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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

Cloe C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In sync Exotics is my favorite place to go on a cool spring day. There is nothing like taking a walk among some of God's most glorious creatures. Hearing the chuffs of the tigers and singing of the lions is something you will not soon forget. This has all been me reviewing In-Sync on a selfish personal level. Let's get to the other stuff. In-Sync staff are angels here on this earth. If everyone could be even a little more like them, there would be no homeless, hurt, or even sad animals on this earth. Seeing the relationships and bonds that they have formed with these big cats is one of the most amazing things I have laid eyes on. And for what? They make no profit other than payment with chuffs and happy eyes saying thank you . For them that is enough. These big cats are wonderfully taken care of, but so costly. I do hope that everyone gets a chance to witness the greatness that goes on at In-Sync at some point in their life. Just volunteering there for a short time and visiting, the big cats have left a paw print on my heart forever.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I honestly can't describe how amazing this organization is. How selfless do you have to be to give these cats the life that they would never have otherwise at a great cost to yourself? Vicky and all the volunteers are truly angels sent here from heaven. These sweet and helpless cats receive 5-star treatment and are given the most amazing life they can dream of.

I have visited and volunteered at In-Sync Exotics and I can truly vouch for the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into taking care of these wondrous creatures. I am fallen so completely in love with so many of the cats here.

Not only is it a safe haven for the cats, In-Sync is also a great educational place. I have learned so much from visiting and volunteering there. It's a great way to be up close and personal with some of God's greatest creations!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with InSync as a donor and volunteer for many years. I have seen first-hand how the animals are nurtured, nursed back to good health, and loved. The dedication by the entire staff, and especially by Vicki Keahy, is amazing. The premises are spotlessly clean, being maintained 24 hours a day. There are large, natural habitats for the animals' exercise, and the enclosures are safe to the public. There is a high degree of education, teaching people and especially children, to respect wildlife.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I visit InSync Exotics frequently. I have witnessed sick animals become healthy, lame animals become playful, and shy animals become loving--all because the staff and volunteers at InSync have dedicated their lives to caring for these large cats. They have built enclosures, waterfalls, and pools with their own hands. They have multiple events every year, not just to raise funds, but also to teach the public about the majesty of the animals and the necessity to treat them kindly and with dignity. The facility is managed in a professional and humane manner, and yet Vicki Keahy and her staff always find time to talk to the public about their "babies". InSync Exotics is an inspiration to anyone who loves and respects wildlife.

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Donor

Rating: 1

I had been very disappointed by the attitude of their staff while visiting this facility as well as the lack of recognition for donations made for their cause.

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insyncexotics 09/14/2011

Dear PaintGal: I am saddened that your last visit to In-Sync Exotics (August 2011) did not meet your expectations. In-Sync Exotics is primarily staffed by volunteers and so it will be difficult to ascertain what transpired during your last visit. However, I want you to know I will address this issue with board, staff, and volunteers to ensure that we provide the best customer service to our visitors and donors alike. You are right, it isn't the size of the donation that counts—it’s people like you who contribute towards the care of over 60 exotic wild animals that matters to us. I think I speak for all of us by saying we would love to have you come out and visit the animals again--perhaps when the weather is a little cooler! If you would like to speak with me regarding your concerns, you are more than welcome to contact me at (972) 442-6888. Thank you! Regards, Vickey Keahey CEO & President of In-Sync Exotics

Jackie E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience last Easter at In-Sync. My Nieces and their small grand kids came to hunt the eggs, and prizes, but the expressions on their faces, as well as the adults can not be beat.
We had a wonderful time watching the interaction of the cats. Their beauty and grace is breath taking.
This is a perfect place for these beautiful creatures. They all seem so happy and healthy.
It takes a great deal of lov , money and dedication to save God's Large creatures.
I hope In-Sync can continue forever. Jackie Ellis

Donor

Rating: 5

The cats at in-sync are so well taken care of and so happy, its a beautiful thing to see. The people there really care about them, as if they were their own children and they are treated as such. I love this place.

Diane2345

Donor

Rating: 5

This is absolutely the best place in the world! The big cats are so well cared for it shows all around.

Sharla S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful facility! So glad they are willing to take on the responsibility of caring for these beautiful big cats. Unfortunately, our state laws allow for the ownership of wild cats, which require much more experience, money, and time than most individuals are willing to give. In-Sync Exotics has stepped in to rescue these poor animals, bringing them back to health, and educate the public about their plight.

Shonene M.

Donor

Rating: 5

My family in Ashtabula, OHIO absolutely LOVES In-Sync Exotics. We go through their pictures daily looking for updates on our favorite tigers and cougars. My children are learning how to conserve and take care of a scarce population of big cats through these pictures. I have personally visited the rescue and am in love with the staff, the big cats and how they take care of each other and the rescues. They have the utmost respect for the life these cats have lead up to their relocation. They make sure the guests visiting the cats are respectful, kind, humane and considerate. They take the time to educate the public and each other. Their should be more rescues like this, to help educate and service wildlife. THANK YOU IN-SYNC!!!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to InSync by a co-worker and friend. I am so proud of the work they do. From a selffish perspective, nothing brings me more joy than receiving a video clip of one of their babies playing in the water, playing with one another and enjoying life! Of course, there are emails with sad stories as well about those who lost a fight to cancer, etc., but the team at InSync does everything they possibly can to make for a happy and healthy environment. I donate to 2 organizations, InSync and ASPCA. I sometimes feel guilty that my donations only go to animals, but they are the only creatures who give unconditional love and can't always help themselves.

