RAPS is short for Richmond 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, January 18, 2013
Marble came to the cat sanctuary in mid-December. She's around eight years old and was surrendered to RAPS when the senior she'd lived with could no longer look after her after a period of hospitalization.
When I went to introduce myself earlier this week, Marble was so pleased that she started kneading the air in front of her perch in anticipation. I wasn't sure how much visiting it was safe to do, as the sign on her cage door said that she could get anxious and slash out. But she remained nothing but friendly, and when I asked Gaye later she said she hadn't had any problems with Marble since she came to the sanctuary.
Perhaps Marble was more anxious about her surroundings when she was first surrendered to the RAPS No. 5 Rd. shelter. In any case, she seems well on her way to adjusting to her sanctuary home. Fortunately for her, she does have experience living with another cat, so she already knows she's not the only one of her kind!