Open your Eyes to the Wild

Carolina Tiger Rescue

Raised: $1190Remaining: $0




Jellybean Tiger

I first went out to Carolina Tiger Rescue a little over a year ago, on a tour, and was completely blown away by the place. Yes, the animals impressed me, but it was also more than just them that attracted me; the quality of the cats' habitats, the enthusiasm of the staff, and the strong sense of caring pulled me in. Next time you visit a zoo, notice how the habitats are designed to exhibit the animals rather than provide them as natural a habitat as possible.  It's not that way at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  The habitats are designed for the animals comfort. They provide both enrichment and security to develop and maintain the animal's well being.


I knew after my initial visit that I wanted to get involved. I was surprised to learn that private ownership of wild animals such as tigers and lions is legal in 23 states. There are only around 3500 tigers left in the wild today. This is down from over 100,000 a century ago. Three of the nine subspecies have already gone extinct.  However, in the United States there are approximately 10,000 tigers living in private ownership. These unfortunate animals are long removed from their natural habitats and are bred purely for profit. I was horrified to learn of the miserable lives most of these cats have.

Vincent Tiger
Roman Lion

There are approximately 70 animals spread across 10 different species of carnivore at Carolina Tiger.  The pictures of the cats on this web page are a sampling of the residents. It requires a lot of hard work to ensure CTR will be these animals' forever home. The staff and volunteers at Carolina Tiger are some of the most dedicated and industrious people I have ever met. I consider it a privilege to be part of the Carolina Tiger family.


Despite all the good work being done at Carolina Tiger Rescue, the cats need your help. It costs a good bit of money to buy the meat that hey require for their diet. That's the reason I set up this page. Won't you consider donating whatever amount your budget can afford? The money will go directly to keeping the cats healthy and content.

Thank You,

Greg Puertolas

Christian Tiger

Ann B donated $10.00
Monday, April 06, 2015 3:04 PM
Patricia G donated $25.00
Monday, March 30, 2015 3:35 PM
by Anonymous donated $50.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:05 PM
Harriet J donated $200.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 10:30 AM
Allyson K donated $10.00
Friday, March 27, 2015 10:28 AM
cathy s donated $25.00
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:29 PM

Updates and Donors' Comments

Patricia G3/30/2015 3:35:30 PM

Glad to help!

Charles S3/24/2015 1:50:20 PM

For my old friend Greg Peurtolas and these great beings he cares so much for.

Bill L3/24/2015 1:25:12 PM

A great and worthy cause