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About Rikki's Refuge

Supported entirely by donations from kind and loving individuals, Rikki's Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 400 acre, no-kill, all species peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals. The refuge is home to over 1200 animals of over 20 different species, including but not limited to cats, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, emus, chickens, ducks, geese, a chukar, peacocks, and more. It is owned and operated by Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc. an approved not-for profit Virginia Corporation and IRS tax code 501(c)(3) corporation as determined by the IRS. Federal Tax-ID number 54-1911042. A financial statement is available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs.

Fred’s Pumpkin Project for Rikki’s Refuge

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FRED’S PUMPKIN PROJECT FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
(Possible additional dates through the following week!)
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP ASAP!
LOCATIONS: Alexandria, Vienna, Fairfax and Burke, Virginia
We need to get pumpkin pick-ups set up as quickly as possible, so if you would like to help, please contact us right away. Trucks, Vans and SUVs work well, but if you own a car and want to help, that’s OK, we can use any help we can get!
To sign up to haul pumpkins, please email FRED at fred@z9a.com or Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org
Did you know that all our animals and birds, with exception of our cats and dogs, eat pumpkins? Donated pumpkins help off-set the cost of grain and hay!
When volunteering your own vehicle to help a registered non-profit, don’t forget that your mileage/gas is claimable on your taxes!

PAL” SHELTER SHOWDOWN 10/22/14 – 11/19/14

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PAL” SHELTER SHOWDOWN 10/22/14 – 11/19/14
1. LIKE the “Pets Add Life” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PetsAddLife
2. VOTE here once daily through 11/19/14:
https://www.facebook.com/PetsAddLife/app_208195102528120
3. Enter your Name, Email, search for us by the ZIP CODE 22960, click on Rikki’s Refuge, hit the vote button!
4. Please share for us – that helps us too! Thanks!

WRAPPING FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE in Falls Church!

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Volunteer Gift Wrappers are needed for Rikki’s Refuge on December 19, 20, 21 (2014) at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Seven Corners Location) in Falls Church, VA! Help customers, help Rikki’s and have fun all at the same time! Please contact FRED at fred@z9a.com or Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org if you can help! THANKS!
Dates:
Friday, Dec. 19, 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, Dec. 21, 10 AM – 7 PM

WRAPPING FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE in Fredericksburg!

WRAPPING FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE!
Volunteer Gift Wrappers are needed for Rikki’s Refuge on December 20, 21, 22, 23 (2014) at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Central Park Location) in Fredericksburg, VA! Help customers, help Rikki’s and have fun all at the same time!
Please contact Nora at 540-729-2797 (text or voice message) if you can help!
THANKS!

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The Great Pumpkin Haul

THE GREAT PUMPKIN HAUL FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014 AT 9:00 AM
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Saturday, Nov 1, 9am at Miller Farms Market, 12101 Orange Plank Rd., Locust Grove, VA. Contact: Nora Eldridge, Pumpkin Co-ordinator, 540-729-2797 for directions to the farm, directions to Rikki’s Refuge and where to drop the pumpkins at the refuge.
Every autumn, farms, pumpkin patches and churches around Virginia give us their unsold pumpkins and squash. All we have to do is get there with trucks, SUV’s, horse trailers and other vehicles that can carry a lot of weight, load those pumpkins up and bring them to Rikki’s. The cows have caught on fast! When they see the trucks coming in, they run along the fence to the gate and wait impatiently for all those golden goodies to be off-loaded into their field. Just about every animal at the refuge eats the pumpkins and it goes a long way toward stretching out the food budget!

 

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This is a fun day! Put on your jeans and boots, pack up everyone who wants to help and join us! After a couple of hours of loading pumpkins, you’ll be able to skip the gym!