A Day for Chance

Chance in 2009  (BD) Chance (formally Last Chance) – was an early acquaintance for me when I discovered RAPS. He was in many ways the archetypal scruffy stray, and not a cat that would easily find...
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Pen 2 Pals

Calvin on “his” doorstep  (MW) Some cats are strongly territorial – not in the sense that they will defend their territory, but that they establish their space and stay there. In some areas in the...
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The Great Escape

Well, strictly speaking, it wasn’t an escape (or it was one carefully planned by the staff.)  But the cats think it was an escape. Mitzi musing on the outdoor experience  (KN) Visitors to the Double-Wide will find...
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Creston and Banff

Creston & Banff This pair journeyed all the way from Alberta where they lived in a hoarder’s house with many other animals.  Being leukemia kitties, they had no place to go, so it’s off to...
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Three Double-Wide Scaredy-Cats

Kin  (MW) Visitors at the weekend are often surprised by how many cats there aren’t – at least to their immediate sight. The usual social ones are front and centre, and love having attention.  Others may spend...
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Garth & Sierra

It’s more than 10 years ago that the Merritt cats came to us from a cat population explosion to which many BC rescues responded.  We took in about a dozen cats initially, but the stresses...
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Torbie Twins (not!)

Ariel and Aspen are two pretty torbie girls who came in around the same time, and could easily be mistaken for sisters, but who in fact have no blood relationship.  Aspen is from a shelter in...
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Wylee

This shy grey boy came to us in 2018 as a hissy, swatty teenager from Port Hardy. At the time, he had been diagnosed with Feline Leukemia (FeLV). However, testing is still an imperfect science,...
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Odin

Odin came to us a couple of years ago at the same time as some of the many cats transferred early in our relationship with the Kamloops rescue and I’ve always thought of him as...
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Steady Sweetness

Huey was one of the cats I met in my early days at the Sanctuary. He had come in with his “sister” Hannah from a situation in which their owner had moved and was no...
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Oodles of Orange

Pen 6 has become an important area of transition at the Cat Sanctuary. It’s a fairly small pen, but right at the beginning of the back pen complex – so there is lots of activity...
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Hello, Cuddles

Cuddles? Is that your real name? Seasoned cat handlers always know to proceed with caution.  Animals-love-me type individuals insist on reaching for petting immediately.Your sign says “surrendered for aggression”.  Quite a conundrum.   On first...
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