Soon she realized the need for a place dedicated to the permanent care of animals in need with an opportunity for adoption. Reba, the family pet, was her inspiration. Tragically, before her dream could come true, Melony passed away.
Her loving husband and children are now dedicated to making her vision a reality. Created in 2011, Reba’s Rescue is a respected and growing nonprofit, 501(c)(3) that operates an Adoption Center-opened in November of 2023. Reba's Rescue offers partnership opportunities locally and across the region for effective animal welfare advocacy. In its next phase of development, Reba’s Rescue seeks to create a state-of-the-art, multi-acre Rescue, Rehabiltation, Adoption, and Sanctuary Center for dogs, cats, and horses. Humane education, community outreach, and veterinary training opportunities will be a significant focus of the center to foster the human-animal bond that meant so much to Melony. Melony’s love for her family and animals is celebrated thanks to Reba’s Rescue.
The mission of Reba's Rescue is to provide a loving and safe environment for animals needing rescue, care, and rehabilitation while welcoming the opportunity for eventual adoption.
Our long-term vision is to establish a multi-acre permanent facility dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation, and adoption of animals in need, including dogs, cats, and horses. This state-of-the-art facility will be home to a humane education center and veterinary clinic. It will be a landmark in the community and region in memory of Melony Daniels's dream.
Our Community Partnerships
Giving back goes beyond our doors. From 2021-2023, Reba's has contributed over $270,000 to charitable organizations positively impacting our community and families, both two and four-legged. These charitable causes include: Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Childrens Hospital of the King's Daughters, Edmarc Hospice for Children, Equikids Therapeutic Riding Program, Frog Dog K9, Hospice House of Hampton Roads, Marion Manor Retirement Community, Norfolk SPCA, Norfolk State University Foundation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, United and Tru, and the Virginia Beach SPCA.
Board of Directors & Leadership
John Richardson, President
Kevin Allison, Treasurer
Charlie Daniels, Co-founder
Kimberly Sherlaw, Executive Director
Reba’s Animal Rescue • Adoption Center
Office: 757-447-9770 | 1646 South Military Highway | Chesapeake VA 23320
Reba’s Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization | EIN: 45-4060340