Our lifelong passion for animals led to the creation of Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary in 2004. We believe that wild creatures are a part of the whole that includes humans and that the circle needs to be in balance for all our sakes.
John Muir, an early 20th century environmentalist observed, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched everything else in the universe.” It is up to humans, who create an imbalance by invading natural habitats, to re-balance the circle.
The stewardship role we’ve chosen is to care for injured and orphaned wildlife in Central Virginia. The Sanctuary has staff, interns and volunteers assisting us with ensuring the health and well-being of the wild animals placed in our care.
Every breeding animal that can be released back into the wild helps to ensure the survival of our local wild species. More and more of Virginia’s native animals are in need of Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary’s care.
We invite you to help us meet this challenge!