Spreading love and joy through helping others and those that are less fortunate that's a philosophy important to me in my daily practises. In service of others is something to strive towards. I'd like to share with you an incredible organization I have been volunteering with. V.O.K.R.A. Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association. This organization has been helping cats and kittens find their forever homes since 2000. They are a volunteer driven non-profit organization, rescuing our four legged friends throughout the lower mainland and in coordination with other BC groups. VOKRA is not your average shelter. They have a 100% no kill policy. They work with both tame and feral cats. Their kitties don't stay too long at the the shelter and are placed in one of the 350 loving foster homes in the Lower Mainland until adopted. VOKRA's daily operations are fully run by volunteers. That's where I help, cleaning litter boxes, cat scratchers, kennels, doing the laundry and spending some time with the cats that need a little extra love and attention. It's not a glamours job but rewarding to be part of a team that is making a difference in our community as a respected organization in animal rescue and welfare.
I am over the moon that I had the opportunity to mix my work in the modelling biz in support of VOKRA, doing a shoot with one of our little families of kittens, "The Aristocats." Thank you to the foster kitty mommy, Olivia and her family for helping with our special photoshoot.
Thank you Shimona of Pin-Up Perfection Photography for having our wild crew in studio. http://www.shimonahenry.com
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Using one of my favourite local ethical and green cosmetic brands Elate Cosmetics. https://www.elatecosmetics.ca
Check out our shoot below with facts on VOKRA and links to get involved.
VOKRA runs on donation dollars here's how you can support http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/donate
Each year more than 1,400 cats and kittens are rescued due to the support of people like you. As a volunteer-driven non-profit, your help is vital to ending cat overpopulation and homelessness. All donations go directly to funding the supplies, equipment, veterinary and operational costs required to ensure the cats in our care are warm, safe and healthy. Your gift also supports our many initiatives, such as our successful Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program.
Don't you see many stray cats on the streets? Thanks to VOKRA’s trap/neuter/return program.
"Their 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 they spay the mother and socialize the kittens so that they can be adopted. If the mother cannot be tamed, she is returned to her original location where volunteers ensure food and water are available daily, and the cat’s health can be monitored. VOKRA also neuters feral male cats, and either adopts them out or returns them as appropriate, with the same care arrangements." - VOKRA website.
VOKRA'S mission is to end cat over population and homelessness http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/mission_statement
The Aristocrats in a basket. Find out how to adopt a kitten or a cat from VOKRA?
Fill out one of our online applications here http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/adopt
VOKRA could not work without it's many volunteers from cat care to medical, operations reception, marketing, coordinators, drivers, etc. Find out how to get involved http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/volunteer
Wondering how to best care for your cat or kitten. VOKRA has a helpful resource of knowledge and expertise published online. Check it out here http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/feline_care
Thank you for learning more about VOKRA! If you're feeling inspired to support donations to help are appreciated. Happy kitty love everyone! Donate here http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/donate
With Love, Charlotte
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