VOKRA Walk A Thon!


“Festival & Walk for the Kitties”

Event to Raise Funds for Hundreds of Rescued Cats and Kittens in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 12, 2011 -- The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) invites Lower Mainland animal lovers to enjoy a day of family friendly festivities and participate in its second annual “Walk for the Kitties” festival and walkathon at Jericho Beach on Sunday, August 21st. Participants can pre-register and download pledge forms online at http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/blogs/2011/06/article275/

The “Walk for the Kitties” festival and walkathon is a key fundraising event for VOKRA—a no-kill, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland. Run entirely by volunteers, VOKRA relies on community donations and adoption fees to pay for high-quality food, litter, and medical bills for the abandoned cats and kittens that it rescues. Average monthly costs are $28,000.

“Thanks to our generous supporters, VOKRA raised just over $25,000 at last year’s ‘Walk for the Kitties’. This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 so we can continue to provide high quality care for our rescued cats and place them in safe homes.” says Karen Duncan, co-founder and president of VOKRA. “We have some wonderful activities and entertainment planned for this year’s festival and we are hoping for a great turnout from the community.”

The “Walk for the Kitties” festival begins at 10am with a 10km walkathon along Jericho Beach. Participant registration begins at 9:30am at the Jericho Sailing Club.

After the walkathon, attendees can meet some VOKRA cats and celebrate with games, contests, face painting, raffles, food, and live music. Prizes will be awarded to the top two pledge-drivers.

For more information or to register or donate online, please visit: http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/walk_for_kitties_2011 and https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=241580275869035

Donations will also be accepted onsite.

Date: Sunday August 21, 2011

Time: 10am - 5pm (Registration 9:30 at Jericho Sailing Centre)

Location: Jericho Beach, 1300 Discovery St.


Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is a no-kill, non-profit, registered charity dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland. Founded in 2000 out of the need to care for abandoned, bottle-feeding kittens, VOKRA has grown rapidly, from approximately 150 kittens and adult cats per year to more than 1,300 in 2010. VOKRA works to reduce uncontrolled breeding in feral cat colonies, while also actively finding foster and forever homes for the growing number of homeless cats and kittens in the Lower Mainland. VOKRA is reliant on and always grateful for the support of the community. Visit www.vokra.ca

Note to Editors: Interviews are available with VOKRA president Karen Duncan as well as foster parents (with mother cats and young kittens) in Vancouver.

Media Contact:

Tina Peng



Posted by Grino on August 12, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

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