You can help your favorite exotic animal by adopting or sponsoring any one of the many animals that call Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge home.
An excellent way to help the animals at the Refuge is to consider adopting or sponsoring one of them. Adoption allows for multiple supporters to provide annual financial support for the care of an animal of their choosing. A sponsorship is limited to one individual per animal and provides a larger financial commitment annually for a specific animal.
Adopters receive an 8.5×11 glossy certificate which includes a photograph and biography of their animal. Adopters have the option to also opt into one of our many membership opportunities.
Adoptions are changing as of January 1, 2019. After that date, all adoptions will be $150 (no matter the species) and will NOT include a membership. All adoptions purchased BEFORE January 1, 2019, will be as they have been in the past and will be honored. The membership with the 2018 adoptions can be used until it expires.
Sponsors receive a sponsorship certificate with their animal’s biography, and an 8×10 glossy photograph of their sponsored animal. Sponsors have the option to also opt into one of our many memberships opportunities.
Adoption and sponsor memberships are valid for a full year from the date of purchase.
Click here for a printable PDF version of our adoption form. You can also call us at 479.253.5841to sponsor or adopt an animal. To adopt or sponsor online, select the appropriate link below.
*To place a sponsorship with monthly payments, please contact us by phone at 479.253.5841.
Your donation over and above the $90.00 Membership fee* is Tax Deductible under the IRS Code 509(a)(2) as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Regulations – our tax ID # is 71-0721742.
**Disclaimer: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (Turpentine Creek Foundation Inc.) reserves the right to move donated money as needed to provide for the animals in our care and to keep the nonprofit running. Any donations received over and above the budget for the designated fund will be put into the general fund.
It can take 4 to 6 weeks for an adoption or sponsorship packet to be delivered. Around the holidays and the end of the year please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.