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, November 11, 2013


Sida is one of around 20 cats who came from a feral colony near Princess Street in Steveston. Others include Prince, Cha Cha, and Maddie (but, ironically, not Princess).

Sida usually hangs out in the tea room and is not interested in making friends with humans. Leslie says she'll occasionally come into the doublewide if she wants to be given a treat, but even then she doesn't really want to be touched. Most of the time she'll just hiss if approached.

I got a chance to photograph her today because she's in a cage after going to the vet to have a couple of teeth extracted. She let me take a photo or two of her behind her drape. And then she me dismissed me with a hiss.

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