Facebook Auction Underway

alannah | May 10, 2014

AUCTION ALERT

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!

Cuts and Curls for Kitties

alannah | February 24, 2014

Come join the talented stylists at Holly's Salons (140 East 14th Street, North Vancouver) for an evening of pampering and beautification.


And this all benefits the kitties!


Reserve your place through our Eventbrite site


50% of your treatment price will be donated to VOKRA.


Participants will enjoy light refreshments and be eligible for sumptuous door prizes.


Sample pricing (without tax)


* Cut $55

* Colour $70

* Highlights $95 up

* Straightening (permanent) $165





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

5 kittens jumping on a bed...

Grino | February 15, 2014

Purrfect Valentine's Gift

Grino | January 15, 2014


Welcome to VOKRA's Monthly Gift Card Fundraising Program.

It's a quick and easy way to help VOKRA!

Place an order for a Gift Card for your regular stops – including: gas, groceries, restaurants, shopping, spas, etc.

The company will give VOKRA a commission -You will get full value of the card

We will receive your Gift Cards in approximately 5-7 days of the order deadline, then you can either pick them up or we will mail them to you!

Our Order Form has all the information on available Gift Cards and the % commission VOKRA will receive.

Download this Excel form that will calculate your order for you

Or, if you prefer, download this PDF for your order

Please send order forms and inquiries to vokragiftcards@gmail.com


Please mail your cheque payment to the address below.


Deadlines for orders are the 10th and 30th of every Month at Noon.


VOKRA GIFT CARDS

PO BOX 74571
2768 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 4P4


Send postdated cheques for a standing order!




HELP VOKRA TO HELP A KITTY




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