Support Rancho Relaxo's Expansion
Today, we are expanding! We recently closed on a 16 acre property (thanks to all of you) which will eventually be used as a volunteer and adoption center. The funds from this campaign will go towards building that center and for rescuing more animals. We will host tours and events! We will save thousands of more lives over the years. This 16 acres is a blank canvas. I truly can't thank everyone who donated to our previous campaign enough - https://www.gofundme.com/ranchorelaxo. The funds and expansion are so important to our rescue, as we build out the new property with the adoption and volunteer center.
Who We Are:
Rancho Relaxo is a New Jersey 501(c)(3) animal rescue farm and organization. The rescue has been running since 2013 privately – and, In 2015, celebrated becoming an official tax exempt nonprofit.
Rancho Relaxo’s sole mission is to help every animal possible and we will not stop until every animal is heard. To date, we have rescued over 300 animals – large and small, all deserving of being free of abuse and neglect.
My name is Caitlin Cimini and I am the President and Founder of Rancho Relaxo. I started this journey on a late September morning, years ago, when I decided to rescue a mustang from the US governement on a whim. I named the mustang Halona, which means beautiful choice, and eventually began searching for a farm so she could live in my backyard.
After moving in and becoming acquainted with the farm life, I began learning more about slaughter bound horses and animals in general. I was then gifted three old hens as a housewarming gift from my fantastic neighbors, Donna and Clarence, and learned very quickly how nurturing and instinctual chickens were. From there, I began helping with transports and networking for other rescues. I also began fostering kill shelter puppies and kittens before they landed forever homes. My mission was clear the day I drove out to a man’s home who had two potbellied piglets listed on Craigslist, headed to an auction – advertised as food for exotic animals. When I arrived, his children were throwing rocks at the babies – laughing about it as if it were normal to behave that way toward innocent creatures. I realized that the only reason these pigs were going to end up in a better place was because their owner was greedy and wanted to get more money for them through a private sale than through auction. I sobbed my entire ride home, just thinking about how scared they were. That was it for me. Animals needed a voice somehow – and I was going to be the one to give it to them … until the day I die. That was what I was going to do.
After a few years, hundreds of abuse and neglect cases, thousands of tears and millions of little heartbeats that will go on and on, Rancho Relaxo is a fully functioning animal advocacy nonprofit and every year we spend all of our efforts turning that volume up for anyone in earshot to hear their voices.
How you can help:
Please consider donating to this campaign, and sharing it with your friends and family on Facebook, email, Twitter, and text message. Each share makes a real difference!
Note: ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Most of our goals have been met. The only thing we have to do now is update all of the fencing at our home base - which will be close to $50,000. We ended up launching a new campaign today just for that to keep everyone updated! We don't expect you all to donate again but we will ask for you to share it!
---> https://www.gofundme.com/rancho-relaxo-needs-fencing <---
Thank you again. So much. You are all heroes.
I am so happy with your success. I spent many years volunteering and working at an animal shelter but it isn't nearly as terrific as what you do. I have 5 dogs, 3 cats all adopted from a shelter that is not a no kill. As much as I would like to donate my own brood keep me pretty broke. But I do want to wish you well and let you know how great I felt reading your story..... It's awesome what you've accomplished.
the pic here is my precious dog bear he just recently died and my heart is broken along with my husband and my other dog molly we r trying to fill our broken hearts and find a big dog like bear to love if u can help we would love it ty sandy or tickles the clown
Yes - I work for Microsoft and I added you to our internal giving database so my donations to you are matched. They said they reached out to you to validate your info so we can finalize the info and get the match done. I gave them your name and the email I found on the website. I hope that gets thru to you!!! Thank you for the amazing work!!! ♥
Please who ever can help search college fund for GMC and donate to help me get back to school this semester
Please help support my campaign "Help The Lives Of All My Pets " please also consider sharing, thank you.
urgent family in need of your assistance
If you could, possibly, share- I am raising about $700 to save a beef calf I bottlefed this Summer for a rancher in exchange for hay for my horses. He took the calf back last month to fatten up for slaughter. I have a little cash to purchase him before February but need probably another (10) donations of $25 to meet my goal. I will need to pay "per pound" for him. Thinking he will weigh about 350lbs come February. His name is Wellington. The gofund me is 'Save Wellington from Slaughter'. Please...any donation helps and if you could Facebook share this information- the calf and I would appreciate it immensely. Thank you.
You are such an amazing woman!! Thank you so much for everything you do for these innocent babies.
We would love to see pictures!!
My dog my dog was hit by a car 5 days ago and undergoing emergency care. Any help will be appreciated as bills are adding up and my funds are limited to the point that i have to sell personal items.. please see my page , greatly appreciate any help. search for "rexs-emergency-medical-fund"
Looks great, if it were me I would find a volunteer group to tear down the privacy fence, putting $7,500 in your pocket? If I was near bye, I would organize that for you!!!