Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
249 Reviews
1234.955825
| 1 ... 18 19 2021 |
Write A Review
August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

In-SYNC EXOTICS.....just can't say enough good things about it!! Loving staff, the cats seem to be comfortable and cozy....they have great enclosures with lots of toys....it's not only peaceful for the cats who have been rescued...it's a peaceful place to visit....you can look into the cats eyes and see that they are happy with their surroundings.

The Great!

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

Watching the progress of rescued cats....

Ways to make it better...

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

If it ain't broke...don't fix it!!

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

InSync is the most wonderful non profit ever! The dedication, hard work, compassion, and high standards of everyone in this organization have served to give new lives to countless animals who would otherwise have had no chance for a happy, healthy life.

The Great!

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

Witnessing the health improvements and socialization of many exotic cats who had previously been mistreated was the most inspiring of my experiences. They have learned to trust, frolic, and live without fear.

Ways to make it better...

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

See that they had more recognition and more donors.

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I am so glad that these cats a safe place to call home now. Each one has his or her own painful but remarkable survival story. People can be so cruel to animals, thank you In Sync for stepping up and giving these magnificent cats a forever home where they are safe, loved and cared for around the clock.

The Great!

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

learning about In Sync and what they do for these neglected and abused cats.

Ways to make it better...

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

More marketing, so the general public can be better educated about In Sync and what wonderful work they do there. People should be visiting places like In Sync rather than going to zoos.

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

My family visited InSync for the 2012 Easter Celebration. Being animal lovers, we were thrilled to visit an organization that does so much for desperate and in-need exotics. Assuming we would only see lions and tigers, we were very impressed by the large variety of animals that had been rescued. It was a very memorable day for my family. We look forward to visiting again!

The Great!

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

By sharing this experience with my daughter, I was able to impress upon her the importance of compassion and the necessity of action for abused and endangered animals.

Ways to make it better...

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

None.

August 1, 2011

more

August 1, 2011

I was so taken by the story Kahn, the lion who had to be nursed back to health that I decided to help adopt him and assist with his feed expenses. In Sync has taken in so many cats that were in poor health due to neglect and cared for them in order to return them to health that it is truly amazing.

This organization deserves support from everyone.

The Great!

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

Many visits to InSync have shown their care and expertise

Ways to make it better...

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

Provide more funding so they can complete their current building plans

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

By far the most caring sanctuary I have seen. I’ve spent 8 months now with In-Sync and still every day it amazes me more. The facility itself is set up brilliantly as to allow volunteers to access enclosures safely without ever having direct contact with the cats. The cats each have a place to call home and a playground area that is shared, everyday at some point each cats gets playground time. Cats are always well fed and happy, you can see it in their faces, they love their human companionship (tigers coming up to you and chuffing, lions with their ooo’s). It truly is amazing what owner Vicky has achieved with them and this place bein g completely unselfish and only ever has the cats best interest in mind.

The Great!

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

In the time that I have been at In-Sync we have rescued & given home to 2 bobcats, a tiger cub, an older male lion, 4 cougars and 4 lions. Successfully have released a bobcat to the wild, cured the tiger cub of ringworm, and also cared for over a month and placed 20 cats from abandoned and mistreated conditions. Luckily I was given the opportunity to assist with some of these rescues and to see these mistreated cats now is definitely been a happy ending all thanks to the wonderful work at In-Sync.

Ways to make it better...

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

Rid them of their financial worries. Unfortunately it cost a lot to feed over 60 big cats and build new enclosures, while maintaining older enclosures and stacking up veterinary bills.

More feedback...

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

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It effects me greatly, I've never been happier than the time I spend at In-sync. It changed my attitude about life and has given me the skills I need to continue down my career path of wanting to work with wild animals.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Happy, truly happy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

.....I have known an avid supporter of In-Sync for many years...telling me stories of visits to see Tacoma....I can confirm upon my first visit that in my case, was exciting to the point of being life changing.......great cats...but most of all Vicky and company made me feel welcomed......In-Sync will always have my support for some great work...Bill Riley/Dallas

The Great!

