Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge to Receive 34 New Cats

Eureka Springs, Ark – Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) will soon welcome 34 new cats to the family in an effort to relocate cats from a closing facility. TCWR is excited to house and care for these animals as an accredited Global Federation Animal Sanctuary.

“Our mission is to provide lifetime refuge for big cats and we are honored to have been chosen to take these animals into our care, ” said Tanya Smith, President of TCWR.  We developed a relationship with Big Cat Rescue (BCR) while advocating for the Big Cat Public Safety Act.  As BCR has decided to shift their focus to conservation and support of the industry, we are honored to re-home their cats.”

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge was approached and asked to take in BCR’s remaining cats.  BCR no longer conducts rescues and will be pivoting their goals.  There is no professional affiliation between TCWR’s ownership, operations, or management and BCR.

TCWR launched a capital campaign in 2021. Phase I has been completed.  Phases II and III will be expedited due to this new development with BCR. To find out more information about the work that TCWR is doing, please visit the Capital Campaign page.

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