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In-Sync Exotics, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: "To provide a caring, safe haven to some of God's most beautiful creatures. We put their needs above all else; the old, the maimed, the unwanted can find sanctuary here."

Results: We spent a lot of time this year fundraising for our new animal residents requiring specialized medical care due to their age and present health condition, plus funds were needed to build the cats a new play area, complete with an outdoor splash pool.

Programs: Animal Husbandry Training Program Volunteer Program Community Outreach Program Enrichment Program

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

In-Sync Exotics is by far one of the best rescue groups around. I am very dedicated to animal rescue and welfare and am continually blown away by how much this group does with so little to provide the best possible care for these animals.

In most cases, they are taking in animals that have been abused or neglected and have serious health issues. They provide incredible medical care in a loving environment...always thinking about what's best for the animal.

In addition to food and medical care, they are always concerned about the animals daily lives, ensuring they animals have places to play, enrichments to bring joy to their day and a variety of social interactions designed for each specific animal. While we'd all love them to be living in the wild, it's not possible for these animals. They are given the best possible life under the circumstances.

Vicky Keahey is an amazing woman who gives her all to care of these animals. Her passion and determination to provide a safe and loving environment for these animals has inspired the incredible volunteers who work day-in and day-out to also make all this happen. In many cases, they take shifts to work 24 hours a day to care for sick or recovering animals.

In the toughest times, when they have to make decisions about quality of life for sick animals, they do all that with the utmost compassion, love and care.

We are "adoptive parents" to Mystery and Charley, a tiger and cougar, and have been for years. It is rewarding to support the animals and In-Sync. Anyone who hasn't visited them in truly missing out!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of InSync Exotics for twenty-plus years. It is remarkable and extraordinary to see Vicki Keahy and her team take care of these beautiful (and needy) animals. I have attended many of their events and seen how hard they work to make each animal as healthy and nourished as possible. Every dollar of my donations has brought me comfort, satisfaction, and pleasure. I know that it is well-spent and appreciated.
Sincerely,
Beverly Fetterman

Donor

Rating: 5

In-Sync Exotics is near and very dear to my heart. Vicky and the folks that care for all of those magnificent cats are the very best. They all truly love each and every one of those cats and give them the best care and attention possible. I have been a monthly donor for 10 years and plan to continue as long as I am able. I have been out to In-Sync many times to visit and experience these wonderful cats first hand. Vicky is truly the cat whisperer. They hear her voice and immediately start talking and looking for her.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

this exotic place is a great learning place for young kids. If your kids or yourself love wild animals, then come to the in-sync exotic inc.

3 Gretchen15

Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing place has been right in my own "backyard" for many years, yet I first heard of them during the summer of 2013 when they were experiencing their worst time ever: the distemper outbreak. It was heartbreaking. The cats got sick and many didn't make it. All of the volunteers were working around the clock trying to treat and save the cats. They would go to their jobs and as soon as they were off-work, head to In-Sync for hours of heart wrenching work for their cats.

There is no vaccine for felines. but major precautions and the best preventatives available are in place.

Since then, things have gotten back to normal, but the level of commitment by these volunteers has not waivered.

The volunteers are just as amazing as those they care for. Always willing to openly share their knowledge and genuinely glad the visitors are there.

The work they do for the cats can best be described as miraculous. One look at the "before and after" photos on their website says it all.

The best thing about In-Sync, is of course, the cats. And good things I can say about the volunteers and what they do everyday of the year is unending!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The level of commitment by staff and volunteers to the animals is unparalleled. Animals physical and emotional needs are equally addressed. What this facility is able to do with their resources and physical space is amazing. The facility is also strongly connected with the animal welfare community in general and generously volunteers time and resources to help other facilities/organizations with relocation efforts. It's clear that the cats are their primary concern. A class act organization!

1 Darlene35

Donor

Rating: 5

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center takes in sick, abused, and unwanted exotic felines and lovingly nurses them back to health. The cats are maintained in outdoor enclosures with covered areas for protection against the weather. These beautiful animals are provided with mental and physical stimulation to keep them healthy and happy. In-Sync truly cares about the well-being of all their residents. Check out their website and FB page!

Keirstin B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love In-Sync! They take such great care of their animals! You can really tell how much love and care they give all of them. That's why I support and donate as often as I can.

1 Alejandra S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing place! The animals are incredibly taken care of. You can see the before pictures and realize the care and time they have been given in order to fully recover. The staff loves the animals so much that they recognize them just by looking at them! They're always willing to answer your questions and tell you about their feline friends! I love In-Sync so much and I am sad I can't be close to them anymore but I will always support them with my donations. They opened my eyes and continue to educate us about a horrific industry that's a real problem. Without their work hundreds of lives would've ended up who knows where!

Steve160

Donor

Rating: 5

Animals well cared for and place was kept very nice. A very pleasurable and informative place!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to this charity because I know my money goes where it should go - to the animals. While the people facilities (staff/volunteer offices, parking, etc.) are bare bones, the cat's facilities are top notch. These animals have been rescued from less than stellar situations, but at In-Sync they have plenty of clean room to play, sleep or even swim in their own pools. They are well fed, with diets developed for each cat depending upon species and it's own individual health needs. Their health is monitored constantly and treated by expert vets when needed. Volunteers & staff treat not only the cat's physical needs, but make sure they have toys/enrichment items and experiences and companionship to keep them mentally happy as well. In short, at In-Sync these exotic cats are loved by loving people.

