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.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sockeye

I met Sockeye earlier this week when he was in a cage in the singlewide so RAPS staff could give him treatment for a mouth problem. There was a privacy drape in the back of the cage and a sign warning "make sure he's behind drape before entering." And no visible sign of Sockeye himself. Based on this, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from him, personality-wise.

When he sensed a couple of us volunteers were watching and talking about him, though, Sockeye popped out from behind the drape to check out what was going on.


I later confirmed with Leslie that Sockeye is very motivated to not be in his cage anymore, and will take advantage of any opportunity to escape... which is a bit of a problem when staff need to give him medication.

And the name? Sockeye came in a number of years ago with a group of feral tabbies. As often happens, the group was given names on a particular theme-- in this case, fish.

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  1. He's very sweet once you get to know him just super shy, especially since he started with the mouth issues. Today he was snuggling with Simone and Bantam so I snuck in some snugs of my own. I used to call him Tunahead because I couldn't remember his name and knew it was fishy and not tuna. ;)

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    1. I hope he'll let me visit and get to know him a bit better when he's out of his cage!

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