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August 14, 2011

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August 14, 2011

I found In Sync quite by accident, and glad that I did, in 2002. Vicki K. has done wonders for these exotics cats that previously had been neglected and abused. If I remember right, it started with a cougar being left behind at a vets office that she worked at and she recieved permission to take the cougar home to care for him. Then was approved by several agencies to be able to do what In Sync does today, She has many dedicated people whom side by side aide in the day by day requirements that it takes to take care of these animals. These animals are so blessed to have this place.
I have in the past volunteered to wash bone buckets, and constantly refer people there. On facebook and on Pogo.com I am always saying go to www.insyncexotics.com to visit donate time or money if you can, or whatever you can.

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Watched them cleaning the living quarters daily, and did not realize how much there was to do until the morning I hung around.

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

I really dont think any changes needs to be made. I would like people to donate though and help them build some of the enclosures they might need, etc....

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 12, 2011
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August 12, 2011
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I'd heard about In-Sync Exotics Cat Sanctuary in the papers, in the local magazines and wanted to go, well I finally got the chance and WOW!!!! It's absolutely amazing. The cats are loved so much, clean cages, good food, water pools, plenty of room to enjoy, great people working there...it's so wonderful. I've now been twice, was at the birthday bash event for the cats and what a joy to see them all again, as well as some new cats...my favorite is Asha as we saw her on our first visit. So many beautiful creatures God has created and so wonderful that there is a special place to take them in and care for them and create a new loving enviornment. I love In-Sync Cat ExoticsSantuary and I want more people to know and love it. I want people to see what God has created and to help this great facility by means of funding, volunteering or whatever needs to be done to help.

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It has been a blessing. In-Sync Exotics educates people about the various species and teaches compassion.

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

do nothing, but add more space so that more cats could experience the love and care as well. Of course more donations would need to come in and hopefully they will.

August 2, 2011
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August 2, 2011
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When we moved into our new house across the lake from Wylie, I thought my husband was going nuts when he told me he was hearing the quiet roar of lions in the evening. Determined to prove him wrong, I went online and found In-Sync Exotics just a few miles away from us- we had to check it out! After church one Sunday, my husband, our four young kids and I loaded up in the van and set out on an adventure.

Upon arrival at In-Sync, we were pleasantly surprised by the nice gift shop and clean restroom. The entry fee was a little high, but considering all they do for these large cats, it was worth it. We left the large gift shop/registration building and strolled down the gravel walkway to the first set of enclosures.

All of the enclosures are fairly large and tall and have the chain-link cage that the cats are in and then another one surrounding the first with a walkway between the two for the workers. The enclosures were surprisingly clean and there was very little (if any) bad smells. All enclosures were shaded and some had toys for the cats to play in or large pools for them to swim in. You could tell that great care and attention is given to all of the cats.

When we got close to the first enclosure, a giant white tiger lunged towards us and let out a giant roar. We jumped back in shock and our kids wrapped themselves behind our legs. A very kind lady ran out of another building and informed us that the tiger is afraid of strollers and walkers and that we're not supposed to have them there. Needless to say, we didn't hesitate in putting the stroller away!

Besides that one intense moment where we inadvertently broke the rules and scared the kitty (but are secretly thankful it happened to us because it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing- hopefully) we loved In-Sync Exotics. The cats are large and beautiful, an amazing sight to see. It made us fear them and love them at the same time. We would love to volunteer in the future and are so proud to be a part of a community that not only cares about each other, but about creatures that can be misunderstood and feared, but definitely deserve to be respected.

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Wylie, TX on a trip to In-Sync Exotics for a fun family outing.

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

post signs that stated no strollers or walkers and give the reason (they scare the animals). I'm not sure all of the volunteers are aware of the rule because we passed a few of them on our way down to the animal enclosures and no one said anything until after the tiger let us know he was there. We felt awful for scaring it (even though it was neat to see it's reaction) and definitely would have followed the rules had we known.

August 2, 2011
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August 2, 2011
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Absolutely WONDERFUL Organization. When I went out there, they had just rescued some cats from Poetry. The two cougars where inside being treated for Malnutrition and Dehydration. These beautiful cats were the center of attention for the crew at In-Sync. They do such great work. I can't wait to go see them now that they are being properly cared for.

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Watching unhealthy mistreated cats turn into happy healthy ones. What a great place

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

None, other than more money for more inclosures to care for more cats.

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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These poor felines, whose stories would break your heart, look to be in absolute heaven in their 'homes." When I visited, I was shocked to see how close you are able to get to them. It was an amazing experience to say the least.

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

By becoming informed on how the animals came to be at this sanctuary

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

Do nothing, it's great

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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In-Sync provides cats who were formally without hope with love, hope, and so much more. I visited there for the first time not too long ago, and was amazed to see how content and happy the cats all seem. They are provided with all the play, love, food, and general care that they need - and more. Their environments are clean, well-maintained, and tailored to that cat's individual needs. These cats have come from varied backgrounds but most of them involved some level of abuse and/or neglect - how wonderful to have a place to truly call home and feel safe. Like people, animals respond to love and have their own way of recognizing when it is there or when it is not. I am touched by all that In-Sync is doing and wants to do.

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following up after my visit to read all the animals' stories on In-Sync's website, facebook pages, and blog. I feel like I know each of the cats and, in reading the stories of those who have passed away, grieved for them along with the staff of In-Sync. The pure love and devotion felt for these cats is more than apparent when you spend a few hours on any of these sites - if you can't go visit in person. Each and every cat matters and is loved. How wonderful is that?!

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

continue to write stories and post pictures across all venues - facebook, blog, website. I won't pretend to be an expert and I only have the best things to say about everything I have seen and observed here, but I would hazard a guess that there are many dreams that they have about things to do in the environments (or to add more environments) so that they could make life even better for their current cats or add more cats in need of rescue.

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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In-SYNC EXOTICS.....just can't say enough good things about it!! Loving staff, the cats seem to be comfortable and cozy....they have great enclosures with lots of toys....it's not only peaceful for the cats who have been rescued...it's a peaceful place to visit....you can look into the cats eyes and see that they are happy with their surroundings.

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Watching the progress of rescued cats....

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

If it ain't broke...don't fix it!!

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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I am so glad that these cats a safe place to call home now. Each one has his or her own painful but remarkable survival story. People can be so cruel to animals, thank you In Sync for stepping up and giving these magnificent cats a forever home where they are safe, loved and cared for around the clock.

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

learning about In Sync and what they do for these neglected and abused cats.

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

More marketing, so the general public can be better educated about In Sync and what wonderful work they do there. People should be visiting places like In Sync rather than going to zoos.

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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My family visited InSync for the 2012 Easter Celebration. Being animal lovers, we were thrilled to visit an organization that does so much for desperate and in-need exotics. Assuming we would only see lions and tigers, we were very impressed by the large variety of animals that had been rescued. It was a very memorable day for my family. We look forward to visiting again!

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By sharing this experience with my daughter, I was able to impress upon her the importance of compassion and the necessity of action for abused and endangered animals.

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

None.

August 1, 2011
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August 1, 2011
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.....I have known an avid supporter of In-Sync for many years...telling me stories of visits to see Tacoma....I can confirm upon my first visit that in my case, was exciting to the point of being life changing.......great cats...but most of all Vicky and company made me feel welcomed......In-Sync will always have my support for some great work...Bill Riley/Dallas

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...in seeing results with each visit

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

...satisfied as is......Vickys decision making is something I support

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