INTERNATIONAL EXOTIC FELINE SANCTUARY INC

Rating: 4.92 stars   277 reviews

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Location: PO Box 637 Boyd TX 76023 USA

Mission: Care for abused, abandoned and illegally obtained large cats and bears IEAS currently cares for 66 large cats and 10 bears IEAS also serves as an educational facility for visitors
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Rating: 5 stars  

WOW, the International Exotic Feline Sanctuary is an amazing place! I could tell upon our visit here that they really do care about the animals. Not only did we see big beautiful Cats and Bears, but we also learned what they eat and how it's prepared. We didn't even realize we were learning. We hope to be coming back for a visit soon! I know there have been a few new Animals added!

This place is very cool and the people who work are very kind and know how to care for these amazing animals! Also, they have interns that get to learn and work first hand.

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By seeing how well the animals live and are maintained. This place is so very caring and deserves all the donations they can get to help care for these animals.

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Oh yes, I'd want the world to be a safer, cleaner place for Children and Animals and all people of course.

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Rating: 5 stars  

IEAS is a great organization doing exceptional work with abused and abandoned big cats and bears. This organization has worked tirelessly for years to give big cats the best quality of life possible. A few short years ago, they opened their hearts and orphanage to abandoned bears as well, giving these animals a chance at a happy, healthy life. They are so deserving of your time and your money. Please visit today and help save a life.

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....flood them with donations!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I visited IEAS several times first as a gift from my wife and the others by taking different kinds of people of all ages (including my sister from Argentina) to show the exceptional work that this group of people does taking care of all these cats and bears.
On the last visit as we were walking our guided tour we got to a point where all the cats started roaring loud and as our guide inform us that is a very rare moment to see at the time of a visit.
All the interns we met are dedicated to help to the life of these animals and you can see in their faces that they are being taken care of.

The sure deserve to win the prize.

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My visits to their compound

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Rating: 5 stars  

This place is the most incredible example for other animal sanctuaries around the country and the world. Everything they do is for the animals' sake, not just the profitable amusement of people. These animals have incredible stories that should be told, and the sanctuary does more than its fair share to spread knowledge of inhumanity towards wild animals. I believe in IEAS that they are in my will!

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They've been able to take in more animals, they've expanded their animals from just felines to bears as well, and they've maintained unmatched integrity.

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

...not do a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The place is truly amazing. They have dedicated their efforts to provde some of the most beautiful animals on the planet with a safe and secure place to live out their lives. Many of the animals have suffered terrible abuse and to have a place like this for them to live comfortably is worthy of support.

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a visit

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

allowing it to expand to help more animals

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked as an intern at IEFS back in 2003 and had a fantastic experience there. I can attest to the fact that the staff and administrators of the sanctuary have the animals' best interests at heart and do all they can to give the animals the best possible quality of life. Being certified as a santuary by the AZA also provides evidence of the high standards of the sanctuary.

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I've visited other animal sanctuaries and none have had the quality of IEFS in attention to habitat richness and size, and overall treatment of and respect for the animals.

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I can't think of any changes I would recommend at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter had the opportunity to be an intern at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd, Tx. While she was there I had the opportunity to visit and hear the stories of the various animals they care for there. The stories range for distressing to incredible, and the bears and cats are impressive. I am not a great photographer, but I will treasure the pictures I took. The staff was, and continues to be helpful to my daughter, and even without the rest that will make them special in my mind. I got the best pictures of Domino, though he is not a cat I would like to meet outside of his cage. In the end there were Lions, and tigers, and bears ... and I felt fortunate to have been in their company for a short time.

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I listened to the stories of animals that are well cared for now, but that frequently came from less desirable circumstances.

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

Provide better funding to address the needs of the animals they have and to expand for other animals in need. The brown bears looked to have a lot of fun, but their space is limited. The need is more than the available resources

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Rating: 5 stars  

This place was an excellent one. I really enjoyed my experience here learning about the different animals. I liked hearing about their personalities and other information that you don't get from Zoos when you walk around by yourself. I really loved thier Leopard Mia. she was so cute and rolled around. All of their cats seemed very happy and content!

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in Feb 2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Every morning when I show up to work, the first thing I hear is "Roy...can you fix this?" This is before I even get my first cup of coffee. Though this may be annoying to some, it's quite relaxing working around these wonderful animals, knowing is some way, no matter how small it may seem, I helped them out. To see an organization such as IEAS put the animals needs and emotions first is great. Everything we do out here is for the animals and done to reduce stress on them. Most of these animals have come from sad situations, so I believe they have had enough stress...they deserve the best life they can have, and that is what IEAS does.

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During my work around the Sanctuary

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's an amazing feeling to drive up in the morning and see three white tigers to your right greeting you with friendly chuffing sounds. You can tell they are happy. These animals are treated so well...not only do they receive a proper diet and the best vet care possible, but they also enjoy large habitats full of enrichment. All the tigers have pools to cool off in during the summer, cougars have caves and leopard and bobcats have climbing perches and trees to enjoy. Each habitat is fit for each animals needs. Not to mention Bear Orphanage which has become the highlight of the tours. Bear Orphanage houses the black bears of the sanctuary. There are two huge natural habitats! When you see the bears on a tour playing in a tree, it's just like seeing and bear in the wild. Amazing!

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Conducting tours and hearing the visitor's responses

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