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March 22, 2017

Construction Begins on 2 New Bear Habitats

Our newest bear residents are eagerly awaiting the completion of their new homes. These new habitats will be permanent housing for the five bears from Colorado and possibly other bears that call Turpentine Creek home. Currently, the new bears are living in altered big cat habitats, but this is only a temporary housing solution for our bears.

Bear habitats have different requirements than big cat habitats. We also want to make sure our bears get the chance to be as wild as possible in captivity. Giving our animals the best lives possible in captivity is why we are taking on the massive challenge to build our two largest habitats to date!

So far, we have raised just over $31,000 of the $150,000 needed to complete the two habitats. Although we have a long way to go on fundraising, we have already begun building the two habitats. We will construct the habitats gradually as the funds become available, that way the habitats are completed as soon as possible.


Cats at the Castle: Filling up FAST!

Cats at the Castle is a beautifully, elegant event that allows our supporters to spend an evening with some of the Turpentine team and your fellow animal-loving supporters.

This annual fundraiser combines the beauty of Castle Rogues Manor, amazing food, drinks, music, live and silent auctions to offer you an amazing evening to support Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

Space is limited and almost sold out! If you want to join us for the 2017 Cats at the Castle event reserve your spot now while there is space left.


 Cat of the week: Sadie Bobcat

Sadie was brought to TCWR on July 10, 2001, at the age of 2-months-old. Her previous owners had found her in the woods near their home, lingering by her mother who had been shot and killed.

Having previously raised a bobcat kitten, they attempted to raise her as well. They soon discovered, however, that little Sadie was wilder than they had anticipated, and was a danger to their young child.

Today, Sadie lives in a habitat with Dillian and is known to have a mind for mischief. Exceptionally playful, Sadie is very affectionate toward certain members of staff. This beautiful girl is the queen of her habitat and loves to claim the highest perches for herself.

Sadie and many of our other animal residents are still in need of adopters. Some even still need sponsors. Our adoption and sponsorship programs help us to give the animals that call Turpentine Creek home the best lives possible in captivity. Please consider adopting or sponsoring one of the many animals that call Turpentine Creek home.

Upcoming Events At Turpentine Creek

This Saturday March 25, 2017, from 10 am until 4 pm Turpentine Creek will be hosting our animal Kite Fest. It is free to join the festivities and fly kites but to see the animals is normal entry fees.

Thursday April 6, 2017, All Day. Join us for Arkansas Gives day. Everyone is invited to join us for a day of online fun and fundraising for TCWR. Click Here For More Info On Arkansas Gives Day

Saturday April 22, 2017, starting at 6:30 pm, join us for Cats at the Castle, an evening of fun, food, fundraising, and festivities. Click Here To Get Your Tickets For Cats At The Castle Now – Limited availability

Sunday April 23, 2017, starting at 9am join us for our 25-year anniversary celebration! We will be having a light breakfast, commemorative t-shirts, a habitat opening, fun, games, and intern Olympics. Click Here for more information about our 25-year Anniversary and to get your tickets now