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, March 4, 2011


Bobby and I met on Monday night as I was passing through the front courtyard on the way to the doublewide. He was a little uncertain about the intentions of this strange human approaching him where he'd been sitting, minding his own business, on the porch of the Connor building, but his reservations were quickly overcome and some serious following, weaving, ankle rubs and headbutts ensued.

In short, a very sweet boy.

Bobby was trapped as a kitten along with his brothers Ralph and Norbert on a farm along No. 9 Road in Richmond. Norbert was adopted by Debbie, while the other two brothers remain at the sanctuary. Bobby had a problem with his knee that kept him off the adoption list fairly early.

Having remained close friends with his brother Ralphie, Bobby doesn't come across as the least bit unhappy to be living at the sanctuary. Marianne wrote about the pair in the February edition of the RAPSity News, in an article appropriately titled Love, Love, Love.

 Ralphie & Bobby
photo provided by RAPS

1 comment:

  1. This cat is very friendly. I only found out his name today. He followed me and I went to see Gus Gus who is always in a little shelter and he is also very freindly. It was funny because their faces a very similar. When they saw each other they just stared. I guess to them it looked like they were looking in a mirror.