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Review for International Exotic Feline Sanctuary Inc, Boyd, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary is a truly unique facility. I have seen different types of animal care facilities in various countries around the world and I honestly believe that this sanctuary takes the greatest care to provide their animals with the most stress-free and natural lives possible while still living in captivity of any that I have encountered. The staff goes to extremes to ensure the comfort and well-being of each and every animal living at the facility and it shows in the behavior of the animals and the ease with which they respond to the presence of humans, even those that they are not familiar with. As an intern at the facility I would highly recommend making a point of visiting if the opportunity arises; it is certainly a worthwhile use of your time.

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

The behavior of the animals inhabiting the sanctuary. Compared to those at zoos and other facilities these animals are much more relaxed and display much less stereotypical agitated behavior, such as pacing or swaying.

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

The only change that I would like to see is to make the sanctuary itself larger and to increase the number of staff so that it can provide the same quality of care to a larger number of animals.

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

the way that the incorporate classroom learning with hands on experience. The majority of the work is very hands on but they provide you with plenty of opportunities to learn more theoretically through programs with outside universities.

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

extremely dedicated, hardworking people that truly love what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do a lot of good for animals that really need it and for people who are ignorant of the plights of these animals.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about it sooner!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the fact that the public has largely misconstrued notions about the kinds of animals the sanctuary is primarily associated with.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'd highly recommend coming for a tour someday!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Helped to care for the animals inhabiting the sanctuary,.