Walk for the Kitties 2016

TashaB | June 30, 2016

The 7th Annual Walk for the Kitties is on September 18, 2016. Learn more here.



Eventbrite - VOKRA's 7th Annual Walk for the Kitties

Scotiaback Charity Challenge

TashaB | March 16, 2016

We want to let you in on a life changing experience.

On June 26, Team VOKRA will be participating in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5k run/walk and we want you to join us. It might not change your life, but your support will definitely help change the lives of the more than 1,800 cats and kittens we rescue each year.

You don’t have to be an athlete to join. And few on our team have ever fundraised before either (you only need to commit to raising a minimum of $50). All you need is a love of cats. This love is what unites us as a team and carries us all over the finish line!

It’s super easy to get started. To join Team VOKRA simply click here to register. And, as a bonus, each team member is entitled to a special preferred rate. To get the preferred rate be sure to enter the Charity Challenge Fundraiser charity pin code 16VKITTENS. (And when you register please specify you’d like “Team VOKRA” on your bib.)

Once you’re registered we’ll send you a link to your personal fundraising page so you can get started right away. And to help ensure you achieve your fundraising and fitness goals, Team VOKRA will provide you with a half-marathon training schedule and weekly motivational emails. We’ll also invite you to join the Team VOKRA Facebook group so you can connect with your fellow team members. So there’s no excuses! Sign up today and join Team VOKRA!

Don’t want to run? You can still help when you sponsor Team VOKRA today!

Pet Lover Show

TashaB | January 29, 2016

Vancouver Pet Lover Show celebrates animal lovers from the Vancouver area and the lower mainland.

Pet Lover Show
February 27 - 28, 2016
Tradex Abbotsford

Come visit us at booth #106!

Click here to learn more and buy tickets

Cats on Your Mats

TashaB | December 7, 2015

Join us for an amazing yoga experience with cats!

Stretch Vancouver and Catfe have joined forces to bring you this CATS ON YOUR MATS event to raise funds and awareness for homeless cats in Vancouver, with all proceeds going to VOKRA.

Classes are $35 and spots are limited so reserve yours today! Two classes available: 8am Hatha (all levels) 10am Flow (all levels)

For more information visit stretchvancouver.com/events

Christmas Craft Fair

TashaB | November 6, 2015

Nov. 14 - Dec. 19, 2015

This year's Craft Fair will be an online affair. From Nov. 14 to Dec. 19* you'll be able to purchase a variety of crafts, including greeting cards, cat toys and accessories, cat towers and beds, knitted items, jewelry and more! All vendors will be donating between 40% - 100% of proceeds to VOKRA. CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE

*Dec. 11 is the order deadline if you'd like your order shipped. Dec. 20 is the last day for you to pick-up your order at our Operations Centre.

Holiday Facebook Auction

TashaB | November 5, 2015

Runs from November 21 - 30, 2015

Help us help kitties in need just by Christmas shopping! Our holiday Facebook aution will feature lots of gifts for family and friends, including gift certificates, books and stuff for your cat. 100% of proceeds to VOKRA. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details.

Please help us raise money for the VOKRA kitties

Connect with fellow walkathon participants and receive the latest updates.

"Like" our Walk for the Kitties fan page on Facebook.

Every year, we run a series of fundraising events to support our VOKRA kitties. Our Walk for the Kitties is the major fundraising event; we depend on it for crucial operating funds.

We're really counting on support from our VOKRA family!

Help us reach our goal of $50,000

You can help!

Here's how to get involved.... Just 5 simple steps


We've chosen some spokeskitties to represent a variety of VOKRA activities.

Read their stories and choose the kitty that you’d like to walk for! Who do you connect with? You'll need your choice for the registration form.

Whose story resonates with you?


Let us know that you’re walking for the kitties. And which team you’ll belong to!

Eventbrite - VOKRA's 6th Annual Walk for the Kitties

At the walk, you’ll receive a swag bag with a t shirt and other goodies.

If you want to walk as a team, we’d love that, but you’ll be promtped to register individually so that we can get the correct details on t-shirt size, etc.


Ask your friends, family, and others to support you in walking for the kitties. The walk itself is a celebration of the support you've been able to gather.

There’s a few simple ways to do this:

  • Use a paper form and collect pledges. Make sure you gather addresses so that we can issue tax receipts for anything over $20.


