The team at Arbor Enterprises, a Pittsboro, NC, landscape company, has great respect and love for the natural world. Working with a wide variety of plants, shrubs, and trees in the context of landscape design instills an appreciation for the beauty and elegance of nature. Arbor Enterprises also seeks to give back to the local community through volunteer efforts. Recently, these two priorities came together when Arbor Enterprises had the opportunity to provide maintenance upkeep for a worthy cause — wildlife conservation.
On December 22, 2020, the Arbor Enterprises staff spent the day working at The Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, NC. Each year, the landscape design company, along with other partners, provides maintenance service on the grounds of the nonprofit wildlife sanctuary. The crew had a great time weeding, mulching, and edging the property to make sure that the facility looked its best. After finishing their work and enjoying a meal of pizza, the team was treated to a tour of the facilities.
Arbor Enterprises is proud to support the efforts of an organization that is contributing to the protection and preservation of wild cats both in captivity and in the wild. The Carolina Tiger Rescue believes that wildlife should ideally remain in the wild, the best home for these majestic creatures, and should not be kept as pets. Therefore, conserving natural habitats is foundational. The Carolina Tiger Rescue believes that all wild animals — whether captive or in their natural habitat — deserve respect and should not be exploited.
The wildlife sanctuary has a threefold aim of education, advocacy, and rescue work. These three main areas harmonize with The Carolina Tiger Rescue’s values and mission.
Education is a daily activity at The Carolina Tiger Rescue. Through guided tours of the sanctuary, as well as community presentations and exhibits, field trips, summer camps, and internship opportunities, the staff educates members of the public, both young and old, about how to protect wild cats.
The Carolina Tiger Rescue’s advocacy efforts include the following:
- Assisting policymakers with ordinances and legislation that promote the welfare of animals and public safety
- Dispelling myths and misconceptions about interaction with wild animals
- Raising awareness about the harmful effects of wild animal entertainment and the wild pet trade
- Promoting the respectful treatment of wild cats
The Carolina Tiger Rescue website explains the sanctuary’s rescue efforts: “One of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s chief activities is rescuing animals in need across the country. Every animal that comes to Carolina Tiger will spend the rest of its life with us. We rescue animals from private individuals who have realized that wild animals do not make good pets. Some of our animals have come from facilities that have closed due to financial issues. Others were confiscated by law enforcement and needed a new home. Sometimes they are just abandoned. Though each animal had a different story before they came to us, we hope once they call Carolina Tiger home, they all share the same story of being happy and healthy for the rest of their lives.”
Guided Tours of The Carolina Tiger Rescue
The Carolina Tiger Rescue welcomes the opportunity to educate and inspire everyone who is interested in learning about wild cats and wildlife conservation. The wildlife sanctuary offers pre-arranged guided tours where families, friends, or school groups can meet the wild cats that reside at the sanctuary and learn their rescue stories. The Carolina Tiger Rescue is home to many different types of wild cats, including tigers, lions, cougars, ocelots, servals, and caracals.
To learn more about the work that The Carolina Tiger Rescue is doing for wild cat conservation, Arbor Enterprises encourages everyone to visit the sanctuary’s website or to get in touch with the staff by phone at (919) 542-4684 or by email at [email protected]
About Arbor Enterprises
Since 1991, Arbor Enterprises has been serving the Pittsboro, NC, community with beautiful landscape design and landscape installation services. The landscape design/build company specializes in commercial and residential landscape design, irrigation, installation, and renovation, and the team also has expertise in building stone retaining walls, ponds, patios, and walkways. This diversity of services enables Arbor Enterprises to create elegant landscapes that add value to a home and that can be enjoyed for years to come.
For more information about Arbor Enterprises’ volunteer efforts or to learn more about the company’s landscape design and installation services, contact the office at (919) 542-6765.