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.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Tugboat is one of our most recent arrivals, but even after little more than a week he has made himself a favorite of staff and volunteers alike.

I first heard about him only a day or two after he came to the sanctuary from Ann, who knows how much I like to hear about any new cats that I should be sure to make a point of meeting. She described him as "awesome" and "a doll."
I couldn't have said it better myself.

Tugboat was surrendered due to "inappropriate urinating." It must have been a tough decision for his people to give him up, as Debbie tells me they hope to visit him at the sanctuary and, if I remember correctly, would even like to sponsor him to assist RAPS in his care.

He's in a cage for the moment, as the presence of all the other cats is stressing him out (pretty normal for newcomers). But I expect he'll be out and about before too too long. In the meantime, he's already won himself a solid fan base more than willing to give him the tummy rubs he enjoys so much.


  1. What a character eh?
    Ann J

  2. How is Tugboat doing?? I miss him! Perhaps if I'm feeling well I'll come visit Monday nite!
    Ann J

  3. Tugboat was let out of his cage today... and made it as far as a nearby chair before deciding he'd actually rather take this whole "freedom" thing slow and easy.