Meow! My name is Teagan
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby||Age:||Young|
I am in need of an experienced adopter, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
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Teagan is very beautiful. She is a lovely colour and has big round eyes. She lived outside for the first 3 months of her life and has come along way but is still very nervous around humans. At night when I lie on the bed, she will come out and wait for me to give her treats, which she will take from my hand; however, she will not let me pet her yet. She still hisses at me on occasion if I move my hands too quickly and will bat my hand but not swipe...this is a huge improvement from how she was in the beginning. She blinks at me when I talk to her so has calmed considerably. Before she would just stare at me with her huge eyes, like I was going to eat her.
When I am not in the bedroom, Teagan likes to sit on the cat tree and watch the birds out the window but she retreats if I come in. She comes out in the living room more in the evening (as long as I don't move around too much) and climbs on the higher tree there. She came out once during the day and walked around but got scared and went back to the bedroom.
She loves my other kitties and plays with them. She watches them intently and pays attention to what they do and how they interact with me and my husband. I believe it is because of them that she is starting to trust people. She loves to play on her own and is starting to understand her name. When I call her at night for treats, she comes most of the time.
Teagan will do well with someone who is patient and wants to help socialize a cat -- someone who isn’t looking for a lap cat, as she is not there yet. I think she shows potential...it looks like she really wants to get there but is doing it in her own time. Teagan would do very well with a friendly cat to mentor her and show her that people are okay. She would not do well with small children, a noisy household or dogs.
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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