Thursday, March 06, 2014

Good Morning Good News from Rikki's Refuge! March 6, 2014

Waking up to partly cloudy skies and temps. in the low 20's this Thursday morning. The weather guy says only a 10% chance rain today, but a 30% chance of snow tonight. He can keep the snow. We're waiting for SPRING! Yeah!

Thursday's child has far to go, and so do we! We've come a long, long way in the last 15 years, WITH YOUR HELP! We've got a long way to go too! We long for the day when all animals and pets are loved, have homes and are protected by stronger laws against abuse and neglect. Until that day comes, we will continue to provide REFUGE to all animals we can! 

WE NEED YOUR SHELTER CHALLENGE VOTE! Voting continues through the end of March. A little of your time, a couple of clicks on your computer or phone, and you can help us win a grant! Please vote and share for Rikki's Refuge every day! We appreciate your support!   

Dr. Seuss’s fictional “Grinch” found love, peace and acceptance in Whoville. I am the real Grinch and I found my “Whoville” at
Rikki’s Refuge!


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 pinch black pepper
4 cups vegetable broth
4 (15 ounce) cans black beans
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn
1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, carrots and garlic for 5 minutes. Season with chili powder, cumin, and black pepper; cook for 1 minute. Stir in vegetable broth, 2 cans of beans, and corn. Bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process remaining 2 cans beans and tomatoes until smooth. Stir into boiling soup mixture, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes. 

Did you know we're on PINTEREST? Our social media director has created a Rikki's Refuge Pinterest Board. Please feel free to see our photos there and share them! We'd like that a lot!


This is Nellie (Opie's mother) - this photo was taken just a few days ago. Isn't she pretty? We really enjoy her!

Yesterday we lost half our power here at the refuge. No power means no lights and no heat. We were able to restore heat to 9th Life, in quarantine and the office. We have someone coming out to repair this for us today. We need to get everything restored quickly. Having heat, water and lights is critical here. Please donate if you can, we need help!