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Melissa F.

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Review for Life Unlimited of Virginia Inc, Annandale, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Rikki's Refuge is the most peaceful place on earth! With over 1200 animals, many of whom are "differently-abled", the animals get marvelous care, and lots and lots of love. Duke, the spokesdog (pictured here) was born without eyes. In a shelter situation, he would have been euthanized. But, at Rikki's, he's living a wonderful life! Boomer, an aussie mix, has made himself Duke's guide dog! And Duke goes to schools and events to teach people how to be kind to others who are different -- they are all the same on the inside. Rikki's teaches care and humanity and love to humans, as well as animals.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Life Unlimited of Virginia Inc, Annandale, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The care that is given to the animals at Rikki's Refuge is incredible! All of the staff and volunteers truly love the animals. And the animals are happy, too! The people are the most hard-working people that I've ever met. They certainly care for all of the needs of the animals.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Life Unlimited of Virginia Inc, Annandale, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This animal sanctuary takes animals that most other rescues would euthanize. They take the elderly, and they take the sick. That have the love and patience and knowledge that it takes to heal the animals. The animals are treated as they should be -- as one of God's beautiful creatures.

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

I have adopted 2 dogs from this sanctuary.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've met many wonderful people through Rikki's.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It feels great to know that helping, even just a little bit, can make a big difference to the people and the animals of Rikki's.

Role:  Volunteer & fundraising.
 

Review for Life Unlimited of Virginia Inc, Annandale, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Rikki's Refuge is one of the most beautiful places in the state of Virginia!

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

I like to go out and hug the goats! Nanny is my favorite. I take them Nilla Wafers every time I go.

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

I wish that there were no more unwanted or abused animals in the world so that Rikki's (and every other animal rescue and shelter) would not be needed.

Role:  Volunteer & I help with fundraising.