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There is help for cat owners at VOKRA

Maxine the tabby cat recently gave birth to 10 kittens. The feline family is now being cared for in Surrey foster homes run by Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.  - Photo submitted
Maxine the tabby cat recently gave birth to 10 kittens. The feline family is now being cared for in Surrey foster homes run by Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.
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Six weeks ago, a tabby cat named Maxine had ten kittens.

Sadly, one didn’t survive, but the whole family of 10 is now in the loving care of one of VOKRA’s (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association) foster homes in Surrey. It’s not easy work, but very rewarding.

VOKRA wants to help cat guardians where cost is a hardship, to spay or neuter their cats.

We received a generous grant from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to help people living in Newton. Homeless cats in the area are also included.

A female kitten can get pregnant at five months with multiple babies.

VOKRA rescues many abandoned cats who are usually unfixed. Their behaviour improves and their health stabilizes after the operation.

VOKRA took in 1,845 homeless cats last year alone.

More than half were from Surrey and the surrounding areas.

We look forward to the days when calls will be fewer because more cats have been spayed and neutered and well provided for.

To get help for yourself or someone you know, email surreyvokra@live.com or call 604-538-3404.

 

Irene Plett

VOKRA, Surrey

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