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VOKRA Mewsletter - Autumn 2015
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TNR Works!


It’s hard to keep track of all the acronyms that exist these days, but in the cat rescue world TNR is a big one. TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Return and describes the process of trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them, and then returning them to the location they came from. According to VOKRA co-founder Maria Soroski, it’s the most effective and humane way to help control the feral cat population.

When VOKRA formed back in 2000, Maria had no idea what a feral cat was, which is hard to believe for someone who is such a strong advocate for Vancouver street cats. She, along with fellow co-founder Karen Duncan, began by bottle feeding kittens that had been brought into the SPCA before branching off on their own to create VOKRA. (more...)
Meet Dorothy
Dorothy is a cat who exudes love. She's the beautiful and silky queen of her house but doesn't think of herself as special. She enjoys hanging out with everyone in her foster home and immediately wants to interact with strangers who come to visit. (more...)

 

Our Volunteers

Karen Wickerson
Karen started out with VOKRA as a foster parent in April 2014 and, like most other volunteers, she soon foster failed and adopted two kitties – and they're sisters! While volunteering as a foster parent, Karen was also doing her studies in energy medicine through Healing Touch for Animals. (more...)

Happy Tails

Miller's Happy Tail Ending
Miller had a rough start in life and was a frightened kitty when he came to his VOKRA foster family. After a few weeks, he was able to shed his traumatic past experiences and become the sweet kitty he was meant to be, often looking for attention and cuddles. (more...)

Ask Dr. Waffles

Dear Dr. Waffles,
Something weird is going on with my people. They've redecorated the den in pastel colours, put a strange cage in it and the female’s stomach appears to growing quite large. They're acting weird. (more...)

Update

Andy still loves Alice!
You may remember Alice and Andy - two kittens that came to VOKRA with severe conjunctivitis and pneumonia. Fast forward and Alice and her loving brother Andy are now scampy one-year-olds! Here their former foster mom Dawn catches us up on what these two have been up to. (more...)

Gift Cards

The Great Grocery Stock Up
Did you know when you purchase a gift card through us the retailer donates to VOKRA and you still receive full value for your card? Right now when you stock up on grocery cards from Safeway and Save-on-Foods we get 8% of the profits. That can really add up fast! The Great Grocery Stock Up order deadline is October 19. (more...)
It's a TupPURRware Pawty!

The holiday season is just around the corner and you’re going to need something to put your leftovers in! But have no fear – we’re having a TupPURRware Pawty!

From October 1 – 15, 2015, when you order from Tupperware Canada via our special fundraising page 40% of all proceeds go to us. All funds raised will go directly towards paying down our vets bills.

Click here to order online or contact lindaperry@telus.net. Paper forms are also available at our Operations Centre.

All orders will be shipped directly from Tupperware Canada for delivery around November 1.
Our cover kitty this month is Solstice!
To adopt her click here.
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