We are one of very few cat shelters that house leukemia and FIV-positive cats (neither disease affects humans or other animal species). These cats are housed in separated areas so that other cats are not exposed. In many shelters, a positive diagnosis would mean euthanasia. We ensure that they are loved and cared for during their lifetimes.
The Sanctuary is maintained by about 100 dedicated volunteers who continually create a loving, clean, comfortable and safe environment for our cats. Our cats’ health is monitored by a specialized team of animal care workers who handle and medicate both tame and feral cats, and who work closely with local veterinarians. RAPS believes that every life is a valuable life and spares no expense in ensuring that the cats receive high-quality care throughout their lifetimes.
Although we have some adoptable cats, most are feral, older, or have behavioural issues, meaning that they are less likely to be adopted. We provide them with food, shelter, love and veterinary care. Since our establishment in 1999, our veterinary costs have increased, due in large part to our aging feline population. They need dental and blood work and x-rays to diagnose conditions such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes, heart and kidney disease.
Please consider helping our senior cats, and others by becoming a monthly sponsor or making an online donation today. Our sanctuary is funded by private donations and with the revenue from the Regional Animal Protection Society Thrift Store.
Open to the public every Saturday & Sunday (beginning July 3rd), the RAPS Cat Sanctuary is a favourite spot for visitors who are encouraged to make their laps available from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Tickets are required. Children under 6 are not permitted.