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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Rescuing Exotic Cats Nationwide

TCWR’s goal 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, Colorado, 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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Tiger Found In Abandoned Home In Texas February 13, 2019 What do you picture when you hear the word tiger?…

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9 am - 6 pm
Summer hours begin we will be open from 9am until 6pm with tours running from 10am until 4pm daily.

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Bam Bam's Bungalow

A seasonal glamping tent offers the best of both world during your visit to the refuge. Enjoy this family-friendly lodging option…

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TCWR Updates Public on Oklahoma Tiger Rescue, Comments on Tiger Found in Abandoned Houston Home

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Blow your Valen-Tiger away with these cards packed with suave pick-up-Lions!

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Did you remember that special someone this Valentines Day? You know- the only person that really get...

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Todays #UnsponsoredAnimalOfTheWeek is Ziggy! At 18, Ziggy may not be the oldest cat at the Refuge, b...

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Our staff was hard at work on the new serval habitat this weekend! In case you missed this mornings ...

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Eight years ago today, our founder, Hilda Jackson, passed away following several years of sickness. ...

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