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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

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

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited the facility one hot summer day and very much enjoyed seeing that some formerly unwanted, neglected exotic cats had found a good home. Observing both younger & older volunteers caring for the animals, you could sense the love they feel for the cats. I also appreciated the opportunity to get a closer look than you would normally experience at a zoo. I don't live in the area, but look forward to visiting the sanctuary again sometime in the near future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love In-Sync! They take such great care of all their rescued cats. In the 4 years I've been a regular visitor, I have been horrified at the condition of some of the cats when they arrive, after being confiscated from abusive owners. It's truly shocking what some people can do to animals. But, then, the magic at In-Sync happens! The cats learn that people can be loving, not cruel, that they will always get the best food, best medical care, best enclosures, enrichment, social interaction, and TONS of love! They blossom under the care they get at In-Sync, and the volunteers always seem so dedicated to these beautiful animals. I LOVE watching the enrichment demonstrations on Saturdays, when the cats get all their goodies! I wish I could join the volunteer team, but my work and family obligations simply don't allow that at this time, so for now I'll just keep vising as often as possible. I also follow the cats on Facebook, and love all the updates, pictures and videos.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been visiting In-Sync for about 6 years, and love watching the progress of the cats! Watching them get happy and healthy, and flourish under the love they receive there, is so rewarding. All the volunteers are helpful and answer all my questions, and always seem to genuinely love their big furry charges! I also love following the cats' photos and stories on Facebook and the blog, I feel like I know what's going on even if I can't get there as often as I would love to.

Thomas23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been visiting InSync for going on 4 years now. It is the best place. They really love and take care of the big cats!

Sue_2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Insync Exotics when Sabu was moved from San Antonio to Wylie, Texas. I've been following the WAO case for many years and I am pleased the 2 WAO lions and 1 tiger found a new home with this facility. I love the animal reports on the blog--especially the report on Sabu as he is making great progress in his ability to not only walk, but run again! It is obvious that the staff cares about these animals very much -- you guys, rock!

Dee_

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In-Sync Exotics has helped so many abused, neglected cats. The recent rescue in Poetry, TX is but one example of the tireless effort Vicky and all the staff & volunteers put into every aspect of the sanctuary. The cats have playgrounds and pools and toys and large enclosures. No more teeny tiny cages for those babies.....and that's what they are.....Vicky's babies!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every time my family and I have visited In-Sync, we have found all of the volunteers to be extremely helpful, kind and knowledgeable. The animals are in very nice habitats with clean water and plenty of toys- you can really tell that the people of In-Sync take an active role in making sure the residents, both big and small, have as interesting and enjoyable a life as possible. I simply cannot recommend this place enough!

4Sabu

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When Sabu and Jynxie, two former WAO lions went to In-Sync Exotics, I wanted to learn as much as I could about this organization. I reviewed their 990s (Organizations Tax Returns), reviews, and visited their website, Facebook page, Twitter, and blog. I was astounded with all the information that is available to the public! The 990's clearly showed donations went towards animal care. The stories on the blog and Facebook were very interesting. But most importantly, I saw the BEST video of Sabu, who when he left the WAO could barely walk without falling down after taking a few steps, RUN after a ball! He looked like he was having so much fun! Thank God he went to Insync Exotics. They obviously care about their animals and they take the time to heal animals with serious disabilities, no matter how old they may be. Because of In-Sync, two older lions, Sabu and Jynxie, have a second chance at a really good life. In-Sync also accepted a tiger from the WAO just last week - Okemo - who lived alone for most of adult life at the now closed WAO. Finally, Okemo will be around a lot of people and animals -- so he will never be "alone" again! Thank you very much, Insync for taking in three of the WAO animals, and giving them a chance to love life again!

Vicki M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In-Sync Exotics is a wonderful sanctuary, providing a loving home to these beautiful cats. I always enjoy visiting the sanctuary because it warms my heart to be so close to these incredible animals. My favorite part of the visits are when the tigers are chuffing, and when the lions sing.

The sanctuary is well taken care of and it is clear that the volunteers love the animals. It is a wonderful place to educate the public - especially children - about exotic cats. In-Sync Exotics sanctuary really makes a difference in the lives of the cats and in our community.

Kelley2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited InSnyc Exotics many times and it still amazes me every time I visit how much love and care these animals receive. I have seen some of these beautiful cats who have come to the sanctuary looking like they have little to no chance of recovering from the neglect they have experienced. But then I return a few months later and I am so happy to see the incredible changes that Vicki and her staff of volunteers have accomplished! In Sync is a true blessing to these animals!