"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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Summer Fun At Turpentine Creek June 21, 2017 Summer is here and the big cats and bears love cool treats!…

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28
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Join us for our annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular Fundraising event. The only night of the year that you can see our animals after dark!

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We need your help! We are replacing benches for our animals at TCWR. We have to replace 23 small ben...

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For #ThoughtfulThursday Tsavo asks "Do lion's climb trees?" Answer Friday at 9:30am

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Help us give Popper the life she deserves and the cubs she craves. We plan to introduce Popper to ou...

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Savannah is one of our newest residents. She is still in need of adopters. Help give this beautiful ...

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Get your 25th anniversary gear online and help us celebrate rescuing big cats in need for over 25 ye...

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Happy First Day of Summer everyone! We hope you had a great day. Some of our animals got special sum...

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For this Tiger "Tail" Tuesdday we share Robin and Kevin's experience. They came to visit from Lincol...

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It must be breakfast time for our cougar girls! Have a great First Official Day Of Summer everyone.

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It is only with your help that we can make sure our animals live the best lives possible. Donate now...

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The weekend is "bear"ly over says Huggy. Even though the weekend is done, that doesn't mean you can ...

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Joey must have interrupted Aurora's morning bath. We hope you have a good Monday!

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The Blues Music is cranking up at this years Blues Weekend after a short rain delay. Get your Daddy ...

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