Saturday, September 06, 2014

Good Morning! Exciting News! WE NEED YOUR HELP!


FIRST UP, SOME EXCITING NEWS!  We are thrilled to have made it as a Top Ten Finalist in the Tractor Supply Company's RESCUE MY RESCUE PHOTO CONTEST!  Out of more than 1,800 nominations, Rikki's Refuge was chosen as a top contender.  And the grand prize?  $10,000!!

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The contest winners are chosen by VOTES.  It is free and easy and you can vote EVERY  DAY.  Voting began today and will run through midnight on 9/14!  The final prize winners will then be announced on Wednesday, September 17, the first day of Tractor Supply Companys Pet Appreciation Week (PAW).
Clicking this picture will take you immediately to the voting page!!
Here is the entry that brought us into the top ten:
Rikki's Refuge in Orange, Virginia is awesome -- they help differently-abled animals nobody else wants. Domestic animals, like cats and dogs and rabbits and guinea pigs. Farm animals like pigs and goats and sheep and horses and chickens and ducks. Opie here in the picture with me, was born without hind feet. Though he gets along just fine in life and loves playing and hugging, he would have been put to sleep in most shelters just for being different. Rikki's has blind animals, deaf animals, elderly animals, handicapped animals, animals with chronic health issues like diabetes, heart problems, kidney insufficiency. Most of the 1300 residents of 22 species at Rikki's Refuge will never get adopted, but they will live their natural lives in peace and happiness, loved and cared for.


Tractor Supply Company will be awarding TEN grants worth a total of $25,000 to the winning rescues!
  • 1st  $10,000
  • 2nd $  5,000
  • 3rd  $  3,500
  • 4th  $  2,000
  • 5th  $  1,500
  • 6th  $  1,000
  • 7th  $     800
  • 8th  $     650
  • 9th  $     350
  • 10th $    200
Winners will be announced on Tractor Supply's Facebook page on September 17, 2014 and big checks will be presented to winners at their local Tractor Supply stores during the big in-store PAW (Pet Appreciation Week) event on Saturday, September 20!

Can you imagine how exciting it will be if we win?  Let's not imagine it.....LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

We need you to VOTE EVERY DAY from TODAY through September 14!  We also need you to share the contest link on your Facebook page and share it via email and ask your friends and family to VOTE and SHARE every day as well!!  WE CAN DO THIS!!

Clicking this picture will take you immediately to the voting page!!



Join RIKKI'S REFUGE September Sept 6-7, 2014
at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA.

  Who lives in or near Richmond?  Who likes PIZZA?

Join us on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 11:00am-5:00pm at CiCi's Pizza at 11549 Busy Street, Richmond, Virginia 23236 and EAT PIZZA & RAISE MONEY FOR RIKKI'S REFUGE!!

Come out and eat lots of yummy pizza while helping to raise money for all the critters at Rikki's Refuge ~~ all you have to do is mention that you are there for Rikki's Refuge when paying for your meal!  Also, donations of food items (wet cat food especially needed!) and money will be accepted during this event.

CiCi’s will donate 10 % of the net sales back to RIKKI'S REFUGE.  So, bring a friend and enjoy all the pizza, pasta, salad and dessert you want or get it To-Go!

Adult Buffet $4.99 • Kid’s Buffet $2.99 (Kids 10 & Under Only)

If you are unable to come, but would like to make a donation to Rikki's, you can visit our website at

Check out the Facebook event and let us know if we will be seeing you!


Okay, there are lots of fun things happening in the coming weeks and months, so please check our Facebook pages, Website, and Blogs regularly!  And please remember that we couldn't do any of this without YOU.  All of you are ROCK STARS and WE LOVE YOU!

      Kerry & Opie

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