In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   292 reviews

Address:

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was blessed enough to be a summer intern at In-Sync Exotics. As an intern, I got the opportunity to visit other sanctuaries in the area and none of them could touch In-Sync. All of In-Sync's funds go directly to the well-being of the cats. These cats are treated like royalty--like they should be. They are the best taken care of animals I've ever seen. In-Sync can take an animal on its deathbed and bring it back to great health in no time. This is a wonderful facility with wonderful people and amazing animals. I would give them all the money in the world if I could.

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

watching Sabu learn to walk again! We rescued Sabu in May and he could hardly walk without flopping to the ground. By August he was running!

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

build them an on-site Vet clinic and a bigger commissary.

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.)

I learned a lot about exotic cats and the care they require.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Blessed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I've been a volunteer at In-Sync Exotics for over six years and consider myself truly blessed to be a part of such a loving, caring and devoted family. I have personally witnessed the horrendous condition in which some of the cats arrive at In-Sync, and I've cried knowing the suffering they have endured at others' hands - starvation, abuse, neglect.... But I've also cried tears of joy at watching how quickly they improve, how with medical care, nutritious food, clean living conditions, room to run and play and lots and lots of love, they transform into the beautiful, dignified and magnificent creatures they were meant to be. Sadly, the food, medical care and materials to build the enclosures and play areas are not free, and we need the help of caring people to provide the donations which allow us to continue caring for those cats who are already a part of our family and to save others who desperately need our help.

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

I have seen cats come to In-Sync Exotics literally near death, and I have seen them recover, grow strong, heal and learn to play, sometimes within a few short weeks of their arrival. The results of In-Sync's care are truly miraculous!

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

Build a bigger commissary!!!!! (we outgrew the building we're now using about 20 cats ago!)

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?

Bigger commissary :-)

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

My experience at In-Sync has made me aware of the vast numbers of exotic cats that are currently living in horrible, miserable and often life-threatening conditions in private ownership, roadside zoos, and sub-standard "sanctuaries" - and just how desperately these cats need safe, permanent and healthy homes. This is a much bigger problem than I had ever imagined.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Watching as the cats enthusiastically dig into their bowls of meat is always rewarding - I feel like I've made their day!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered at other sanctuaries and have visited several, and I can say that the care and love these animals receive is outstanding. If it's humanly possible, the staff and volunteers will do whatever they can to improve the lives of these beautiful animals.
The enclosures are always spotless, all cats get playtime, diets are based on their individual needs, and veterinary care is always evident. All cats have toys and/or enrichment items and receive a lot of TLC from the volunteers.

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

Witnessing how many ill, injured, mistreated cats rebound with proper diet, living quarters, veterinary care, and care and concern. In the three years I've volunteered, several times cats have been brought to InSync that are skin and bones, afraid of people, injured, or ill. For most, within a few months, they have improved so vastly that they are unrecognizable from their former selves.

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

Give each cat yet more space, though this isn't possible because of the small parcel of land the sanctuary occupies.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In-Sync exotics has changed my life drastically. To witness and experience such love and compassion for these magnificent animals cannot go unnoticed. In-Sync Exotic staff work day and night to make sure that their residents are safe, healthy, and most importantly happy. Every cat that comes into In-Sync exotics is so fortunate because it will receive, guaranteed, the best care available. These cats are not treated like "pets", or "zoo animals", these residents are treated like they are part of the family and In-Sync does an incredible job at doing so. The amount of learning opportunities and social events are absolutely wonderful and open to the public. I am happy to say I was part of this spectacular organization and to say it has been my most favorite experience.

-Valley Girl :)

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

I've experienced In-Sync grow tremendously and learned how important a non-profit rescue organization really is.

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

I would continue to try and get more space available so more exotic felines can be saved and have a positive outcome in life!

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?

2008

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at InSync for 2 years now, and every time I go I always experience something new. When a tiger chooses you to chuff (big cat version of purr) at, when the young ones want to play hide-and-seek, or when the older ones show affection towards each other. It's so heart warming knowing that these cats, who have been abused for so long, finally have a place where they are no longer living to entertain others. They are finally in a place they can truly call home.

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

Everyday life. Personally getting to know these cats that have been saved by InSync brings the realization how many more there are that are in terrible condition. Donors have such a large impact on the life-span these cats will have.

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

Have more individual and company donors. These cats need food and shelter to survive!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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.)

