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, July 8, 2013


A woman fed feral cats from her home for many years. When she passed away not long ago, the property was sold. I believe the house was even scheduled to be demolished. In any case, the cats were going to lose both their caregiver and their safe haven. RAPS was asked to trap the cats and provide them with a safe place to live.

Holland was trapped and brought to the cat sanctuary at the end of May. She's very scared of people, but seems to be settling in well. She's quite young, thought to have been born sometime last year.

It surely helps that Holland doesn't have to settle in alone - RAPS staff have put her in a cage together with Wesley, another cat from the same place. The two are very close and are thought to be siblings.

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