Cat of the Month – Ruff

Our Cat of the Month for October is a story of the sort of incredible achievements that can come with slow and steady determination! Ruff came to the RAPS Cat Sanctuary last January. He was...
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Oliver: Cuddle-monster

Oliver is the Sanctuary cuddle-champion! We have a number of cuddly cats – often thanks to the work of the team of Kitty Comforters, who focus their attention on the caged, or shy, or newer...
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Shy Winston

This big boy came to us late fall of last year.  He was brought in to the City Shelter as a stray, but acted pretty aggressive, and was transferred to our care.  It was noted...
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Pops & Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow is a one-year-old black cat with one eye and a missing hip socket. His dad, Pops, who is five, has feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and deformed rear legs. Despite their challenges, they’ve come...
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Taylor & Company

Another blog from Sanctuary volunteer Pauline Chin Spring 2019 brought in 3 young feral cats – Luke, Taylor, and Gomez (introduced here).  They were all estimated to be about a year old.  With his loving personality,...
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Sisters

“Sisters, sisters, never were there such devoted sisters…” In fact, we have no DNA evidence Topaz and Onyx are related by blood at all – they came in at separate times, and the vet estimated them at different ages. ...
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Tootsie

Another blog from volunteer Pauline Chin Tootsie, the tuxedo girl, arrived early this summer. She was surrendered due to inappropriate urination issues and it was discovered that she had a wound on her hindquarters that...
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What Does the Face Say?

Cat-lovers quickly get used to reading feline body-language. Some of it is very obvious – the raised back and puffy tail says “angry”; the erect tail and body rubbing against human ankles says “happy”; the...
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Feline Loverboy

This week’s blog from volunteer Pauline Chin. We have seen several cuddle kings over the years. These feline loverboys magnetically draw in many cats that snuggle right up to them. It was as if they...
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Formerly Feral

Many of the cats at the Sanctuary have come into our care as ferals. Some of them will remain feral in behaviour all their lives. Many of the cats in Pen 8 are examples of...
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Cleo

Our newest member of the leukemia cats colony is Cleo. This little girl came in to us about four months ago. As with all new cats, she was popped into a cage for a familiarization...
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Careen & Willow

Pen 5 is largely inhabited by big cats. Big floofy cats…. Solid muscular cats… Cats who definitely could do with losing some weight. And then there are Careen and Willow. These two sweet grey girls are of the...
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