Friday, November 11, 2011

Week in Review and Our Salute to Veterans!

This week, we got close and personal with a few wild ones at our sanctuary giving our readers a unique prospective of how we see the animals on a diaily basis.   

We also announced our Christmas with the Cats night tours (see tour schedule)!  Starting November 25th, you are invited to watch the exotic cats play under the twinkling Christmas lights that will illuminate your path as you tour our sanctuary with hot cocoa or cider to help keep you toasty warm. Show your support by bringing your In-Sync Exotics traveling mug so we can fill it to the rim with your warm beverage of choice!

Voting has begun for Chase Community Giving on Facebook!  100 eligible charities with the most votes will share $3.025 million dollars in grants, with awards as follows: 1 charity will receive $250,000, 4 charities will receive $100,000, and 95 charities will receive $25,000.  We need your help to stay in the top 100—so please vote today!  It’s free, it’s fast, and it’s a great way to support the animals! Here’s our direct link to our Giving Facebook page.

Aramis and Aurora are back together again—well sort of!  The pair has been visiting each other every day this week without incident.  For the most part, they seem to be ignoring each other.  Hopefully we can integrate all four Poetry lions together very soon.  We will keep you posted on their progress!

Want another way to support the animals of In-Sync Exotics?  How about shopping for some great stuff in our gift shop?  We have mugs, tee-shirts, magnets, and very soon ball caps and hoodies! We've ordered a limited supply of hoodies to see how well they’re received by the public. So as soon as they are available, you’ll want to purchase one right away so you can stay nice and toasty warm plus support the animals at the same time!

Calling all Albertson’s shoppers!  We have some great news! 

You can help make a difference for us simply by shopping at your favorite Albertsons store with each and every grocery purchase at Albertsons. Just present the card before you pay for your purchases.  Our organization will earn cash rewards based on our supporters' sales. We can earn 1% of the sale each time our dedicated Community Partners barcode is scanned with a grocery purchase. If our organization earns sales from our loyal supporters tallying more than $50,000 per quarter, those sales greater than $50,000 will earn 5%!  Temporary cards can be obtained from us via email, so contact us today for your temporary card!

We should receive the regular cards in the mail very soon! As soon as they come in, we will announce their arrival on the blog. So, if you have a favorite Albertson’s store in your neighborhood, please start using your temporary card today!

And last, but not least, we want to thank the soldiers who defend our great Nation, past and present, for their honorable service.  Veterans’ Day is more than just a day off for many of us.  It’s a day to pay honor and respects to those who’ve served our country.

So today, please take the time to shake the hand of a young man or woman who served in the Middle East, the grandfather who fought battles in the jungles of Vietnam and Korea, or the elderly man wearing his WWII badges with honor.  To these brave men and women, we at In-Sync Exotics, we want  give our veterans two paws up with a loud roar of thanks!

Amazing bonds are often formed by soldiers fighting in the Middle East with companion animals that they find in the war zone.

Often the animals are found starving and in poor health, but they respond well to regular meals and human attention. Having to leave their beloved, healthy dogs and cats behind to certain death in a hostile environment is heartbreaking.

The SPCA International has launched Operation Baghdad Pups to rescue and transport company mascots and companion animals that American soldiers have befriended while serving in the armed forces.

A Soldiers Best Friend - His Working Dog!

Afghanistan, in the midst of war, many animals are lost and separated from their family. Many are found later by troops from the US, UK and Canada. Soldiers rescue these animals and get help from rescue groups that help them send these animals out of the country and to a forever loving home that they deserve.

Three US marine soldiers, Brian Chambers, Chris Berry and Aaron Shaw, started a mission to help bring home the kittens they have befriended while serving in Afghanistan . With generous donations from cat lovers and help from Noward Dogs animal rescue, Kiki and Keykey, two lovely ginger kitties, have successfully made it home in the US
Working Dogs are Veterans Too!

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