"She's kind of scared right now - they always are when you first move them," said Pam Fulk, executive director of Carolina Tiger Rescue.
"It takes a couple weeks."
said the sanctuary has seen a steady increase in calls for animal rescue since the center reopened in 2005.
"I think that the words have just gotten out there that we have room and we have the resources," she
The center received four new tigers this year, bringing its total to 12 tigers.
The center also has three lions, a cougar and several other breeds of wild cats.
said choosing what animals to rescue is a long process.
"We have a whole decision tree that we go through every time we consider a rescue," Fulk
said this includes the animal's health and available habitats.
"The last thing we look at is how they line up with our core values," Fulk
said they will not take any animals from a breeder or a circus because they do not want to enable these businesses to keep using exotic animals.
said they will need to build more habitats in order to house any more rescued animals.
"The unrestrained breeding is not helping the situation," Fulk