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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge's mission is to provide lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected big cats, with an emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. 

What exactly does this mean?

As a true sanctuary, we provide a lifetime home for the animals who come to the Refuge. This means we do not buy, sell, or trade animals. Once we take a new resident in, they have found their forever home. 

Our emphasis is on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars, but we also give refuge to other survivors of the pet trade, including: bears, bobcats, servals and exotic big cat hybrids (ligers, ti-ligers). Goober, a rhesus macaque; Flip, a coatimundi; and Cecil, a blue-and-gold-macaw also reside here. 

Our number one priority is our animal residents. We provide them with special diets based on their individual needs, fresh water, spacious habitats, medical care, and enrichment to keep them active and healthy. Our goal is to allow them to be as "wild" as possible, meaning we are a completely hands-off facility and do not force them to perform tricks, breed, or pose for photo ops. 

Where are our animal residents rescued from?

Many of our animal residents have been kept as pets by misinformed individuals who were lead to believe it was possible to domesticate them, only to realize the danger, risk, and financial burden they posed in that situation. 

Others were exploited for profit, meaning they were forced into unethical breeding, used in magic shows and other branches of the entertainment industry, or made to be playthings for handling and up-close photographical opportunities. 

 How will my donation be used?

100% of your donations go directly to our animal residents. Some examples of what your contribution could do include:
  • A donation of $25 could cover pain management or vitamins/minerals or general medication for a single animal 
  • $50 could provide a year's worth of vaccinations for a single animal
  • $110 can purchase a cylinder-shaped enrichment toy
  • $150 is the cost for neutering a single animal or providing wound management or a physical wellness exam
  • $200 covers the cost of a single routine dental exam or mass removal or abdominal exploratory surgery for diagnostic purposes
  • $560 covers a week's worth of habitat supplies and maintenance 
  • $1,200 is our entire enrichment budget

If you have any further questions, feel free to reach us through the following channels:

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Phone - 479.253.5841





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