Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has successfully completed the Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary rescue initiative and we now have 25 new big cats at TCWR. The average cost to feed & care for a tiger, cougar, or lion is $10,000 per year, which means we need to raise even more funding to give these wildlife ambassadors their proper life long home. Please help us fund these deserving animals with the care they deserve by donating today.
Your monthly contribution to our general fund helps us maintain the level of excellence that is the hall-mark of Turpentine Creek.
Please help in any way you can. Whatever you send will help us provide the quality care our Big Cats and other animals receive each day.
Thank you so much for your support.
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.
Restricted donations are donations made to the Refuge with for a particular project. For example; the fence fund, the habitat fund or other projects we need your help with from time to time. The donor (you) decide what the donated money is used for or applied toward. We have many projects worthy of funding. We need your help to further our mission, and restricted donations provide an avenue for you, our supporter, to help be our guide. For instance, while visiting the Refuge, you realize we need bigger and better public restrooms. You can contact the Refuge and find out the cost, then fund the project. This action would be considered a restricted donation. Whether the project is something big, like new restrooms or small like providing a new mop, we need your help and welcome your input.
Unrestricted donations to the Refuge are extremely important for Turpentine Creek's existence. There are many hidden costs that most donors overlook. Utilities, insurance, and land payments are just few examples. These everyday cost are always there and paying them is fundamental to the Refuge's success. Please donate through unrestricted donations. The expenses covered by unrestricted donations help lay the foundation for the animals future.
Click here for an Acrobat donation form that you can print and mail or fax to us. You can also call us at 479.253.5841 or fax us at 479.253.5059 to make your donations.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge rescues big cats from all over the country. Prior to coming to the Refuge, most of the animals lived in dirty, filthy, inadequate environments. Upon arrival at the Refuge, the new animals go through a period of quarantine for about three weeks. After passing this initial quarantine period, which includes extensive veterinarian examinations, the new arrivals move to the compound. The compound area is made up of large cages which meet all state and federal requirements. Although all regulations are met, the animals deserve better. Turpentine Creek staff members work tirelessly to improve living conditions for all the animals. For 8 years, staff members, interns, and volunteers have built nearly 30 huge natural habitats. These habitats house about 65 percent of the big cats residing at the Refuge. We must keep building habitats for the animals that wait in the compound. The animals in the compound need your donation dollars. Please help with this noble endeavor. Please.
If you are looking for a fun way to help out, one of our Interns, Kelly Farrell, has made a TCWR wishlist. You can see exactly what each member of the TCWR family has put on their list. For a sample, here is what Spyke, a black leopard put on his list.
"I am one of the most energetic animals here at TCWR! I love to stalk from the grass, do acrobatics in my habitat and play with my toys. Will you donate a Large Tire toy for me? They’re my favorite!" - Spyke
Explore the site to see what all the animals would like.
Many supporters of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge find that providing items from our wish list is a fun and rewarding way to help. Our wish list is updated quarterly and sent out in our quarterly newsletter (located on page 7). You can also get a copy of our wish list by checking the Web site. All the items on the list, in one way or another, help us provide a better life for the animals. Please help with this donation program.
Click here for a Acrobat version of our donation form that you can print and mail or fax to us. You can also call us at 479.253.5841 or fax us at 479.253.5059 to sponsor or adopt an animal.
When a special need arises, it is posted to the Turpentine Creek BLOG. Wish list postings to the BLOG are items that are needed desperately. Funding is unavailable, and it takes you, the supporter, to provide the item. Most of the time, these items come in quickly; for that we are extremely thankful. We only ask when the item is really needed. Please respond by mailing a check or using paypal.
Sanctuary Supplies is an organization that provides useful products to facilities like TCWR. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is registered with them and a list of items needed is maintained on a very useful Web site by them for TCWR. Check back often because the items change from time to time. This tool has been very useful for providing toys for the cats, water bowls, shade screens, and many other items. Click here to help.
Many Turpentine Creek supporters have asked about designating monetary gifts to support our cause when they pass away.
Through the years, we have been gratefully surprised with such donations and have been heartened by the compassion and generosity from these unexpected sources.
For anyone wishing to bequest such a gift to TCWR, we suggest advising your financial officer of your desires and furnishing them with our complete name, address, and telephone number, in addition to our tax ID# which is 71-0721742.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72632