4 month struggle to rescue 34 large cats comes to a successful end

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers from the failing facility in Mountainburg.The four month struggle to rescue 34 large cats has finally come to an end.

Last Friday, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers from the failing facility in Mountainburg.

With the animals safe and secure at Rescue Ridge, TWCR’s new addition which was built to accommodate these cats, the previous owner is now able to seek the health care she requires.

This huge effort could not have been accomplished without the loyal generosity from our supporters like you, which allowed the International Fund for Animal Welfare to provide an emergency grant to TWCR to complete the construction of Rescue Ridge.

In the wake of the tragic loss of a young intern and an African lion at a facility in California last week, we are grateful that this rescue effort was completed without any harm to humans or animals.

While one door closes, another one opens.

We urge you to continue to support IFAW’s mission to rescue big cats in need and pursue federal legislation that will finally put an end to the currently uninterrupted influx of tigers and other great felines into private hands in the U.S.

--KD

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