Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm
Join Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in their mission to provide lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “big cats” with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars.
There is no direct contact with the animals at this service site. There are many projects which need to be done that currently take time from the agency's primary staff that care for over 100 exotic cats.
Participants will assist in group projects including, but not limited to, painting, grounds and habitat maintenance, construction and cleanup.
The first day we volunteered at the wildlife refuge, I was awestruck by the majesty of the big cats surrounded by the wide blue sky and picturesque greenery of the Ozark Mountains. I remember how many of us were heartbroken hearing about the horrible treatment of some of the animals before being rescued by Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; I was glad to know that they had found a new home and were being so well cared for.
-Srishti Mathur, ASB 2016 Animal Services participant
Read Srishti's full experience here.
ASB 2016 Trips