Thanksgiving at TCWR

We are Thankful For Our Amazing Supporters

November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for all that we have. Everyone at Turpentine Creek is thankful for our fantastic supporters. We couldn’t do what we do without all of you. We are also thankful for our interns and team members (past and present), their hard work and dedication have made us what we are today, one of the countries best big cat sanctuaries.

The year is not over yet; we still need your help to finish our year off strong and prepare for 2018. On November 28, 2017, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the country comes together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, the official kickoff of the giving season. This is a day for the world to come together and show their support to their favorite non-profit.

As the year wraps up we reflect on the last year. The last 12 months have been a very rewarding adventure for the team at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. This time last year our team was divided, a portion of the team was caring for animals in Colorado while the rest of us remained in Arkansas to care for the animals here.

Our team is very close, we celebrate together, we mourn together, and of course, we spend holidays together – since our big cats need care every day of the year. We are a family and spend holidays much like a typical family, eating food, trading gifts, and playing games, but last year it was more difficult since we were not all in one location. Now that the Colorado Project has wrapped up in Colorado, we will be able to get back to our normal routine of celebrating the holidays together.

Thank you for all that you have done to help make Turpentine Creek great. We have saved approximately 500 souls since we opened in 1992. Without our supporters that would have been impossible. We are working hard to change the laws and prevent big cats from being victims of the exotic pet trade, but until that happens and all the animals have passed, we will continue to open our hearts and offer refuge to big cats in need.

THANK YOU for all that you do to help the animals that call Turpentine Creek home. From the TCWR family to yours, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you get the chance to spend time with your family – both blood and non-blood – this holiday season.