1 Erica36

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm in awe of the relentless passion, compassion, respect, commitment and love that the entire In-Sync team (including the amazing volunteers) has for animals. The round-the-clock care they give to these beautiful animals in need (especially during the distemper outbreak), and the dedication they have for education and research never ceases to amaze me. We are fans, donors, visitors for life!

2 Jedidiah E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I selected Donor because although I'm the spouse of one of the volunteers, I have only personally donated funds and supplies that were needed over the past few years.

My donations may seem small in scale, but I know that they very much impact the facility and the volunteers that use them in a large positive manner. I know this because whatever that supply item is, that's one less item that someone may need to spend the time and funds to go purchase. I've personally seen how one little thing can make a difference there and even more so, how much of an impact numerous small donations or larger donations benefit not only In-Sync, but also the wonderful animals that call it home. Every donation makes a difference and I wholly support and recommend donating whatever you can to In-Sync Exotics so that the beautiful creatures can continue to live good lives there through the efforts of the supporters and volunteers.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

For the first time on Saturday, March 30, 2013 my family visited and attended the Easter Festivities. My kids were beyond thrilled by all of the animals they we able to see up close. Two of my daughters decided for their birthdays they would adopt two of the big cats. In Sync takes exceptional care of their rescues. The enclosures are clean, nice size, there is enrichment for their mental health, they are well fed, clean and very comfortable in their environment. I was actually surprised after all they have been through that they all seem happy as clams now that they have found salvation with the care of In Sync. It is an amazing place for big cats that can not be placed into the wild. We will continue to support the sanctuary and tell everyone we can to visit as often as they can... this was the best Easter, we will come back often!!! Thank you to all of the volunteers that work endlessly to provide these beautiful animals the best life they can have in captivity.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I become more and more impressed with In-Sync Exotics every year. It is obvious that Vicky, her family, and the staff of volunteers have the well-being of the animals above all else. Just watching how happy the animals are and how different from a zoo environment; they are playful, and interact with the workers instead of just pacing in their enclosures. I love the provisions made by InSync, such as enrichment "toys" and a pool in each play area; the huge tubs the cats not only drink from, but get into and play. I have visited a number of times and have NEVER seen any of the staff being unkind to the animals, in fact just the opposite. They show love and care 100% of the time. I donate to InSync as often as I can because I feel they are one of the most worthwhile non-profit organizations I have ever known.

1 Kim_4

Donor

Rating: 5

I've brought my parents all the way from Michigan to this sanctuary for a private tour because of the wonderful care and attention this big cats get from the staff. The world of knowledge the staff has of each cat is so impressive. They have expanded to include Cheetahs. They have done the first surgery of it's kind on one of the tigers. In-sync has a great deal of press coverage on all the wonderful things they do for these majestic animals.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Went out with my parents to visit Insync on Good Friday. Insync set up a special time for me and my parents as their visit was a short one before going back to MI after Easter. My folks seemed very impressed and learned a lot about the big cats and the reasons they ended up at the sanctuary. Tour guide was very nice and very knowledgable. You could tell she really cared about all the cats and even teared up when talking about the cats that had passed away. I'm was so impressed with this group, they are on my donor list for funds and will remain there.

1 bigsis

Donor

Rating: 5

I made my first visit to In-Sync Exotics in 2011 since I had heard about their great work, and was considering donating the proceeds of our annual charity bake sale to them. I wanted to see the facility and the cats with my own eyes before I made a decision. My friends and I were blown away by the love and care that In-Sync provides to these wild cats who have been abused or neglected. We were able to raise over $8000 for In-Sync from our one-day bake sale, and will donate this year's proceeds as well. That's how much we love this place, these cats, and these people. We will be life-long supporters of In-Sync and are happy to endorse them as a superior charity worthy of our trust!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the most caring and loving organization that I have seen. The volunteers never fail to continue to give compassion to all animals of all sizes no matter what the condition the animal is in. I love to give to In-Sync Exotics because I know that any money I give will be use in the best possible manner for God's creatures. I strongly encourange anyone reading this to do the same and know that you money is not wasted. J. McIntosh

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This incredible facility was brought to my attention by a co-worker. Being the animal lover I am, I couldn't wait to get out there to see exactly what it was they do as a sanctuary for "big" cats (and some smaller cats, too!). I'm not exactly sure what I expected, but what I found exceeded anything I could have imagined! The attention, the care, the LOVE these "kitties" are shown is unbelievable. When you see the magnitude of the operation and learn it is run solely through donations and the work of volunteers, it humbles you. EVERYTHING done at In-Sync is focused on the well-being and happiness of those living there. It is so clear that a great deal of research goes into the care of each resident - each cat has a specialized diet and individualized care. When visiting with Vicky (founder), the love in her eyes and the pride in her voice - you would think she's talking about her own children.......and, in a way, these cats are. She has given them shelter, nursed them back to health, is respectful of their place in our world, and most of all, loved them.......unconditionally. As I told her, "there is a special place in Hell for those who did harm to or neglected these magnificent cats." "There is also a special place in Heaven for people like her!"

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Every time I visit InSync Exotics, I leave feeling more and more certain that these cats couldn't be in better hands. The interactions I see between the staff and the cats demonstrate such a high level of care, compassion, concern and love. It's also obvious that they want the animals to have the quality of life that they deserve but couldn't have in their lives prior to arriving at InSync. It just makes me feel good to know that they are doing the amazing work that they do.