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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, 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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Safely Moving Dangerous Animals September 13, 2017 With fires on the west coast, flooding in Texas and Florida, and earthquakes…

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Join Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge as we work hard to keep our community and state beautiful. We are partnering with Great Arkansas Cleanup for the fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful. We will be cleaning the Historic Basin Spring Park in downtown Eureka Springs. We will be providing the cleanup supplies, all you have to do is show up and be ready to work. RSVP to tigers@Learn More Check Tupentine Creek Facebook Event for more details Parking at Equity Bank

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Abigail says "Noo!!! It isn't time to get up yet." Luck for her, Monday Morning isn't much different...

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LIVE: Join us for our weekly live video Big Cat Live at Turpentine Creek. Learn more about the anima...

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You are never too small to make a BIG difference! $45 your cub becomes a member of the Cub Club sign...

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Xena and Koda G are waiting patiently for their new habitat to be built. We still have a LONG way to...

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We're having a "ball" this #Caturday. We hope you have a great day!

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Nala is ready for your donations! Pounce over to our website and donate now to help us, help them. D...

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Koda G's Thoughtful Thursday answer "Enrichment helps stimulate the senses and minds of captive anim...

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Read about what is going on at TCWR in the most recent Big Cat Chronicle online at https://www.turpe...

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Grumpet is a sassy senior cat at 21-years-old she is one of our oldest cats. She came to us in 2013 ...

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For Thoughtful Thursday Duke asks "Why do our caretakers give us enrichment and what does it do?" A...

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Koda B says "We have $68,000 left to raise for my bear friends' new home!" We need your help to give...

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Kitty Cougar is one unique lady! This cute girl has really short legs and a regular sized body. This...

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