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August 18, 2011

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August 18, 2011

It breaks my heart to see the condition of the animals In-Sync Exotics rescues. Thank God for In-Sync and all of it's hard workers that love and cares for these animals. I know with out In-Sync these animals would live a short painful, miserable life. These animals at In-Sync are so beautiful, you can tell that they are so much happier to be there than where they were. The staff works really hard to see that these animals have a happy and meaningful life. I wish I could do more for them.

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to see how well these animals are cared for and loved by the workers brings joy to my heart.

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I would buy more land for them so they had room to rescue more animals.

August 18, 2011
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August 18, 2011
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The people who run and volunteer at In-Sync Exotics are amazing!! They care so much about the well-being of their rescued "babies". Their hearts break at a loss, and soar in happy moments as well. They really take their duties seriously, and I think that they should be commended for the work that they do.

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I follow their progress and experiences on Facebook, and plan on visiting the site in the fall.

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August 18, 2011

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August 18, 2011

I began volunteering at ISE over two years ago and I know, without a doubt, that I have gotten way more from the cats than I have given. Not only have I learned from the cats, but I've learned so much from the other volunteers. The level of care these cats receive is phenomenal. Volunteers show up every day - in good weather and terrible - to clean cages, prepare food, serve food, administer meds, and so much more! The cats have so much room and get so much love! Of course, they give it right back!

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I've seen animals show up malnourished, scared, diseased, and dying. Within a matter of days at ISE there are tremendous changes. By the time a few months have passed, they are sometimes not recognizable!

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The cats' cages are very clean but if I had to make changes, I'd say the non-cat areas should be cleaner, more welcoming.

August 16, 2011
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August 16, 2011
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The Wylie connection magazine wrote an article on Insync Exotics 3 1/2 years ago. I still have it. I wrote the volunteer coordinator an email and haven't regretted it a minute in my life ( okay maybe when I'm cleaning mohans poopy tub I'm cussing her out a little in my head :-) J/k). Vicky K. Has created a beautiful environment for these cats. The staff and volunteers do an amazing job keeping the area clean and healthy for the majestic cats. You can tell that everyone that help/works there is proud to be part of the organization and proud to be part of a great and important cause.

It has been a life changing experience and I hope it would continue to e for a long time to come. I'm excited to see the changes that are yet to come. It should be fun if they are anything like the past years. The place and people restore my faith in humanity and kindness. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and board members.

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

obtain additional funding, to improve the lives of more big cats in need

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Magazine article

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 15, 2011
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August 15, 2011
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I first became aware of In-Sync Exotics in 2010, when a co-worker volunteered at the center. I was ignorant of the extent of exotic animal abuse in this country, specifically in Texas. Care is lavished upon these magnificent felines and is customized to the need of the individual cat. They live in a clean, spacious environment and their glossy coats, clear eyes, and alert behaviour are proofs of the good stewardship provided by In-Sync Exotics. The center is a required site to see when my grandchildren visit Dallas.

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witnessing the recovery of several felines with every visit

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recommend ways in which to bring In-Sync Exotics to the attention of Dallas, Texas and the nation.

August 14, 2011

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August 14, 2011

I found In Sync quite by accident, and glad that I did, in 2002. Vicki K. has done wonders for these exotics cats that previously had been neglected and abused. If I remember right, it started with a cougar being left behind at a vets office that she worked at and she recieved permission to take the cougar home to care for him. Then was approved by several agencies to be able to do what In Sync does today, She has many dedicated people whom side by side aide in the day by day requirements that it takes to take care of these animals. These animals are so blessed to have this place.
I have in the past volunteered to wash bone buckets, and constantly refer people there. On facebook and on Pogo.com I am always saying go to www.insyncexotics.com to visit donate time or money if you can, or whatever you can.

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Watched them cleaning the living quarters daily, and did not realize how much there was to do until the morning I hung around.

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I really dont think any changes needs to be made. I would like people to donate though and help them build some of the enclosures they might need, etc....

