Rikki's Refuge believes that everyone deserves life, regardless of physical or mental disabilities!
Rescue, Adoption, Lifelong Shelter. Rikki's Refuge provides homeless, abandoned and abused animals with a safe and loving place to stay until they can be adopted into permanent, caring families. Those who can not be adopted receive a permanent home at Rikki's. We provide all animals with traditional, homeopathic, and holistic medical care.
Spay/Neuter (Speuter) Education and Support. 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.
Humane Education. 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.
Maintaining the Biological Diversity of Virginia Flora and Fauna. Rikki's 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.
Safe Haven for Wildlife. Rikki's provides hundreds of acres of protected woodlands for native Virginia wildlife and supports the efforts of licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Rikki's 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.