Meow! My name is Alanah
|Breed:||Domestic Mediumhair||Color:||Black & White Or Tuxedo||Age:||Young|
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
If you are interested in viewing or adopting this kitty, please go to Click Here and fill out an application.
Alanah has made so much progress since coming to her foster home. When she first came to our apartment, she hid for about a week behind the toilet. Now she greets strangers, plays whenever she has the chance and loves to lounge around the rooms of the apartment, observing our habits as if she owns the place. Her transformation has occurred steadily, and it has been so heartwarming to see.
Alanah and her sister Moon were rescued by VOKRA, both pregnant at a young age, and had to toughen up pretty quickly. Moon and Alanah were slow to become friends, but now they play with each other multiple times a day and love to eat off the same plate. Sometimes we even catch them grooming each other. They finally have the chance to learn how to play and love in a safe, caring environment. They are quite different, but one thing they do have in common is how much they appreciate having one-on-one affection and love.
My favourite characteristic of Alanah is our morning routine. She loves to sleep with me in my bed. When I wake up and she is not already dozing off near my feet, then all I have to do is go "meow, meow." I then hear a clumsy "thump" from the living room and within seconds she is happily prancing onto my bed for our morning snuggles and purrs. We are very good friends and spend lots of time together when I am home. She is very appreciative of our love, patience and understanding. She is not the kind of cat who prefers solitude; she wants to be around you and love you.
Alanah is not a high-maintenance kitty. She is not a big eater and will never bother you to be fed. She loves to play with yarn and lasers and toys, but only needs a little amount of playtime during the day. She is a very polite bed buddy. I am a light sleeper, but she never disrupts me or wakes me up even though she sleeps with me pretty much every night. She loves her scratching post and never touches the furniture for her scratching needs. Because she has a timid temperament, you only need to warn her a few times about the rules before she adheres to them.
Alanah needs a quiet home with low-key people who are willing to let her come out of her shell and adjust at her own pace. No young children, dogs or other cats.
Again, if you are interested in viewing or adopting this kitty, please go to Click Here and fill out an application.
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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