Vancouver rescue is bursting at the seams with kittens (PHOTOS)

Aug 13 2018, 5:32 pm

A local Vancouver group that specializes in rescuing and rehoming cats of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages has found itself with a problem on its hands: Too many kittens.

Right now, Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue – or VOKRA — has more than 60 kittens in its care looking for forever homes. More are becoming available almost daily, and there are also an array of adult and senior sweeties looking for placements too.

“We are bursting at the seams with kittens,” VOKRA’s Tasha Bukovnik tells Daily Hive. 

The group encourages animal lovers to adopt kittens in pairs so they can entertain and socialize with each other. I wholeheartedly agree with this and can attest that it really works. My best friends adopted a pair from VOKRA and they not only play constantly, they also snuggle together… which is dang adorable. 

These are 15 of VOKRA’s current kittens in need of adoption right MEOW:

Spruce, 4 months old

Spruce, courtesy VOKRA.

Spruce, courtesy VOKRA.

Spruce was the biggest out of his litter but wasn’t one to pick on his brothers. He is a gentle giant. He has a gentle and easygoing nature and he’ll happily nap alongside you. VOKRA has no idea why he hasn’t found a home yet.

Clementine and Theo, 3 months old

Clementine and Theo, courtesy VOKRA.

Clementine and Theo, courtesy VOKRA.

These are a true bonded pair. They like playing with other cats but mostly they just love each other’s company. Theo is the strong silent type and loves relaxing and watching movies. His sister, Clementine, is full of energy and curiosity. She loves finding new places in the house to explore.

The Luxury Kittens Part 1: Prada and Chanel, 4 months old

Prada, courtesy VOKRA.

Prada, courtesy VOKRA.

Chanel, courtesy VOKRA

Chanel, courtesy VOKRA

These sisters are very tolerant and love being carried around and held (which I’m guessing will work well in a family with kids). These sweeties love to play in makeshift cardboard box forts.

The Luxury Kittens Part 2: Gucci and Fendi, 4 months old

Fendi (courtesy VOKRA)

Fendi (courtesy VOKRA)

Gucci (courtesy VOKRA)

Gucci (courtesy VOKRA)

Like their siblings, Gucci and Fendi received medical attention in their early days which has made them extra cuddly and affectionate and happy to be handled. Gucci is more petite and purrs a lot and Fendi will happily flop down on your lap when she needs a break from playing. It’s hoped these bonded siblings can be homed together.

Arya and Sansa, 7 months old

Sansa and Arya, courtesy instagram.com/ramblinghoundphoto/

Sansa and Arya, courtesy instagram.com/ramblinghoundphoto/

Arya (on right) and her sister Sansa are total badasses that came into the care of VOKRA as semi-feral kittens. The group has spent the past five months getting them used to people. Arya is the more comfortable of the two and loves playing. Sansa is still shy but is given confidence by her sister. VOKRA is looking for adopters that are patient and willing to give these gals the breathing room they need to get comfortable in their new home.

The Icelandic Kittens:

The Icelandic kittens below all get along very well together and would be very happy to be adopted out together in pairs. They are a very happy litter of six.

The Icelandic Kittens: Fossa, 3 months old 

Fossa, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

Fossa, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

Fossa can be summed up in two words: fluffy and attitude. Or, if you’d rather, CATITUDE. If you give her a chance to warm up she’ll soon be zooming around playing with balls, furiously chasing after them.

The Icelandic Kittens: Fia, 3 months old

Fia, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

Fia, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

Fia was the smallest in her litter and looks like a baby deer. Fitting, because that’s what her name means. This kitty is obsessed with her blue ball and will happily spend her day batting it around. After playtime, she’s a great lap snoozer.

The Icelandic Kittens: Gunnar, 3 months old

Gunnar, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

Gunnar, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

If you stop petting Gunnar, he will gently remind you by climbing up onto your chest and putting his paws on your shoulder. As much as he loves being held, he also loves tackling his siblings and chasing toys.

The Icelandic Kittens: Gylfi, 3 months old

Gylfi, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

Gylfi, courtesy Instagram.com/southlandsfosters.

Gylfi’s a sweet, regal looking kitten with long, whimsical ear floof and silky silver grey fur. He’s such a sweetheart and loves to be held while getting kisses.

The Icelandic Kittens: Myrtille and Framboise, 3 months old

Framboise, courtesy Instagram/@purringphotos

Framboise, courtesy Instagram/@purringphotos

Myrtille, courtesy Instagram/@purringphotos

Myrtille, courtesy Instagram/@purringphotos

Bold and beautiful, Myrtille’s loves to explore and play with his siblings. He’s brave and always the first to greet visitors at the house. Adores napping with his sister Framboise. Meanwhile, Framboise may just be the sweetest little kitten you will ever meet. When she wants to be picked up and held like a baby, she’ll let you know with the most gentle little meow.

Final note: If you are thinking of bringing a little fuzzball into your life, please please please consider adoption. There are so many great animals across BC that are looking for homes right now.

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