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, February 11, 2011


Paulo belongs to the family of front courtyard cats made up of mom Val and siblings Foxy, LatteSavannah and Fury. They were trapped by Val Jones on North Fraser Harbour Commission Property (read the 2010-05-17 post on Val for the full story).

Paulo's distinguishing feature is his big, round, dark rimmed eyes which give him something of a deer in the headlights expression.

Both when caught by surprise....

... and when not.

photo by Barbara


  1. I run into the Val-family all the time when I'm working in the front courtyard and have by now introduced myself to all of them except Fury. I have not been able to figure out what he looks like at all! I do know he is a big black cat? It would be great if you could finish the entire story on Val and her wonderful kittens :)

  2. I finally managed to photograph Fury and will be posting about him this Wednesday. Stay tuned!