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.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sahara


Sahara is the sister of Cairo and Asia, and currently the shyest of the three.

She had gotten to be a pretty friendly girl, but unfortunately a chronic eye discharge problem meant staff had to subject her to a variety of veterinary ophthalmic ointments to keep it under control. Sahara consequently concluded that going near humans meant a good chance of getting grabbed and having yucky stuff dabbed on her face. And now she doesn't trust us so much.


Like her siblings, though, Sahara has a passion for poultry  -- should a big help to Leslie in her efforts to rebuild this kitty's trust with chicken.

Even without an a food offering, Sahara does allow herself to be stroked a little bit if approached slowly and touched very gently, but she never quite loses that look of being poised to bolt at any moment.

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