Attention shutterbugs!

photo contest pictureWe’re pleased to announce the 3rd annual Wildlife Photo Contest. All local photographers — amateur and professional — are invited to enter photos of Virginia wildlife and landscapes. Your $20 entry fee per photo directly supports the care of orphaned and injured wildlife. Entries will be accepted July 11 through August 31. Bring your 8×10″ prints to The Great Frame Up, in the  Rio Hill Center, where the photos will be matted and displayed.  And mark your calendars for a reception on September 17, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at The Great Frame to view all entries and enjoy good food and good company. Twelve finalist photos will be selected to create a 2017 Rockfish Wildlife calendar. Finalists will receive a RWS t-shirt, calendar and other goodies.

Wild About Art, Wildly Successful–THANK YOU!

WAAimageOn March 12, RWS hosted our 6th annual silent art auction, our primary fundraising event to help us procure the special foods, medicine and other supplies we need to nurture injured and orphaned wildlife back to health and ready for release into the wild. We had hundreds of items for auction–jewelry, paintings, pottery, photography, and more–all donated by local artists and businesses. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a wild success!

  buildingTaking Flight

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 now beginning our second season to care for all our furry and feathered patients. With the conclusion of our Taking Flight fundraising campaign, we are bigger and stronger than ever. Help us to sustain and grow our services by donating today. And don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbors about us.  line

greenehouseshopsDonate a little, shop a little

RWS super volunteer 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