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.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Calendar time!

The new RAPS Cat Sanctuary Calendar for 2016 is out - and it's beautiful!  First copies will be seen at the Halloween Gala, and it will be available at all three RAPS locations - the 5 Rd Shelter, the 6 Rd Sanctuary and the Thrift Store.

In order to see the photos that were selected, you'll need to get a copy (or more than one - they make great Christmas gifts!), but today's blog offers some of the pictures that didn't make it - always a very hard decision, but we try to select a good cross-section of cats, and preferably cats that haven't been featured in the calendar before
handsome Bear lives in the Leukemia Room

Birdie has gone from being a wary cat to being everyone's friend

Michele's wonderful picture of Bobby was *almost* this year's cover...

Dodger was interrupted in the middle of his yoga exercises

This lovely picture of EngTeng went head-to-head
with the picture of the black-and-white cat that was eventually chosen

We never know whether handsome Jingles will purr or growl

Head-tilt Kenya always makes us smile

Sweet King George lives in the New Aids pen

Everyone loves Latte

Fluffy MiuMiu is one of the "gericatrics" in the Moore House

Yale is known to his friends as "crazy eyes"
As always, thanks to Michele for the wonderful pictures!
Now - go and buy the calendar and enjoy the pictures that were eventually chosen.
Blog by Brigid Coult
Pictures by Michele Wright


  1. As usual the calendar did not disappoint. Everyone must get a copy (or more!!!). There were three major standouts for me but the picture of sweet wonderful Sophie cannot be missed. Just beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Katie. Yes, Sophie's picture is beautiful - but Michele is a genius at seeing the souls of our beautiful cats through their eyes!

  2. these pictures are so sweet...my little Kenya..what a doll...

  3. Chris of the ComfortersNovember 26, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    The pic of Casper is downright regal. Tough to choose a favourite though.