Cat Sanctuary

25 Cats for 25 Years – Dell

This is RAPS’ 25th year of saving and improving the lives of animals.

RAPS began (as Richmond Homeless Cats), in 1995, with a small group of tireless volunteers who humanely trapped and spayed or neutered feral and stray cats in Richmond. Since then, we have grown into one of Canada’s largest and most innovative no-kill animal-serving organizations.

To celebrate, we’re highlighting 25 of the most unforgettable cats (past and present!) that we have cared for and loved at the RAPS Cat Sanctuary.

Today: Dell

Dell is not a fan of grooming, though he’s pretty good-natured about tolerating it for just a little while. Dell’s problem is that he has very fine fur that mats easily. Once the hot summer weather finally settles in, some of these cats will be treated to a professional lion cut (or some approximation of it), and they will appreciate not carrying a weighty coat around with them.

A couple of years ago, he was diagnosed as a diabetic after the classic signs. A visit to the RAPS Animal Hospital showed that his blood sugars were up. Regular insulin had Dell looking much better, and the med staff keep a careful check on his progress.

Diabetes is a manageable condition for cats – and diabetic cats can live very long and happy lives. In many places, though, they don’t have that chance. The RAPS Cat Sanctuary is home to many diabetic cats who might not have had such an opportunity elsewhere.

Please consider sponsoring one our our Sanctuary cats, like Dell.

Photo: Michele Wright, Furry Friends Photography