River's Wish Animal Sanctuary is creating a safe haven for animals in need.
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River's Wish Animal Sanctuary is located on 65 acres in northwest Spokane County. We incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity in 2005 (Tax ID 20-1226268) but have been involved with rescue since 1994.

River's Wish provides a safe haven for bovines, equines, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, dogs and cats. We assist local animal protection by providing refuge for animals in need. We work with other rescue organizations and sanctuaries in helping animals. Many of our residents have special needs. 

River's Wish offers Sanctuary Based Humane Education integrating Art, Animals and Garden. We offer a Compassion For Animals programs and Compassionate Living Workshops. We advocate for vegan living for the animals, the environment and health reasons.

River's Wish is a volunteer organization with no paid staff. We have a large community of extremely dedicated volunteers who help at the sanctuary throughout the week. Their hard work, commitment and kindness makes River's Wish function smoothly and productively. The animals are well cared for and the grounds are well maintained.

The co-founders are artists and teachers. Kit is in her 31st year of being a full time art teacher in the public schools. With a Masters in Humane Education she integrates this into her volunteer work with the sanctuary. Pete is an accomplished metalsmith artist and teaches the jewelry classes at Spokane Falls Community College. He is the Sanctuary Manager. Kit and Pete live at the sanctuary. Both have been entirely volunteering their time and resources since the beginning.

Through a lot of hard work and perseverance our vision continues to grow. We invite the public for tours, volunteer opportunities and events at the sanctuary. We have three annual events: Art For the Animals, Thanksgiving of Compassion and Blacksheep Friday.

We would love to have you join us as a Patreon in our mission of saving lives through rescue, education and advocacy! Thank you!
Tiers
Birds of a Feather!
$1 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $1 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents. 
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive an official certificate of appreciation in the mail. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Rabbit Champions!
$5 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $5 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail.
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Goat Gems!
$10 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $10 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail. 
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt in the mail. Please note what size. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Bovine Buddies!
$25 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $25 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photograph of one of our special residents.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail.
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt, please note what size.


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Pig Posse!
$50 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $50 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photograph of one of our special residents. 
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail 
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt. Please note what size.
  • You will receive a special time at the sanctuary for you and ten guests. You will interact with the animals, enjoy tea in the garden and visit with the founders and volunteers.  


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Horse Heroes!
$100 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $100 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents in the mail.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail.
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt, please note what size.
  • You will receive a special visit at the sanctuary for you and ten guests. Interact with the animals you are supporting, enjoy tea in the garden and visit with the founders and volunteers. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

River's Warriors!
$250 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $250 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of a special resident.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals.
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt in the mail, please not what size. 
  • You will receive one hand made piece of jewelry by co-founder and metalsmith artist Pete Jagoda.
  • We will host you and your party of ten people for an afternoon at the sanctuary. Meet the animals you are supporting! Enjoy tea in Rabbit's Garden. Visit with the founders and volunteers. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Goals
27% complete
Update fencing to Finish Line high tensile strength around two ten acre pastures.
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River's Wish Animal Sanctuary is located on 65 acres in northwest Spokane County. We incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity in 2005 (Tax ID 20-1226268) but have been involved with rescue since 1994.

River's Wish provides a safe haven for bovines, equines, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, dogs and cats. We assist local animal protection by providing refuge for animals in need. We work with other rescue organizations and sanctuaries in helping animals. Many of our residents have special needs. 

River's Wish offers Sanctuary Based Humane Education integrating Art, Animals and Garden. We offer a Compassion For Animals programs and Compassionate Living Workshops. We advocate for vegan living for the animals, the environment and health reasons.

River's Wish is a volunteer organization with no paid staff. We have a large community of extremely dedicated volunteers who help at the sanctuary throughout the week. Their hard work, commitment and kindness makes River's Wish function smoothly and productively. The animals are well cared for and the grounds are well maintained.

The co-founders are artists and teachers. Kit is in her 31st year of being a full time art teacher in the public schools. With a Masters in Humane Education she integrates this into her volunteer work with the sanctuary. Pete is an accomplished metalsmith artist and teaches the jewelry classes at Spokane Falls Community College. He is the Sanctuary Manager. Kit and Pete live at the sanctuary. Both have been entirely volunteering their time and resources since the beginning.

Through a lot of hard work and perseverance our vision continues to grow. We invite the public for tours, volunteer opportunities and events at the sanctuary. We have three annual events: Art For the Animals, Thanksgiving of Compassion and Blacksheep Friday.

We would love to have you join us as a Patreon in our mission of saving lives through rescue, education and advocacy! Thank you!

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Tiers
Birds of a Feather!
$1 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $1 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents. 
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive an official certificate of appreciation in the mail. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Rabbit Champions!
$5 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $5 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail.
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Goat Gems!
$10 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $10 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail. 
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt in the mail. Please note what size. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Bovine Buddies!
$25 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $25 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photograph of one of our special residents.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail.
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt, please note what size.


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Pig Posse!
$50 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $50 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photograph of one of our special residents. 
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail 
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt. Please note what size.
  • You will receive a special time at the sanctuary for you and ten guests. You will interact with the animals, enjoy tea in the garden and visit with the founders and volunteers.  


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

Horse Heroes!
$100 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $100 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of one of our special residents in the mail.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail.
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals. 
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt, please note what size.
  • You will receive a special visit at the sanctuary for you and ten guests. Interact with the animals you are supporting, enjoy tea in the garden and visit with the founders and volunteers. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

River's Warriors!
$250 or more per month
If you choose to contribute $250 or more per month toward River's Wish, 
  • You will receive a photo of a special resident.
  • You will receive our personal holiday card in the mail. 
  • You will receive a certificate of appreciation in the mail
  • You will receive an art print of one of the animals.
  • You will receive a River's Wish t-shirt in the mail, please not what size. 
  • You will receive one hand made piece of jewelry by co-founder and metalsmith artist Pete Jagoda.
  • We will host you and your party of ten people for an afternoon at the sanctuary. Meet the animals you are supporting! Enjoy tea in Rabbit's Garden. Visit with the founders and volunteers. 


NOTE: All donations are tax deductible due to River's Wish being a 501c3 nonprofit organization.