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

...in seeing results with each visit

Ways to make it better...

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

...satisfied as is......Vickys decision making is something I support

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I interned at In-Sync for three months this past winter and I have to say it was the best experience of my life. Vicky and all of the volunteers there take amazing care of the cats residing there, and are truly invested in the cats welfare. The work was hard, there is no doubt of that, but being able to contribute and work with all the cats was amazing. After meeting certain requirements, I was able to participate with their Cat Companions program (sitting with a specific cat for at least 30 minutes, talking to them and keeping them company) and their Vet Training Program (working with a specific cat, with the help of another trainer, teaching movements that will help the vet access the cat easier without having to sedate the cat). They made me, an outsider from Boston, feel at home and welcomed.

The Great!

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

when a bobcat (Lydia) showed up, hurt and needing attention, they took her in and got her vet help, and now due to her age and that someone ground down her canines, has a permanent home at In-Sync. Others would have just put her to sleep or let or die in the wild, In-Sync got her help and took her in when they realized she wouldn't survive by herself.

Ways to make it better...

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

give them a way around finances! that has been the biggest problem, just keeping these cats healthy and fed is a large financial endeavor, not to mention all the vet bills.

More feedback...

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

nothing, it was a great experience, and I wouldn't change anything/

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I learned multiple new skills, met some great people, and cemented my career goal of working with big cats.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

exhausted, but accomplished

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at Insync Exotics for a little over two years. I stopped in to visit and find out what Insync was about and I was hooked. This is a rescue facility. Insync does NOT buy, sell or breed these exotic cats. Most of the cats come with illnesses, broken bones, and broken spirits. To see the transformation in these cats once they have had some medical attention and basic care (like a clean environment, food, water and love), is incredibly rewarding. We have had tigers 6-8 years old rescued from a breeding facility that had never even been given names. How sad is that. For a facility that is run on volunteer help and the community donations, it is extremely well run (thank you Vicky!) The grounds and animal enclosures are always clean, everyone is well trained for the safety of themselves and the cats, and the animals are now living a much more fulfilling life. There is so much heart and sole (and sweat) that goes into this sanctuary, it is truly amazing.

The Great!

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

To see an exotic cat come to Insync Exotics that could not lift their head because they are so sick to now running a playing is an amazing sight. Cats that had no hair because they had worms and/or sores from living in their own feces now have beautiful exotic cat markings and full coats. Cats that came so food aggressive from lack of food and water are now easily fed and trusting of their next meal. These things I have experienced and are truly rewarding

Ways to make it better...

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

One thing I would like is for the sanctuary to have an on-site vet building. Unfortunately the funds received go to housing and feeding the cats. We have a training program that trains a cat to go into a vet-shoot and receive general vacinations or have blood drawn. However, we still sometimes need x-rays or other medical procedures done and it would be helpful not to have to transport these exotic cats off-site to do so.

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

In-Sync Exotics is an amazing group of dedicated individuals who give their all for the good of the big cats they rescue. I am amazed at their hard work and success and I wish I had the time to spend with them helping these beautiful animals. Their facility provides large enclosures with "play areas" for the cats with enrichment activities to keep them active, plus pools for the tigers! They engage the community in learning about their rescue programs thru effective use of social media as well as local publications and mass media. They have special events during the year, such as the Big Cat Birthday Bash and their Annual Easter Egg Hunt which brings out the local families to the sanctuary. The work they have done with local, state and national animal experts is outstanding. In-Sync has made great progress in the area of providing treatment to sick and injured big cats in the least stressful possible way using conditioning techniques. Vickey and her team of volunteers are to be commended for doing such an outstanding job. It makes me proud to say that I support their work.

The Great!

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

Watching the continued growth of their facility.

Ways to make it better...

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

I don't know of any changes that I would make.

More feedback...

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

A friend told me about it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

Wash bowls and buckets for the animals;

Help clean the animals' enclosures;

Prepare the animals' specialized diets;

Help with special events and fund-raising for the animals; and

Help build new enclosures! Volunteer