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Life-changing

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2011

August 12, 2011

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August 12, 2011

I discovered In-Sync during the summer of 2008 and immediately fell in love with the place. I have always been an animal lover, so volunteering at an exotic cat sanctuary was right up my alley. Vicky K. has an amazing heart and puts her cats above anything else. I have witnessed the transformation of many cats from being in such bad shape at rescue, that it would seem they wouldn't want to live anymore. But Vicky and In-Sync gave them a reason to live and they are living out the rest of their lives with the care, love and dignity they all deserve. The sanctuary is located in a beautiful part of Wylie and has many trees shading the property. The enclosures are cleaned daily and the medical care the cats receive is top notch! It is also an educational facility, which raises awareness to the public about the plight of exotic cats in captivity. Safety is one of their upmost concerns and all of the enclosures have double chain link fences and roofs. I highly recommend In-Sync Exotics to anyone who is looking for something to do; and all of the money that is spent on admission or spent in the gift shop goes directly towards the care of the cats. The self guided tours allow visitors to tour the sanctuary at their own pace and take plenty of pictures. There are stories and pictures of each cat posted on the enclosures. Come out and visit, you will love it!

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I have personally witnessed the amazing transformations of many cats over the last 3 years I have been a volunteer. Volunteering is very rewarding.

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I would not change a thing. Unless I won the lottery, then I would give them money to build a bunch of new enclosures for all of the new rescues that keep coming in.

August 12, 2011
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August 12, 2011
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I'd heard about In-Sync Exotics Cat Sanctuary in the papers, in the local magazines and wanted to go, well I finally got the chance and WOW!!!! It's absolutely amazing. The cats are loved so much, clean cages, good food, water pools, plenty of room to enjoy, great people working there...it's so wonderful. I've now been twice, was at the birthday bash event for the cats and what a joy to see them all again, as well as some new cats...my favorite is Asha as we saw her on our first visit. So many beautiful creatures God has created and so wonderful that there is a special place to take them in and care for them and create a new loving enviornment. I love In-Sync Cat ExoticsSantuary and I want more people to know and love it. I want people to see what God has created and to help this great facility by means of funding, volunteering or whatever needs to be done to help.

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It has been a blessing. In-Sync Exotics educates people about the various species and teaches compassion.

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do nothing, but add more space so that more cats could experience the love and care as well. Of course more donations would need to come in and hopefully they will.

August 12, 2011
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August 12, 2011
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The first time my family visited In-sync was approximately 8 years ago. We were amazed and the quality of care all animals were given but especially the love and concern for them. Since our first initial visit the facility has grown but the love, care and concern has not! Vicky and her group of volunteers are truly fantastic people and have no agenda for themselves which is no small feat these days. It is a humbling experience to watch them all give everything for this animals.

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There are no changes that I could recommend for this organization. Love, compassion and concern are overwhelmingly abundant. The more donations they receive benefits the animals...not the humans.

August 7, 2011
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August 7, 2011
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I first discovered In-Sync exotics through my mother and sisters who volunteer there. Mom lives very close to it and whenever I visit from Colorado going there is the first thing I want to do. I've always been an animal lover but didn't realize the severity of the captive wildlife crisis until being educated about it at In-Sync. Seeing first hand how loved and cared for these magnificent creatures are affected me greatly. The horror stories that many of these animals suffer through prior to receiving a wonderful home like In-Sync really makes you appreciate all the hard work and dedication that goes into the rescue and care of them. In fact, In-Sync so impressed me that I have been volunteering at a large, non-profit wild animal sanctuary in Colorado for almost a year now and couldn't be happier. It is very comforting to know that, while these animals would most certainly be better off still being out in the wilds, the ones in need of rescue have places like In-Sync that will take them in with loving arms and provide them a safe and nurturing home.

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seeing first hand the positive difference Vicky, the staff, and all the volunteers make in these animals lives

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get them the on-site vet clinic they so desperately need

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