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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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New Teen Advocacy Membership Club December 12, 2018 TCWR Offers a New Way for Teens to Become Change-Makers and Advocates!…

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We will be closing EARLY on Christmas Eve. We will be open from 9a-2p. Tours will leave every hour on the hour from 10a-12p. 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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We recently unveiled our new annual membership for teens! The Wildcat Ambush for Youth was created e...

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Just a reminder that our #MeetMeMonday cats are not on Refuge property and the only information we h...

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B.B. King (left) and Mack (right), were surprise births at the Refuge when their mother, Tigger G., ...

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Severe Storm Hits TCWR December 5, 2018 This past weekend, a severe storm ripped through a large por...

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