Rikki's Refuge is a loving and peaceful animal sanctuary located on 450 acres in Orange, Virginia. The refuge is currently home to more than 1,200 rescued animals of over 20 different species; including cats, dogs, sheep, goats, pigs, emus, chickens, geese, cows and guinea pigs.
This is the first photography book for the sanctuary and was created to help raise funds to support the continuous care of these remarkable animals. A portion of the proceeds from each book sale will go to fund the ongoing purchases of their food, medicine and medical attention.
Please visit www.rikkisrefuge.org to learn more about this amazing and inspiring animal sanctuary!
In 2013 I resigned from my job in order to pursue creative ways to make a difference in the world that would combine my passions for animals, photography and philanthropy. I learned of Rikki's Refuge in 2007 when I adopted my cat, Wylie, at one of their adoption events. I was so impressed with their caring and knowledgeable volunteers that I returned two years later to adopt my second cat, Sami. I treasure the days I spent photographing at Rikki's Refuge and feel very grateful to have the opportunity to give back by creating and publishing this book.