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, August 19, 2013


Sam is a sweet 14-year-old who was brought to RAPS in July after his owner died. He's very affectionate, loves to be visited, and seems to view strangers as friends he hasn't met yet -- the first time he saw me, he meowed until I came into his cage, then climbed into my lap as soon as I sat down. And although he didn't get around to this with me (too busy rubbing against my hands drooling on my knee), I hear from Brigid that Sam's a headbutter.

Brigid also mentioned that Sam lost not only his owner, but his older cat friend. I can't help thinking he must be lonely there in his cage. All the more reason to pay him a visit and love him up.


  1. Claire, thanks for introducing Sam to all of us. I had the pleasure of meeting him last week - he is INDEED a sweetie pie. You'll fall in love with him instantly.

  2. I wish I could take all these cats home, it is nice to have a place like RAPS...thank you RAPS