Volunteer of the Month – June 2016

Andrea Tremblay_LegendreAnother month has flown by which means it’s time to honour one of our fabulous volunteers. We’ve been taking care of kitty after kitty here at VOKRA and now it’s time to recognize our Volunteer of the Month, Andrea Tremblay-Legendre!

Andrea is a pianist and, after hurting her arm due to excessive playing, she had to go from playing the piano five hours a day to nothing. During this time she discovered VOKRA and thought we’d be the perfect organization to volunteer with because she loves animals, especially cats, and she’s an incredibly helpful person. Almost a year ago, Andrea started volunteering at our Operations Centre before becoming a foster parent in October 2015. At the start of this year she also joined our medical team.

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Andrea with former foster Gino

The best part about volunteering for Andrea is socializing with her foster cats. The two fosters she has had were really shy cats upon arrival and she loved seeing them learning to trust her. She also enjoys watching the cats evolve, from when they first arrive at our Operations Centre as sick, feral or shy, to when they get better and go into foster care and on to finding their forever family and home. Andrea loves being a witness to those happy endings VOKRA helps to provide and knowing she’s a part of their successful recoveries and tamings.

Andrea has many favourite kitties and can’t name a favourite, but here she shares a memorable moment, “Julius is a cat I’ll never forget. When I first started volunteering on the medical team, I didn’t have any medical knowledge, so I had to learn everything! Julius is the cat that I gave subcutaneous fluids (sub-Q) fluids to for the first time and also an injection. That was a gigantic step for me and Julius was the perfect kitty for my first try.”

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Andrea with current foster cat Chevalier.

Like all that are a part of VOKRA, Andrea plays an important role in ensuring all the kitties we care for find their forever homes and neverending happiness. Thank you Andrea for all your hard work and dedication to the kitties!

Post written by Aurora C.

As a 100% volunteer-driven non-profit, we clearly couldn’t do what we do without our extremely dedicated and hard working team of volunteers. THANK YOU! If you’re interested in volunteering with us visit our website at vokra.ca/volunteer.

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