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INTERNATIONAL EXOTIC FELINE SANCTUARY INC
November 4, 2012

My husband and I came across the the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd, TX several years ago while on a motorcycle ride. Shortly afterwards we returned to take a tour. I was so thouroughly impressed with what they were doing to educate the public and take great care of their "residents", that I quickly put in to be a volunteer. Getting the behind the scenes look at the operations and the people involved, I continue to be impressed and find great joy in helping this non-profit organization with my time, talents, and treasures.

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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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

INTERNATIONAL EXOTIC FELINE SANCTUARY INC
February 12, 2011

I went on a tour of this facility early in 2009 after passing by on a motorcycle ride one weekend. I've volunteered at other animal refuges, and really enjoy the educational aspects that are presented to the general public. After the tour, I was determined to be a part of this organization thinking one day maybe I would lead a tour. Since they have interns at this facility, it is a part of their training to provide tours and educate the public, so I have instead found my niche as a volunteer working on beautifying the grounds. This helps visitors not only to know that the cats and bears are being well cared for, but that their surroundings and the entire facility are cared for and there is special attention paid to other details to enhance the look and feel of the experiences for all involved. There are lots of projects and on-going needs that I try to assist with as I can. I've been blessed to serve within this organization, and like the animals that reside at the International Exotic Feline Sanctuary, I too have sanctuary in my time spent serving at this place.

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

friendships with the staff, interns, and volunteers, and I have been rewarded in service by being surrounded by such elegant, powerful, and intriging creatures.

Ways to make it better...

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

sell cat and/or bear calendars with the pictures and stories of some of the animal residents at the sanctuary.

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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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

enough quality radios for the volunteers.

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

new friends, a voice for improvements, a sense of accomplishment and appreciation for work completed.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

good therapy for the loss of a pet cat.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have cleaned food pans, bleached floors, vacuumed, done laundry, planted flowers & grasses, watered plants/trees, weeded, mulched, raked, and drained & scrubbed out tiger pools.