RAPS is short for Richmond 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, January 6, 2014
Norman came to RAPS via fellow rescue organization VOKRA (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association). VOKRA had brought him in as a stray and discovered during the routine veterinary exam for new cats that he was FIV positive. They would have liked to give him a foster home where he could be the only cat, but found him to be a bit too nippy to be a good candidate for a placement. And so they asked RAPS to help, as the sanctuary has facilities for cats with FIV -- friendly or not.
Once Norman settled in at the sanctuary, he showed himself to be a sweet, friendly boy. The nipping may have been a symptom of initial stress in a new environment, which he got past. With any luck Norman may find himself able to go to a foster home after all.