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VOKRA leaves PetSmart

apps2 | January 19, 2013

We regret to announce that, effective immediately, VOKRA will no longer be running adoption centres at any PetSmart locations. A recent change in PetSmart's corporate policy requires mandatory rabies vaccinations for cats in all adoption centers across the U.S. and Canada.

Rabies vaccination is not mandatory in the province of British Columbia as the only species that currently carries the disease in BC is bats. Rabies vaccination for cats is unnecessary, increases the risk of injection site fibrosarcoma, and is costly. World-renowned expert, Dr. Jean Dodds, of the Rabies Challenge Fund agrees with us.

For the welfare of our kitties, VOKRA cannot comply with the new Petsmart policy. We are urgently seeking to work with new adoption partners who will respect our position against over-vaccination.

For partnership proposals, please contact

For more information:

Dr. Jean Dodds, Rabies Challenge Fund Letter of Support

BC Centre for Disease Control Rabies Information

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Rabies Statistics (1998-2012)

Bone & Biscuit Adoption Event

apps2 | November 24, 2012

Come out to our Adoption Event for our Surrey Chapter at the Bone & Biscuit store

Saturday November 24 from 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday November 25 from 11 am - 4 pm

#111-17433 Highway 10, Cloverdale, BC

Yay, Bone and Biscuit!

From September 24 - December 31, 2012, Kitsilano Kitty Closet will donate $5 from each Goochie Poochie doggie jacket to a local rescue!Just note “VOKRA” in the comments box at check-out!

If you are interested, simply go to and pull down the Category bar to PROJECT DOGGIE JACKET. There are two styles - trench coat and rain hoodie - available in multiple colours. Depending on size - XS to Large - the prices are $8-$15. Cute, functional and definitely affordable! $5 from each sale goes directly to us, just indicate “VOKRA” in the Comments box.

If you have any questions about the jackets, shipping, etc. contact Helen directly at to get the answers you need.

Thank you, Kitsilano Kittys Closet!

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