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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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Why is that a problem? June 18, 2018 Outside of accredited zoos and sanctuaries, there are an estimated 10,000 big…

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Jul
15
8 am - 6 pm
A week set aside by the AAZK to celebrate the hard work and dedication involved with being an animal keeper. As a member of the AAZK, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge plans to spend the week honoring our team for everything they do to help care for the animals that call Turpentine Creek home. Learn More

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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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The Big Cat Public Safety Act | Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Making Progress in Congress June 11, 2018 Creating change in the lives of big cats across the United...

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