Tuesday, December 31, 2019

December 31, 2019

Finally !!!   I’ve got a few minutes to sneak in here, get my jacket off, have a cup of warm tea and tell you what’s going on !!!   

Many families like to volunteer at Rikki’s Refuge.  Love of animals often runs in families.  Parents bring their kids.  Kids bring their parents.  One of our wonderful families have FOUR generations that love to come out to Rikki’s together when they can. 

They came out a few days ago to visit and to bring us some very special and exciting news.  They’d thought long and hard about what they wanted to do for Christmas.  A family cruise, an exciting trip to somewhere exotic and far away ???   When one of the youngest and most adorable ones said, “Why can’t we just visit the animals at Rikki’s and take them presents?”

And one by one their faces lit up as they thought of all they could do for all the animals of Rikki’s Refuge !!!! 

And this very exciting year end double donation challenge is what created !!!

This family will match ALL DONATIONS through the end of 2019 UP TO $32,425.


If we can meet this challenge and match our donor family dollar for dollar, that would provide feed and total care for ALL of our 1,300 residents for FIFTY DAYS!!

What a great way to start the year!! Feed 'em for Fifty!!www.RikkisRefuge.org/Donate


They came out today to see how we’re coming along.  And I had to admit we’re not quite half way there yet. 

So they’re cracking the whip on me !!!  As soon as I’ve had time to sit down today, they’ve made me sit here and write to you to beg for your end of year help ....  and YES it’s tax deductible too !!!  

After I talk to you, they’ll let me finally have some breakfast before getting to work on my regularly scheduled paper work that should have been finished by the end of the year ....... 

So .....  I ask you, from the bottom of my heart, to join this kind and wonderful family in


Thank you for taking Rikki’s Refuge into 2020 !!!

Love to every one of you and may you have a wonderful and happy New Year !!!


ps ...  I’ll be back later tonight and get a proper newsletter up on the blog.  You’ll be able to tune in later tonight, or in the morning and see the Christmas Videos of the animals and other fun photos !!!

I'll be back later tonight with more photos and stories ....  for now here's the live videos from the Christmas Day Tour !!!   Enjoy