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Lia F.

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

Rating: 5 stars  

At Rikki's Refuge, at any given time there are close to 1300 animals in sanctuary. All are well fed, safely housed, get vet care including vaccines and parasite preventatives all from donations and thrifty spending of those donations! Some of the animals are free range but they know a good thing and don't wander away.
I visited for the second time last year and brought home an 8 yo kitty! Aimee was deamed unadoptable in a Georgia shelter due to a scarred eye from abuse. Rikki's took her in for life sanctuary. However, she worked her magic and came home with me, 500 miles away and is now a Yankee doodle princess!
If Rikki's wasn't there Aimee would have been killed as would all the other residents. All are safe at Rikki's for the rest of their days. They are my only charity and I can go there anytime to see how my donations make a difference.

Role:  Donor
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor to Life Unlimited of VA, aka Rikki's Refuge for many years. Living more than 400 miles away though, I only saw their facilities via pictures. I finally was able to make the trek this year and had the best time of my life. My first vacation in 16 years!
The people who work and volunteer at Rikki's are amazing individuals. They care so much for each and every animal. they know all their names and when there are almost 1300 animals of all kinds, that's a lot of names to remember! The work is physically demanding and the hours are long but each person gives their all with a smile and a kind touch.
They do their very best and run on donations alone to feed and care for those that would not even be alive if Rikki's didn't exist. Differently abled, unwanted, ill, and old will find a home at RIkki's. The animals know they are safe. The animals know they will be fed and cared for until the end of their earthly days. I saw with my own eyes how well the animals are cared for and would trust one of my own to them any day.
They tirelessly fundraise and apply for grants so they can continue to care for the animals in their care. They promote education so today's children will continue their good work in the future.

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

Increase funding and grants so the organization wouldn't have to struggle to get what they need.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Donor
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

Rikki's Refuge is unlike any other place I've ever heard of. they go far beyond just saving cats and dogs. Twenty two species of animals call Rikki's home. The volunteers are amazing...they never say "we can't". They somehow make great things happen and overcome problems where other rescues would say no, we can't help. Differently abled animals that would be killed anywhere else live and thrive there. Throw away animals with no place to call home now have wonderful lives because of Rikki's. I have been a supporter for quite some time and my first vacation in 15 years will be this year and I'm going to Rikki's!!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor