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The Ruffugees Foundation


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The Ruffugees Foundation is a volunteer run federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit. We began in 2017 in the State of Virginia. 

Our work funds municipal and county animal shelters in the United States in an effort to lower and prevent the euthanasia of shelter pets. 

The euthanasia of shelter pets in the United States alone tops 1.5 million animals a year. This means there is a lot of work to do. As an organization we love animals and we do not miss an opportunity to help out where we can. Our goal is to end the euthanasia of shelter animals based on space and medical needs. We further this goal by funding shelters in need so they can intake, care for, and ultimately transport or adopt out the animals at their facilities. You can help us do our work by donating to The Ruffugees Foundation today!  

Please know we are volunteer run organization, therefore your donations go directly to support our mission only. 

Thanks for visiting our site and supporting shelter animals in need. 

The Ruffugees Foundation



The Ruffugees Foundation relies on your support.  Our funding comes from generous donors and we can only continue with your financial generosity.  Please help us save animals at risk of being euthanized and move animals from high-kill shelters to no-kill rescues today!  

Donate Financially 

To make a tax-deductible donation you can click the Donate button below, which uses PayPal or you can donate using Square. You can also send a tax-deductible donation to our mailing address at PO Box 3344, Norfolk, VA 23514. 

Donate Through Companies 

If you cannot donate financially, you can help raise funds through shopping on Amazon by selecting The Ruffugees Foundation as your charity of choice when shopping on  You can also help us raise funds by donating your old car, truck, RV or boat using DonationLine and selecting The Ruffugees Foundation.


Donate by Starting a Fundraiser

You can also start a Facebook fundraiser, which is a great way to get your friends, family, colleagues and associates involved in your love for animals. 

To learn more about donating to The Ruffugees Foundation, please click here.




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The Ruffugees Foundation

PO Box 3344 

Norfolk, VA 23514

Charitable Tax ID: 82-2040265

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