Winter 2018/2019 $5,000 Matching Grant

This Winter, your support will go twice as far!


We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $5,000 matching grant from a local donor!

This means every dollar received (up to $5k) through March 31, 2019 will be matched, allowing your donation to work doubly-hard for the almost 200 animals in our care.

Since moving to the new farm, we've been working hard:


  • Profit's Place, our memorial to Profit the Pig, was built as a holding space where pigs from local animal shelters may find sanctuary until going to their forever homes
  • Fenced four 5-acre horse pastures
  • Fenced 10 acres for cows and therapy mini horses
  • Fenced 7 acres and installed two large barns for rescued pigs 
  • 10 acres of board fence for horses
  • Fenced .5 acre and refurbished barn for goats
  • Created special needs barn for pigs: fully insulated, gently sloping ramps, HVAC, flat ground
  • Built run-in shed for rabbits, chickens, and goats (adjacent to proposed Children's Barn where Humane Education with permanent exhibit will take place)

But we aren't done yet!


As we continue our work, we depend on donors for help with the many day-to-day necessities, such as: 

  • Feed
  • Hay
  • Veterinary bills
  • Building materials
  • And more...

We cannot do what we do without your generosity. Your tax-deductible donations may be made through PayPal to or by check to:

Ranger's Refuge at Gallastar

3309 Irish Road

Esmont, VA 22937

As always, your full donation goes directly towards care for the animals.  

Help Our Cause

Your contribution will enable us to meet our project goals, feed our animals, and pay our vet bills.  And thanks to the matching grant that we received, your donation will go twice as far! Thank you, from us and the animals, for your support!

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Check out our Amazon Wishlist!

The items on our Wishlist go to great use in keeping the resident animals at our sanctuary comfortable and safe. From all of us here, we thank you for your support.

Amazon Wishlist