Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is striving to see the end of exotic animal exploitation and private ownership of big cats and bears within our lifetime. These magnificent animals deserve to enjoy life without fear, abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Through education, advocacy, and quality care, we are making strides in changing a nation's mindset. TCWR accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, rescuing animals from dire situations, offering them a forever home, and providing the best animal care possible in captivity. We have created a place that these animals can finally get the attention and freedom that they deserve. With your help, we will expand our public educational outreach, education programming, advocacy work, and continue to rescue animals.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we rescue animals in need and provide them with lifetime care through our donors' generosity. We are a strict hands-off facility, with absolutely no contact with our animal residents. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell, or trade, the animals in our care. Safety is our priority; we have strict safety guidelines that every team member must obey.
TCWR's internship program began in 1997, more than 350 interns from all over the globe have completed the program. We provide a quality background for individuals in the animal care industry, but we also recruit team members for animal care and education positions from our internship programs.