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August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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Our family began volunteering for In-Sync Exotics in 2007. Since then we have seen so many animals rescued and nurtured back to health by their highly dedicated, often full time + VOLUNTEER staff. Their devotion to these animals is truly inspiring and even lead to my oldest son replacing a roof on their commissary for his Eagle Scout project.
Personally, I feel the unconditional love and dedication to these animals shows up most when there is nothing left to do for them. The compassion I have witnessed on countless occasions is what this world needs more of for sure.

Thank you In-Sync Exotics!!

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the people that I have met and the animals which have touched my heart. I will never forget Charlie the Cougar, Midas the beautiful Golden Tabby Tiger and Diva, the often grumpy but ever beautiful Black Leopard.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them the space to grow and provide them with the grant funding they need to give these cats the care they deserve. None of them asked for the mistreatment they received before being rescued by In-Sync Exotics.

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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After hearing about In-Sync from a friend and following their stories on Facebook, I decided it was finally time to go and check things out for myself. So on a recent trip back home to visit family, we all piled in the car and headed out to see the cats. My 2 year old son loves the zoo, and he loved In-Sync. The animals are so much closer, and it feels like you can really get to see them in their world. It was such a wonderful experience. Also, from Facebook, I constantly read about the new animals they get, and the pictures of where they come from. It is beyond words for what In-Sync does for these animals. The people of In-Sync offer these cats a new life, and they are the definition of GREAT!

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

I have seen the pictures of these cats before they come to In-Sync, and I have seen these cats at the facility. The transformations are incredible.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to get them more funding.

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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When I first visited In-Sync approximately 3 years ago I thought this was going to be another one of those road side attractions that just want your money. Boy was I surprised, not only was this not the case but the facility was clean and well run. The cats that I saw were well cared for and healthy. I was able to read the stories about the cats and see the before and after pictures. I have been coming to In-Sync for about two and a half years before I finally signed up to be a Volunteer. The couple who run In-Sync do a really good job of maintaining the place and I like to think of them as the cat whisperers. When the cats are either rescued or arrive they are usually in need of major attention and they get that attention whether it is medical or just love. You really have to come on out and see what I mean to be able to believe what is being said. So come on and check out In-Sync for yourself, you will believe in miracles.

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

I was actually able to help with a recent rescue and was able to see first hand how good intentions can go bad. This rescue involved 20 cats that were living in deplorable conditions. Granted I only was there for one day of the rescue but that was enough for me.

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

I would get them an on sight medical facility so that they would not have to drive the cats to the facilities. This way the cats would not have to endure the stress of travel.

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

We love taking visitors to In-Sync when they come to N. Texas to visit us. The staff and volunteers are truly dedicated to the cause of rescuing and caring for the beautiful animals in their care. Our daughter already has plans to volunteer there when she is old enough, and I am taking a group of co-teachers there as a fellowship this Fall. One of my prayers is that many, many more people will visit this remarkable place and donate their time and money to help keep In-Sync running.

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

Seeing the facilities first-hand, through pictures on Facebook, and through television.

Ways to make it better...

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

Ask them to do more advertising.

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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I first became involved after an article in our local paper. I donated a large sum to help a Tiger with cancer by adopting him. That was several years ago, and I have adopted numerous cats since then. Why? Because these cats get the very best of care, regardless of the cost. This place is better than any zoo. The visitor can interact with the cats and see their individual personalities. My father, who was confined to wheelchair, loved to visit this place every time he was in town. Together we funded the visitor center so that others could enjoy this wonderful place and could buy souvenirs that would help support their programs. I've visited several other similar facilities in the area, and none even come close to the quality of this facility. It may be too small for Charity Navigator to list, but it deserves top billing and more publicity.

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

watching its growth over the past 7 years and interacting with the animals. It is possible to relate to individual cats on a personal level if one takes the time to speak to and play with them (outside their cages of course!) Sheila, a white lioness, loves my crazy gray hair. New cages, new pools, new visitor center, new animals....it's all part of a wonderful place where these animals can be safe and loved.

