photo contest picture Got pictures? Enter our 2nd Annual Photo Contest today!

All local photographers—amateur and professional—are invited to enter photos of Virginia wildlife and landscapes by the newly extended deadline of September 5 for a $20 per photo suggested donation. All proceeds go to RWS to further our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release wild animals in central Virginia. Entries will be judged by a panel of professional photographers, and the winner receives a prize package valued at over $300!  >> See here for more details. 

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Congratulations, Central Virginia! RWS now has a permanent home — a state-of-the-art wildlife rehab facility in Nelson County — and we couldn’t have done it without you. We especially thank Alice Meador, who gave a generous gift in memory of her dear friend Becca Chaitin, and the Perry Foundation, who awarded us a $50,000 challenge grant. We moved in March 2015 and are still furiously building animal enclosures to house all our furry and feathered patients. Meanwhile, our Taking Flight fundraising campaign continues as we work to raise the remaining money to cover our operations for the next several years. Please help us meet this challenge by donating today!

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greenehouseshopsGoing Shopping

RWS board member Candy Goodyear has created a special space just for RWS at the Greene House Antique Shops in Ruckersville.  Donate an item, purchase an item. All proceeds go to help care for our wildlife patients. You can find great deals on jewelry, silver, linens and quilts, art, china, glass, pottery, and more. Call  Candy if you have questions about what to donate: 434-295-4090. Thank you Candy!

OpposumOur Mission

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to:

  • Rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned native wildlife in Central Virginia and release them back into the wild;
  • Inform our fellow citizens about what to do when they find an injured or orphaned wild animal, and who to contact for help with the animal; and,
  • Educate the citizens of Central Virginia about the habitats and needs of native wildlife.

Read more about us on our About RWS page