facility lived for years in areas no larger than an average garage, and had never stepped on dirt or grass their entire lives. What Carnivore Preservation does for this animals is give them a comfortable, safe place to live out their wonderful lives in peace. It only took me one trip to the facility to be drawn into the incredible things that occur each day at this facility.