RAPS is short for Richmond Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for more than 400 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, August 3, 2011

Melvin


A lady had been feeding this stray tabby for a time before bringing her into the No. 5 Rd. shelter. When "Melanie" was taken to the vet to be spayed, two interesting pieces of information were discovered: Melanie was in fact a neutered male and he was FIV positive.

And so he, with his name amended to the more gender-appropriate "Melvin," was brought to the cat sanctuary to live.


When I met him on Monday evening, he'd only been released from his cage in the New AIDS building hours before. And he was already quite ready to settle in.

2 comments:

  1. Some of them just do that..... walk out of the cage and go meh.
    Ann

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  2. He was getting a bit irritated when there were a bunch of humans around PLUS Arnie giving him a deluxe sniff-over, but mostly he was pretty "yeah, whatever" about the whole thing.

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