Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 367 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.
Rikki's Refuge provides homeless,
abandoned and abused animals with a safe and loving place to stay. Very rarely one of our residents is adopted. Those
who are not adopted receive a permanent home at Rikki's where they live out the remainder of their natural lives. We
provide all animals with traditional, homeopathic, and holistic
medical care. This medical care can extend the life of an animal by several years, and since we are a no-kill, lifetime facility, we can only accept animals when one dies of natural causes. We do not kill to make room for incoming animals. At this time we are full to capacity and care for our existing residents with all our resources. If you contact us for help with an animal, please be aware we can only supply resource information and behavior education at this time.
All animals are spayed or neutered
before being adopted out. We educate individuals on the importance
of spay/neuter and refer them to low-cost clinics. Spay/neuter (Speuter) clinics
Rikki's is developing educational programs and
website material to promote a respect for all creatures, especially
companion animals. We also participate in the Kind News program.
is preserving the habitats of a wealth of Virginian plants, trees,
flowers, animals, birds, and reptiles. By ensuring that our woodlands
will never be developed we are also protecting the rest stops
of many kinds of migratory birds.
Rikki's provides hundreds of acres of protected
woodlands for native Virginia wildlife and supports the efforts
of licensed wildlife rehabilitators.