Life Unlimited of Virginia Inc

Rating: 4.97 stars   200 reviews

Address:

7321 Franklin Rd Annandale VA 22003 USA

Mission:

Rikki''s Refuge is an independent, all species, no-kill sanctuary located on over 330 acres of land in Orange, Virginia. Most of this land, which includes streams and beaver ponds, is set aside as a protected area for native Virginia plants and wildlife. The remaining acreage is used to house and care for companion and farm animals who have been abandoned or displaced. From the very beginning, Rikki''s Refuge has accepted animals into the sanctuary without discriminating against age, health condition, breed, adoptability, or any of the other labels that often warrant a death sentence. All are welcome to live a comfortable life at the refuge.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Over 1200 animals of various species and special needs

Geographic areas served:

Virginia. United States

Programs:

Rikki's Refuge provides homeless,abandoned and abused animals with a safe and loving place to stayuntil they can be adopted into permanent, caring families. Thosewho can not be adopted receive a permanent home at Rikki's. Weprovide all animals with traditional, homeopathic, and holisticmedical care.

Rikki's Refuge rescuinghomeless, abandoned, abused and or injured domestic and farm animals,providing medical care (traditional, alternative and holistic), findingsuitable homes for adoption, and for many (the handicapped, the elderly, theunsocial, those displaced due to the death, incapacitation or displacement oftheir human companion) providing permanent shelter, care, love andcompassion.

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540-854-0870
www.rikkisrefuge.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm an assistant in a special ed class and we take kids out to Rikki's Refuge during the school year. We've been doing this for years. The kids get to interact with the animals, and to do useful things like helping to clean up that gives them a lot of self respect. We have emotionally, intellectually and physically challenged kids ... and it's really wonderful to see them grown and learn and to feel so appreciated at Rikki's Refuge. Knowing many of the animals had sad stories too gives the kids something to relate to and it helps them open up and talk out some problems. Rikki's has given us a wonderful opportunity to help hundreds of kids over the years. They may be there for the animals .... but they really help the people too.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Rikki's Refuge saved my family. When mom died, dad had to go to assisted living. They had lots of animals, cats, dogs, goats, pigs. None of us kids could keep them cuz we didn't have land and you can't put those kind of animals in apartments. We had to sell dad's little farm to pay the expenses and he begged us not to sell his animals to market. I spent days and days trying to figure out what to do with those pets. And I found Rikki's Refuge. I was so amazed when they helped us and they gave the animals home and now the animals can live there for ever and ever -- they never kill them. I go on tours when I come to visit dad and I get pictures of his favorite old pets to show him. It makes him so happy. I think he might of died too if we'd had to sell his animals at the livestock market. Thank you Rikki's Refuge for saving those animals and saving all of us from watching our dad die of grief.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Rikki's Refuge stepped in to save a kitty that was abused and neglected by its owner. Rikki's took all the responsibility to make sure this kitty is safe and would find a loving home. I happen to see the post on Facebook and Rikki's made all things possible with the help of the volunteers involved. The kitty is safe now. Very well taken care of and since day one, she touched our hearts and our home is her new forever home. I will be forever grateful to Rikki's for the unconditional love they are giving these pets and animals everyday of their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more volunteers to help and support this organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I don't know what Orange County would do for their furry friends if it was not for our wonderful friends at Rikki's Refuge, I have trapped many felines and most of them went to Rikki's Refuge, thank God for this wonderful place for all types of animals but they do need help to feed and take care or them so please donate what you can.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Rikki's Refuge took in my 3 cows from Massachusetts when no other sanctuary had room. My 3 "girls" lived their for several years until each one passed on to Rainbow Bridge. Rikki's took care of them when our land became unsuitable for them to have a quality life. I will forever be grateful to Kerry and Rikki's Refuge. We fenced 10 acres for them to roam and enjoy their time. LuluBelle, Sweet Pea, and India will be in my heart forever. I love you girls. Thank you Rikki"s.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Rikki's is one of the few rescues that takes in all animals. I was looking for a home for a minature horse that was owned by a kill buyer. Rikki's has close to two thousand animals that Kerry and her people care for. I had wanted to keep this little one with my horse, but there is too much acreage for a mini to be on. I had contacted Kerry to see if she knew of anyone that could take her. First thing she says is "send her on down". Not, how much will this cost, what health is she in, how is she with people...just send her on down. That is the way so many thousands of animals have lived at least the last part of their lives, with caring & complete love. They take animals that other adoptions & many rescues wouldn't touch. Rikki's deserves every metal, every honor that can be given to a rescue.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

What a wonderful place for all species! Rikkis has helped me to help and save countless animals who had slim chances before being rescued and who were not so cute and cuddly! They have thrived at Rikkis! Bravo, Kerry!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the lives of animals with nowhere else to go....saved!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase its donor base

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

GREAT, Home to Vincent the Best SpokesCat Ever...................................

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the animals

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing, its perfect

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so happy Rikki Refuge is here b/c years ago a male cat crossed my path. I normally worked with the local Fredericksburg SPCA on strays/ ferals on finding them a home. However this poor guy aka Manny had Feline Lukemia. So with the work of a great lady at the SPCA she got Manny into Rikki's to live his cat life. If it asnt for Rikki's I dont know what kinda life Manny would have had. Thanks Rikki's !!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am so happy Rikki Refuge is here b/c years ago a male cat crossed my path. I normally worked with the local Fredericksburg SPCA on strays/ ferals on finding them a home. However this poor guy aka Manny had Feline Lukemia. So with the work of a great lady at the SPCA she got Manny into Rikki's to live his cat life. If it asnt for Rikki's I dont know what kinda life Manny would have had. Thanks Rikki's !!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing they are great!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been friends with Rikkis Refuge for 10 years. We have adopted quite a few cats from them. We like the cats with special needs and no on else wants. Rikkis Refuge notifies me if they come across a special needs cat and we go to them. We have had blind cats, cats who walk funny from brain damage etc. We love the staff at Rikkis. They also give great advice. It is a very compassion place to visit

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By visiting them and taking treats for the residents.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing they are great....

 
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