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Image may contain: horse and outdoorThe animals enjoyed having a couple of visitors tour the refuge after the first snow of 2017! Honors, the horse, is getting used to having visitors, and has decided that the carrots and apples that we bring are worth his coming to say “hello”! The cows and goats enjoying the sun after a day of snow. Bub and Goose enjoyed the fresh treats! Obie, the newest dog at Rikki’s, enjoyed a belly rub in the snow! Patrick and Preston loved the pineapple that was brought for them! Reese decided to pig out on the bird seed (it also had fruit in it). Petunia has a new best friend who brought sweet potatoes for her and her friends. The geese and the goats enjoyed seed and cookies and grapes!Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and nature The cats enjoyed the company, and getting their ears scritched. When the temperatures get below freezing, the staff spends much of their time removing the ice from the water containers. Everyone who wants water to drink or swim in, is very grateful to have such caring and hardworking staff! Joey is an old favorite at the refuge. Obie spends much time looking for a friend to play with — but the cats are not used to the puppy playfulness, and hide from him. Jessie relaxes on the deck with some cats, chickens, and peacocks.

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Donation Drop Off

Every SATURDAY at the Life Center from NOON to 2pm. Needs this week include DRY CAT FOOD, canned dog and cat food, meat baby food, canned tuna, heavy duty
trash bags, laundry detergent, bleach and paper towels.
Image may contain: drinkIf you can’t make it, but would still like to donate:
Opie’s Corner Store:
Mail a check or money order: PO Box 1357, Orange VA. 22960
The Life Center is located at 21410 Constitution Hwy, Rapidan, VA

Double It!

AMAZING END OF YEAR DOUBLE YOUR DONATION CHALLENGE — We have a generous sponsor who wants a tax break as much as YOU do! He will DOUBLE all donations UP TO $25,000 NOW through December 31 at 11:59pm! Wouldn’t you rather donate your money to Uncle Vincent Cat at RIKKI’S REFUGE (yes!) than to Uncle Sam (no!)??

Yay Spring!

After such a long, cold winter and muddy, rainy start to the year, we are thrilled to be able to get out and about!

Come visit our booth at The 28th Annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival In Historic Downtown!

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The festival gates open on Saturday at 10am with activities and musical entertainment all day until 6 p.m. Come and enjoy tastings from 20 Virginia wineries, food vendors, and artists and crafters from all over the east coast.