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Freedom, Fireworks, and Felines!
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

July, 2014

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary News


July is a celebratory month for all of us, and we're sure you'll be celebrating our freedom on 4th of July with friends, family, and fireworks! We hope that you'll spend a little extra time this month celebrating the amazing felines and other animals living here at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary! 

It's been a busy few weeks for the Sanctuary's newest interns. Training is officially over, and they have been learning all kinds of new skills since they arrived one month ago. These hard working girls have taken over food preparation for the animals, and have already learned to work with mortar, cement, and PVC pipe. Each has several tours under her belt, and has as a group, taken part in the Grant and Proposal Writing course at IEAS. Through this course, they gained insight into one facet of fundraising that the Sanctuary partakes in. With at least two more months to go (5 more for some of the girls!), they've still got plenty to learn but we're proud of their hard work and effort so far! 


Lots of people wonder who takes all of the pictures that are found on our website, Facebook, and other social media pages. Well, the answer isn't any ONE person! We've got lots of staff, interns, and volunteers who capture special moments with these amazing animals. Sometimes, it's tricky to catch the right moment. The cats, in particular, move very quickly, so it takes some skill AND little luck to snap the picture in time! Fortunately, the bonds we have with the animals allow us to spend lots of time around them, observing and capturing moments that are joyful, beautiful, and sometimes funny! Check out our Flickr page to see some of our favorite shots!

A big 'thank you' goes out to all of our "photographers" - the staff, interns, and volunteers who take pictures of the IEAS residents for us!  


Timmy has been doing SO well since he arrived at IEAS! He's growing so much, and we can't believe how much stronger he is getting every day. He's becoming a great little climber and a his personality shows more and more all the time. He is so confident and curious. He loves nothing more than exploring his temporary habitat with his most trusted friends, who he has come to find security and comfort in through theEmotional Enrichment Program. Louis, the IEAS Animal Behaviorist, and staff have spent a great deal of time with Timmy, helping him adjust to his new home. We can't wait to continue to watch him grow and learn how to be a bear. We'll be sure to keep you updated on his progress. 

In case you missed it, here is a collection of clips of Timmy exploring his habitat! 



Born: July 4, 2011
Rescued: November 17, 2013

Cappy is the only herbivorous resident at IEAS! She loves her habitat, complete with lush grass to munch on and a big pool that allows her to completely submerge and swim around under water! It's always a wonderful sight to see her little eyes and nose sticking up out of the water while she cools off! 


Born: July 15, 2011
Rescued: October 18, 2011

Is it really possible that Thor is already three years old? We can't believe how much this handsome young cougar has grown. He still loves to act like a kid, though! When he's feeling frisky, he will stalk passersby, but most of the time, he prefers to lounge on his favorite perch!


Siberian Tiger
Born: July 24, 1995
Rescued: December 1, 1995

Noel is always a heart stopping sight to see! He's got a stare that hits hard, but this big guy can be a real joy to hang out with! He is proud, but has a wonderful personality to match. He's also got some impressive balancing skills that he shows off on the edge of his pool!

Born: July 25, 2000
Rescued: June 1, 2012

This little lady has such a big personality! Sapphire is as content as could be, and loves to spend her time just lounging! However, her favorite time of day is when she gets to visit with her most trusted friends. We are always greeted by purrs and rolls as Sapphire says "hello!" 


ATTENTION KROGER SHOPPERS! Many of you may already be enrolled in the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor program (if you're not, check it out on our How to Help page), through which Kroger donates a percentage of what you spend in their stores to IEAS. Well, it's almost time to re-enroll! The 2014-2015 cycle is about to start, and you must re-enroll after August 1st. Simply go to your account profile page on to select us again! You should be able to find your account info on the bottom of your receipt if you are already enrolled. We will send out another reminder next month! Thanks! 


Adopt A Sanctuary Animal today!

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary . P.O. Box 637, Boyd, TX 76023 , (940) 433-5091

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