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, September 26, 2012

Good-bye and good luck, foster kitties

After what seems an incredibly short time to kitten visitors but must have felt like an eternity to the moms (both biological and foster), Ann's troupe of eight bouncy black kittens are headed to the RAPS Richmond City Shelter for adoption.

All the efforts of various RAPS sanctuary staff and volunteers to spend time with the kittens and socialize them have clearly paid off -- no human anxiety for these babies.

Here are a few photos from Monday night. It's amazing how much they've grown since we first met them in August! They're proper mini cats now, each with the beginnings of a distinct personality and ready to invade loving homes and hearts.

And we now return you to your regular scheduled cat sanctuary blog programming.


  1. Thank you and Vincent and Ayako, Marianne and Brigid for ALL of your help! They wouldn't be the little goofballs they are without you!
    Ann J

  2. I saw this litter at the shelter yesterday but they were all sleeping. I couldn't believe the mom had 8 healthy kittens!