Mischa is the sister of Mary, Mitchell and Marty. The siblings were trapped along with their mother and aunt on a farm in south Richmond which sanctuary staff refer to as "the Mary He" farm after the lady who looked after the feeding site there.
Mischa was apparently the wildest of the litter, but over time got used to being around the RAPS staff and volunteers working in the singlewide and decided she wanted to be friends. Leslie describes her as "one of those who just tame up on their own by watching the others."
These days, she's still a little uncertain with people she doesn't know, but it doesn't take much more than slow movements and a gentle smile to let her know you're probably OK.
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.