Calista came to the cat sanctuary five or six years ago after being trapped in Marpole by Lisa and Stephanie.
When she first arrived, there was no room for her or her sister Renee, and so they initially had to be housed in the shed with Doug's tools. Both were very scared little girls, and so perhaps a quiet place away from all the other cats was a good way to start shelter life.
Calista is still a little on the shy side, but is now quite willing to accept pets if you're gentle and ask her nicely. And she's more than happy to pose for photographs.
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.