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Volume 5, Issue 1, 02.22.2010

Black Tie & Tails Ball- Saturday, February 27

Only a few days and a few tickets left for The Big Night for Big Cats! This year we invite you to experience an enchanting evening at an Indian marketplace, featuring fine food, live and silent auctions, music, and animal-themed fun.

NBC 17 news anchor Donald Jones will emcee this “safari formal” event at the Washington Duke Inn. Begin your evening by enjoying butlered hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and live music while browsing the silent auction packages at the Big Cat Bazaar. There is something for everyone, with dining and shopping certificates, behind-the-scenes tours of local attractions, spa packages, and more.

Savor a seated gourmet dinner, then enjoy lighthearted games leading to the excitement of the live auction, conducted by professional auctioneer Matt Holiday. This year’s auction features remarkable packages including a hot air balloon ride, a week in the mountains during the peak of fall foliage, Carolina Hurricanes sports memorabilia, even a commissioned oil painting of your favorite Carolina Tiger animal!

Get your tickets now at BlackTieandTailsBall.com or download the Auction Catalog to peruse the exciting packages this year!

Thanks to our 2010 Sponsors!

Anne Bleyman, Attorney-at-Law
Chapel Hill, NC

Anita Letkemann

Animal Rescue

Carolina Tiger's newest resident, Collins the bobcat, was released this week from Karen's Keep to his outdoor enclosure, complete with plenty or rocks and platforms to climb and a treehouse pagoda! He seems to be adapting quickly but is still unsure of all the new noises. Carolina Tiger staff are monitoring his behavior and hope that he will be added to the tour route soon.

On January 20th, Carolina Tiger staff made a trip to Beech Mountain, NC to pick up the 10 year old bobcat from Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, a wildlife rehabilitation center. Genesis had obtained Collins from another facility that had closed; the bobcat was originally surrendered by his owner. He is declawed on all four feet.

The name "Collins" was suggested by a volunteer in the tradition of other musically-named Carolina Tiger animals, Elvis and Santana, because "Collins went on to have a successful career after Genesis".

How to Help

Dine Out for the wildcats!

618 Bistro has offered to donate 10% of their proceeds on Tuesday, March 2nd to Carolina Tiger Rescue! Have a nice dinner and help out your favorite wildcats!


Donate to the Medical Campaign

This month, Isabella Tiger required several hundred dollars worth of medication to fight an infection. Your donation to the Medical Campaign helps cover this kind of expense.

Donate / Adopt

Great Human Race

It’s time once again for the Great Human Race, a 5K walk/run where you can raise money for Carolina Tiger Rescue. You may either donate to the GHR team at Active.com or participate in the 5K by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Scott Miller.

This year's race is on Saturday, March 27th at 8:30am at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Current Events

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
2010 Black Tie & Tails Ball
Journey to India, land of the Tiger, for the 2010 gala fundraiser!

Saturday, March 13th
Kid's Enrichment Day

Saturday, March 27th
Great Human Race

Saturday, March 27th
Teen Enrichment Day

New Members - Welcome!

Ken Bland
The Barton Family
Karen Nickel
The Giarla Family
McKensie Egan
Holly Garrigan
The Loftus Family
The Angle Family
The Millsap Family
Kathleen Waszily
The Foley Family
Karen Kimbrell
Jess Kaplan
The Thomas Family

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