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.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Fraser was found as a young cat on the banks of the Fraser River, and was named accordingly.
photo by Michele

He developed leukemia and so lives in the Old AIDS building at the cat sanctuary.

Brigid once described Fraser to me as a friendly cat who liked a bit of fussing (particularly when treats were involved) but wasn't interested in getting quite close enough to be part of the Panther, Jeremy and Jasper lap pile. Now she says he's no longer just a "a-paws-up-but-no-further guy" and has joined the cuddle brigade.


  1. Not sure who I thought he was one day but I absentmindedly picked him up.
    Much to both our surprises he decided it was ok to be picked up and hugged for a little while. He's really really nice.

  2. RIP, Fraser - so sad to lose the last of my original Old Aids lap-pile. I'm sure Jeremy, Jasper and Panther were waiting for you