Tuesday, August 09, 2011

August 10, 2011

The newsletter of thanks from grateful animals 
to their beloved rescuers brought to you by

         Duke Thomas Peabody                             and                                    Vincent D. Cat

Building a
Better Planet

One Rescued
at a Time 

portraits compliments of artist Wayne H. Morris

You can make Duke’s and Vincent’s job easier 

We are the Happy Animals of Rikki’s Refuge
who so thank you for giving us the gift of our lives and the tools to build our Refuge.  We represent all the animals, the world over, whose lives have been saved by kind and loving people just like you.  Thank you for being an animal rescuer. 

Welcome to my great new Tree House !!!!


13th Anniversary Party at Rikki’s Refuge
Open House!!

OPEN HOUSE:  12–4 PM, Party Refreshments for all!

Admission:  3 or more cans of cat food per person (MORE IS BETTER!)

Music by Greg Allen (eclectoplasmacoustic folk’nrock)

Magical Magic Show by The Great Baldo Baldini

Feed and pet critters ranging from sassy pygmy goats to adorable cats

Refuge tours every half hour (12:30 – 3:30 PM)

Children’s Craft Corner, games, and face painting


Outdoor tours are up close and personal with our CRITTERS; dress accordingly!!!

Visit Vincent in his new Tree House !!!

Is 297 acres of pristine woods and wetlands worth $28 to you ?

My Birthday Wish for Rikki's Refuge is to save the woods and wetlands. Read More

makes a difference to the planet .....
and now it makes a difference to 
Rikki's Refuge too !!!

With your help yesterday's soda or beer 
is today's Fancy Feast !

We added our 23rd species 
over the weekend.  Parakeets, including ittsy bitsy babies.  14 in all.  4 have adoption offers on them.  Anybody need a new birdie (two minimum)?  Cats need NOT reply!!!

Serious inquiries?  Kerry@RikkisRefuge.org

Will Iguana IGGY the have to pay EXCISE TAX on her SUNLAMP??

These kitties, Elvis, Patsy and June, 3 year old healthy siblings need a place to stay until November first.  Can you open your heart to some fine furry house guests?

Details Here


Meet Vincent D. Cat at the National Capital Cat Show at the Dulles Expo Center, Saturday September 10th, 

9 am - 5 pm and Sunday the 11th 9 am - 4 pm.
More Info and Directions

Visit Rikki's Booth
Kiss and Hug Vincent
Adoptable kitties
Rikki's Wear
Cool things for your kitties and doggies
Paintings and Christmas Ornaments created by the animals of Rikki's Refuge 
Lots of Crafts & Fun
Click to Meet the Animal Artists!

Will Vincent win the Agility course this year?  Be there to cheer him to the Finish Line!


Rikki’s supports 22 23 species of critters
..... and counting ....!!!!
Voting to win Prize Money for Rikki’s is just like Donating!
just FREE !!!
vote every day thru September 18th
in the Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge
  and enter USA , VA, Rikkis Refuge
The shelter with the most votes wins the most money !!!
It’s a SNAP and it’s quick, simple, and free !!
Your daily vote can win $1, 000 - $5, 000 for Rikki’s Refuge’s Animals!

The BEST gift you can give your dog all summer!

$10.95 plus $1.95 shipping per piece.
Total with shipping per piece is $12.90.

The "West End" of Alexandria traditional 
Mile Long Yard Sale
·  Where: Taney Ave & N Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 22304
·  Date: September 17, 2011
·  Time: 8:30am–2:00pm
·  Help Rikki’s:  Catnip Candy paulcandy214@verizon.net
·  Shop: Be There!!

The Bearded Boys are Kerry's son James, and brother Kirk !!!!


Sneak a Peek at
and see what the animals are shopping for this week
Donation Drop off Noon - 2 pm every Saturday !!!

Canned cat and dog food, laundry and dish detergent, bleach, paper towels, trash bags, and more ....  check the list !!

Things are in a jumble at Rikki's Refuge!

Thank you for your love and support. 
Together we’re making a marvelous difference!!!

August 10, 2011
PS: Please help me, I’ll try anything to keep the Refuge Running. I need your continued support.

The Fine Print
Rikki's Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 367-acre, no-kill, all species, peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations from kind and loving individuals just like you!   We help farm animals, domestic animals, and wildlife.  Over 1200 individuals of 22 different species now reside at Rikki's Refuge.  Please continue to help us help the animals.  To learn more about Rikki's Refuge go to http://www.rikkisrefuge.org/, http://www.rikkisrefuge.blogspot.com/, and http://www.flickr.com/photos/rikkis_refuge . 

We survive on donations from kind and loving people, just like you.  We live on a shoestring and make it on less than one dollar per day, per animal.  So if you can spare a couple of bucks to buy a few meals, please go to http://www.paypal.com/ and use our email address of mail@rikkisrefuge.org .  We do accept checks, money orders, cash and stuff, too!  Thanks for your support.  Rikki's Refuge, PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960

Your donations directly support the Critters of Rikki’s Refuge.  Rikki's Refuge is owned and operated by Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Virginia Corporation. Federal Tax-ID 54-1911042. We hold membership in all Combined Federal Campaigns in Virginia #77674, Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign #3163, PetsMart Charities #1377, iGive, Benevolink, paypal.com (mail@rikkisrefuge.org), your donations provide direct support. A financial statement is available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs.

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