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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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Ethical Travel Awareness August 13, 2018 International advocacy and awareness for the exotic pet trade is extremely important to bridge…

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Upcoming Events

Sep
06
6 pm - 9 pm
Join us for our first annual Sipping for Sanctuary, a wine-tasting fundraiser that will be held at Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery in Springdale, AR. Support the refuge and help introduce potential supporters to our organization.

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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Safely Moving Dangerous Animals September 13, 2017 With fires on the west coast, flooding in Texas a...

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Its #NationalTellAJokeDay! Tell us your best, clean, animal jokes in the comments.

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Our resident black leopard celebrated his special day with treat sacks full of blood and milk-cicles...

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