In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   249 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 31-1726497
(972) 442-6888
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The first time my family visited In-sync was approximately 8 years ago. We were amazed and the quality of care all animals were given but especially the love and concern for them. Since our first initial visit the facility has grown but the love, care and concern has not! Vicky and her group of volunteers are truly fantastic people and have no agenda for themselves which is no small feat these days. It is a humbling experience to watch them all give everything for this animals.

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

I am not sure what context this relates to.

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

There are no changes that I could recommend for this organization. Love, compassion and concern are overwhelmingly abundant. The more donations they receive benefits the animals...not the humans.

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I first discovered In-Sync exotics through my mother and sisters who volunteer there. Mom lives very close to it and whenever I visit from Colorado going there is the first thing I want to do. I've always been an animal lover but didn't realize the severity of the captive wildlife crisis until being educated about it at In-Sync. Seeing first hand how loved and cared for these magnificent creatures are affected me greatly. The horror stories that many of these animals suffer through prior to receiving a wonderful home like In-Sync really makes you appreciate all the hard work and dedication that goes into the rescue and care of them. In fact, In-Sync so impressed me that I have been volunteering at a large, non-profit wild animal sanctuary in Colorado for almost a year now and couldn't be happier. It is very comforting to know that, while these animals would most certainly be better off still being out in the wilds, the ones in need of rescue have places like In-Sync that will take them in with loving arms and provide them a safe and nurturing home.

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

seeing first hand the positive difference Vicky, the staff, and all the volunteers make in these animals lives

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

get them the on-site vet clinic they so desperately need

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In-Sync Exotics is truly amazing, almost a cure for the stupidity of so many humans who selfishly exploit animal well-being for monetary profit, ego or nefarious purposes.

Each animal is rescued from sometime horrible, always pathetic environments and cared for humanely. Not like a zoo, but in a caring, more individualized environment that promotes responsibility of humans for other creatures of our Earth.

My first experience there nearly knocked me off my feet .... seeing the huge cats so closely. It' both humbling & inspiring.

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

knowing my dollars and caring DIRECTLY benefit animals & educate humans to their responsibility to other creatures.

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

replicate their work for all mammals, on land & in water.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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InSync is the most wonderful non profit ever! The dedication, hard work, compassion, and high standards of everyone in this organization have served to give new lives to countless animals who would otherwise have had no chance for a happy, healthy life.

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

Witnessing the health improvements and socialization of many exotic cats who had previously been mistreated was the most inspiring of my experiences. They have learned to trust, frolic, and live without fear.

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

See that they had more recognition and more donors.

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I was so taken by the story Kahn, the lion who had to be nursed back to health that I decided to help adopt him and assist with his feed expenses. In Sync has taken in so many cats that were in poor health due to neglect and cared for them in order to return them to health that it is truly amazing.

This organization deserves support from everyone.

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

Many visits to InSync have shown their care and expertise

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

Provide more funding so they can complete their current building plans

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1 person found this review helpful

I first became involved after an article in our local paper. I donated a large sum to help a Tiger with cancer by adopting him. That was several years ago, and I have adopted numerous cats since then. Why? Because these cats get the very best of care, regardless of the cost. This place is better than any zoo. The visitor can interact with the cats and see their individual personalities. My father, who was confined to wheelchair, loved to visit this place every time he was in town. Together we funded the visitor center so that others could enjoy this wonderful place and could buy souvenirs that would help support their programs. I've visited several other similar facilities in the area, and none even come close to the quality of this facility. It may be too small for Charity Navigator to list, but it deserves top billing and more publicity.

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

watching its growth over the past 7 years and interacting with the animals. It is possible to relate to individual cats on a personal level if one takes the time to speak to and play with them (outside their cages of course!) Sheila, a white lioness, loves my crazy gray hair. New cages, new pools, new visitor center, new animals....it's all part of a wonderful place where these animals can be safe and loved.

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

find a donor who could provide an endowment so they wouldn't have to worry about funds every time a new animal needs to be rescued or fed or treated by the vet. When I started supporting them, they had about 30 animals--now they are up to about 70--and they have to turn animals away. Too bad money is the limiting factor here; the staff and volunteers are beyond committed.

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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Need for a visitor center, need for new cages, need for vet care.

What would you tell others about this organization?

It's wonderful. Go see for yourself!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been donating to In-Sync since I first visited the sanctuary for these magnificent animals. To me, the work that In-Sync is doing is something that is coming straight from the owner's heart, and it shows. I have told as many people as I can about the place and the work they do and try and get them to donate as well. In fact, this week, one of my best friends is going to donate money based on my taking her there. If I had the time, I would volunteer there. Unfortunately I can only visit as a guest, but one day I hope to be able to do more as a volunteer.

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

Seeing the animals get healthy and happy once they are rescued from abusers, etc...

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

Give it more money so that they could rescue and keep more animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've visited In-Sync Exotics and keep up with their newsletter regularly. It's a wonderful place where big kitties and other animals are loved and well cared for. The volunteers are super-friendly and you can see how much they care for all the critters big and small. (There are some small kitty visitors who greet you on your visit, too. :) ) I donate as much as I can, and I'm so happy to help a great cause!

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

my visits and seeing all the positive changes in the rescued animals. To see the condition of some of the animals when they arrive is heartbreaking, but to see them improve in the weeks, months, and years afterward is really awesome!

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

only make it bigger, so they could rescue even more animals. It's sad that a place like this *has* to exist, but this facility is a great place for the critters to finally find peace, fun, and medical care.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had found them on Facebook, since I have a love for all animals BIG and small, I followed them for a while. After watching and seeing how they take such great care of their rescued cats, I had to go check it out for myself. This is a great place for these abused or malnurished cats to come to. The volunteers work so hard to take proper care of these cats. I would recommend, to anyone, that they go and check out this facility. So nice and clean and the cats look so happy in their enclosures, with pools and enrichment exercises. WONDERFUL Non-profit!! I would recommend to anyone who has the money, please help this wonderful facility to keep helping these cats!!!

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

seeing these cats happy and healthy

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

Help them receive more money to keep up the great work they are doing.

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