stories from the Sanctuary

July 9, 2024

We are so grateful to everyone who joined us at Paws Are The Cause with Ben Around Tattoos. With your help, we raised (drumroll please)…🥁🥁🥁 We are simply blown away! Did you catch our news coverage on NBC29? Check it out for scenes from the event! From June 29th to 30th, a team of generous […]

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June 29, 2024

We’ve got an extra cool Critter Corner for you this month to round out June! The sun is shining, the days are warmer, and the reptiles are out. This includes copperhead snakes! We know copperhead snakes can bring out strong feelings for many people. Respect is all we ask for at RWS. You don’t need to […]

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June 19, 2024

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May was busy, but we’re screeching in June! This month, we’re highlighting Eastern Screech-Owl patients 24-447, 448, and 504.

May 28, 2024

There’s one animal we always go particularly hog wild for at RWS! This month, we’re celebrating Virginia’s most spud-like species: the mighty helpful groundhog.

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May 10, 2024

Every once in awhile, the Sanctuary admits a patient that gets our staff to say, “Wow, that’s the smallest I’ve ever seen!” Meet RWS Patients 24-295, 296, and 297: a trio of infant raccoon kits. They each weighed in at just about 55 grams upon admission, which is essentially birth weight for raccoons. In fact, they […]

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