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Watch as Turpentine Creek Staff gives Easter eggs to a Tiger, a Grizzly Bear, Cougars, a Coati, a Leopard, and a Pig.
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TCWR Documentary

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

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Intrigue Theater stars work magic for Turpentine Creek's big cats

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Intrigue Theater stars Julianne and Sean-Paul present a donation to Tanya Smith, center, president of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Photo contributed by Eric Studer.
EUREKA SRINGS -- The March 13 benefit performance by Eureka Spring's Intrigue Theatre for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge generated almost $1,000 in proceeds while providing a well-deserved night of entertainment for a sold-out house and more than 20 TCWR interns and staff, who recently completed a large-scale rescue of more than 30 big cats.

"Julianne and I were so impressed by the unbelievable effort of everyone at Turpentine Creek, we decided to put the 'unbelievable' to work for them. We knew their staff needed a break after safely relocating over 30 tigers and cougars in less than 4 months," said Sean-Paul, founder and star of Intrigue Theater. "After learning it takes about $10,000 a year to feed and care for a big cat, we also new we needed to do more than entertain the staff and interns."

"The show proceeds will go a long way in making a better lifelong home for our wildlife family," said Tanya Smith, co-founder and president of TCWR. "Our interns really needed a reward after a four-month-long rescue operation. They loved the show and can't wait to take visiting friends and family. Its wonderful so many local businesses realize our interns are great ambassadors for local businesses."

Proceeds help finance ongoing care for over 120 tigers, lions, leopards, cougars and other wildlife who make TCWR, one of America's largest big cat sanctuaries, their lifelong home. For refuge details, visit www.turpentinecreek.org or call 479-253-5841.

Wild At Heart Volume 1

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This is a volume of short stories about wild animals, big cat rescues, shapeshifters and anything that would showcase the plight of large wild creatures and their need to have safe homes and/or freedom. This anthology was produced by the Diamond State Romance Authors as a project of love to benefit the rescued animals of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. All profits from this collection will go directly to the refuge to help with the care and feeding of these wonderful creatures.

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Wild At Heart Volume 2

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This volume of short stories includes a wonderful variety of contemporary and paranormal tales, and was produced by the Diamond State Romance Authors as a project of love to benefit the residents of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. All profits from this collection will go directly to the refuge to help with the care and feeding of the rescued animals. The stories in this volume were inspired by the animals. If you enjoy them, we hope you’ll recommend the book to friends, and doesn’t everyone need to feel a little Wild at Heart?

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