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In-Sync Exotics, Inc.
August 1, 2011

I interned at In-Sync for three months this past winter and I have to say it was the best experience of my life. Vicky and all of the volunteers there take amazing care of the cats residing there, and are truly invested in the cats welfare. The work was hard, there is no doubt of that, but being able to contribute and work with all the cats was amazing. After meeting certain requirements, I was able to participate with their Cat Companions program (sitting with a specific cat for at least 30 minutes, talking to them and keeping them company) and their Vet Training Program (working with a specific cat, with the help of another trainer, teaching movements that will help the vet access the cat easier without having to sedate the cat). They made me, an outsider from Boston, feel at home and welcomed.

The Great!

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

when a bobcat (Lydia) showed up, hurt and needing attention, they took her in and got her vet help, and now due to her age and that someone ground down her canines, has a permanent home at In-Sync. Others would have just put her to sleep or let or die in the wild, In-Sync got her help and took her in when they realized she wouldn't survive by herself.

Ways to make it better...

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

give them a way around finances! that has been the biggest problem, just keeping these cats healthy and fed is a large financial endeavor, not to mention all the vet bills.

More feedback

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

nothing, it was a great experience, and I wouldn't change anything/

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I learned multiple new skills, met some great people, and cemented my career goal of working with big cats.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

exhausted, but accomplished

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I was an Intern for 3 months and work on just about everything!.