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February 10, 2011

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February 10, 2011

I went for a tour not to long ago and really loved seeing all the animals, and hearing about them. Our guide was nice and told us a lot of different things about them. I would definately go back here, my favorites are the tigers, I really enjoyed seeing the three white tigers that lived together! Keep up the great work.

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September 2010

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

I wouldn't.

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

There is something magical about pulling up to work to have three, beautiful white tigers greet you at the gate. That is what I see every weekend I go out to the sanctuary to volunteer. As an aspiring keeper, I have struggled to find any experience at a zoo, because despite education, connections, and sheer luck, the only thing any zoo wants is experience at an AZA facility. IEAS has given me the opportunity to gain that valuable experience in an environment that has welcomed me with open arms. I'm surrounded by keepers, interns, and staff who have a genuine care for these creatures, who want to change the world for the better, and who love their job come rain or shine. The IEAS facility is beautiful, clean, and full of animals that deserve a second chance at life. I have seen a lioness play soccer with her ball, a tiger chase his tail, and a bear covered in pink and green cake icing to name some of the crazy things I've seen out here. My life is filled with laughter and sunshine when I'm out at this wonderful place, and I want the world to know about it. Come out and visit the international exotic animal sanctuary to take a tour, learn incredible information about some of nature’s wildest creatures and their conservation, and spend a day next to lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!)

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Feedback from tours! I've heard so many people talk about all that they learned on their tour, and that is a step in the right direction when educating people about conservation and wild animals!

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

change nothing. It's an incredible place to come and see.

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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

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

"Spacious living, swimming pools, meals delivered daily, superb medical care, free pumpkins for Halloween, and free trees at Christmas. Orphaned bears and exotic cats always welcome at the IEAS. Please visit our bigcat.org website for more details."

If I had to write an ad for the animals
that want to call the IEAS home, that's what I'd write. To be a human volunteering at the IEAS? Just call me fortunate.

The Great!

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On most Mondays I hear my friends talking about their parking problems at a mall...but I'll be the only one who was able to watch a bear shell peanuts in its mouth, or watch a tiger trying to sink a ball in its swimming pool. Personal experience? All the animals I see whenever I'm volunteering at the IEAS are living good lives even though none of them are able to be introduced back into the wild.

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If I would help to make changes to this organization, I would...keep educating the general public -- exotic cats aren't destined to be household pets, and all wildlife, including cute and cuddly bear cubs, need humans to stay distanced.

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

This sanctuary will take in abused and neglected exotic animals from unsuitable owners and give them a permanent home. Each habitat is suited to their needs, if the animal uses pools - they will be given pools, they all have many toys in there to play with whenever they want it. There is an emotional enrichment program that is set up so the most angered animals that come will calm down over time and learn to trust the humans that are caring for it.

The Great!

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taking care of all the animals and participating in the emotional enrichment.

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

change nothing.

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

I recently went to take a tour, and was amazed at the space that the animals had and how laid back they all seemed to be. Our guide was friendly and answered the questions that we had. We definately would like to come back again if it wasn't such a drive. I highly recomend this place to anyone interested in big cats.

The Great!

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

January of 2011

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

I have no recomendations on changes

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

I took a tour in December of last year, I really enjoyed it. The people were friendly and the had a lot to say about the animals in general. The animals themselves were beautiful! Keep up the great work, and hope to come back out for another tour!

The Great!

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

December 2010

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

none

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

I am currently and intern here at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary, and from what I have seen so far, this place takes exquisite care of their animals. They also take the time and effort to teach the interns about animal husbandry and what it takes to run a facility like this. I am grateful for my time here and the experiences that I have gained to take with me into my field.

The Great!

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

From December '10 to June of '11

Ways to make it better...

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

Have no comment at this time.

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

fabulous establishment of a sanctuary, love what they are doing!! good job, keep up the nice work

The Great!

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

reading about it and checking the website

Ways to make it better...

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

make a better website, make the organization do more for the animals in the sense of repopulating/releasing into the wild

February 8, 2011

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February 8, 2011

As a current Animal Care Intern, I have seen and experienced first-hand they type of sanctuary IEAS truely is. The care the big cats and bears of IEAS receive is beyond exceptional. Every Keeper, every Volunteer, and all Staff of the sanctuary put the well-being of each individual animal first and foremost. The Emotional, Behavioral, and Environmental Enrichment Programs in place are designed to keep the animals happy, content, and stimulated. Although the growing number of big cats and bears displaced and in captivity is a sad reality, there is no better home for them than IEAS.

The Great!

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

December 2010 - February 2011.

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

provide the sanctuary with more materials, equipment, and funding.

February 8, 2011

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February 8, 2011

As a current intern here at IEAS, I have had the opportunity to see first hand how the animals are cared for here. Everything about this place is held to the highest standards of animal care and management. I can honestly say I have never been to a place that takes such awesome care of their animals. It is such an awesome opportunity to be here and learn what they have to teach us. We have gained valuable hands-on experience and have been trained extensively with safety procedures for keeping for all animals. The keepers really strive to train us to be the best we can be!

The Great!

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I have learned SO much by having the opportunity to be an intern here. I will definitely take everything I've learned to my career in zookeeping for the rest of my life.

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

Everything about this organization is wonderful!

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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