"Rescuing Exotic Cats Nation Wide"

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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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Big Changes Happening on the Lodging Habitat August 26, 2016 We are always progressing at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Construction is…

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Join us the ONE time a year that you can see the animals after dark! A fun-filled event for the whole family! Games, prizes, hayrides, and scares!

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Okavango Safari Lodge

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Help us enrich the lives of the animals that call TCWR home! Volunteer now and help us, help them! G...

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Have you seen our new Behavioral Training program? Behavioral training happens every day at 4:30p! S...

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The team worked hard on making this firehose bridge and it is finally getting used by this feisty li...

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Tiger is ready for breakfast! This big boy spends most of his day in the loft den, but will come out...

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Take one of our special exclusive tours and see all the animals that call Rescue Ridge home! Grumpet...

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Colby asks "Do you have your membership yet?" Get your membership today and get unlimited visits for...

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Chuff was rescued in March of 2010 at the age of 3-years-old along with 6 other big cats, a bear, an...

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Sugar bear is one of 7 bears that call TCWR home. Soon 2 more bears will join the family! http://www...

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Good morning from Buttons! This old man is looking for his breakfast already!

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Elvis wants to know if you have read the newest edition of the Big Cat Chronicles! Read all about hi...

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Look at the Autoclave that your donations during the ribbon cutting helped us purchase! Keeping our ...

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It is only through your donations that we can rescue animals in need. There are so many ways to dona...

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