Friday, August 19, 2011

Sabu's Prayers Are Answered!

In-Sync Exotics is one of the few facilities in the United States willing to take in older cats with serious health conditions because of the time, patience, and money it takes to rehabilitate these animals.

Case in point:  Three months ago, we took in Sabu from a closed Texas animal sanctuary, and treated him for several ailments to include a severe vitamin A deficiency. 

Sabu, an older cat, could barely walk straight when he arrived at In-Sync Exotics.  Often his hind legs moved in one direction while his front legs moved in another.  To give you an idea of Sabu's health condition when he first arrived, take a look at this video:

Often times, animals displaying this type of health issues are euthanized.  However, we recognized immediately what was wrong with Sabu.  Our veterinarian placed Sabu on a special diet, medication and prescribed lots of Vitamin A.

Three months later, we were able to capture on video this amazing miracle!

Sabu can run again!! 

We never gave up on Sabu, despite all the nay-sayers who told us that Sabu would never enjoy a healthy quality of life again!  We proved the experts wrong; that with a lot of love, compassion, medical treatment, and a healthy environment, Sabu would not only walk again, but he would run!

After seeing this wonderful transformation, won't you please consider adopting Sabu so we can continue improving his quality of life?  Adoption information can be found here.  You can also make a one-time gift towards Sabu's medical bills and his vitamin A treatments by clicking here.

We cannot thank you enough for supporting In-Sync Exotics-- for without you, big cats like Sabu, would not have a second chance to enjoy their senior years.


Sabu running after the ball surprised us all, so the video resolution is not the best.  However, we thought you'd like to see the video anyway!  Hopefully we can capture Sabu running again when we are more prepared!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

We Slipped to #2...Again!

You may recall in past postings, GreatNonprofits and Guidestar announced the launch of their second Animal Welfare Campaign.  Any organization that receives 10 or more positive reviews during the month of August will be featured as a Top-Rated Animal Welfare Nonprofit.  We were  #1 on the recognition list earlier this week!

But sadly, we have slipped to #2 again!  If you have not written your review of In-Sync Exotics, now would be a great time to let your voice be heard! 

You can see where In-Sync Exotics stacks up against the competition by clicking here.  Let's keep the momentum going, pushing In-Sync Exotics to the top spot once again!  Thank you so much for support In-Sync Exotics!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Howard's Medical Test Results Are In

This morning, Howard (former Poetry cougar) and Vicky traveled to Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine for exploratory surgery to examine Howard’s intestines more thoroughly and determine the cause of his fluid retention.

The A&M veterinarians were able to determine what was wrong with Howard and the news was grim.

Howard was found to have three tumors, which the veterinarians believes may be cancerous, in his liver and his abdomen.  One of the tumors lies against a major blood artery and is cutting off some of his blood flow, making the tumor impossible to remove.  There is also concern that the tumors are likely affecting his adrenal gland, causing him to retain fluid.  The veterinarians drained three liters of fluid from his extended abdomen today.

Tragically, after all Howard has been through, there really isn’t anything that the veterinarians can do for him.  We, however, can provide Howard with lots of tender loving care and keep him comfortable for as long as he is with us.

At this time, Howard is alert and on his way home to be with his loving family.