Join the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association for their 6th annual Walk for the Kittes at Jericho Beach this Sunday.
Walk for the Kitties with VOKRA
Where: Jericho Beach (Path, West of Jericho Sailing Club, 1300 Discovery St)
When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:00am (rain or shine)
Start by choosing your Kitty Representative from a selection of 6 of the 14,000 felines that VOKRA has helped over the years. They all have a tale to tell and represent some aspect of VOKRA’s activities. Then, click to register online for the 5km event as a team or an individual.
Next, collect donations for VOKRA by setting up your own CanadaHelps giving page (using this VOKRA info sheet) or use a paper form and collect pledges. Gather addresses so that VOKRA can issue tax receipts for anything over $20.
Back in 2012, VOKRA volunteer Alexis Baran told me that members and volunteers have rescued animals of all kinds including the infamous skunk downtown who had a bubble tea lid stuck around its neck. “Maria Soroski (VOKRA Co-Founder) is an expert cat trapper, and has trained other volunteers in the art of rescue. Rescuing Bubbles the skunk in the West End came from that expertise, and our volunteers are often happy to extend their cat rescue knowledge to help other animals in need whenever they can.”
VOKRA is a 100% volunteer driven organization that relies on donations and fundraising for our support. In 2014 they took in over 1800 cats. This year it will be close to 2000. They do not have a shelter and rely on a foster network of more than 350 homes in the Lower Mainland. VOKRA kitties are socialized and cared for while we find them forever homes.
$15 will provide a vaccine
$30 will buy a flat of food
$50 will provide care for one cat for a month
$60 will buy a trap for use in our trap-neuter-return programmes
$100 will spay/neuter a cat