Thursday, December 8, 2011

‘The veterinary care at In-Sync is beyond great’ says GFAS director!

December 8, 2011  

In-Sync Exotics Earns Verification from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is honored to announce that In-Sync Exotics has achieved GFAS Verification.

"One thing that really stands out for us about In-Sync Exotics is the great veterinary care, and the deep commitment of staff to the big cats housed there," states Patty Finch, executive director of GFAS. “Safety is also stressed, with a second fence not just around the compound, but around each enclosure. There is also a unique form of enrichment, in which cats rotate in and out of a number of playground areas, giving each cat a chance to explore the smells of the previous cat in the playground. Each cat receives at least 7 to 12 hours in the grassy playgrounds every day, complete with large swimming pools and waterfalls.

The GFAS Verification means In-Sync Exotics meets the comprehensive and rigorous definition of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals, meeting thorough and peer-reviewed standards established by GFAS, which is the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and rescue centers. The verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors worldwide and government agencies to recognize In-Sync Exotics as an organization that is worthy of support for sustainability and development.

In-Sync Exotics has been a nonprofit organization since March 2000. States founder Vicky Keahey," In-Sync Exotics is unique because the facility provides a loving home for animals that most other sanctuaries are unable or unwilling to accept due to health or age-related problems.  We are well-known for taking on challenging medical animal cases, giving cats, which others have given up on, a second chance at a rich and fulfilling life.”

Finch adds, “It is important for the public to know that donations are just as needed years after a big cat is rescued, as at the time of the rescue. Too many donors only give when a cat needs rescuing. I hope more people consider automatic monthly donations from a credit card. That is the kind of ongoing support these cats need and deserve….so that In-Sync Exotics can continue to provide the same high quality of care that they do now, for the lifetime of each cat in their care.”

About Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries worldwide.  The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting sanctuaries is to ensure they are supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for meeting important criteria in providing care to the animals in residence.  GFAS was founded in 2007 by animal protection leaders from a number of different organizations in response to virtually unchecked and hidden animal exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit.  These founding leaders sit on the GFAS Board of Directors to continue guiding the organization’s work in a collaborative manner.  They represent top leadership from Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, World Society for the Protection of Animals, American Anti-Vivisection Society, National Anti-Vivisection Society, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.

About In-Sync Exotics 
Established in 2000, In-Sync Exotics is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines. In-Sync Exotics believes that all God’s creatures should be protected and not destroyed due to problems with the animals’ ownership circumstances (albeit with private owners, zoos, or other animal zoos or sanctuaries). It is our dream that one day there will be no need for rescue facilities, but until that day happens, we will continue to educate the public on the unique attributes and characteristics of our residents; the realities of irresponsible and/or illegal exotic wild animal ownership and captive breeding; and the need for stronger and enforceable legislation against those who abuse exotic wild animals. In-Sync Exotics' board of directors consists of 12 directors dedicated to the care and operations of the sanctuary; ensuring sanctuary management is as transparent as possible for the general public's review and consideration.

Contact:  Patty Finch

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