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 12, 2012

Little baby foster kitties Part V

For those just tuning in, cat sanctuary staff member Ann is fostering young mom Kaynine and her large brood of kittens until the babies are old enough to be weaned and can go to the RAPS No. 5 Rd. shelter to find their forever homes. Various other staff and volunteers from the sanctuary have been dropping by on a regular basis to socialize the kittens so that they'll be comfortable around humans in general, not just their "other mother" Ann.

It's incredible to see how much the kittens grow and change from one week to the next. They're starting to be increasingly active in exploring their environment and have discovered that toys are more than just something to stumble over. They're also starting to show signs of what their individual personalities might be, from the most intrepid explorer to the shyer one who's happy just sitting perched on a knee and looking at stuff.

Here's a bit of what they were up to this week:


  1. They are so cute. Makes me want to take them all. I already have more than enough rescue cats, but no kittens. Sighhhhh!

  2. Free to a good home! Kittehs!!!! Kidding

    1. Not free, but for sure soon to be available for adoption to good homes from the RAPS City Shelter! (well, except for that wee runtie that wants to stay with you) :)