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, September 6, 2013
Mr. Kitty had been fed as a stray for a few years before being brought to RAPS. When our vet checked the tattoo in his ear, we discovered Mr. Kitty is 18 years old! He sure doesn't look it. His coat could use some attention, as one might expect for a stray (he was so matted in spots that it looked like he had a tumor on his back!), but he doesn't exactly look like a frail old man kitty.
We're not yet sure if the name will stick, but there's no doubt that this handsome, friendly boy will soon become a great friend of all who spend time at the sanctuary. He's a real sweetheart and well worth a visit.
Updated September 7, 2013: Unfortunately, everyone won't get a chance to meet this sweet boy after all. Ann just wrote me to say that his little heart gave out today. I'm glad I had a chance to know him a little, even if for much too short a time.