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, April 25, 2012


Meepos was trapped on Mitchell Island in Richmond. When he first arrived at the sanctuary in mid February, it was hard to tell whether he was feral or tame. Before long, though, he stopped leaving any doubt that he was indeed quite tame.

Now he's gotten comfortable enough with us that he likes nothing more than to wriggle upside-down in his cat bed while getting his tummy rubbed. 

I hear he could be a bit nippy at times when he first started allowing pats, but he might have gotten over this. So far I've had nothing but hand-holding and kisses from him, and the only claws he's showed me are from kneading the air as he purrs. 

1 comment:

  1. Meepos was grumpy when I first met him - he hadn't been there very long. I gave him a catnip toy I'd made and he pulled it under his chin and began rubbing it. You could almost see a smile appear and suddenly I was allowed to give him pets and rubs. I'm glad to see he's like that with everyone now!