RAPS is short for Richmond 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, July 13, 2011


photo by Michele

Tippy is another of our former feral success stories.

He and his brother Lucky came to the cat sanctuary in 2003 when they were around a year old. They'd previously been living around a feeding site in an industrial area in north Richmond, where RAPS volunteer Waldy had been looking out for them.

When he arrived at the sanctuary, Tippy was so frightened that he spent all his time hiding in the back of the box in his cage. If anyone put their hands on him, he would just freeze in terror.

Leslie took time to sit with him in his cage, pat him and offered him little morsels of ham. Over time, he learned to trust her and eventually became her buddy. Waldy was thrilled to see him become tame.

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