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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Like Cozy, Larry is one of those cats who's so friendly and relaxed now that it's hard to believe he was a wild and crazy thing when he came in.

Geri, a RAPS volunteer at the time, brought Larry in as a stray. He acted feral with such vicious abandon that people were scared of him when he was living in a cage in the Connor. He was so bad that some volunteers were afraid to go to the beast's lair to scoop his litter box.

Over time, Larry calmed down and started to like people. By the time I met him, he'd gotten so laid back and friendly that it's hard to imagine him being any other way.


  1. Always makes me laugh when I hear about Larry being so fearsome.
    He's a marshmallow! :D

  2. The top picture is calendar worthy! Especially if it's a black cat calendar :)