Recently in the news there was a story about the USDA asking In-sync to take an additional six cats. This requires the center to add extra pens. They are about $15,000.00 short and are really hoping for donations.
You can help In-sync Exotics and their cats by teaching others about their mission and by making a donation.
|New enclosures under construction|
I met Vicky, the Director of the center. She was very nice. She gave me a lot of information about the cats. She said that volunteering is so important. If she didn't have volunteers she would not be able to keep the center going.
|Me and Vicky|
|Vicky and one of the new tigers ( Brooks)|
|Vicky and Kshama|
It was amazing to see a volunteer talking to Kshama. Tigers respond to chuffing and smells. Chuffing is non-threatening vocal sound that either means I'm just passing through and not a threat or the mother tigers chuff at their cubs to let them know things are okay and they are safe.
|You can adopt a big cat. It's a great way to help out!|
You can adopt a cat for a year and visit them anytime. For example, Apollo. When Apollo came he was supposed to weigh about 450lbs but instead from being almost starved to death, he only weighed about 130lbs. There were two other cats that were rescued with Apollo named Khan and Amol. They were all owned by the same careless owner. He only wanted them to make money off of them. After they stopped making money, he starved them and kept them in very small cages. When In-Sync rescued them, Apollo was the worst.
|Apollo before the help of In-Sync|
|Apollo when he arrived at In-Sync|
My Aunt Jean raised Apollo for the first six months he was alive. When she found out how Apollo was being treated, she tried to help get him away from the owner. When Apollo arrived at the center, he wouldn't eat. In-Sync called my Aunt Jean and told her. She said she could try to get him to eat if he remembered her. At first, Apollo didn't remember her. My Aunt Jean chuffed at him and he immediately rose and started chuffing back. Then he ate a bunch of turkey and when he did everyone cried. They all knew he would get better. Apollo is healthy and happy now thanks to Vicky's and the volunteer's hard work and love.
Apollo could have just been mean to everyone and not ever come out to see anyone but instead he forgave humans and now shows a lot of love. When my Aunt Jean was there he went to the playground area and for a long time he sat in the grass. He had not been able to do that for a long time before being rescued by In-Sync.
This is Apollo now with my Aunt Jean
I think it's important for every kid to remember when they are having a bad day, think about how the In-Sync cats were treated. In-Sync gives kids the chance to see all the cats, learn a lot about them and to see them up close. It would be sad if there weren't centers like In-Sync to rescue cats and allow you to visit them cause you may be able to see them out in the wild but you would never be able to get close to them.
Here's some other photo's from my great day at In-Sync
Here is a sweet note from Abbie's teacher
6th grade Science teacher-Yangtze River
"There is a brilliant child locked inside every student."
-- Marva Collins