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 . . .
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.