Monday, October 22, 2012

Candle Lights, Bobcats, and Pumpkins! Oh My!

Those we honor on this day
Welcome back for more In-Sync Exotics news!  Last week we announced we were having our 1st Annual Exotic Animal Awareness Candle Light Vigil at In-Sync Exotics. We would like to thank everyone who came out to pay special tribute to the animals that lost their lives one year ago plus all the exotic cats that lost their lives while in captivity; we truly appreciate your support and solidarity.

Honored representatives
On Friday, about 50 people attended our special vigil; coming out to honor the animals' lives lost at Zanesville, Ohio, just one year ago.  Lisa Williams, our Media Director, gave a beautiful presentation on what happened that fateful day, described the current conditions of captive exotics, the laws regarding the ownership of exotics, the important role of  exotic animal sanctuaries, plus a special remembrance of our special animals that sadly passed away over the years.  

Afterwards, everyone observed a moment of silence to honor the slain Zanesville animals.

So, what do get when you mix about 30 animal-loving volunteers with tigers, tents, and fun? A camp-out at In-Sync Exotics, of course!  Every year, our volunteers come out to In-Sync Exotics for a Fall pot luck dinner and then stay overnight, listening to the sounds of the lions roaring and cats catterwalling.

Earlier in the evening, after everyone pitched their tents, and placed their tasty food in the visitor’s center, our volunteers and guests gathered for the candle light vigil.  After the vigil, it was time to enjoy some volunteer camaraderie; sampling the great food dishes brought especially for the big potluck dinner.  Once the mouth watering food had been consumed, everyone retired to the camping area where volunteers shared funny stories of the cats until lights out.  As usual, the campers were serenaded by the sounds of lions roaring and the cats’ playing with their enrichment toys all through the night into the wee hours of the morning.  What an amazing experience--especially for our new volunteers!

Bobcat House Renovation Project!

Our staff and volunteers have been very busy renovating the bobcat house with new platforms for the little exotic cats' convenience and comfort! Check out the great job everyone did!

Now all we need are some pictures of the bobcats enjoying the fruits of our labor! Please stay tuned for some great pictures coming your way soon!.

Pumpkins Bash Fun!

In just 6 days we will be hosting our Fall Festive & Pumpkin Bash--and you are invited!  Our Fall Festival will be held on October 28th from 11:00am - 4:00pm at In-Sync Exotics. This is another  fabulous In-Sync Exotics special event as our cats just LOVE to play with their pumpkins; your kids (the human kind) will enjoy great games & prizes, get lost in a maze; have their faces painted; bounce around in the bounce house; participate in our raffle; and much, much more!

Here are a few pictures of our cats enjoying their pumpkins from last year's event:

And who could forget Aramis tackling his pumpkin!

So be sure to place this special Fall event on your calendar so you don't miss out on all the great pumpkin fun!  Click here to read last year's great pumpkin bash review!

We hope you enjoyed today's blog posting! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more fun and informative information about our exotic cats and their friends of In-Sync Exotics! Don't forget to let us know your reaction to this posting by clicking on one of the reaction buttons below--and share this blog posting with others please ~ Thank you!

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