Would You Donate Six for Karen’s Sixtieth?

There is normally a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy around Karen Duncan’s birthdays. VOKRA’s amazing President chooses to celebrate every day rather than marking the passing of the years. Or something like that. All we know is, if anyone dares bring up her birthday, OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

But not this year.

Karen Age 9

This year, Karen is turning sixty. Sure, 30 may be the new 20, and life may begin at 40 and, apparently, it’s nifty to be 50, but sixty…well, sixty is a pretty big deal. How should one celebrate such a momentous milestone in the life of such an amazing woman? By saving the lives of hundreds of homeless, abandoned and unwanted kittens, of course. I mean, that’s what Karen has done every day for the past 14 years. But let’s do this up properly today, shall we?

We’re asking everyone who is a VOKRA supporter, a Karen lover, a cat fancier or just someone who appreciates the number 6, to join us in our Six for Karen’s Sixtieth campaign. Donate $6, $60, $600 or $6000 to VOKRA to honour Karen’s many years of dedication and the thousands of cats’ lives she has saved. If you set up a $6 monthly donation, it will be automagically withdrawn from your bank account each month (you won’t even miss six bucks!) and you’ll get a tax receipt at the end of the year for the total amount donated.

If each of VOKRA’s Facebook supporters donated $6, we could pay off one of our vet bills. If everyone who has ever adopted from VOKRA gave $6, we’d be able to wipe out our debts completely. No matter what the amount, we will put it to good use doing the work Karen loves. If you don’t have $6 to spare, we get it, we really do. Instead, we hope you will share this campaign and help us spread the word. Because every $6 counts.

Karen Duncan has dedicated her life to saving cats and kittens in Vancouver. On her 60th birthday, help us celebrate her by making a donation to her organization and helping her continue her heart’s work for many decades to come.

Karen smiling

Happy Birthday, Karen. We love you.


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Karen Duncan, VOKRA’s president, appeared on CTV Morning Live today to talk about the homeless cat population in Vancouver and what VOKRA is doing to help. She had with her some five-week old kittens who, of course, stole the show. One of those kittens was Farley Mowat, found beside a dumpster in Yaletown on May 6th. Thanks to Ann Luu for helping spread the word about TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.

Farley Mowat

 Click on wee Farley’s photo to see the video!