A brief documentary about the people and wildlife at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and its history of providing lifetime sanctuary to hundreds of exotic animals.
by: Charles Ragsdell, II
Turpentine Creek needs your help providing meat for the cats.
We need $6,000 each month to provide the meat we cannot get for free. Please help. Any monthly amount you send goes a long way to keeping our cats well-fed and happy.
Thanks for helping us keep the 'food wagon' filled.
My wife Nancy and I went to Branson for the first time in April 2007. We were buying tickets for some shows, and we saw the TCWR brochure in the rack. I asked the ticket agent about it, and he said if you love animals, you have to go there. We went, and the first cat we saw was Hercules. We read his plaque and it broke our hearts because of the neglect to him before he arrived at TCWR. We went to lunch and talked about how we could help. We were directed to talk to Emily McCormack. Several months later, we paid for a habitat that houses Hercules and Heather. We continued to be more involved, and in 2009, I joined the Board. Nancy and I are always trying to do all we can to help the cause of TCWR.
Lifetime C.P.M. from ISM
M.A. from Manchester College
B.A. from Purdue University
Married since 1972 to wife Nancy
Curriculum Advisory Board Member for the Mechanical Engineering Department of Purdue University
Noble Township Advisory Board Member in Wabash County Indiana
Noble Township Election Board Judge in Wabash County Indiana
TCWR Board Member since 2009
First United Methodist Church
Retired in 2009 as Business Development Manager for Leitz Tooling Systems, USA
Prior to that:
17 years as Corporate Commodities Manager for Fort Wayne Foundry Corporation
5 years as Defense Contract Administrator for General Tire and Rubber Company
11 Years as Materials Manager for Hamilton Standard Controls (Aerospace) a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation