In-Sync Exotics, Inc.
January 18, 2012
I spent an entire summer at In-Sync as an intern and I have to say, I have never seen a more wonderful place for neglected and unwanted exotic cats to spend the rest of their lives. The people who volunteer here are dedicated and caring people who work tirelessly so that the animals at In-Sync get the best treatment they can possibly get. Here, it is all about the animals and making sure that they spend the rest of their days in a comfortable, enriching, and loving environment. This place has actually inspired much of my passion for wildlife biology and conservation while attending college, and there will always be a special place in my heart for In-Sync--for the caring people who work there and the wonderful cats who live there.
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In-Sync Exotics, Inc.
August 22, 2011
I worked as an intern at In-Sync Exotics for an entire summer, and it was honestly one of the best jobs I've ever had. The people who work and volunteer here put absolutely all of their effort into making the cats at In-Sync comfortable, entertained, and happy. Many times people work long hours to ensure that the cats are getting the absolute best treatment, and it shows in the happy chuffs of the tigers and the singing chorus of the lions. Also, In-Sync does a great job with informing visitors about the unfortunate stories some of the cats have had, why it is just not a good idea to own wild animals, and how they can help by working to change legislation. In-Sync is a warm, open-hearted facility full of people who are only hoping to make a difference in the lives of big cats who have had hard lives. I truly love this place.
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the way I view owning wild animals, or any animal for that matter. Seeing so many abandoned wild cats makes you realize that owing any animal is a life time commitment, and is not something to be taken on the fly. It has also helping me form a stronger view of my future career as a possible conservationist or ecologist. It is a sad fact that there are more captive tigers in the US than wild ones in the world, and if I could I would make it part of my life's ambition to see those numbers flipped around.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
attempt to bring in more money from visitors and donators. The only problem with In-Sync is that, because it is a non-profit organization, it is always in desperate need of money--not for it's workers, who are almost all volunteer--but for its inhabitants, the wild cats. With more money they could by more land with bigger cages in order to accept more cats than they already do from around the US, and give them all outstanding accommodations and care.
Volunteer & intern.