Compassionate Kids

If you grew up with a pet cat, you know how important the relationship between kids and animals can be. In addition to the cuddles and playtime kids share with their feline friends, learning to take care of a pet helps teach responsibility, compassion and empathy. All things we could use a little more of in the world!

We love getting updates from adopters telling us how their kids have bonded with their new furry buddies. We love it when kids and their parents volunteer for VOKRA and help us care for our cats and kittens. Some kids take their compassion a step further and opt to fundraise for VOKRA! We’ll be sharing stories about some of these compassionate kids here on the blog in the months to come.

This wonderful little girl declined gifts for her birthday this year, asking that guests help her make a donation to VOKRA instead. We were delighted to have her visit us at the Operations Centre, have her photo taken in our “Birthday Chair” and see how her generous $70 donation is going to help cats and kittens.

Birthday N

She even got to meet Cinnabar who, of course, allowed herself to be cuddled and admired. (Look for an upcoming blog post about our Cinnabar!)

Birthday N with Cinnabar

Thank you so much for supporting VOKRA and for being a compassionate kid!

One thought on “Compassionate Kids

  1. One of my greatest memories as a child was the experience of waking up in the middle of the night to find that my cat had decided to give birth on my bed while I was sleeping:-)) She was purring and purring while she nursed her little babies. It was such a special moment:-)

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