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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Katie came to RAPS as a kitten, one of the many "urban barn" cats rescued by the society in 2009. Many of these kittens went to the No. 5 Road shelter where they could receive care and be adopted out. There were so many kittens, though, that not all found forever homes before they grew up into cats.

Katie was one of the ones not chosen, and so she was brought to live at the sanctuary. Living in the "No. 5 Road pen" in the back section of the sanctuary, I didn't even know she was there until this past week when she was brought inside to look after a cold.

Meeting her, it doesn't take long to see that not yet finding an adoptive home is no fault of hers. Katie is responsive, affectionate, and generally adorable. I can't wait to visit with her more and get to know her better. What I'd love even more, though, is to hear that someone has fallen in love with her who can take her home and spend time with her seven days a week.

1 comment:

  1. I met her last night, she totally caught my attention, so sweet. Ginger tabby females are pretty rare.