October 5, 2012
This past summer, I served as an intern for In Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center. Those 12 weeks absolutely changed my life. Every volunteer and worker at In Sync gives their all every day because they love the cats. The cats, who have all been rescued from abusive conditions, grow to live happy, healthy, stimulating lives at In Sync. This sanctuary does critically important work rehabilitating cats and showing them that humans can be trustworthy and loving, and that the cats don't have to be afraid for the rest of their lives. Any cat that comes to In Sync is there to stay - they cannot be released to the wild, and they will never be passed off to another organization. I cannot imagine a more committed, well-deserving non-profit. Vicky Keahey takes on cats that most other organizations would decline, due to health conditions. Vicky works tirelessly to ensure that every cat is given a chance at living a happy life. The cats are regularly provided with enrichment to stimulate them mentally, whether it be scents, a new toy, or just a change in their environment. I will never forget the day that I provided a bag containing coffee grounds to one of our male lions, and he hugged it to his chest and rolled around on his back, so excited to have it. I couldn't have imagined a more fulfilling way to spend my summer, and I cannot fathom a more deserving charity. The work done by In Sync can easily be overlooked, but it is of critical importance, and they do the job well.
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