Rikki’s Refuge in Orange County, Virginia is a 450-acre, no-kill, all species, peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals. The refuge is home to almost 1,300 animals of over 22 different species, including cats, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, emus, cows, chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks and a chukar (a kind of very pretty partridge).
Rikki’s Refuge provides homeless, abandoned, differently-abled and abused animals with a safe and loving place to stay. A few residents are adopted, but most remain at Rikki’s for life. All the animals are provided with traditional, homeopathic and holistic medical care, which can extend the life of an animal by several years.