photo credit: charlie & lucy from VOKRA
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association is a no-kill, non-profit registered charity, formed in 2001 with the mandate of caring for very young, mainly bottle-feeding, kittens. They soon found that older kittens, under the age they could safely be vaccinated, also would do much better in a foster home. Feral mothers and kittens soon joined the list, as we began to form a trap-neuter-release (TNR) program to prevent more kittens from being born into starvation, disease, and misery on the streets. They have gone from an average of 150 or so per year to over 1300 kittens and cats rescued in 2009 from homelessness or euthanasia.
VOKRA is not a shelter. Instead, they provide over 100 individual foster homes throughout the lower mainland. VOKRA covers all of the costs for its fostering families: food, litter, other supplies and equipment, nutritional supplements ... everything. VOKRA is 100% volunteer run with no paid staff or government funding, relying on private donations and grants.
photo credit: Vancouver Fashion eZine Nov 2008 cover
In support of VOKRA, Vancouver Fashion eZine will be at Got Craft this Sunday, May 2nd selling printed issues for the affordable cost of $10.00 each. Half of this cost will go directly to VOKRA.
Vancouver Fashion eZine is a local fashion magazine run by people who love fashion and art. It promotes Vancouver talent by featuring some of the most creative people (designers, photographers, make-up artists, stylists, models etc.) in a printed magazine. Celebrating the Vancouver fashion community and the unique artists that contribute their work to the local fashion scene.