In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   248 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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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EIN 31-1726497
(972) 442-6888
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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently became a volunteer at In-Sync Exotics and it has already been an incredible experience! Everytime I am there I am more impressed at how well the animals are taken care of, how clean the facility is, how happy the animals are, etc...

Everyone I have met at In-Sync is dedicated to helping the cats and making sure they have a wonderful life. It is amazing to see cats when they first arrive and how they are just a short time later. They go from scared, hungry and sick to happy healthy cats.

I also love the fact that they are family friendly, my kids love to go there. They have several events each year (on and off site) that help educate the public and get more people involved in helping bring animal cruelty to light.






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

Prior to working with In-Sync I had no idea that places like In-Sync are so terribly needed.

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

Try to think of more ways to continue educating the public.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This volunteer experience makes me feel wonderful. I have always loved exotic cats and the chance to work with this is amazing. I also got a better understanding of just how badly In-Sync is needed!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to InSync by a co-worker and friend. I am so proud of the work they do. From a selffish perspective, nothing brings me more joy than receiving a video clip of one of their babies playing in the water, playing with one another and enjoying life! Of course, there are emails with sad stories as well about those who lost a fight to cancer, etc., but the team at InSync does everything they possibly can to make for a happy and healthy environment. I donate to 2 organizations, InSync and ASPCA. I sometimes feel guilty that my donations only go to animals, but they are the only creatures who give unconditional love and can't always help themselves.

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

See above.

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

Nothing at all!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

When Sabu and Jynxie, two former WAO lions went to In-Sync Exotics, I wanted to learn as much as I could about this organization. I reviewed their 990s (Organizations Tax Returns), reviews, and visited their website, Facebook page, Twitter, and blog. I was astounded with all the information that is available to the public! The 990's clearly showed donations went towards animal care. The stories on the blog and Facebook were very interesting. But most importantly, I saw the BEST video of Sabu, who when he left the WAO could barely walk without falling down after taking a few steps, RUN after a ball! He looked like he was having so much fun! Thank God he went to Insync Exotics. They obviously care about their animals and they take the time to heal animals with serious disabilities, no matter how old they may be. Because of In-Sync, two older lions, Sabu and Jynxie, have a second chance at a really good life. In-Sync also accepted a tiger from the WAO just last week - Okemo - who lived alone for most of adult life at the now closed WAO. Finally, Okemo will be around a lot of people and animals -- so he will never be "alone" again! Thank you very much, Insync for taking in three of the WAO animals, and giving them a chance to love life again!

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

I went for a visit this summer and was very happy to see Jynxie and Sabu having a great time at In-Sync Exotics!

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

Like any charity, donations and volunteerism is crucial--and In-Sync Exotics could use both!! I pray that this organization will someday be recognized nationally for all their hard work and dedication! Great job, everyone!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

I learned from the local media that Jynxie went to In-Sync Exotics last year and then Sabu followed her this year (May 2011).

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering at InSync for over 4 years and a Board member for 2 years. InSync is a wonderful place! The owner Vicky, our Lead Keeper Mak, Board members and ALL the volunteers are the best to work. Everyone takes their duties seriously in making InSync home for these magnificient cats. The cats receive excellent care and LOTS of love!

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

I've seen cats come in near death and within a few weeks see them on the road to a healthly life. A wonderful experience!

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

I don't think there is anything that I would change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In-Sync Exotics is such an amazing place! I am always telling my friends what an outstanding job they do there! where would these animals be if it werent for In-Sync? Let's keep them doing their good work with our continued support!

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

Yes thru - blogs & FB & my friend who volunteers there

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

none - I think they do a great job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

In-Sync Exotics is a wonderful sanctuary, providing a loving home to these beautiful cats. I always enjoy visiting the sanctuary because it warms my heart to be so close to these incredible animals. My favorite part of the visits are when the tigers are chuffing, and when the lions sing.

The sanctuary is well taken care of and it is clear that the volunteers love the animals. It is a wonderful place to educate the public - especially children - about exotic cats. In-Sync Exotics sanctuary really makes a difference in the lives of the cats and in our community.

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

Wylie, TX

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

Provide/raise funding to improve the main offices and kitchen.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have visited InSnyc Exotics many times and it still amazes me every time I visit how much love and care these animals receive. I have seen some of these beautiful cats who have come to the sanctuary looking like they have little to no chance of recovering from the neglect they have experienced. But then I return a few months later and I am so happy to see the incredible changes that Vicki and her staff of volunteers have accomplished! In Sync is a true blessing to these animals!

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

Since I first visited In Sync, it has made me more aware of the need for sanctuarys like this one. To see a cat come in who can't walk correctly, among other medical issues, and others are saying needs to be euthanized, then to come back a few months later to see that same cat not only walking... but running is an amazing testimony to the treatment these animals are receiving!

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

The only change I would make at In Sync, is for them to gain more donors and aquire enough money to continue to grow so that they could take in even more cats!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've visited In-Sync Exotics about a dozen times. Different times of day on different days of the week during different seasons. Aways I find kind caring people willing to share their passion with you about them providing the best care of these majestic animals.

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

Their hard working volunteers helping to identify the individual cats and share stories. Seeing the growth of the facility always amazes me. I know that every penny I donate goes to the cats.

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

Find them more funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to IN-SYNC EXOTICS several times. I can't tell you how loved and well cared for these cats are! It is an amazing experience to see the cats and talk to the staff and volunteers about each one. I highly recommend supporting them in any way you can!

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

I have seen the care that the cats receive and to see them healthy and happy was tremendous.

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

See that they received more money and recognition for the work they do.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

A friend told me about it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at In-Sync Exotics for almost 3 years now, and it has been an amazing experience! It is truly incredible to see the personalities of lions, tigers, etc are as vast and different as human personalities. The cats are so happy now, which is a miracle considering where most of them came from. The sanctuary is amazing! And it is somewhere I enjoy taking my 3 young sons to every chance I get! They have enjoyed growing up around the big cats and they have become little animal rights advocates in their preschool and elementary schools!

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

I've been a volunteer for nearly 3 years and have helped with every aspect of their day-to-day routine at one time or another. They have a great volunteer program!

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

Win the lottery and help fund it privately, so they wouldn't have any financial worries :)

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