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In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   262 reviews 24,308

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 968 Wylie TX 75098 USA

Mission:

"To provide a caring, safe haven to some of God's most beautiful creatures. We put their needs above all else; the old, the maimed, the unwanted can find sanctuary here."

Results:

We spent a lot of time this year fundraising for our new animal residents requiring specialized medical care due to their age and present health condition, plus funds were needed to build the cats a new play area, complete with an outdoor splash pool.

Programs:

Animal Husbandry Training Program Volunteer Program Community Outreach Program Enrichment Program

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Reviews for In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Very nice place! The animals are well cared for and happy (not to mention BEAUTIFUL), and the staff is knowledgable and friendly. I've never been so close to a big cat as at this place--truly a wonderful experience!

 
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My daughter, who loves all animals but especially big cats, found In-Sync several years ago and has since become a volunteer, she drives over an hour to get there. When my grandson was younger he wanted to adopt a tiger for his birthday so he did. There is an adoption program but the cats never leave their home and you can only visit through the fences. He is now old enough to volunteer, so he gives up one Saturday a month to do so. I have visited many times and always find things clean, the animals well cared for with playgrounds, toys, enrichment, swimming pools and dens which are cool for summer and filled with hay keep them warm in the winter. Each variety of cat is cared for in that cat's best interest. Tigers like swimming pools and water tubs, lions do not. Their feeding time is late in the day with no visitors present, except by special permission, so that the cats can eat in peace. When a cat has lived out its lifetime, it is respectfully cared for and its name goes on a memorial wall. The ashes are placed in an urn chosen just for that cat, and maintained in a special place. No cat goes unloved. All together a wonderful place for some of God's most beautiful creatures that can no longer, for whatever reason, live in their natural world.

 
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I have been volunteering with ISE for just over a year now and it's been such an amazing experience! It is truly a place designed and geared toward the animal's best interests. We are open to the public only a few days a week and even when we're open, we keep things quiet and peaceful for all of the animals. You can come to ISE and really get up close and personal with these beautiful animals without infringing on their space and environment. I always recommend to anyone and everyone I meet to visit ISE. It's honestly an experience you and your family will never forget.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer at In-Sync. I am very proud to be at a facility that cares so much for the cats that are under our care. We strive daily to make their lives more enjoyable. Our only reward is the chuffs and moans we get each day and we treasure each one.

 
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I have been a volunteer at InSync since January. I already feel like its my second home. I am so proud to be a part of taking care of these amazing creatures. We all wish that they could run free in the wild, but that is not to be. Everyone works so hard to keep these cats happy, well fed and clean. It is so heart warming to see them with their enrichment and playing on their playgrounds. They are so very pampered and I am humbled to be able to pamper them. The dedication of all the staff is really remarkable. Come visit us and see for yourself.

 
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My family and I have been volunteers/supporters of In-Sync for over 15 years. You won't find a more caring, dedicated and hard-working group of people anywhere. All share the same love and devotion for these magnificent animals. We are grateful to be a part of it.

 
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My wife and I visited In-Sync several times and were very impressed with the care provided by the staff and cadre of volunteers. In 2014 we applied to become volunteers and underwent an extensive training program. Having an insider view of In-Sync reveals so much more of the dedication and commitment of the staff and volunteers. It is a very serious sanctuary where the health, safety and happiness of the residents cats is primary at all times.

Tasks are performed to rigorous standards and total focus and discipline are constant expectations. Meals and treats are prepared daily to exacting standards. Every enclosure is thoroughly cleaned daily 365 days a year. Occasionally horrible weather is not an excuse. Each cat gets the medication they need for any health issues. It can be very hard physical labor but no one complains. Everyone realizes that they must do whatever it takes to insure healthy, safe and happy cats.

We have a decades-long history of volunteer work for non-profit enterprises. None more well-run nor more important than In-Sync. In-Sync is an extraordinary place and it it an honor to be a volunteer there.

 
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I've never seen a group of more hard working staff and volunteers! The love and care that is given to these cats is beyond words. The animals that call ISE home are being given the love and care that most have never received in their previous lives. In-Sync works 24/7 to provide this for all who call this home!

 
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This sanctuary is beyond amazing! The animals are all so taken care of down to every detail, it is truely all about them! I have felt extrememly blessed to become a part of this amazing group of people who care for these animals and feel a great deal of happiness everytime I leave and sadnes at the same time to not stay and watch the cats get their love and play time! Their training program is great to keep the cats comfortable, happy, and stress free in their own environment while doing routine checkups. These cats are spoiled rotten and deserve every bit of love and happiness they can get! As a visitor to the sanctuary, the staff and volunteers are so helpful in answering questions about the cats and where they came from to who they are now. The changes and their stories are unbelievable! It's a real thrill to be able to feel so close to these amazing cats ! Highly recommended for visitors and volunteers!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering at insync for less than a month and I can see the love and devotion every staff member and volunteer has for these animals. They are truly blessed creatures to be so loved and so very well taken care of. It's a wonderful atompsphere full of kindness and compassion.

 
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I've been a volunteer at In-Sync for roughly 2 years now, and another review hit the nail on the head when they said they don't know who rescues who. I come to the sanctuary after having a bad day, bad week, bad month, etc, and one chuff from my favorite cats or a few fence rubs from the lions that you worked SO HARD to gain the trust of will change my mood completely. These cats are the epitome of forgiveness and learning to trust again. After all they have been through, they still find it in them to lift their heads each morning, put on a show for the staff and volunteers by means of showing off in their pools or with their barrels, ripping up their enrichment, or just plain by being absolutely adorable. They come from the absolute worst conditions and yet find it in them to love again. We could learn so much from them. These cats rescued me. They saved me. From myself, from others, and from life itself. They are my happiness, and as long as this place is around, I'll be here to stay.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

In Sync is my home away from home, and each cat there touches my heart in a different way. I have never felt so passionate about something as I do when talking about what I do at In Sync to someone who has never been there before. To earn your first tiger chuff and to be standing right in front of a lion as they sing...it really is unlike any other feeling. It is a blessing to be able to call myself a volunteer here. The staff are amazing and so incredibly helpful. Their dedication to the cats shows every second, every hour, and every minute of the day, and they never deviate from the level of perfect care that they show each individual cat.

So blessed. I really am so blessed to be here.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have just completed my first year as a volunteer & have received my promotion to a senior volunteer. This has been an amazing year of caring for these amazing cats. It is an incredible place for healing, both for the cats & for those who care for them. Many have been rescued from deplorable conditions but with time & lots of love and attention, they recover. They teach us a great life's lesson: today is their favorite day & for many, the person with them is their favorite person of the moment. This is their forever & safe home, and yes they're very spoiled as they should be. In a perfect world there would be no need for a place like this, but as long as mankind exploits animals for his/her own gain, places like In-Sync are critical for large cat rescue, care, & rehabilitation. I'm privileged to support them with my time, money, & compassion!! Come join us, the cats are waiting to meet you.

 
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