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.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Huey & Hannah: Part II

Huey and Hannah both have the same background story, but they each lobbied for their own post.

Here's Huey.

Like Hannah, Huey was a feral who became tame over time thanks to the efforts of the woman who took him in. When her situation changed, he came to live at the RAPS sanctuary. According to Lisa, "When they were in the cage adjusting to life at the shelter it was Hannah who was the friendliest, but now that they are out Hannah seems overwhelmed by all the cats and Huey is the friendliest. He has proved himself to be a real doll."

Huey can still come across as a bit skittish, so for the longest time I didn't realize he was tame. When I paused too long near him, he'd stare at me with these wide eyes, ready to bolt if I came even a step closer.

After getting that kind of reaction more than once, I was surprised how little it took to get him trotting towards me instead of away. A gentle smile, an outstretched hand, and over he comes. And after that, the only kind of picture I could get of him was like the one at the beginning of this post: quite contentedly underfoot.


  1. Huey is a doll, even though he does always have that "spooked" look on his face, he is eager to get under foot and get attention.