Donor

Rating: 5

In-Sync Exotics is such an amazing place! I am always telling my friends what an outstanding job they do there! where would these animals be if it werent for In-Sync? Let's keep them doing their good work with our continued support!

1 Sarina G.

Donor

Rating: 5

The people who run and volunteer at In-Sync Exotics are amazing!! They care so much about the well-being of their rescued "babies". Their hearts break at a loss, and soar in happy moments as well. They really take their duties seriously, and I think that they should be commended for the work that they do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The first time my family visited In-sync was approximately 8 years ago. We were amazed and the quality of care all animals were given but especially the love and concern for them. Since our first initial visit the facility has grown but the love, care and concern has not! Vicky and her group of volunteers are truly fantastic people and have no agenda for themselves which is no small feat these days. It is a humbling experience to watch them all give everything for this animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first discovered In-Sync exotics through my mother and sisters who volunteer there. Mom lives very close to it and whenever I visit from Colorado going there is the first thing I want to do. I've always been an animal lover but didn't realize the severity of the captive wildlife crisis until being educated about it at In-Sync. Seeing first hand how loved and cared for these magnificent creatures are affected me greatly. The horror stories that many of these animals suffer through prior to receiving a wonderful home like In-Sync really makes you appreciate all the hard work and dedication that goes into the rescue and care of them. In fact, In-Sync so impressed me that I have been volunteering at a large, non-profit wild animal sanctuary in Colorado for almost a year now and couldn't be happier. It is very comforting to know that, while these animals would most certainly be better off still being out in the wilds, the ones in need of rescue have places like In-Sync that will take them in with loving arms and provide them a safe and nurturing home.

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Donor

Rating: 5

In-Sync Exotics is truly amazing, almost a cure for the stupidity of so many humans who selfishly exploit animal well-being for monetary profit, ego or nefarious purposes.

Each animal is rescued from sometime horrible, always pathetic environments and cared for humanely. Not like a zoo, but in a caring, more individualized environment that promotes responsibility of humans for other creatures of our Earth.

My first experience there nearly knocked me off my feet .... seeing the huge cats so closely. It' both humbling & inspiring.

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Donor

Rating: 5

InSync is the most wonderful non profit ever! The dedication, hard work, compassion, and high standards of everyone in this organization have served to give new lives to countless animals who would otherwise have had no chance for a happy, healthy life.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was so taken by the story Kahn, the lion who had to be nursed back to health that I decided to help adopt him and assist with his feed expenses. In Sync has taken in so many cats that were in poor health due to neglect and cared for them in order to return them to health that it is truly amazing.

This organization deserves support from everyone.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first became involved after an article in our local paper. I donated a large sum to help a Tiger with cancer by adopting him. That was several years ago, and I have adopted numerous cats since then. Why? Because these cats get the very best of care, regardless of the cost. This place is better than any zoo. The visitor can interact with the cats and see their individual personalities. My father, who was confined to wheelchair, loved to visit this place every time he was in town. Together we funded the visitor center so that others could enjoy this wonderful place and could buy souvenirs that would help support their programs. I've visited several other similar facilities in the area, and none even come close to the quality of this facility. It may be too small for Charity Navigator to list, but it deserves top billing and more publicity.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to In-Sync since I first visited the sanctuary for these magnificent animals. To me, the work that In-Sync is doing is something that is coming straight from the owner's heart, and it shows. I have told as many people as I can about the place and the work they do and try and get them to donate as well. In fact, this week, one of my best friends is going to donate money based on my taking her there. If I had the time, I would volunteer there. Unfortunately I can only visit as a guest, but one day I hope to be able to do more as a volunteer.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've visited In-Sync Exotics and keep up with their newsletter regularly. It's a wonderful place where big kitties and other animals are loved and well cared for. The volunteers are super-friendly and you can see how much they care for all the critters big and small. (There are some small kitty visitors who greet you on your visit, too. :) ) I donate as much as I can, and I'm so happy to help a great cause!

Alysia W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had found them on Facebook, since I have a love for all animals BIG and small, I followed them for a while. After watching and seeing how they take such great care of their rescued cats, I had to go check it out for myself. This is a great place for these abused or malnurished cats to come to. The volunteers work so hard to take proper care of these cats. I would recommend, to anyone, that they go and check out this facility. So nice and clean and the cats look so happy in their enclosures, with pools and enrichment exercises. WONDERFUL Non-profit!! I would recommend to anyone who has the money, please help this wonderful facility to keep helping these cats!!!