In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   252 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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1 person 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 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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4 people found this review helpful

As a volunteer of In-Sync Exotics, I can say this is amazing facility whose number one priority is making sure every cat is happy and healthy. The proof shows in these beautiful animals. Recently we had some tigers arrive from another facility and several of them were underweight. After only 2 months at In-Sync, they look SO much better - gaining weight, getting the healthy sheen back into their fur, and happily playing with their toys on the playground. Every cage is cleaned everyday by strict standards. These cats are loved so much by every volunteer and staff member and the cats absolutely know it! Every dime In-Sync gets goes to the care of the cats and it takes a lot - cleaning supplies, food, vet care, food, new enclosures, food, medicine/vitamins, food...did I mention the food?? Good, because the cats would never forgive me if I didn't mention the food! :)

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2 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for a year now and I count my blessings every day that I get to spend time with these wonderful furry felines. There is a peace that washes over you when you spend time with them even if they might just be sleeping and don't know you are there. The staff and other volunteers are the most wonderful people who care greatly for all of our residence. I couldn't think of a better place for our beloved furry friends and me.

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer since March of this year and we have had a emotional year but I wouldn't change a thing about the time that I get to spend with these wonderful creatures and terrific staff. If it weren't for InSync Exotic Sanctuary and Rescue I don't think I would have known about the issues that plague these beautiful creatures let-alone given the opportunity to be a part of this.

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

The only think I would change if it was in my power would be to never let these magnificent animals get sick.

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?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

I started volunteering at In-Sync this year and at the end of each day that I'm there I have this feeling that can almost be described as "PRIDE". I'm proud to be apart of such a fantastic organization that has accomplished so much over the years for these wonderful animals. Just listening to the sounds of the Lions singing and the tigers chuffing you will know they are at home and well cared for.

The best way to describe how being at In-Sync makes me feel, just spend a couple of hours there and you will leave with the same feelings.

Val

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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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3 people found this review helpful

I visited In-Sync for the first time last summer after watching a news story about their fight against an outbreak of canine distemper virus. It only took the one trip for me to know without a doubt that I had to be part of In-Sync. When I saw the love and total dedication to the well being of each and every cat that calls In-Sync home, I was overwhelmed. The complete and utter selflessness of every staff member and volunteer as they tried to fight a disease that threatened everything they loved made me see that heroes don't always wear a uniform or get paid. That love and commitment continues every day at In-Sync. I see it each and every time I am there. The cats are happy and loved beyond anything they ever experienced before. They come first, in everything. Each cat is cared for individually according to its needs because each is different and special. It's amazing to see a tiger feel grass under its paws for the first time when all they have known is concrete. Or to see them play with a toy for the first time when all they have known is boredom. In-Sync is the first safe and happy home most of these cats have ever known. I am so honored to call myself a volunteer for In-Sync.

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2 people found this review helpful

This is the cleanest and best place for the kitties to spend the rest of their days. Vicky is so amazing at the wonderful care she provides for the cats ! Such nice people too!

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'm extremely proud to be part of this incredible sanctuary! I visited others many times in the past. Some were nice, some not so much but the first time I visited In Sync, I was astounded at the level of care, love and cleanliness and felt I had to be a part of it. The workers were so very friendly to my friend and I while we walked around. Now that I am a part of this wonderful place, I can honestly say that the cats are definitely number one priority. All donations go directly to the cats. Care is never anything but 100%. If they need vet attention, they have it. Preventive care is a priority and food is carefully prepared every day. But the absolute finest part of this institution is the LOVE each and every volunteer and staff member gives to the cats. Watching new residents blossom is a real treat to behold.

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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