Rescue Story: TCWR rescued six tigers from a closed down Oklahoma facility in January of 2019. The owner was facing eviction and had reached out to Turpentine Creek to take over the care of his six tigers. The man claimed to have saved the tigers from being destroyed at three months of age after they could no longer be used to generate cub petting profits for their prior owner, who allegedly had ties to Joe Exotic. When the TCWR team arrived on site, all six, who ranged from 16 months to four years in age, were in a state of filth and extreme obesity.
It took nearly six hours to load up the six cats; Tommie, Frankie, Floyd, Tigger, Robbie, and Diesel. Diesel was the most lethargic at the time of rescue, and just a few days after getting the animals safety on property, we unfortunately lost him. With a healthy diet, veterinary care, and cognitive enrichment, the other 5 cats quickly transformed into lively tigers.
More about Tigger: Tigger is notorious for doing nothing but stalking and attacking. Living with his brother Floyd, he very much takes on the old brother role, slapping and teasing his brother until Floyd has had enough and stands up for himself.