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, September 27, 2013


Feral Quinn was trapped a few years ago at an industrial (cement?) plant in Richmond.

He's still learning to be comfortable with the idea of being touched by people and will generally scoot off if approached too closely.

Quinn is very comfortable with his cat buddies, though. I saw him rubbing and being rubbed by several different tabbies as I was taking his picture. From what Leslie tells me, it sounds like the best way to make contact with him is with the help of his friends. If a group of cats approaches a person for some attention, Quinn will come along with them. Leslie's even been able to get in a few pats this way before his shyness gets the better of him.


  1. Back courtyard? Does he hang around with Maureen?

    1. Yes, back courtyard. I'm afraid I don't know who he usually hangs out with -- when I photographed him, he seemed to be having a tabby-in!