We are so grateful to the good people at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital for holding a free spay / neuter clinic for VOKRA!

The veterinarians and staff at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital are celebrating Fabulous Feline Month on Sunday July 20th. Their team will be volunteering their time to spay/neuter 30 cats for us at no charge. As spay/neuter is one of VOKRA's biggest costs, this is so very appreciated and will save us thousands of dollars!

In addition to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital vets and staff, we want to thank Zoetis Animal Health for providing flea & deworming treatment for these cats with Revolution.

If you would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of supplies for this wonderful charity event, please contact the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital office at 604-526-0334 or petcare@telus.net.

Thank you, South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital!

VOKRA will be at the Khatsahlano Street Party on Saturday, July 12th.

Look for us outside the Cat and Dog Shop at 2637 W. 4th.

Pop by and say hi!

Check Out the New VOKRA Blog!

Morgan | May 14, 2014

We're excited to share our new blog with you. Rescue stories, adoption stories, foster features, donor profiles and more cute kittens than you can probably even handle! We hope you'll feel free to talk to us in the comments section, share posts you like and let us know if there are things you want to hear more about.

The VOKRA Blog

Facebook Auction Underway

alannah | May 10, 2014


One of our FABULOUS Facebook auctions is nearing a close, but it's not too late to bid! Auction closes at 9 pm, May 11th.

Lots of beautiful items lovingly selected to appeal to those who like cats (and dogs).

Please bid generously to help support the 400+ cats and kittens that VOKRA currently has in care.

Thank you from the kitties!

Happy Tax Day

alannah | April 30, 2014

Lady Marmalade is helping her person, Marie, fill out tax forms. Good kitty!

VOKRA’s going green and introducing electronic tax receipts so you’ll get future donation receipts by email. If you send donations to us by cheque, please consider adding your email address.

On April 8th, VOKRA VOlunteers, Michele and Morgan, were invited to give a presentation at Hugh McRoberts Secondary School in Richmond. They spoke to students in the McRoberts Animal Rescue Club about the work VOKRA does, the importance of spay/neuter and how young people can help spread the word about responsible pet care. These young people are amazing! They volunteer with animal shelters, learn about rescue work, and fundraise for animal charities.

We were thrilled when club co-presidents Angela Lin and Jordan Nguyen presented VOKRA with a cheque for $200 from their fundraising efforts!

Many thanks to Angela, Jordan and all the members of the McRoberts Animal Rescue Club and to their staff representative Mrs. Sundell for having us and for their contribution. We know the future of rescue is in great hands with young people like this getting involved.

Lilies Kill Kitties!

alexis | April 3, 2014

Lilies kill cats. This is an image about it.

A New Way to Support VOKRA

alannah | March 31, 2014

Starting April 1, VOKRA is introducing a new way to support the kitties in our care - Pre-Authorized Withdrawals!

It's easy to get started. Please fill out the authorization form and send it to VOKRA and we'll take care of the rest!

You'll get a tax receipt in January for all your donations from the previous year.

This method is great for VOKRA as we do not pay any processing fees, so we receive the entire amount you designate.

Thank you from the VOKRA kitties!

Thank You to a Special Donor

alannah | March 31, 2014

VOKRA thanks a special young donor

Earlier this month, we received a surprise gift from a young girl named Vanessa. Instead of spending her birthday money on herself this year, Vanessa decided to go on a shopping spree for the kitties at VOKRA. She and her mom, Cindy, asked us what our kitties needed the most, then generously bought lots of the much-needed items on VOKRA’s wish list.

Vanessa was very excited to share her birthday money with VOKRA since she loves kitties. Her donation consisted of 3 flats of Wellness cat food, new cat scratchers, and lots of other kitty supplies.

Here she is sitting in the big chair at VOKRA’s new Operations Center in Vancouver. What a memorable birthday for Vanessa, and a great day for the kitties at VOKRA!

Thank you Vanessa and Cindy!

VOKRA Surrey Needs your help!

Grino | February 24, 2014

VOKRA Surrey losing operating facilities after city pound relocation

Meet Chablis.Chablis is one of the many kitties that have come through VOKRA’s Surrey TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) centre since it opened in 2012.

The Surrey branch of VOKRA will be left without its operating facilities after the City of Surrey Animal Resource Center's upcoming move to a Cloverdale location. VOKRA currently runs its TNR program from a building at the Animal Resource Center's 6706 152nd Street site.

The group is desperately seeking the help of the local community in finding a suitable new space in Central Surrey to continue its operations.

"We are absolutely devastated to be losing our Trap-Neuter-Return centre," said Christine Johnson, Surrey VOKRA volunteer. "We are very thankful that the City has allowed us to operate from its Animal Resource Center on 152nd Street for the past year. Since we started our work in Surrey, our volunteers have been able to help over 900 abandoned cats. The loss of the TNR centre will mean an immediate halt to our work."

VOKRA's Trap-Neuter-Return centre is where cats that are humanely trapped from the streets are first brought for assessment and care. Cats are then taken to a vet to be spayed or neutered, tattooed, vaccinated, and treated for any other medical issues. After a short stay in the TNR centre to recover from their surgeries, cats are returned to site if it is safe to do so, relocated to a barn if it is not, or placed in a foster home if the cats are tame and adoptable.

TNR stabilizes the feral cat population in a cost efficient and effective manner by preventing further reproduction, while also improving and protecting the lives of the existing feral cats and pet cats that are allowed to be outdoors.

The group is seeking a building with at least 20' x 15' space in Central Surrey that offers access to electricity, running water, and 24/7 access. Ideally, a washroom facility would also be available.

Alternatively, if a parcel of land can be made available, VOKRA will fundraise to place a suitable building on-site.

Community members and businesses that can provide building space, land or donations are encouraged to contact VOKRA at surreyvokra@live.com

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