The Black Tie & Tails Ball is an annual gala event benefiting Carolina Tiger Rescue, a nonprofit providing lifelong sanctuary to wildcats rescued from the pet trade and conservation education to the public.


Tickets for the 2016 Black Tie & Tails Ball are not yet available

2015 Auction of Experiences and Culture

It would not be a Black Tie & Tails Ball without our auction! Your generous donations are the key to this very special event. Every contribution impacts the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

Our 2015 auction event raised over $60,000 for the animals of Carolina Tiger, and our Fund-A-Cause, Gimme Shelter, was a great success! We raised just under $28,000 for our Habitat Fund with (gifts $250 being matched by Tigers in America). We are thrilled that we raised almost enough funds for 2 new big cat habitats – so keep an eye out for new big cat rescues!

2015 Auction Highlights

For a full review of the 2015 auction items, peruse our Online Catalog

Birthday Party at Carolina Tiger Rescue

A giant stuffed tiger wants to come home and celebrate with you! Add to this an exclusive birthday party at Carolina Tiger including pizza, soda or juice, cake and ice cream! Party-goers will enjoy making crafts for the cats and going on a tour of the sanctuary.

Roman Canvas Enlargement

2x3 canvas of Carolina Tiger Rescue Favorite - Roman

2015 UNC Football Season Game Passes

Four (4) Blue Zone seats to one 2015 UNC Football Season Game (includes indoor Blue Upper Zone access and Buffet Meal - and Parking Pass)

Peak City Grill Custom Designed Dinner for 12 and Wine Pairing

Dinners will have the pleasure of working with executive chef of Peak City Grill to design and enjoy a multi-course dining experience with wine pairing for up to a party of 12. Located in historical downtown Apex, Peak City Grill is an authentic American

Safari Camping at Carolina Tiger

Enjoy a night at Carolina Tiger Rescue! Private tour for four, dinner and a sleepout under the stars (Equipment provided by REI including 4 sleeping bags, 4 sleeping pads and 2 2-person tents.) Wake up to the roar of the lions and breakfast served to you!

Merlefest 2015

Two (2) Platinum Patron Tickets to MerleFest 2015 to be held April 23-26 at Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC. Includes four-day front section seats at Watson Stage, tickets to Midnight Jam; parking permit; backstage access with meals, drinks, light refreshments and private restrooms.

Rajaji Canvas Enlargement

2x3 canvas of Carolina Tiger Rescue Favorite, Rajaji

Pamper a Panthera

Your chance to bring your friends and family to experience a day like no other. Lavish the animals of your choice with Big Cat-sized pampering including playtime with a giant enrichment toy, presented to them during your private tour of the sanctuary. Then indulge them with a sumptuous Big Cat feast. To finish, you will be surrounded by lions and tigers as you enjoy your own light feast in the Memorial Garden. What could be better than playtime and feast?