"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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H.R. 1818 April 11, 2017 Did you know that your neighbor might have an exotic big cat in their backyard?…

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See how much we've changed over the years. Read our Newsletter Archive online at http://www.turpenti...

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We are stalking into the weekend we are expecting some storms this weekend. Please keep an eye on th...

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The answer for our #ThoughtfulThursday question is that Bobcats prefer to hunt at dawn and dusk.

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For this week's #ThoughtfulThursday we ask when do bobcats prefer to hunt? Answer at 9:30am.

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The cougar cubs love to stalk (and pounce) they get a lot of practice stalking visitors in the bear ...

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Caption this photo of Fergy and Pharoah, what do you think they are up to?

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Daniel loves his new habitat, it has lots of space to run, play, and enjoy watching his mate Chloe r...

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Due to severe weather and tornado warnings, we have decided to close for today. This is for the safe...

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For this Tiger "Tail" Tuesday we bring you Don and Kat's experience. They came to visit from Missour...

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Chloe does not want to get up early. Big cats sleep up to 20 hours a day. Perhaps we will let her go...

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Building habitats is expensive! But it would be much more expensive if we didn't do all the work our...

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Some very hungry cubs are in need of your help. Our trio of adolescents and duo of cubs are on a spe...

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