Meow! My name is Madonna
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby||Age:||Young|
I am already spayed, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
If you are interested in viewing or adopting this kitty, please go to www.orphankittenrescue.com/adopt and fill out an application.
Hi, my name is Madonna and I used to live on the streets of Avsallar, Turkey. I spent my whole life running away from abusive people who kicked me and threw stones at me. I never had a full stomach or a soft place to sleep, and I had to witness many of my cat sisters and brothers passing away one by one due to starvation or abuse. I knew it was only a matter of time before I also lost my life. Then one miraculous day, my whole world changed! Two ladies picked me up off of the streets and carried me all the way to their “home." I did not know what a home was so I was terrified and thought they were going to hurt me just like every other person. Instead, they fed me yummy food and water. I couldn’t believe that my stomach was full each day for the first time in my life and I even had my very own bed to sleep in! They told me that I will never have to worry again and that I am “safe." I didn’t know what safe was but I knew it had to be good! After they gained my trust, I flew all the way from Turkey to Vancouver and am now anxiously waiting for my own forever home. I can’t wait to be adopted and never have to worry about my past again. I don’t mind other cats and dogs but they must be friendly and patient and allow me to have my own space. I would prefer to live in a house without children. Please come visit me so that my foster mom can tell you all about me!
Update: Madonna is slowly but surely forgetting her past of abuse and neglect. She is still getting used to being handled but enjoys being stroked and having her head scratched. She is such a good girl and causes no trouble! She is so grateful for shelter, food and a warm bed and likes to show it by cuddling next to me each night. She is anxiously waiting for a loving forever home since being rescued from the streets. Will you be her forever family??
Madonna must be adopted with Chanel or Mimi, as they have become the best of friends.
Again, if you are interested in viewing or adopting this kitty, please go to www.orphankittenrescue.com
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Rescue Group Info...
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.
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
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.
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:
first shot (adopter pays for second/booster shot)
de-flea treatment (if necessary)
tattoo (to identify your kitten if she or he is ever lost)
Kittens under one year $175
Two kittens $300
Adults over one year $125
Mom cat and kitten $250
Vancouver including North, West, East, South Vancouver Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey. We also work with many shelters in the interior of British Columbia and in the Greater Vancouver Area.