Monday, October 8, 2012

Meet Neffie's New Friends!

We have some wonderful news to share with our fans!  Late last night hailed the arrival of two servals who traveled over 1,000 miles to their new home in Wylie, Texas!

Meet Mr. Kibo and Shira, two beautiful former pets, who came came from a loving home in Orange, Virginia. It was obvious that both cats were well-cared for; received regular vet exams and pretty much enjoyed the run of their owner's house. Unfortunately, Connie (their owner), could no longer provide the cats with the time and attention they needed, and since she only wanted the best for the cats, decided it was time to find them a new home with an accredited sanctuary.  She made contact with an American Sanctuary Association member, asking for a referral, who in turn, sent out a general e-mail to all ASA members, asking for placement assistance.

When we read about the cats' plight, we immediately thought of Neffie, our only serval, who recently lost her cage mate, Jassi.  We hoped by moving Jasper, our bobcat, in with our girl, he would help fill in the empty void that Jassi's passing left behind.  But Jasper wasn't Jassi and he wasn't a serval, so when this pairing didn't work out, we were saddened that Neffie might have to live alone; but as luck would have it, we now have two new companions for our girl!  We pray that Neffie will enjoy the company of these two playful cats.

So on Friday at midnight we packed up the In-Sync Exotics' van and left Wylie, Texas bound for Virginia.  The trip was about 20 hours each way as we traveled through Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, and parts of Virginia, until we finally reached our destination.  Our trip was met with cold, rainy weather, especially at night, but we were not deterred from our mission -- to bring home these two precious cats.

We were able to spend a few hours with Connie as she described what her two cats were like. She showed us how Shira loves playing with foil wrapped in a ball, proudly carrying it around the house. Mr. Kibo was sleeping on top on the fridge when we first met him and we noticed right away that he was a lot more timid than his sister. The lady fixed us a nice hot meal, and gave us the opportunity to shower before we loaded the cats into the van. When it was time for Connie to say good-bye to Mr. Kibo and Shira., we witnessed to  a very loving parting--it was obvious that Mr. Kibo and Shira were precious cats in this woman's eyes.  We promised her that Mr. Kibo and Shira would always receive the best care and we invited her to be a part of the cats' lives--she was always welcomed at In-Sync Exotics.

The cats were none to happy to be placed in a cat transporter and then into an unknown van with strange faces, sounds, and smells surrounding them.  The cats clearly missed Connie, as she was their primary caretaker for six years.  It took several hours for the pair to settle down for the long drive home.

We are happy to report that Connie wants to stay a part of the cats' lives but by contributing towards their continued vet care and perhaps towards a new serval habitat.  This trip was made possible because Connie paid for our travel expenses.  She is already looking forwarding to flying down to Texas to see Mr. Kibo and Shirain their new home in a couple of weeks!

We are praying that Neffie will embrace this brother-sister pair as they slowly become acclimated to their new indoor/outdoor enclosure.  No doubt the new sights, smells, and sounds may be a little intimidating for the two servals, but we have high hopes that they will settle in to their new life in no time at all!

So, please welcome, Mr. Kibo and Shira to In-Sync Exotics!

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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!



  1. Ecstatic doesn't even begin to cover it!

  2. What an awesome story! Thank you Connie for doing the right thing!! If you ever need a place to stay in TX, my home is open to you!! Please email if you ever need a help.

  3. They are being greeted by lots of open arms to love and care for them! I'm sure this was not an easy decision to make, but rest assured, they will be honored and loved at In-Sync. Welcome Mr. Kibo and Shira!!!

  4. Ohhh, I hope Neffie likes them. Poor babygirl, I've been worried about her. :(

  5. Hello Everyone!

    Connie, here...Mom to Mr. Kibo and Shira. Sorry for the delay in response as this the first opportunity to go to Vicki's web-site since departure of Mr. Kibo and Shira.

    My boyfriend "Joe" and I arrived about dinner time last night..for us...and the wildcats at What a treat for us!! I sooo love Mr. Kibo and Shira's new they too look to be settling in - easier than expected.

    Thank you for all the kind words and extension of love in my while this has been painfully heartbreaking in separation of my kids..I know in my heart the best and better choice for them. I feel very blessed to have met Vicky and staff at Insync..and looking to many years of support from afar as best I can from Virigina. After touring insync last night..I'm amazed at the size of growth in such a short time...where one can easily see the desperate need for a home like this to protect and sustain the wildcats :) Looking forward to meeting everyone...and feel free to contact me anytime.