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INTERNATIONAL EXOTIC FELINE SANCTUARY INC
July 20, 2010

IEAS is truly an amazing place. I went on a tour about six years ago to find out about the facility, and was very impressed with the sanctuary, so I started volunteering. The animals are ALWAYS put first. Everything that is done by the keepers, interns, volunteers, donors, etc., is for the total benefit of the animals. Volunteering at IEAS has been the experience of a lifetime. Over the years, you get to know each cat and bear and their personalities. The Nutrition Center is where everything happens. The diets of the animals are prepared there. The cats and bears are monitored on a daily basis regarding their diets, i.e., how much meat they are leaving, eating, etc. The intern program is outstanding. Many interns have gone on to be keepers at many well-known zoos and sanctuaries around the country. They gain invaluable experience during their internship here. I would not trade my experience at the sanctuary for anything. It is truly an honor to be able to volunteer there.

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

I have developed a special relationship with a jaguar at the sanctuary, Domino, through the sanctuary's "Emotional Enrichment Program." It is a relationship that I deeply treasure, and I know greatly benefits Domino.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their "Emotional Enrichment Program."

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated to the care and well-being of all the animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Give tours, prepared diets, wash dishes, sweep, mop, laundry, etc., etc.