Archives - September 2013

Who will...

Grino | September 30, 2013

Yay!! Mary and May have been adopted. Check out VOKRAs many other adoptable kittens and cats to find your furever match!

Yay!! Mary and May have been adopted. Check out VOKRAs many other adoptable kittens and cats to find your furever match!

"Mary and May are sisters that became pregnant and had their litters around the same time. They have raised each others kittens like they are just one big family. Because the home they were originally in could not cope with so many cats and kittens, they were advertised on Craigslist where my wife [of the cats Foster] Sharon spotted the ad and informed VOKRA, who rescued all 10 of them shortly after!

Mary & May are very sweet and loving cats that are just over a year old and still love to play and if you are interested in adopting them please CLICK HERE thanks!"

Hello Everyone...

First I want to say how very grateful we are for the support and wonderful letters and donations we are sent ....
We cannot do what we do without that ..and you should see the faces light up when all our hard work is acknowledged by people we have adopted to or helped .

Right now in the last few days before our big fundraiser of the year , I would like to ask that everyone do all you can to find people to sponsor you for the walk ... or to sponsor one of us for the walk, or heck, just to send in donations .

To continue what we do , day in - day out, we have to have the funds. We are a NO KILL rescue . It takes a lot to keep things rolling. Everyday we get people calling or emailing about animals in need of trapping who are sick or injured or starving. We have people saying constantly that when they win the lottery we get a portion.. Right now we need a bit from many .. you don't have to break the bank. Just please support what we do with a donation or signing up for the walk.

Last year we brought in and helped over 1800 cats/ kittens. This year we are likely going over that number.

Everyone that signs up gets a bag full of goodies and the t-shirt! We have brilliant swag this year.. and you know you want the t -shirt !

If we have helped you or a friend, adopted to you , lent a trap, found answers for a problem... please sign up and join us Sept 22nd.

I want to thank you sincerely for all the support you can give and for taking time to read this.....

Karen Duncan

Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

Grino | September 16, 2013

Click here to read more about TNR

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program: humane trapping of feral cats for spay/neuter then return to their colonies, with ongoing post-return feeding, monitoring and care by volunteers.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

4th Annual Walk for the Kitties!!!

Grino | September 15, 2013

Click on the image to register.

How many litter boxes does it take...

Grino | September 12, 2013

How many litter boxes does it take to raise 2 litters of kittens?

Watch here to find out...


Grino | September 5, 2013

Check out VOKRA TV on YouTube.

Regular fantastic videos from our various fosters and tonnes of information on kittens, cats, fostering, introducing a new cat at home, to kids and other pets as well as taming feral info.

Planning Ahead

Grino | September 2, 2013

Peace of Mind for Pet Guardians
By Lana Si

We all feel more capable when we plan ahead for many of our work
and home life commitments. When we are organized we feel less
stressed and more able to handle unexpected changes. As a pet
guardian we should include our four-footed companions in that
planning equation as well.

When PAF adopts an animal into a new home, our adoption package
includes a “continual care” form. We have a discussion about
this form and how to plan for unexpected emergencies that may
involve the well-being of the new pet. If a little forethought is put
into this topic then, if an emergency happens, there is a structured
safety net in place that can give the pet guardian peace of mind
and the pet - “continual care” during this unexpected emergency
time. A copy of our “Continual Care” form for cats in included with
this article and our website has a form for dogs and rabbits as well.

As pet guardians we are all aware of those sudden health
or accident emergencies that our pets can have without
any warning. We advise adopters to begin a “rainy day”
fund right away and start saving for those times when
they are faced with one of those emergency situations
and a trip to the veterinarian is necessary. Hopefully
a bill will be minor but, if the illness or injury is more
serious, then the bill could be hundreds of dollars and
most veterinary hospitals require full payment at the
time of treatment.

Some emergency situations happen to the caregiver and
thought should be given to this potential situation as well
so that the beloved pet is looked after properly during
this time. Everyone should have a temporary, alternate
caregiver lined up to immediately step in to provide pet
care if the owner/guardian is indisposed. If you are the
sole guardian of a pet, this is extremely important to put
a plan in place for continuous care for your animal.

Several years ago PAF received a call from a young man
who had suddenly taken ill and was in hospital for an
urgent appendix operation. His dog was at home and he
had no back-up plan for the dog’s care. He was advised
he would be in hospital for a 7 – 10 day recovery period.
If you suddenly couldn’t get home, who would take your
dog out for a bathroom break within a few hours? A
wise idea would be to discuss an arrangement with a
close friend, relative or neighbour whom you trust and
make a commitment with them to act as an immediate,
temporary guardian for your pet. This arrangement
might be a reciprocal one so that a comforting system is
in place. If you give written instructions on what foods/
brands your pet likes, the pet’s routine and any special
medication the pet is given then there is a smooth
transition for both the temporary caregiver and the pet.
Details such as the name of the pet’s veterinarian and
whether the pet stays in its own home or lives with the
caregiver can also be discussed and perhaps house keys
exchanged so only a phone call puts a plan into action.
Plans should also be discussed with family members
in case of the sudden passing of a pet guardian. What
provisions have you made for your dear companion?
Have you discussed with family whether a member
would take over pet responsibilities or should the pet be
re-homed? Would you want to set aside funds in your
Last Will and Testament to cover care for your pet if a
family member adopts it or if the pet is re-homed? Many
months might be needed to find a new home and, in the
interim, funds will be needed for pet food, veterinary
care, cat litter, grooming expenses, possible boarding
and/or doggie daycare. These details should be written
so that there is clear direction for the care of your pet.

Don’t wait until an emergency happens.
Scrambling to find a reliable caregiver will
just add to an already stressful emergency.
Hopefully, your action plan will not be
needed but you will have comfort and
security knowing it’s there.

Preparation ahead of time ensures peace of
mind and a smooth transition for all.

Visit VOKRAs Continual Care Provisions Form here to prepare

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