Support Rancho Relaxo's Expansion

$115,472 of $100k goal

Raised by 2,451 people in 10 months
Caitlin Stewart
for Rancho Relaxo
 WOODSTOWN, NJ
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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Update 2
Posted by Caitlin Stewart
1 day ago
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To each and every single one of you who has donated toward our campaign,

Thank you. Everyone here at Rancho Relaxo is beyond grateful. We are all speechless and in shock as well. Within 32 hours, you all came together and - once again - restored our faith in humanity. It takes a village. It really, really does. Whether you donated $1 or $10,000, we are in your debt and our hearts could never thank you enough. If the animals could talk, they would praise you all. We are changing the world - together - and we are so happy to be on the same team as you guys.

A huge thank you to GoFundMe for spotlighting Rancho Relaxo. We could not have done this without that feature!

We are going to leave this campaign running to see how much we can raise above our goal. Each and every dollar will go toward our mission here at Rancho Relaxo. There are ALWAYS new expenses - even outside of specific projects.

Thank you all so much. You have no idea the impact you have made.

Love,
Caitlin, Len, the board members and especially all of the animals... (even the ones who are still waiting to be rescued)
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Update 1
Posted by Caitlin Stewart
3 months ago
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Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
1 day ago
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Wow you hit your goal!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I just got the chills!!! I love this!!!

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Mandi Lowrance
2 days ago
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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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Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
2 days ago
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the donations went up over $3000 in just a few hours today! So awesome!!!

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Georgia Gordon
2 days ago
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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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Mare Freed
1 day ago
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Hooray! You've just made goal! So happy for you and the sweet animals!

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Gwen Reese
2 days ago
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I'm so overwhelmed at the support for this project - there ARE so many good people out there !

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Zizi Deb
1 day ago
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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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Sandy Beyer-pemberton
21 hours ago
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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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Brigitte Starr King
1 day ago
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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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Gwen Reese
1 day ago
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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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Sarah Andresen
1 day ago

I know there are a lot of good people out there that Think about doing what you are Actually doing!! Therein lies the difference. I include myself in that thinking group. Maybe in my next life??

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$115,472 of $100k goal

Raised by 2,451 people in 10 months
Created June 22, 2016
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Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
1 day ago
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Wow you hit your goal!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I just got the chills!!! I love this!!!

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Mandi Lowrance
2 days ago
7
7

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
Annmarie Gentile Fileccia
2 days ago
6
6

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

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Georgia Gordon
2 days ago
4
4

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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Mare Freed
1 day ago
3
3

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

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Gwen Reese
2 days ago
3
3

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

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Zizi Deb
1 day 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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Sandy Beyer-pemberton
21 hours ago
1
1

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
Brigitte Starr King
1 day 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
Gwen Reese
1 day ago
1
1

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
Sarah Andresen
1 day ago

I know there are a lot of good people out there that Think about doing what you are Actually doing!! Therein lies the difference. I include myself in that thinking group. Maybe in my next life??

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