In Tigger’s House

When the Sanctuary was constructed more than 20 years ago, much of it was thanks to the generosity of devoted donors who sponsored the cost of building cabins and pens. As you walk around, you...
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Psych!

In the fall of 2018, a little stray cat was brought into the RAPS Shelter. Ariel won the hearts of the staff there with her friendly, outgoing ways;  they put the necessary hold on her...
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The Princess

We have Royalty in our midst – you may admire, but should not touch! When RAPS first came into being, it was in the form of Richmond Homeless Cats, and in that format and subsequently...
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Thorne & Daffodil

We are sanctuary for so many cats who have no other options. But getting them into our care is often the work of other devoted rescuers. Thanks to our Assistant Manager, Valerie, we have close...
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Franny

Our Franny is a local girl, trapped near Blundell Road last summer. She spent a little while in foster care with her kittens, but she was definitely a feral and not a stray, and she...
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Favourites

Most of our volunteers fall into one of two categories. The first one loves the cats, and comes faithfully to scoop or clean or feed; the second not only loves the cats but bonds closely...
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Lost and Found

After the celebrations of Christmas, we start anticipating the prospect of a New Year – and inevitably that includes some retrospection as we remember what we’ve been through in the past twelve months, and, particularly...
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All They Want for Christmas

Have you bought a gift for your cat(s)? In the middle of dealing with a long-as-your-arm Christmas list, there’s probably no cat-lover who’s not taken time to find something for the cat. It might be...
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Elvis Is In The Sanctuary

We have a new heartthrob at the RAPS Cat Sanctuary – a big chunky tabby boy who takes “Love Me Tender” very seriously as his motto! Elvis came to us from Bella Bella, in the...
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Black Spice

Shadow prefers to be out on the Single-Wide deck – even as the temperatures drop. She’s not the only one, of course – tubby Mya prefers it too, and Nikki Sixx-Toes; shy Jimmy tucks himself...
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Meet Crinkle

We don’t always know where the names of cats who come into our care come from – but there’s no question with this girl – her left ear is crinkled, and sometimes turns back on...
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