July 21, 2010
The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary is an amazing facility and I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the last five months working in such a fantastic place. This place really has been a dream come true to me. I arrived at the sanctuary not knowing much about animal care and enrichment especially with regard to large carnivores. Within the first few days not only did I quickly learn the names and personalities of our 55 exotic cats and our 14 bears but I also learned quickly how much the staff of IEAS cares about the well-being of these animals. Everything we do here is to ensure that our cats and bears live a comfortable and stress-free life. The majority of our animals have come to IEAS abused, neglected, and afraid. The staff works extremely hard to ensure that these animals are given a better life. I have learned so much while working here. You learn and experience so much more here than you do in a typical zoo or other animal organization and these skills will greatly help me in my future career. I am so glad that I was able to be a part of not only helping so many wonderful animals but also working alongside and learning so much from our experienced keepers.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
that we have helped so many animals gain a better life.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I work as an Animal Care Intern.