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In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   257 reviews 22,327

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.

Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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1 person found this review helpful

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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I have been a volunteer for 8 almost 9 years. I feel so blessed to be a part of the team at In-Sync Exotics! Every person that volunteers there has a mission, to make sure all the big cats out there have the best life possible for them. You can not imagine the feeling you get when a tiger who has come to the facility starving, afraid, angry, excited, distrusting people, starts to bounce back. It has always amazed me how they can ever trust humans again since humans are the ones that have betrayed their trust. But to witness the transformation is unbelievable to me. When that tiger sees you coming and jumps off the den and comes to the fence chuffing to see you, just because you are you... the most gratifying feeling I think I have ever had. The people and staff out there are the real deal, never in my life have I had the pleasure of working that that kind of dedication. This experience has changed my life, I'm not exactly sure who has rescued who...

 
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I volunteer at In-Sync Exitics and it is the most rewarding experience I have ever had. We work hard to insure the health and well being of each cat we have here. Sometimes we get these cats and their mind and body have been broken, but give us some time to get their body started back in the right direction and their mind follows, wow, what a experience! They get their dignaty back, then they start to accept us into their world. Amazing! We love to educate the public on why you really don't want to own a exotic cat, that is one of the things I always stress when showing people around. That is one of the most important things we do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the cats go from very sick, sometimes starving to being well fed, vet care and emotionally well and accepting humans back into their lives. Amazing.

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

The only change would be to be able to save more big cats. There are so many that need help.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have worked at In-Sync Exotics for over four years as a volunteer. I have been rewarded with lifetime friendships from volunteers and staff members and been given the opportunity of to work with amazing animals. It is the most incredible experience to have a 600 pound lion run to you because he is happy to see you (a fence is always between us!). I never thought in my lifetime that I would have the opportunity to work with such amazing animals and dedicated people. It is the volunteer job of a lifetime and will change your life. Visit and learn for yourself how this amazing place touches your heart.

 
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I have been volunteering at Insync for almost 3 years now. I have made friends with staff, volunteers, and many cats. It has been the most rewarding work I have ever done in my life. I am so thankful that I found this wonderful place that has had such an impact on my life. The work that is being done is incredible and I am very fortunate to be a part of this incredible non-profit.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I attended a Irish Festival last year and found InSync! Since then, I have been volunteering as much as I can, doing everything I can for this worthly cause. The animals are so loved and cared for! It is amazing what this group of people have been able to accomplish with so little! I attended a Christmas party this year where all of the animals received gifts from the volunteers and it was one of the most rewarding days, watching all of the excited animals open their packages and play with their toys! I have been given a very rare chance to work with amazing animals and I am thankful everyday that I get to spend working at InSync!

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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I found In-Sync Exotics by attending the Irish Festival in Dallas this year. I could not have dreamed that going to a festival would have ever resulted in my volunteering at a Tiger Rescue, but it has been incredible! The way that the animals are taken care of is admirable. They are very well treated and just a pleasure to go to work for. I have found a new home with some of the most awesome animals and people who work with them. I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with animals that I truly admire and care for. Vicky truly loves each and every animal there and it is evident in the way that she runs the sancutuary. This is an awwsome place to visit and to be a part of.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the cats in a happy environment, being loved and taken care of!

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

help them to raise more money so that they can continue what they are doing. There are so many animals that need help and not enough room to put them all.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Every time I visited In Sync I was impressed with how clean it was and how healthy and happy the animals were. Now that I'm a volunteer I'm even more impressed! Vicky's standards are high and the cats and lemurs seem happy and are definitely well taken care of.

 
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I have family in Dallas and we actually visited this sanctuary about 2 years ago and still speak about it. I was impressed with the amount of space the animals had access too, the way the enclosures are designed so that they can change the environment(move cats to a different space for change) access for cleaning, actual beautiful swimming pools, lots of enrichment opportunity etc animals were clean and in good condition too. Each animals story is posted on their enclosure and it is heartbreaking where they come from but heartwarming to see them at In-Sync. The staff are dedicated and I felt it was a good place to be if you are a big cat ;)

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I have been a volunteer for almost 3 years at In-Sync, visiting and working at the rescue facility weekly. I was drawn to volunteer after visiting the facility with my family at their yearly Birthday Bash event for the cats. I consider it not only a pleasure but a privileged to serve the animals of In-Sync and work with an amazing team of dedicated, selfless individuals who give so freely of their time, efforts and resources to insure the love, care and safety of the cats. If given the opportunity to share information about In-Sync I take it, talking to strangers, friends, any chance at all and I am sharing the wonderful news about the facility and the work they do. I am, as so many are, a huge supporter of this facility and the work they do.

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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