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, September 14, 2012


photo by Barbara

The sign in the area where Madison lives at the cat sanctuary describes the fluffy black & white girl as friendly though a bit shy.

The first time I tried to properly introduce myself to her unfortunately happened to be around dinnertime, and so I didn't immediately get to assess the friendly-to-shy ratio as Madison was rather preoccupied with checking out her dinner, checking out if other plates possibly had different dinner, and checking to see if Kim might possibly have anything else to give her.

I hung around a bit and Madison was presently ready to see me. While not exuberant in her visiting, she's definitely a sweet, friendly girl. Pretty amazing to consider that this 10+ year old came to RAPS as a feral!


  1. Madison used to be Howie's friend in the back courtyard, she, like Mario would often hang out around Howie's cage when he was ill or leap at the chance to get in with him.
    She was not so friendly with people at this time, she's come a long way and I love her lots.

    1. Thanks for that, Phaedra -- I didn't know she was a friend of Howie's. I love that she's now accepting applications for human friends! :)