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Rikki's Refuge is a 365 acre, no-kill, all species peaceful sanctuary, supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals, just like you. Our mission is to reduce, with the ultimate goal to totally eliminate homelessness amongst animals of ... Read more
Rikki's Refuge is a 365 acre, no-kill, all species peaceful sanctuary, supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals, just like you. Our mission is to reduce, with the ultimate goal to totally eliminate homelessness amongst animals of all species. We carry out this mission by: 1) rescuing homeless, abandoned, abused and or injured domestic and farm animals, providing medical care (traditional, alternative and holistic), finding suitable homes for adoption, and for many (the handicapped, the elderly, the unsocial, those displaced due to the death, incapacitation or displacement of their human companion) providing permanent shelter, care, love and compassion. 2) promoting zero pet population growth through education and low-cost or free spay/neuter in an attempt to reduce the number of homeless animals, which often end up in animal shelters; 3) promoting awareness of the animal kingdom through educational programs that teach compassion, for we firmly believe one who learns to feel compassion toward any living creature makes the world a more compassionate, caring and peaceful planet; our programs are designed for children, the elderly, the homeless and the handicapped; 4) providing a site for safe release and the future home of rehabilitated native Virginia wildlife; 5) maintaining 260 acres of pristine natural woodlands where native Virginia wildlife may always roam free of human intervention.
Rikki's Refuge is a 365 acre animal sanctuary caring for domestic animals, farm animals and providing refuge to native Virginia wildlife. We offer life care for the elderly, the handicapped, the unsocial as well as an adoption program for "adoptable" domestic animals.
The people who work at Rikki's Refuge are very personable and were happy that they had people volunteering. We were not micromanaged and they were open to methods to accomplish one of the tasks assigned to us. We were able to achieve more than we thought. We plan on going back when the weather is not in the 20s, although these people come every day (and some stayed) no matter what how bad the weather was. I am so glad that there is a safe place for these animals to come and live out the rest of their lives in comfort and peace.