In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   257 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
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for about 2 years at InSync. I was always proud of the wonderful work I was a part of. I have seen cats in horrible conditions come to Insync and be loved into health and happiness. They're work is invaluable, these cats are treated like gold. I also know first hand that all donations go directly to taking care of the cats. This place is a god send for these cats. I wish all exotic cats (in captivity) could live at InSync.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

At Insync ALL the money from donations is spent on the cats. Some sanctuaries may be prettier but that means they are spending their money on landscaping and not on the cats. Many of the cats have lived in deplorable conditions. Insync provides food, clean water and medicine to heal their body. Vicky has saved cats that no one thought would live.
Insync provides large (better than required by law) enclosures, playgrounds and pools with waterfalls for the tigers. Who love water.
It is healing their soul that can be the most difficult. Many cats have never walked on anything but concrete or even been outside. This is where Insync truly excels. These cats are LOVED and no matter how long it takes InSync heals their soul.

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

Everyway. The rescue of the cats from Leona and Poetry were especially moving for me. I saw the unforgiveable conditions the cats were living in. I saw how hard everyone worked to get these cats into an environment where they are loved and respected. If someone walked up and gave me 100,000.00. I would give it all to InSync.

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

Have little openings on the outside fences for vistors to use to take pictures of the cats.

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?

Learning to work in all areas of the Sanctuary.

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

I made some new friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Worthwhile. I know I am helping to revive and restore these beautiful animals. I know that because I was here these cats lives were made better.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an unbelievable place! The cats that are brought here are filled with love and caring. After medical treatment, they are nurtured and cared for with dignity and respect. The before and after photos are amazing! Each volunteer treats the cats like they were their own. Truly, no better place for these God's creatures to live and play the rest of their lives. Everyone needs to see these animals and the wonderful work that is done here.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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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1 person found this review helpful

This place is amazing! I came here with a friend about a year ago and fell in love with all the fur friends. I haven't read all their stories because I would need several boxes of tissues but the ones I have read are unbelievable. I brought my family out last week for the Big Cat Egg Hunt. I was very impressed how well organized this event was. Fantastic! We girls had a fun time. Thank you!

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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1 person found this review helpful

I've brought my parents all the way from Michigan to this sanctuary for a private tour because of the wonderful care and attention this big cats get from the staff. The world of knowledge the staff has of each cat is so impressive. They have expanded to include Cheetahs. They have done the first surgery of it's kind on one of the tigers. In-sync has a great deal of press coverage on all the wonderful things they do for these majestic animals.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Went out with my parents to visit Insync on Good Friday. Insync set up a special time for me and my parents as their visit was a short one before going back to MI after Easter. My folks seemed very impressed and learned a lot about the big cats and the reasons they ended up at the sanctuary. Tour guide was very nice and very knowledgable. You could tell she really cared about all the cats and even teared up when talking about the cats that had passed away. I'm was so impressed with this group, they are on my donor list for funds and will remain there.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I love this organization. The people who run it have great hearts and really care about what they are doing. Every time I go I see the cages being kept clean and the animals being loved on. They take animals that have been abused and neglected and who are unwanted in other places and make them feel loved and appreciated. They give them a place to live out the rest of their life in peace and happiness. I have seen the changes in personalities of some of these magnificent creatures as they realize that they are now loved and adored by many! I love that it is so close and can go whenever the desire strikes. In my opinion there should be more facilities like just like this one all over the country and world. If more people cared like the people who work/volunteer for Insync I believe our world would be a MUCH better place!

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

person. I have been many times and been to many events.

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

open to the public 7 days a week! (I know this is difficult because most who work there are volunteers.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Local paper

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I just LOVE to vist In-Sync with my grandson. We live about an hour away but visit/donate every chance we get. It is so rewarding to see how well kept all the animals at In-Sync are. I also enjoy their blog, it is the first thing I read in the morning. I have learned so much about large exotics cats from the blog.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In-Sync is a beautiful sanctuary for big cats. Their.community involvement has educated so many people and saved the lives of many cats. Seeing before and after video of rescued lions is truly miraculous. And seeing the cats in person, seeing how well taken care of and happy they are warms my heart.

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?

2010

 
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I've always been fascinated with big cats, so I was thrilled to find a big-cat rescue center so close to where I live. It's amazing! My daughter volunteered there for a few summers when she was in high school and loved it. Getting up close and personal with such beautiful creatures is such a thrill. (She later went to South Africa and did volunteer work at The Lion Park.) I was also somewhat amazed to see Vicki (the boss lady at In-Sync) actually inside the cage with some of the cats. Uh... what? :-) I go back every so often, taking friends and family who have yet experienced it. I can spend hours there, easily, just watching the cats and talking to them. It's beautiful and peaceful being there, until the lions decide to start a chorus of roars. Then it's rockin'...

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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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In sync Exotics is my favorite place to go on a cool spring day. There is nothing like taking a walk among some of God's most glorious creatures. Hearing the chuffs of the tigers and singing of the lions is something you will not soon forget. This has all been me reviewing In-Sync on a selfish personal level. Let's get to the other stuff. In-Sync staff are angels here on this earth. If everyone could be even a little more like them, there would be no homeless, hurt, or even sad animals on this earth. Seeing the relationships and bonds that they have formed with these big cats is one of the most amazing things I have laid eyes on. And for what? They make no profit other than payment with chuffs and happy eyes saying thank you . For them that is enough. These big cats are wonderfully taken care of, but so costly. I do hope that everyone gets a chance to witness the greatness that goes on at In-Sync at some point in their life. Just volunteering there for a short time and visiting, the big cats have left a paw print on my heart forever.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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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I honestly can't describe how amazing this organization is. How selfless do you have to be to give these cats the life that they would never have otherwise at a great cost to yourself? Vicky and all the volunteers are truly angels sent here from heaven. These sweet and helpless cats receive 5-star treatment and are given the most amazing life they can dream of.

I have visited and volunteered at In-Sync Exotics and I can truly vouch for the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into taking care of these wondrous creatures. I am fallen so completely in love with so many of the cats here.

Not only is it a safe haven for the cats, In-Sync is also a great educational place. I have learned so much from visiting and volunteering there. It's a great way to be up close and personal with some of God's greatest creations!

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

countless ways. The love and care that these cats receive is completely priceless.

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

make sure that they always had all the money and supplies needed to rescue new cats and take care of the cats they already have.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have yet to visit In-Sync, but we can't wait to go. I met one of their employees at a local library one day and she was so nice to take time to speak with my young daughter about their sanctuary. Their Facebook page is wonderful and it's so nice to see updates about what is happening at the sanctuary. I'm so glad they are helping these majestic big cats. We are definitely planning a spring visit, once the weather warms up just a bit! I can't wait! I wish we had enough money to donate money to their organization, but maybe someday when our finances are better.

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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