Support the Sanctuary

Contribute supplies, money, and skills to help native wildlife

Every cent supports our lifesaving work at Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary. 
Your gift is tax-deductible! ➡️

If you'd like to send us needed animal care supplies, please check out our Amazon Wish List.
These items are necessary for us to provide the highest standard of care possible for each and every patient at RWS. We go through supplies quickly with hundreds of wild animals on site at a time, and your contributions are incredibly valued. 
Your purchase is shipped directly to RWS. Thank you!
Sponsor An Ambassador

On top of the hundreds of wildlife patients we admit to our rehabilitation program every year, we care for a small team of non-releasable education ambassador animals. Many appear with our outreach staff at schools, senior centers, scout meetings, and other community events.
You can support our work by sponsoring the care of one of our ambassador animals! Your donation helps provide food, shelter, and medical care for the sponsored animal and supports the Sanctuary’s educational outreach programs.
A one-year sponsorship is $50 per animal.
You can sponsor the education ambassador(s) of your choice, or you can sponsor in honor of a loved one. We will send you or your loved one a letter about the animal you're sponsoring as well as an adorable photo of our ambassador.
Click here to make a donation and designate it as an ambassador sponsorship. From our team of ambassadors and humans alike - thank you!
Become a Sustaining Donor

Please consider becoming a Sustaining Donor by making a secure, easy, and automatic recurring donation each month.
To set up Sustaining Donor contributions through a credit card:
Simply click the above Donate button, select monthly contributions, and fill in your info. 

To set up Sustaining Donor contributions through an automatic electronic funds transfer:
Please print out, complete and return this Transfer Authorization Form; we will send you an email to let you know that your transfer authorization has been set up. 

Please note: Your participation in the Sustaining Donor Program may be adjusted or canceled at any time. Just email us at
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary is proud to be a part of the largest workplace giving program in Virginia — a program that enables employees to make donations to their favorite charities through a payroll deduction system.  
The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, for charitable giving by state employees. The Center’s CVC identification number is 3200.
The Sanctuary isn’t a federal or state agency – we rely on the generous support of caring individuals to provide quality care to thousands of animals in need each year.
Contributions the Sanctuary received through this campaign can help provide antibiotics and anti-fungal medication for our education animals … or materials to rebuild a shelter … or food for a malnourished and orphaned red fox kit.
Thank you for your consideration!
Bequests and Estate Planning

When you include the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary in your estate planning, you can be confident that your legacy will help native ecosystems and provide lifesaving care for injured and orphaned wild animals.
There are many ways to support the Sanctuary through estate planning – starting with a will. You may also amend your current will with a codicil to designate a gift to the Sanctuary. You may also help support wildlife by naming the Sanctuary as the beneficiary of your:
Life insurance policies  • IRAs or other retirement accounts
Stocks, bonds, or other securities • Mutual funds or bank accounts

In many cases, these beneficiary designations may be made online or with a quick telephone call. Through wise estate planning, you may be able to receive significant tax and income benefits during your lifetime through remainder trusts and gift annuities.
We encourage you to consult your attorney, financial advisor, or bank trust officer for information about which option might be best for you. 

Donate Supplies
Our animals always need supplies to keep them healthy, fed, and warm. We need:
Unscented, plain tissues
Paper towels
Fleece blankets and bath towels in good condition (used is fine!)
Bales of hay
Blue pads (aka, “pee pee” pads, available at pet stores and other retailers)
Dawn Dish Soap and sponges
Food Lion gift cards
Blue Ridge Farmers Co-op gift cards
Newspaper (without plastic/magazine inserts - paper only)
Shop or Donate an Item at the Greene House Antique Shops

The Sanctuary’s super volunteer, Candace Goodyear, has created a special space at the Greene House Antique Shops in Ruckersville to help support the sanctuary. You can help the Sanctuary by buying an item or donating one to the Rockfish shop. All proceeds benefit the Sanctuary!
Interested in volunteering your time and skills at RWS?
Send us an email. We are excited to hear from you!

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