My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Life Unlimited of Virginia Inc, Annandale, VA, USA
This is an amazing rescue organization. One visit to Rikki's Refuge will leave you wanting to return over and over. Everyone who works and volunteers at Rikki's is incredibly dedicated and caring.
Kerry Hilliard is an inspiration to me! She has devoted her life to caring for her family of 1,200+ animals. She knows the name of every animal---and his/her story. There aren't enough adjectives to describe her!
My first experience with Rikki's was when I was trying to find a home for a feline leukemia positive cat. No one would take the cat and I was advised to have it euthanized. Kerry took this sweet kitty in and gave him a home and love for the remainder of his life. After he died in the arms of Kerry's brother, I received a long e-mail from Kerry that was so heartfelt-----I kept that e-mail and re-read it many times.
Another example of how caring Kerry is: very recently, a stray kitty I had been caring for showed up in my yard, obviously very ill. I e-mailed Kerry for advice; without any hesitation, she told me that she would try to help the kitty if I could get him to her. She offered a lot of advice and support, which helped me through a very sad experience.
Rikki's Refuge does more than just provide a home for abused, abandoned, sick, and homeless animals. With Vincent as Spokes Cat, they serve as educators----and so much more.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The ways I described above
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only thing that would improve Rikki's would be if they had the finances to improve the housing for the animals and other things that the animals need. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing.