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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Recognized with Large Grant

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge efforts have been recognized after successfully acheiving their mid-point goal of recovering 34 cats with a matching funds grant from the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

The new funding will be dedicated to building twenty new habitats and offsetting transportation costs to complete the rescue effort. Members of IFAW will be visiting TCWR soon to view the new enclosures and participate in future relocation operations.

TCWR and the Crawford County Sheriff's Office started the nation’s largest big cat rescue operation on November 1. To date, eighteen tigers and one cougar have been moved to TCWR. In addition to cash donations, TCWR also needs volunteers and in-kind contributions to finalize new habitat construction.

For full details and donation information, visit www.turpentinecreek.org.

Albert - 02/11/2013 7:52:43 AM
They do such splendid work at turpentine creek.
Teresa Tucker - 02/12/2013 5:21:24 PM
Awesome news to hear. TCWR is the best place to visit!!! Your visiting dollars help these cats and all their animals! Congrats TCWR in receiving this grant!!!
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