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.

Monday, June 25, 2012


I met Roland at the same time I met Nadia. While Nadia remained shy throughout the encounter, Roland was skittish and a bit swatty but willing to give me a try.

Roland and Nadia

In his youth, Roland was apparently more than just a bit swatty. Ann describes him as the meanest kitten she ever met. Leslie says he was "an unpredictable teenager who was sometimes nice, but not always." His behavior earned him the nickname "Juvie" for his juvenile-delinquent-like behavior.

These days his interactions with humans are much more positive. Although a little uncertain about an quick movements by strangers, he enjoys being petted. And, if you've got something for him to play with (even a simple stick will do), you'll have his complete attention.


  1. He looks a lot like front-yard Tigger. I must investigate!

  2. Thanks Claire! I can't believe the change in him. He scratched me so bad on the top of my head that it became infected!!