Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary and the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC expected to receive funding
Vancouver council will be asked on Wednesday to grant $12,500 to three local charities that care for non-domesticated animals.
In a report going to council’s Standing Committee on Policy, general manager of Development, Buildings and Licensing Saul Schwebs recommends the grant money go to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary and the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
The report states that Vancouver Animal Services relies on these three groups to help its officers when they are called by the public to help with incidents involving birds, small rodents, feral cats and wildlife.
VOKRA’s goal is to reduce stray cat numbers by spaying and neutering wild animals.
“VAS recognizes the extremely important work that VOKRA does for the city’s feral, abandoned, injured and ill feline population,” the report states.
It is recommended that VOKRA receive $4,800.
The Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary has taken around 50 birds from the VAS over the past few years and it is recommended to receive $4,887.
The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is expected to receive $2,729 to help offset the costs of providing specialized diets and creating educational material for proper hummingbird feeder care and maintenance.