Rescue Story: Ty came to the refuge from Coffeeville, Kansas, in July 2011 when Turpentine Creek received a call from a man who had spent 17 years trying to start a sanctuary for big cats. He was unable to continue his lifelong dream for financial reasons, and as a result had to part with the 11 big cats in his care. Turpentine Creek took in five: four tigers and a ti-liger. On the day Turpentine Creek staff members went to pick up the cats it was terribly hot, therefore the cats were moved after dusk to keep them comfortable. Ty is one of those tigers that now calls Turpentine Creek home.
More about Ty: Ty loves napping in the grass or along the fence line where he can chat with his neighbors. In the summer months he enjoys playing in his pool, while during the winter he like to patrol his habitat - especially in the snow.