Bid For Big Cats

Two-Day Online Auction

August 5, 2020

Turpentine Creek is hosting a two-day online auction to support the animals that call turpentine Creek home.

Get ready to take home your own piece of TCWR or an awesome animal themed item! Our online auction will run for 36 hours! From August 7 at 8am until August 8 at 8pm, you can bid on your favorite items, including animal created artwork!

Mack Paw Painting

Since many of our in-person events had to be canceled this year, we are trying to offer more online opportunities to help our supporters still get to engage with and help the Refuge! We encourage our supporters to visit ourBiddingowl.com auction page to check out over 80 items that will be up for auction in the coming days!

Items up for auction include donated jewelry, handmade hair scrunchies, accessories, cookware, gift packages, lodging certificate, artwork, animal made artwork, animal toy holiday ornaments, animal destroyed toys, key chains, quilts, gift certificates, and more! There is a little for everyone at all price ranges. Now is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping with amazing items that will help support the animals that call Turpentine Creek home.

Enrichment toy flower pot

Turpentine Creek has been hit hard by COVID-19, although we reopened to the public July 1, 2020, we have been trying to make up a deficit in income of over $593,000, in comparison to 2019, from lack of ticket sales, events, and lodging. Our most basic budget to run the Refuge while open to the public is $173,000 per month if we have no projects, repairs, rescues, or builds in the works.

As school starts back up, we typically see a drastic drop in visitors and our income shifts to a heavy reliance on donations. Approximately half of our annual income comes through in end-of-year giving. We are hopeful that our donors will continue to rally and support the Refuge, as usual, but are also cautious since many people and businesses have been hard hit by COVID closures. Your donations help us continue to provide quality care for our animals and rescue animals in need. Please join us for our auction and if you do not win your bid on item(s) please consider donating your bid amount to help the animals at TCWR.