Mork and Mindy came from a couple in Glen Rose Texas. They were previously given to the couple by a friend of a relative who could no longer care for them. After about ten months, the caring couple knew these two coatis needed and deserved a better life, so Mork and Mindy were brought to IEAS. While Mork was ecstatic to be outside and able to climb, Mindy was more interested in sniffing all the new smells around her. The two eventually settled into one of their hammocks for the night. Their habitat is equipped with a walking ramp encircling the habitat, hammocks, enrichment items and plenty of perches to lounge on, and even a mister system to help them keep cool. These two coatis now get to enjoy the outdoors like they were meant to. To say Mindy enjoys company from her human friends is an understatement. Everyday one her her caregivers stop by to provide her with some Emotional Enrichment. This is probable her favorite time of day too.
Mindy is very friendly and enjoys checking out new visitors. She is very inquisitve and is always ready to check out new things.
The pictures below represent some of our success stories in rehabilitating cats that came to the Sanctuary either resentful of humans or aggressive towards humans. They did not trust humans and therefore considered humans as adversaries. With our unique behavioral enrichment program based on affection, love, and respect, you can see how their attitudes have changed.
Our Animal Behaviorist, Louis Dorfman, uses no discipline, treating the cats as respected sentient be...