Tiger 8/1/06 – 2/28/19  Seth was a neutered male tiger who was rescued in 2016.

2/28/19:  I am sad to report that the heroic efforts of all involved were not enough to save Seth Tiger’s life. Since all of his symptoms point to some brain issue we are trying to arrange for a full necropsy that will include testing the brain so that we know what took this precious tiger from us too soon.

In December of 2006 Seth and his sister, whose name is unknown, arrived at Big Cats of Serenity Springs presumably after outgrowing their usefulness as pay to play photo props at T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach, SC.

He’s had a swollen ankle and was neutered and provided much needed veterinary care by the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge staff once they took over the Big Cats of Serenity Springs facility in late September of 2016.

Seth and Gabrielle had been used as breeding stock for the pay to play schemes at Big Cats of Serenity Springs and elsewhere.  Seth & Gabrielle had a cub on 6/18/13 named Lola AKA Ripley, who was pulled for hand rearing at the age of 3 weeks and then sold to Hollywood Animals at the age of 10 weeks. She was diagnosed with ringworm on 8/25/13.

Cubs were frequently transferred both in and out to GW Zoo, Jungle Safari AKA The Zoo, Wildlife in Need, Dirk Arthur’s magic act, Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Hanson Exotics, T.I.G.E.R.S. and others.

Everyone, and their mother, is going to ask if they will be put back together and that depends on what the cats want.  If they want to share space, we will accommodate them but big cats are solitary and usually don’t want to be housed together.  It’s only done at breeding facilities, for obvious reasons, and at zoos to cater to the public’s desire to see animals in pairs or groups, even though it goes against their nature.  Find out more at https://bigcatrescue.org/solitary/


Read more about his arrival at Big Cat Rescue here:  https://bigcatrescue.org/nov-16-2016/

Seth Got a Dental 10/4/2017

Seth weighed in a 440 pounds.

Join us in giving a HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to The Peter Emily Foundation for volunteering nine vets and techs to come care for the cats here.  They came from VA, TX, CO, and FL  The Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation is based in Lakewood, Colorado. Their mission statement: “Our mission is to provide life improving advanced veterinary dental care and treatment to US and overseas captive animal facilities and animal sanctuaries, which are under funded and/or understaffed from a veterinary perspective.”