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, August 9, 2013


Chester and Katie

Chester is the brother of Katie. Both came to RAPS as kittens, part of a large group of barn cats rescued in 2009.

I've featured Chester for some time as the blog's header kitty, but had meant to wait to write about him until I found another yet-to-be-featured cat to take his place in the header photo. I've found I like this photo too much to swap out, though, and so he'll just have to stay there for a while longer.

The first thing people generally notice about Chester is his adorable curly tail.

The rest of him is pretty cute too.

He's a very friendly boy, and will come out to greet visitors to the back pen where he lives. He always loves a little cuddle, and is often in the mood for a play as well.

photo by Marlene

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