When we welcome cats into our In-Sync family, we commit to them fully. This often includes taking extraordinary measures to help a cat heal and have a comfortable life, during which they will receive a proper diet, extensive vet care, and an extraordinary amount of love and care. We have primary-care vets and specialists (oncologist, orthopedic specialists, etc.) We have even flown in vets from Canada to perform a procedure not available in the US. We do routine and diagnostic blood tests. We take the cats for MRI’s and CT scans as needed. We have always followed all recommended vaccination protocols. In fact, we now use an unapproved CDV vaccine because there isn’t anything approved for big cats. It is this level of care that is responsible for the very long lives of many of our cats. We will happily share medical information on any of our cats.
The site also makes accusations of financial mismanagement. We have extremely low administrative costs, and almost all of our funding goes directly to the care of our cats. It is true that Vicky has hired family members to work at the sanctuary; many sanctuaries are family-run affairs. Each family member who was hired to do a specific job did in fact DO the job. They were paid wages similar to other staff members hired to do similar jobs. The majority of the work at our sanctuary is done by our 130+ volunteers, which keeps our costs very low.
Further, this site includes vicious, personal attacks against In-Sync’s President and Founder. We are happy to address any organizational, legal, or medical questions. We will not, however, dignify the personal attacks with a response.
We believe this site was created and is maintained by disgruntled former staff and volunteers. Throughout our history, we have certainly angered people; people have been asked to do jobs they didn’t want to do and were denied positions or tasks they wanted to do. It is not uncommon for volunteers to show up expecting to “play with tigers.” Without exception, decisions of what task a volunteer or staff member will be assigned are based entirely on what is in the best interest of the animal and the person.
We regret that a small group of people were so upset that they chose to take this route of libel and defamation. We do not, however, regret the level of care we provide for our cats. We have no doubt that if these people believed their complaints were legitimate, they would not be hiding behind anonymity. They would make the accusations in a venue where they could be held accountable for their words and accusations.
We welcome a review by any of our licensing, regulatory, or supporting agencies, including but not limited to the IRS, USDA, Collin County Animal Control, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, and/or American Sanctuary Association. In-Sync Exotics and our Board of Directors would like to extend a genuine, heartfelt invitation to anyone who is worried about the legitimacy of our sanctuary. Please, come for a visit and bring your questions. We look forward to answering them and alleviating your concerns.