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My name is Tia!

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

Facts about Tia

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
****If you are interested in viewing this kitty, please go to VOKRA website http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/adopt and submit Adoption Application****

Hello, my name is Tia and I'm looking for my miracle home. If you're looking for a pet cat, please move along. But if, like me, you're looking for a companion in life, someone you can share your days and nights with, then we might just be a good match for each other. I am looking for an affectionate, mature person or couple who will put me at the center of their universe and, in return, I'll love them more than they have ever known. I'm an old soul who has had more than my fair share of pain and I'm now looking for somebody with love and patience who can complete my rescue story.

I was extremely happy once with my first human but was absolutely heart broken when she died. To make matters worse, I then had my claws removed. I could no longer hold things, scratch myself, climb or even walk around without a shooting pain in my paws. After having my heart broken once at the loss of my human, I now had to mourn the loss of my claws and I spiraled into a deep depression. Like many declawed cats, I started acting out due to stress.

Since I've been in foster care with VOKRA I'm doing much better, and I'm ready to move into a loving forever home.

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