Left Behind...


Volunteering in animal rescue is heart wrenching. There are days where volunteers wonder, "Why am I doing this to myself?"

And then, many times over, VOKRA receives thank you letters and updates from adopters that make it so clear to carry on, no matter what.

Here is the story of Dilton and Reggie.

Get the tissues out! It is a short story.
And a tear jerker with a happy ending.

Imagine, sitting and waiting, day after day. Waiting on the front porch of an empty house for your beloved guardians to come home. Waiting to greet them with loving meows and purrs but they never come home.

You are left alone, with your brother. No food, water or shelter. Left to fend for yourself. The neighbors notice your guardians moved away and left you two outside but do not take you in, feed you or call for help.

Then, suddenly, so much commotion and noise!!! You scatter in fear but return once it is quiet again. You return because it is your home. But your home has just been knocked down.

You return to wait, again. In the rubble.

Dilton and Reggie waited for a very long time for their guardians to come home. Luckily, VOKRA was eventually called by concerned neighbours to trap them. These two cats were so devoted to the guardians who abandoned them, left them without a second thought: they stayed and waited.

After they were trapped, checked out by a vet and neutered, Dilton and Reggie went to a VOKRA foster to make sure they were ready to trust again and live in a home.
They were a bonded pair ready to find their REAL furever home.

After VOKRA met Tyson, VOKRA knew these two were for him! They met, fell in love and are now so happy together.

Tyson expressed his gratitude to us in the letter below.

And we say, "Thank YOU, Tyson, and all our VOKRA adopters. Without you, we could not do what we do."

Tyson writes:

These boys are a blessing to me - I can't imagine life without them. They are my pride and joy and I am thankful for every day that I have with them! And to vokra for bringing us together. I was reading through our earlier emails from when I was originally looking to adopt and so happy that you suggested I visit them ..it was love at first sight. From that day on, I vowed to give them the most comfortable, secure and safe home I possibly could. Thank you for everything.

Please donate so VOKRA can continue to help cats in the GVA.

Posted by Grino on October 7, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

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