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Second Annual Holiday Auction

Santa Claws Is Coming To Town

October 21, 2020

Get ready, Turpentine Creek has the “purrfect” holiday gift items! On Nov. 6th at 8 am until the 8th at 8 pm CST you can bid on any of the 90 items that will be up for auction during our second annual Santa Claws Is Coming To Town Online Auction! 

We know that our supporters love giving gifts, we see it all the time with donations to the Refuge, but your holiday purchase this year can do double duty! You can buy an amazing gift (even one for yourself) that also helps us care for the animals that call the Refuge home! 

This year, we have nearly 90 items available, many of which were made by our animal residents! From animal made gifts such as paw paintings, paw prints, keychains, and holiday ornaments, to donated gift certificates, animal-themed artwork, and a one-of-a-kind TCWR themed lamp, there is a little something for everybody in this online auction!

This year, we’ve added some unique items to our auction list, paw prints! Typically, we offer paw paintings, wonderful artistic creations made by our animal residents (we still have some of these as well), but this year we took the opportunity to capture paw print paintings from our animals when they were sedated for veterinary procedures. We got paw prints from five animals, including B.B. King, who has been receiving chemo treatments every three weeks. There is a very limited supply of these and it is rare we get the chance to get such wonderful keepsakes of our animals!

All auction items have been donated to Turpentine Creek or made by our team, so all proceeds will go directly towards the care of the animals! 

Turpentine has been hit hard by COVID-19, between our three-month closure to limited tours and lodging availability we have spent all year trying to make ends meet. During the last few months of the year is typically when 50% of our funds are donated. This auction kicks off our holiday giving season, it is a great opportunity to complete some much needed holiday gift shopping as well as supporting the Refuge.

You can get a sneak peek (and start planning what you want to bid on) of our auction on our auction page. And please remember, if you don’t win the item(s) you bid on, you can still donate your bid, or a portion of it, to the refuge! Every little bit helps!

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