Local Cat Sanctuary Recognized by Global Federation

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by Ozarks First


EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. – A facility that houses big cats is recognized by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

Tanya Smith The founder of Turpentine Creek – in Eureka Springs – says the recognition reflects the care her staff takes with animals they rescue:



GFAS is a non-profit organization that’s part of the Humane Society.

It helps sanctuaries better themselves for the animals they take in.

According to Smith, there are only eight big cat sanctuaries in the United States that are accredited by GFAS.