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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Jumper and his sisters are the offspring of a feral mom. They were fostered as kittens by longtime volunteers Barb and Waldi.

Jumper apparently likes to hang out on top of the cages in the Connor, so I didn't get to meet him until this week when he happened to be trying out a couple of different cat beds located at a more pettable height in another building. He was so immediately responsive and friendly that I was amazed I hadn't met him before.

He's one of those cats who put the 'active' in 'interactive' while they cuddle, which meant I got lots of rubs and kisses but not so many portrait quality photos. He's also the type who can get so involved in licking fingers that he starts to bite them, but never mind -- he doesn't do it hard. Love bites are the one kind of cat bite that I don't mind.


  1. I just want to say that the people down at RAPS are so good, I could never help out like you do, I have to do it in other ways, like taking food and towels down to the shelter. It would break my heart to see all the cats.

    So a BIG thank you, to a group of wonderful people...

  2. It's strange. I've seen him too! Actually there a quite a few cats from the top of the cages that are beginning to venture down on the floor. Say for example , Selma? (hint hint)