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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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First Pawsteps onto Grass September 19, 2018 Wednesday morning was an adventure for our two, not so little, Serval kittens. Sammy…

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Upcoming Events

Oct
27
7 pm - 9 pm
Don't be a scaredy cat during this family-friendly nighttime fundraiser. Join the Refuge as they turn their property into an open-air haunted house, brooding with lions, tigers...and the occasional princess. Costume contests, games, giveaways, hayrides, and nocturnal animals await you for the only time of year the Refuge is open during the dark of night! Entry fees are normal pricing of $20 for adults, $15 for teens (13-19), $10 for children (4-12)/Seniors (65+)/Military, and children under 3 are free. If you visit the refuge earlier in the day your pass from then will still be valid for the night event. Learn More

Featured Lodging

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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