Come join us for the walk – rain or shine!

You’ll meet other people who, like you, are dedicated to the care of homeless cats and kittens in the Lower Mainland.

Can’t make it to the walk? Donate using our secure, online system. Designate your donation to “Walk for the Kitties”.


Congratulate yourself on doing a good thing.

Know that a cat or kitten today is receiving help that could only be supplied through your generosity.

And the Oscar Goes To.... VOKRA

alannah | February 11, 2015

Come and join us February 22nd for the 4th Annual Oscars at the Morrissey!

Complimentary appetizers and great fun!

Purchase tickets here

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and silent auctions go to the two charities.

Always a great time! Will you win the "Best Dressed Award?"

Pub Night January 25!

alannah | January 25, 2015

Join us tonight for a Pub night benefitting VOKRA!

Silent auction and 50/50 draw as well!

January 25, 6 pm to 9 pm

No, you don't have to be a football fan. We just thought it would be fun to have one of our kittens dressed up and playing football. Isn't he cute?

Tickets available at the door. $20 gets you a burger and beer (or wine, if you prefer). Veggie burgers available, of course!

2015 New Year Message

alannah | January 1, 2015

A message from VOKRA's Karen Duncan

As we launch into 2015 I want to say how much all of us appreciate the support VOKRA is given. We receive that support each day from our donors and supporters, our cat care and reception volunteers at our Operations Centre, our drivers, our fosters, our adoptions team, our foster co-ordinators, our new medical team, our TNR trappers, our foster interviewers, our volunteer coordinators, our photography team, our vaccination team, our barn volunteers, our database managers, our gift card sales coordinators, and many more. It is thanks to the dedication of all these people that we saw VOKRA grow and get stronger in 2014. Thank you.

Things have changed a great deal since 1999 when Maria and I started trying to organize a group to care for the tiny orphan kittens who had no hope of surviving without round the clock care. As we have grown, the need for bottle feeders has gone down, due primarily to TNR work done by us and other groups around the Lower Mainland. But the need has grown in other areas and we continue to rescue abandoned and homeless cats and kittens in huge numbers. Over 1825 kittens and cats came into our care this year. Clearly, fifteen years later, VOKRA is still very much needed.

This past year has been one of enormous change for us. In Nov 2013 we took possession of our new building and, after years of running things primarily from my home, we began four long months of creating our dream Intake Centre. Massive amounts of work were done in locating and leasing the building and designing it. People came forward to build the pods, paint, and refinish the floors. Wonderful low cost (and sometimes no cost!) furnishing and building supplies were found through connections to the film & television production community. Generous cash donations made the rest possible. So many people contributed their time, talents and resources to make our dream come true. What started out as a huge, empty warehouse space was transformed into our amazing Operations Centre and we continue to be grateful to everyone who made it happen. Thank you. In March we opened and became extremely busy immediately. No soft opening for us. We hit the ground running and haven't stopped since.

VOKRA officially became a BC Not-for-Profit Society this year (we are already a federal charity) and continued to grow and strengthen both our operations and our governance teams. We welcomed some great new key volunteers and some skilled new members to our Board of Directors. Thank you to everyone who is working so hard to help our organization be the best it can be.

We had an extremely successful 5th Annual Walk For The Kitties, raising over $50,000. Our online auctions, pub nights, Oscar Night at the Morrisey Pub, our first craft sale, our "Donate 6 for Karen's 60th" campaign and, of course, generous individual donations--both monthly and one-time--all helped us meet the enormous needs of our very large no-kill rescue. Thank you to everyone who walked, bid, crafted, partied and, most of all, donated.

Various grants and generous vet clinics helped us spay/neuter owned cats and our TNR teams prevented hundreds of kittens from being born into a world where too many are already without homes of their own. Thank you so much.

VOKRA rescued over 1825 kittens and cats in 2014 with over 1381 of those cats being placed in loving, forever homes. To all our adopters who have opened your homes and your hearts to VOKRA cats, thank you.

Thank you, each of you, for your support of VOKRA cats and kittens in 2014. We could not do any of this without you and your generous gifts of time and donations.

We wish you a very Happy, Healthy New Year. Stay tuned for future plans and dreams in 2015!

Bless you all

Karen Duncan, VOKRA President Emeritus

and all of us at VOKRA

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