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, July 4, 2012


Lizzie came to the sanctuary at the age of about seven, having been surrendered for peeing.

The adjustment was not an easy one for her, and it took about a year before she'd let people at RAPS touch her. She was hyper anxious and would scream if she so much as saw a hand coming toward her. Leslie says people used to shout out to anyone at the sanctuary who might have heard the noise that nobody was hurting anybody.

Lizzie's mellowed out a lot since then, turning into a very friendly cat. Friendly with humans, anyway. She's not a fan of the other cats and has no problem telling them so.



  1. Love this girl, such a personality

  2. You got amazing photos of her Love you Lizzie Lizzardson

    1. Aw, thanks! The sideways headbutt in the last one still makes me laugh. Lizzie and I were both having a great time.

  3. She wasn't always friendly with people, which earned her the nickname of Lizzie Borden....