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, October 26, 2012


Socks was found as a stray on No. 6 Rd. in Richmond and brought to RAPS in 2009. He was adopted by our volunteer Ruth, who opened her home to him and others (Sophie, George, and Whiskers). When Ruth passed away, all of her cats were brought to the cat sanctuary to be looked after. We hope (as we're sure they do) that they'll meet new people who are looking to adopt wonderful cats just like them.

When I spent some time getting to know Socks earlier this week, he was delighted to interact, but also very keen to show me that he's got his own distinct personality and his own distinct way of expressing himself. It turns out that Socks is a wriggler. All it took was a few quality scratches under his chin and behind his ears, and the wriggling began. Once he really got into it, he didn't even need (or seem to want) me to do anything but watch and admire his happy movements.

A funny, happy, highly entertaining boy.


  1. RIP sweet Socks. I will miss your presence in the Moore House. :(

  2. RIP Socks. Missing your sweet presence. Make sure you take care of Schroder. XO