Life Unlimited Of Virginia Inc

Rating: 4.97 stars   181 reviews

Issues: Animals, Religion

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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540-854-0870
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Rikki's Refuge is top of the line when it comes to true no kill shelters. They provide excellent care for the many animals who live at the refuge and never transfer pets to kill facilities. Rikki's Refuge is run with compassion and integrity. I recommend them highly.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rikki's refuge is wonderful with helping people understand the plight of special needs animals in a positive way. Their programs are an inspiration to shelters everywhere.

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

seeing people become better educated about caring for injured and special needs animals.

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

They would have more funding so they could expand their programs.

 
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Rikkis refuge and the home of vincent cat is a wonderful place saving all types of unwanted animals and our lost little ones thank God there is a place like this in our world they deserve so much respect and all the help they can have

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

I have seen in action the help love and care this group gives

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

No changes

 
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13 people found this review helpful

Rikki's Refuge fills a niche in animal welfare that is sadly small. They take the hard to place of all species and care for them. From cats with FIV, to dogs that are too old to place in most shelter adoption programs, to creatures like emus and pigs that most shelters cannot house, Rikki's takes all that they have space for.

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

being able to save harder to place animals.

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

leave running it to Kerry. I know when I'm out of my depth!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

visiting the Refuge.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

lovely. There is no one more fun to shoot the breeze and talk shop with than Kerry!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build permanent housing and medical facilities for the animals and finally move Kerry out of a trailer!

Ways to make it better...

they had the time, space and money to take ALL of the animals that need their kind of help!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money and facilities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

What an amazing place. The animals are happy and very well cared for, the workers are true animal lovers, Kerry is AMAZING. Very well run, super orginized. Just an all around great place for the animals they save.

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

the health and happiness of the animals

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

build better accomidations for the people who live there

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the love the people have for the animals

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get Vincent D. Cat all the fancy feast he wanted

Ways to make it better...

I was able to do more to help

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money

One thing I'd also say is that...

If I were not 5 states away, I would be there all the time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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