RAPS is short for Regional Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for nearly 500 homeless or abandoned cats in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Neko Files is a celebration of the sanctuary and all those who live and work there.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


When you get to know some of the cats at the sanctuary, it's hard to understand why they aren't living in some nice home. With others, as nice as they may be, the sanctuary might be the best place for them.

From Leslie (originally published in The Love Blog in July 2009):
"Andy has a long history with RAPS. Before the sanctuary was built, Andy and his brother, Amos, had been fostered as kittens and then adopted to homes that didn't prove permanent. The boys were among the earliest residents of the sanctuary 10 years ago, and Andy became our first notorious sprayer. That is why he is still living with us at the age of 13, even though he is a friendly lap cat."

photo provided by RAPS

It's well known and proven fact at the sanctuary that items left unattended in cat-accessible places will get peed on. We could have a RAPS action film titled Peed On in 60 Seconds...

Andy's allotted text on the gallery page is too short to be able to mention both of his special traits, so it just focuses on the more sociable one:
"Can I sit on your lap? Can I, can I?"

Andy is very fond of lap time. Here are a few pictures of him doing what he likes best (OK, one of the things):

Andy - lap's eye view 1
"Don't be afraid of my love bites -- I don't have many teeth left!"

Andy - lap's eye view 2
~the joy of being softed~

Andy - lap's eye view 3


  1. Well Andy can pee to his heart'd content in his cage now. He's been confined with a cold. I wonder if he sneezes, does he pee???
    Ann J

  2. Dragana(AKA Tiffany)May 2, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Andy is my absalute fav cat, I always cheak up on him when I'm there. Not that the others arn't adorable, its just that he's the nicest when I go(out of the cats and some humans :P)