Monday, March 03, 2014

Good Morning Good News !!!! March 3, 2014

Good morning! Yep, it's Monday again and we're already up with the chickens! Our volunteers and staff are already very busy this morning dealing with the daily feeding, watering, cleaning and care of over 1200 animals. Rain or shine, in all kinds of weather, our dedicated staff ensures the welfare of our refuge animals, and each person that comes through that gate every morning is a blessing!

Speaking of chickens...we sure would appreciate your daily vote in the Shelter Challenge! This is one way you can help us, that costs you nothing but time!

Please vote and share for Rikki's Refuge in the Shelter Challenge today! Thank you!

Mark your calendars and save the date!
PET FIESTA - May 3, 2014
Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia 20190

Come see us, and other great animal welfare organizations like BROOD Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, K-9 LifeSavers, Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc., Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue, and Ragged Mountain Dogs! Meet wonderful animals looking for their forever homes and check out the latest in pet products. Enjoy onstage entertainment, face painting and caricature artists. Gather the kids and join us for a day of pets and fun for the whole family! ADMISSION IS FREE!
Pet Fiesta

Rikki’s Refuge
See You There! 

It is because of YOU, our supporters, that we can offer hope and life to each animal that comes here to Rikki's Refuge. Thank you for blessing us, so that we may continue to bless them.



You can learn more about World Wildlife Day at this news link: 

World Wildlife Day highlights urgent need to curb illegal trade. 


1 (16-oz) package frozen corn (preferably shoepeg), thawed
2 small zucchinis, diced
1/4 large red pepper, diced
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 (4-oz) can diced green chiles, drained
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 Tablespoon cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Toss together corn, zucchini, red pepper, onion, and chiles in a large bowl.
Measure remaining ingredients into a jar or bottle with a lid. Shake well.
Pour liquid over salad and stir gently. Refrigerate overnight.