Ways to make it better...

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

find a donor who could provide an endowment so they wouldn't have to worry about funds every time a new animal needs to be rescued or fed or treated by the vet. When I started supporting them, they had about 30 animals--now they are up to about 70--and they have to turn animals away. Too bad money is the limiting factor here; the staff and volunteers are beyond committed.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Need for a visitor center, need for new cages, need for vet care.

What would you tell others about this organization?

It's wonderful. Go see for yourself!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

We have been involved with InSync since 1999 and have seen the hard work and dedication exhibited by Vicky and her tireless staff. One truly cannot appreciate the commitment and love it takes to give these magnificent animals a happy and healthy environment until you witness it it first-hand. In spite of the heartbreaking histories of these cats, these are truly the lucky ones to be able to live out their lives at InSync. My wish is that one day there would be no need for a place like InSync, but until that day comes, an abused or neglected exotic cat could not find a more wonderful life than the one provided by Vicky Keahey and InSync Exotics.
Sue & Lou Diamond

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

We participate in fund-raisers, provide monthly donations, volunteer support where needed.

Ways to make it better...

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

I am not in a position to suggest any changes.

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

Over the last decade I have worked with several non-profit organizations including The Make A Wish foundation and The North Texas FooD Bank shooting their fund raising videos and helping them raise millions of dollars. After seeing the exceptional work In-Sync has done and getting to know some of the volunteers I decided to donate my time and resources to help them further their cause because I truly feel their work is absolutely invaluable. With out this organization many if not all of these cats would be dead. The commitment I've seen is unflinching and whole hearted.

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

witnessing first hand the work they do.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them more resources.

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

I have been donating to In-Sync since I first visited the sanctuary for these magnificent animals. To me, the work that In-Sync is doing is something that is coming straight from the owner's heart, and it shows. I have told as many people as I can about the place and the work they do and try and get them to donate as well. In fact, this week, one of my best friends is going to donate money based on my taking her there. If I had the time, I would volunteer there. Unfortunately I can only visit as a guest, but one day I hope to be able to do more as a volunteer.

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

Seeing the animals get healthy and happy once they are rescued from abusers, etc...

Ways to make it better...

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

Give it more money so that they could rescue and keep more animals.

July 25, 2011

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July 25, 2011

I have been volunteering at In-Sync since 2005. I don't get to go out as much as I used to since I've moved to NH, but I make sure I go out every time I go home for a visit. I've seen so much growth and improvement at In-Sync over the past 6 years. They definitely use their donations wisely and in the most needed areas. Just by touring the facility, you can see how much they care for their cats there. It's all about their happiness and comfort. They have great events that's fun for the entire family too. Safety is a top priority for them. I've seen them implement many great policies to make sure the place runs smoothly and safely. Such a great organization, would recommend it to anyone!

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

seeing how happy the large cats are when they get to the place and get to have a chance at life again. Many animals get there in horrible conditions and after staying at In-Sync, they get healthy and happy. It's a complete 180!

Ways to make it better...

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

change nothing.

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?

A lot

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 I can think of.

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

Made may new friends and learned a lot about big cats.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Makes me feel very good about people and their love and support for these animals.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 24, 2011

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July 24, 2011

I actually heard about In-Sync Exotics from my massage therapist in 09 who used to live down the street from there and have been going ever since. It's the most wonderful place ever. Watching what the cats come there as and watching them get healthily is amazing! I can walk around there for hours and it's 100 times better than a zoo because you can get so close to them. I have brought many people to visit as well but I also enjoy going by myself so I can spend more time observing the cats. When the owner Vicki talks from so far away you can just see the cats ears perk up and they get so excited. I'm so thankful for Vicki & her husband and all the staff to give these cats a second chance and such a wonderful life.

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