My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for In-Sync Exotics, Inc., Wylie, TX, USA
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.
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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!
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