Carnivore Preservation Trust

Carnivore Preservation Trust (CPT) is a wildlife sanctuary, offering unique opportunities to learn about these animals and their critical importance to our quality of life on Earth. CPT was incorporated in 1981 by Dr. Michael Bleyman, a geneticist at UNC, as a breeding facility for carnivores that were vanishing keystone species – species critical to the survival of their ecosystem. CPT’s intent was to keep a viable population of these animals in trust until their home habitats were sufficiently protected to support them again. Today, CPT is a wildlife sanctuary, providing homes to carnivores in need of rescue and educating the public about what threatens these animals: in the wild, in the pet trade, and in the entertainment industry.

Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312