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.


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2015 Black Tie & Tails Ball
~ Exploring Belize Raised over $60,000 for the animals of Carolina Tiger! ~

What a PURR-fect evening! Sponsors, donors, and guests joined Carolina Tiger Rescue for an evening exploring the ancient beauty and natural treasures of Belize.

Guests were able to play games, to mingle and bid on items in our Silent Auction. Beautiful original artwork, fun gift baskets, gift certificates, exciting experiences, and one-of-a-kind creations by the Sanctuary's cats were snatched up quickly.

Dinner and the Live Auction were lively, thanks to emcee Wes Hohenstein, Chief Meterologist NBC-17 and Auctioneer Matt Holiday. After dinner and the auction – we danced the night away listening to The Troupers.

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 – with gifts still coming in!

Volunteers Greg Pattison and Raymond Goodman helped guests capture the memories in photos.

A special thank you to Honorary Chairs Jay and Janet Baas and event Chair, Marie Hopper for all the hard work they put into making the Ball a success! A huge thank you to the donors, supporters, event committee, staff and volunteers who made this event possible!