Support Rancho Relaxo's Expansion

$147,181 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 3,484 people in 30 months
What the funds are for:

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.

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Facebook: facebook.com/ranchorelaxonj
Web: ranchorelaxonj.com

Our Story:

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.



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We are doing a joint fundraiser with Goats of Anarchy, Freedom Farm and Twist of Fate! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-ear-tags-or-leather-bags-for-the-animals-tickets-38854307279
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We just want to say thank you all so very much for making our offsite property a reality. It still feels like a dream for all of us - and I'm sure the animals feel the same way! I also want to mention how lucky we all are that we exceeded our goal for this campaign because everything ended up being much more expensive than we initially planned.

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.
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Guys, we are less than 2 weeks away! Come see the progress we are making at the new offsite property!!!! September 9th, 3-6 PM! To RSVP, email our event and volunteer coordinator @thenamewasmills: caitline624@gmail.com ❤❤❤
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Thanks to all of you, we were able to say yes to our newest rescue, Alba. THIS RESCUE HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN THE MAKING. A couple of weeks ago, I received a message about a pig in need. This pig had been used for burn testing in a laboratory through a company that will remain nameless for various reasons. I was unsure of how realistic her rescue would be - and if she would ever actually make it to Rancho Relaxo. Guess what? It happened! Today! This beautiful girl is only 4 months old and she already weights 100 lbs. She will eventually be close to 800 lbs. She spent the first 8 weeks of her life being burned over and over for developmental research for a certain product. She then spent the next 8 weeks receiving medical attention and being spayed. She was in that laboratory with 2 other pigs who were euthanized. Her shining personality saved her life. You would never even know it after meeting her - the torture she has endured from humans - because she wants to do nothing but cuddle and kiss! Our girl will go on to tell her story and become an amazing advocate for ANTI ANIMAL TESTING! Please pay attention to the labels on the products you buy - shampoo, mascara, cleaning products - so you do not throw your money at companies that test on animals. Everyone, meet Alba, our newest rescue. She is named after Alba Paris Art - one of our good friends and tremendous supporters. I want to say thank you to Kristi Laser for liberating Alba, Kristen Marie for arranging medical support and Janice Skura who transported Alba Sugar Pie miles upon miles down to us. To support our mission, visit RanchoRelaxoNJ.org ❤
Burn testing.
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Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
20 months ago

Wow you hit your goal!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I just got the chills!!! I love this!!!

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Mandi Lowrance
20 months ago

Wow. The support is truly showing. Amazing woman deserves all of it. Thank you for helping those who can't themselves. God Bless You.

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Georgia Gordon
20 months ago
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9

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.

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Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
20 months ago
8
8

the donations went up over $3000 in just a few hours today! So awesome!!!

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Gwen Reese
20 months ago
7
7

I'm so overwhelmed at the support for this project - there ARE so many good people out there !

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Mare Freed
20 months ago
5
5

Hooray! You've just made goal! So happy for you and the sweet animals!

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Sandy Beyer-pemberton
19 months ago
2
2

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

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Gwen Reese
20 months ago
2
2

I'm SOOO happy; this has made my day people !! I just kept watching & it's now over $ 104! I am so in awe of Caitlin and her organization. I have always been an animal advocate, but I am humbled 10 fold at her determination & heart!

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Zizi Deb
20 months ago
2
2

keep fighting the good fight and everything else will come to you. God bless you your their champions and all of ours I will repost to my face book page and twitter and lets keep these fur babies safe happy and healthy Keep it going forward......

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Brigitte Starr King
20 months ago
1
1

Milo (my lovely rescue cat) and I wish you a life of happiness and success. You are doing God's work here on earth. Thank you.

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Kimberly Murphy
19 months ago

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!!! ♥

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Caroline Sherrill
4 months ago

Please who ever can help search college fund for GMC and donate to help me get back to school this semester

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Jakhai
4 months ago

Please help support my campaign "Help The Lives Of All My Pets " please also consider sharing, thank you.

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Don
7 months ago

urgent family in need of your assistance

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Jodi Huffman-Price
12 months ago

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.

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Jenna Mae Owens
14 months ago

You are such an amazing woman!! Thank you so much for everything you do for these innocent babies.

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Kelle Evans
15 months ago

We would love to see pictures!!

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Ahmal Baloubi
16 months ago

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"

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Kate Frame
16 months ago

Здорово!

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Drew Hunter
17 months ago

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!!!

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$147,181 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 3,484 people in 30 months
Created June 22, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Rancho Relaxo
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$25
Bobbi Dalton
14 days ago

I hope to have an animal sanctuary here in Idaho someday--in the meantime, I donate to those who are doing the work today.

$5
Anonymous
28 days ago
$50
Patrick Richardson
2 months ago
1
1

She has the same heart a my daughter Sarah.

TH
$10
Terri Hayes
3 months ago
1
1

I donated because I was so touched by Loki’s story which I read on The Dodo today. My service dog Phoenix is almost 13 and I wish I had a service dog pup that could learn from her. She is everything to me.

HP
$50
Helen Pecoraro
3 months ago

God Bless!!

Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
20 months ago

Wow you hit your goal!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I just got the chills!!! I love this!!!

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Mandi Lowrance
20 months ago

Wow. The support is truly showing. Amazing woman deserves all of it. Thank you for helping those who can't themselves. God Bless You.

+ Read More
Georgia Gordon
20 months ago
9
9

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.

+ Read More
Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
20 months ago
8
8

the donations went up over $3000 in just a few hours today! So awesome!!!

+ Read More
Gwen Reese
20 months ago
7
7

I'm so overwhelmed at the support for this project - there ARE so many good people out there !

+ Read More
Mare Freed
20 months ago
5
5

Hooray! You've just made goal! So happy for you and the sweet animals!

+ Read More
Sandy Beyer-pemberton
19 months ago
2
2

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

+ Read More
Gwen Reese
20 months ago
2
2

I'm SOOO happy; this has made my day people !! I just kept watching & it's now over $ 104! I am so in awe of Caitlin and her organization. I have always been an animal advocate, but I am humbled 10 fold at her determination & heart!

+ Read More
Zizi Deb
20 months ago
2
2

keep fighting the good fight and everything else will come to you. God bless you your their champions and all of ours I will repost to my face book page and twitter and lets keep these fur babies safe happy and healthy Keep it going forward......

+ Read More
Brigitte Starr King
20 months ago
1
1

Milo (my lovely rescue cat) and I wish you a life of happiness and success. You are doing God's work here on earth. Thank you.

+ Read More
Kimberly Murphy
19 months ago

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!!! ♥

+ Read More
Caroline Sherrill
4 months ago

Please who ever can help search college fund for GMC and donate to help me get back to school this semester

+ Read More
Jakhai
4 months ago

Please help support my campaign "Help The Lives Of All My Pets " please also consider sharing, thank you.

+ Read More
Don
7 months ago

urgent family in need of your assistance

+ Read More
Jodi Huffman-Price
12 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Jenna Mae Owens
14 months ago

You are such an amazing woman!! Thank you so much for everything you do for these innocent babies.

+ Read More
Kelle Evans
15 months ago

We would love to see pictures!!

+ Read More
Ahmal Baloubi
16 months ago

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"

+ Read More
Kate Frame
16 months ago

Здорово!

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Drew Hunter
17 months ago

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!!!

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