Friday, January 6, 2012

Carolina Tiger Rescue receives retired Christmas trees for animals

Who: One of the oldest animal sanctuaries in the Eastern US, Carolina Tiger Rescue rescues abandoned, abused or confiscated “big cats” such as tigers, lions and other select carnivores, primarily in the cat family. More than 11,000 people visit Carolina Tiger annually to learn about tigers, lions, ocelots and other wild cats through public tours and field trips. Carolina Tiger also provides community presentations and exhibits.
What: Carolina Tiger Rescue has been blessed with a mountain of retired Christmas trees. Every year we deliver these donated trees to the animals for enrichment.
When: Saturday, Jan. 7, Sunday, Jan. 8, Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15.
Where: Carolina Tiger Rescue, 1940 Hanks Chapel Road in Pittsboro.For accurate directions go to the website.
Why: Christmas trees are very fragrant and serve as a form of enrichment, meant to stimulate the animals’ interest and activity. Animals will wrestle with them, scratch them, rub and sniff them, and generally have fun with this new toy in their habitat.

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