Yes, extremely. Before I started volunteering here, I had no idea of the world of animal cruelty. In the past 2 years, I have learned so much about the very few laws we have reguarding animal rights. It's devestating to know the truth.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered at In-Sync a few years ago and helped feed, clean and build some lion cages. What a wonderful place to visit and to volunteer! There is nowhere like this anywhere around. The zoo doesn't even compare as big Cats go! Really great place to bring the kids or go for an interesting date. The cats are always active and playful and really seem happy to be where they are. It is amazing the work Vicki and the staff have done there to save these wonderful Cat's lives. Some really amazing rescue stories here You can certainly see the thankfulness and bonds these cats have with the owner and staff!!

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

Personally volunteering and getting involved with the cats and their daily lives as well as visiting for fun!

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

I would influence people to donate more money and get the word out more about how wonderful this place is! There is nothing I would chance about the organization itself!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been in and out of In sync for quite some time now, I have watched them grow physically in size, as well as in their message and in their cause. I have volunteered quiet a lot of places but never found an organization as dedicated or pure. It really is all about the cats. The mistreatment of some of the world’s most beautiful large predators is a problem that is so overlooked and it is sad. They are the stuff of legends, of worship and myth but more than that they are creatures that live, breath and feel. We raise them, inbreed them, miss treat them and leave them to die for our own images, for money and out of twisted pride. In sync saves them, heals them and gives them a place to live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort. All while educating the public on this huge and obscure problem and fighting for the rights of exotic animals in the U.S. The abuse we are legally allowing people to get away with is unfair. It has to stop and we have to make it stop.

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

I have see multiple animals come through Insync and make full and rapid recoveries. The lengths that they go to in order to educate people are tremendous. The dedication to the cats is out of this world. The proof is in the pudding, and insync gets the job done.

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

Nothing, not a thing. Though, If I was rich I would give them quite a decent sum of money, feeding big cats and providing them with medical care isn’t cheap :)

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 is perfect.

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

Yes, I found that I am gifted at working with animals. When I was a teenager it gave me something to do that kept me out of trouble. It gave me a sense of meaning and worth. I found friendship in the animals and other volunteers that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I was doing real honest good. Everyone one wants to help domestic cats and dogs, but I help their beautiful, wild, giant cousins who have somehow slipped through the cracks and out of our worries. Every day I walk into In sync I feel like I am saving lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering at In-Sync two summers ago. In the time I've been a volunteer, I have seen cats arrive at the sanctuary with a range of medical and emotional injuries. I have seen these cats' health improve drastically: those that could not walk are walking, and those that were terrified and angry and lonely are being loved and loving in return. I am so grateful to every one of our volunteers and I feel so lucky to be able to make a difference in the lives of these cats. We strive to provide the best care possible, and it's evident that we do judging by the relaxed and happy demeanor of every cat on the property.

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

The AMAZING improvements in the physical and emotional conditions of the cats that come "home" to In-Sync.

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

donate enough money for Vicky to be able to move ahead with the plans for an on-site vet clinic.

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.)

Volunteering here instilled in me a greater respect for all living things, and reinforced my desire to become a veterinarian.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I can make a difference in any life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

In-Sync is an experience of the heart. These exotic animals will walk into your heart and become part of your soul. You cannot ignore them, their eyes tell you stories that cannot be written, but felt. They are unwilling victims of humanity's need for control and power. Vicki and In-Sync give these animals a last chance to live in a truly caring environment. They will experience human love many times for the first time in their lives . . . . This group is truly dedicated and will move mountains to care for these amazing creatures, 24/7/365 days a year!! ! I am a prior Board member from many years ago . . .

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first came to In-Sync over 10 years ago. I Found out about it by word of mouth. Could not believe the passion Vicky has for these cats. And sadly the stories of each and every cat that was at that facility at that time. I came to realize the word Man-kind was an oxymoran. Most of those at the facility at that time and since would be dead if it were not for her rescue efforts She literally lives, eats and sleeps (with one ear on a baby type monitors in the cage area ) cats. She did not have a large volunteer base then but as the facility grew the volunteers came as word of mouth and the internet presence grew. These volunteers share the passion and they see it in Vicky. All rescue facilities have merit, but this one has the heart of gold stolen from it's founder.
In-Sync has survived because Vicky would not say no to the cats,
she has fought long and hard for it's existence. Bless her and her troups of volunteers, donors and supporters.

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

I have seen it grow in size and number of animals rescued.

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

Duplicate Vicky and her passion to save these animals.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I live in Poetry and for 15 years and have enjoyed asking our visitors to "listen to the lions roar" , they have been one of the joys of living in the country. Recently one of our neighbors told us that the lions had been abandoned and were in grave trouble. We were overjoyed to learn that our lions had been rescued by In-Sync and given safe new homes.

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

rescuing big cats

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

I have no suggestions

 
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