"Rescuing Exotic Cats Nation Wide"

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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Rescuing Exotic Cats Nationwide

TCWR’s goal is to provide a lifetime refuge for all rescued animals with the care, safety, and well being of the animals being the number one priority. All animals are treated with the dignity and compassion they deserve. TCWR has developed a reputation for this compassionate care across the country with law enforcement, universities, and others sharing a commitment to the Big Cats and other animals. This reputation has, unfortunately, made a waiting list a necessity.

Of the many refuges in the United States, TCWR is one of the largest facilities of its kind open to the public anywhere in the world. Big Cats have been rescued from many states across the country including Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, and Tennessee and are provided a home in a caring and nurturing environment.



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Meet Our Team July 18, 2017 Turpentine Creek is full of dedicated individuals who do everything from filing paperwork all…

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Upcoming Events

Jul
31
9 am - 9 pm
Help us give our newest bear residents the "Bear Necessities". We are raising funds for our two new bear habitats. These are the largest habitats currently on the property at over 1/2 and 1 1/2 acres large. Bears require special habitats and plenty of space. They are very active animals. Join us for a day of online fundraising. There will be an online auction, contests, live videos, and other activities to make put the fun in fundraising.

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Summer's hot! Snowball has grabbed his favorite pool toy and jumped into his pool. This silly tiger ...

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Monday fun with our four young tigers! They are playing tag! What is your favorite game to play with...

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Chloe loves to sleep on her bench in the shade. Hope you have a little more 'get up and go' than Chl...

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Willy and all the other animals are LOVING their new benches. The lions, in particular, really enjoy...

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Sunday Smiles from Magic Leopard! Did you know that when you adopt or sponsor an animal you get a fa...

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Shasta really enjoys people watching. You might be coming to watch the animals but some of them real...

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For the final week of Wild About Wildlife Month we are doing a second scavenger hunt. Enter your ans...

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Snowball says "Today is the LAST day to enter for your chance to win a PAW PAINTING!" Please get you...

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Staying cool in the shade. It is going to be a HOT one this weekend. Big cats, like humans, like to ...

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