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My name is River!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Vancouver, British Columbia - River
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Vancouver, British Columbia - River
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I'm being cared for by:
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)

Facts about River

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

River is best friends with Hunter. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
****If you are interested in viewing this kitty, please go to VOKRA website http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/adopt and submit Adoption Application****

River is curious kitty that loves to stick his little nose in every cupboard, fridge or drawer you open. He is always on the go- straight until his afternoon and nighttime naps- and needs some play each day. His favourite game is chasing anything tied to the end of a stick- fishing rod style! Sit back and prepare to be entertained while he puts on a one-cat acrobatics show complete with four foot leaps, backflips, and the occasional tumble. Never shy about speaking his mind River, is a big meooower. He will let you know when he wants food (even if it’s not dinner time... resist the cuteness!), cuddles, or when he just wants to say hi. He loves to observe you, and enjoys taking in the world with a watchful eye.

River must be adopted with his good pal, Hunter. This pair is the perfect yin and yang. Hunter’s endless cuddles compliment River’s constant play. Both of these kitties are very social, love being pet, and enjoy cuddles from just about everyone. Commencing their stay, these two were unsure of each other, but in the end they have bonded so deeply! Don’t be surprised to catch these two wrestling it out and then ending the match with an affectionate nap intertwined with one another. Welcoming these two gents into your home will bring you a feeling of balance and joy.

Must be adopted with Hunter

About Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)

About Our Rescue Group...

If you are interested in viewing or adopting any of our kitties, please go to http://www.vokra.ca/adopt and fill out an application.

http://www.vokra.ca/about_us

VOKRA: Love, Protect, Respect

Celebrating 12 Years of Rescue

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is a no-kill, non-profit, registered charity dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland. We also coordinate rescue work with other groups in BC.

VOKRA does not have a shelter. Instead, we provide over 100 individual foster homes throughout the Lower Mainland. In this way we are able to protect the very young from colds, distemper, parasites and other transmissible illnesses. In a home environment, our cats are safe and well socialized, with lots of love and attention. VOKRA covers all of the costs and provides ongoing support to foster families.

We formed our rescue in 2000, with the plan of caring for very young, mainly bottle-feeding kittens. This age rarely survived if found without a mother cat, because very few people know how or are able to provide the round-the-clock feeding and necessary care. We soon found that older kittens, under the age at which they could safely be vaccinated, also would do much better in a foster home. Mother cats, both tame and feral, joined the list.

Another crucial part of VOKRA’s work is our trap/neuter/release program. Our teams of volunteers humanely trap feral cats and kittens. Pregnant feral mothers are cared for through birthing and until their kittens are weaned, at which time we spay the mother and socialize the kittens so that they can be adopted. If the mother cannot be tamed, she is returned to a location where volunteers ensure food and water are available daily, and the cat’s health can be monitored. We also neuter feral male cats, and either adopt them out or release them as appropriate, with the same care arrangements.

VOKRA has grown rapidly since its founding, from approximately 150 kittens and adult cats per year to over 800 in 2008, and over 1,420 in 2009. VOKRA has become a well-known and respected organization in the animal rescue and welfare community. We engage in public education using print, radio and television media, at community events and exhibitions, and through our publications: website, quarterly newsletter, annual calendar, and information pamphlets. VOKRA does all of this entirely with dedicated volunteer workers, private donations, and bequests.

Board of Directors:

Karen Duncan, President

Michele Carrington, Vice President

Maria Soroski, Vice President

Mary Anne Straw, Treasurer, Co-Secretary

Shelley Dowson, Member at Large, Co-Secretary

Dr Julie Anne Lee, DCH, RCSHom, Director at Large

Dr. Jack Brondwin, DVM, Member at Large

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our adoptable pets online @ http://www.vokra.ca/view_gallery. If you're interested in any of our kitties, please go to http://www.vokra.ca/adopt and fill out an application.

All are rescues are cared for by volunteers in foster homes. After we receive and approve your application, our dedicated volunteers will find the perfect match for you and your family.

We also have rescues at the North Vancouver PetSmart location. Please visit us there.

Our Adoption Process...

http://www.vokra.ca/are_you_ready

VOKRA is 100% reliant on donations, volunteers, private grants, and adoption fees. We receive no government funding.

The veterinarians with whom we work kindly provide their services to us for a discounted rate, as we are a registered charity. Nonetheless, the adoption fees for our cats cover only a fraction of the average costs we incur for each of our rescued kittens and cats.

Our adoption fees include the following:

checkup
first shot (adopter pays for second/booster shot)
two wormings
de-flea treatment (if necessary)
spay/neuter
tattoo (to identify your kitten if she or he is ever lost)

Fee Structure:
Kittens under one year $175
Two kittens $300
Adults over one year $125
Mom cat and kitten $250