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, December 6, 2013


Yap came to the RAPS cat sanctuary a number of years ago as one of a group of kittens who someone had been feeding in their yard. The youngsters (they were several months old when they were trapped) were given then names Spring, Summer, Yip, and Yap.

I had a chance to meet Yap at the end of November when he was in a cage in the singlewide after he'd had a couple of teeth extracted. He was so friendly that I wondered why I hadn't met him before.


  1. He's a cuddle-bunny; he also jumps up to be petted just like Bonnie Boy. His manners are pretty good, and when he's got you the purring just doesn't stop. One of my faves in the single-wide!

  2. He's very forward when he's in a cage - but otherwise he is sometimes hard to find. He has a small voice - which is very cute - and he is beautiful as well as lovable.