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.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Zack came to the RAPS cat sanctuary as a kitten in 2005. He remains a rather shy boy, but he's a nice one.
I met him recently when he was caged for balance problems (a recurring inner ear issue, I believe?) and a cold. At first, I wasn't sure if he was going to let me get close to him. He didn't seem entirely sure himself, so I approached slowly and quietly.

That seemed to be all he needed to feel comfortable enough with me to accept a pet or two. From there, it didn't take long before he was leaning into enjoy some proper head rubs. A nice boy indeed.

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