Meow! My name is Abbott
Important Note: Abbott is best friends with Augusten. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
I am already neutered, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
If you are interested in viewing or adopting these kitties, please go to Click Here and fill out an application.
Abbott and Augusten are two beautiful, pure white brothers who are sweet natured and affectionate - in spite of getting a rough start in this world. They were feral, caught at 2 months of age, and have been in foster for several months; they're both around a year old. They have made huge gains in confidence, and are not the frightened little guys that arrived some months ago. However, it takes a while for them to trust strangers. As a result, they do not show well during a 30-minute viewing. These little guys crave human interaction, in contrast to what you might think on first meeting them. They will require a little extra time and patience to gain trust in a new caregiver, but it will happen. These boys will blossom once again in their new home.
Abbott loves to bat his small soccer ball around the kitchen, enticing his brother, foster brothers, and foster to join in. The game can get pretty wild and competitive. He is also a perfect little gentleman. If you are seated, he will sit patiently at your feet waiting for an invitation to jump onto your lap and purr up a storm. Abbott enjoys reading...well, actually he enjoys lying in the book that you're reading. And, if you like to cuddle, Abbott is always the first to curl up next to you and flip over for a tummy rub.
Abbott's brother Augusten can be a little daredevil and the first to try new things. He loves white toy mice - preferably marinated overnight in catnip, thank you very much. He loves the adoration he gets when he retrieves. He likes being told how smart he is. And he's not shy about dropping a mouse in your lap when he's ready for some action. Augusten is the chatty one; he loves to sit atop the fridge and watch his foster cook and clean, just to make sure he's doing it right.
These brothers are closely bonded and must be adopted together. Both are in excellent health, up to date on shots, and have no hearing problems. Clipping nails and brushing teeth are no hassle, once you have their trust. They will even lie on their backs for these procedures, as it's the only way their foster can see what he's doing. They're so accommodating.
Abbott and Augusten aren't high maintenance. They don't require more than the basics: a quiet, stable home with loving people. What they do need is someone special to take that initial "leap of faith" with them. These sweet boys deserve a good home and will reward you with years of
love, laughter and affection. You are welcome to come and spend time with them, and to visit more than once, the objective being to build confidence -- yours and theirs. Are you that special someone? We know you're out there.
Again, if you are interested in viewing or adopting these kitties, please go to Click Here
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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.