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, August 3, 2011
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.