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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Rescuing Exotic Cats Nationwide

TCWR’s mission 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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Oldest Habitats Get Completely Rebuilt April 26, 2016 About a month ago we began a complete rebuild of our two…

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Annual Membership Picnic, Blues Festival, Father’s Day weekend Turpentine Creek will hold its First Annual Membership Picnic on Father’s Day,…

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Painting with a Twist is hosting a fundraiser on May 22 for TCWR, support us and let your creative s...

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Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! Each and every one of us had someone who influenced our liv...

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Now is the perfect time to donate! Tigers in America has agreed to do a 50% match on $20,000 for the...

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For this Tiger Tale Tuesday we bring you Stephany and Jordyn from Jefferson City Missouri they staye...

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TCWR's morning alarms are going off (Lions Caroling) and Turbo wants to hit the snooze button... but...

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Tigers in America have extended their 50% matching grant! Right now Tigers In America has agreed to ...

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George is one of 28 cats that Turpentine Creek rescued between Nov. 2012 and March 2013. The owner's...

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Bobby poked his head out of the den! Cute guy just doesn't like coming out very often. We love you a...

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Big Nasty says "NO!!!! It isn't Monday yet." Go back to sleep big guy, Monday is here if we want it ...

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Bowden enjoys his rock hideaway in his habitat. He loves to people watch from there... or nap.

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Chuff really loves enrichment! Enrichment is a great way to keep our cats entertained and stimulate ...

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