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, June 15, 2012

Who's that kitty? I mean the black one...

I love meeting the many black cats at the sanctuary and count among them some of my closest cat buddies (Colin and Shady to name just a couple), but that doesn't stop it from being a bit of a struggle to get 100% positive ID's on a lot of them, particularly just from a photo.

Here are a few photos from over the past few years of black cats I've admired but either hadn't met properly or couldn't confidently match with a name at the time, and so never got to include in blog posts. I offer them here as a mini photo essay in celebration of our black cats.

(And of course if anyone's confident about a name or two, please write it in a comment. There are 12 photos; you can refer to them by number and I'll fill in any names as they come in.)


  1. Is the last one Lyle? There's something about the shape of the face...

  2. I think the first cat in the series might be Jughead. He became quite fond of perching on the side of the "pond" after moving into the back courtyard and settling into his new neighbourhood.

  3. I think 7 is Kenya. That looks like her spot. Did you notice if she had a crooked head?