RAPS is short for Richmond Animal Protection Society, a registered charity and operator of a sanctuary which houses and cares for more than 400 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, September 2, 2013

RAPS 5 Rd. shelter helping all those little dogs

Not a sanctuary cat post today, but it's for a good cause. A lot of RAPS people (and many others) have come together to help out with the 38 dogs that were abandoned at the No. 5 Rd. shelter last week, so I'd like to pitch in with today's Neko Files post.

photo provided by RAPS
As you may have heard, 38 dogs were left in the driveway of the Richmond City Shelter in the middle of the night. The pile of cages covered by a tarp was discovered by RAPS staff on Friday morning. Another 12 dogs were abandoned in a similar manner outside New Westminster Animal Shelter. If you haven't yet read the story, here's the article posted on the CTV website: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/50-dogs-abandoned-outside-animal-shelters-in-metro-vancouver-1.1434863

Though the dogs were found to be in good condition, shelter staff have had their hands full getting them all settled in and ready for adoption. The response from people interested in adopting the dogs has been phenomenal, but RAPS is still incurring significant costs to care for the dogs until they're ready to go to their new homes.
From the RAPS Facebook page:
"We are still gladly accepting donations to help cover the cost of the extensive vet care, food and supply bills and extra staffing. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS MADE A DONATION so far and for all the kind words and encouragement we have received. We feel lucky to be able to help these beautiful dogs and are so thankful for all of the support."
If you would like to make a donation, please visit: http://www.rapsociety.com/donate.php

photo provided by RAPS

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