"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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Letter from the President: Thank you for your past and continued support in helping us help the animals at TCWR. You have…

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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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Last chance to get the July Tshirt get them now before they are gone and Help us, Help them! http://...

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Turpentine Creek now offers wifi for all lodging guests and visitors! We are doing what we can to ma...

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Sugar is a bit of a "bear" in the morning. Have a great Thursday everyone!

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Rayn is enjoying the cooler weather! If you are planning a visit to TCWR you can purchase your ticke...

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Soft warm grass is the best feeling to big cats. Thank you to everyone who has made it possible for ...

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Zeus is waiting on his adoring audience. Are you coming to visit soon?

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Haley loves the sights, sounds, and especially the smells of Turpentine Creek. You might not appreci...

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Today we introduced Bobby to BooBoo bobcat. Both bobcats have previously lived with other bobcats. W...

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For this Tiger "Tale" Tuesday we share Curt and Amie's experience, they came to visit from Peculiar,...

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Haley and Roulon love to pick on each other. Do you have any "sibling rivalry" photos to share?

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Thor is still sleeping. We hope you all have a great day!

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