Isabelle came to RAPS around Christmas 2016, having been severely burned in a house fire. Her people did not have the resources to pay for her care and, in almost any other jurisdiction, Isabelle would have been euthanized.

RAPS is a NO-KILL organization and we knew that Isabelle could be saved. Through media attention and the powerful network of RAPS supporters, we raised the funds to provide Isabelle with the surgeries and other medical care she needed.

Isabelle’s case is extreme. But she demonstrates our commitment to caring for all animals. Under RAPS’ care, no animal is ever euthanized due to lack of space, treatable illness, physical defect, or solvable behavioural or socialization issues.

This NO-KILL ethos is also the reasons RAPS is an admired community agency and accounts for why we attract the grassroots support we do from animal-loving people.

Everything we do is possible because of the support of friends like you. When you give, they live.

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Digby is out enjoying the sun at the Sanctuary. He came to us a stray and proved to be very unpredictable - a super charming fellow 90% of the time and then "full of personality" the next ;) We think he was a stray for many years.

The Cat Sanctuary is a place where cats who are deemed unadoptable (older, feral or those who have behavioural issues) can live the rest of their lives in peace and comfort.
The staff and volunteers at the Sanctuary provide them with food, shelter, veterinary care and love. Completion of the RAPS Regional Animal Hospital will make RAPS financially stable so we can do more of what we do best -- like saving and improving the lives of stray animals like Digby. Please support the Capital Campaign to make this dream a reality. www.rapsbc.com/contribute-to-capital-campaign/
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Nelson, a newborn kitten, was saved by a neighbourhood dog who found him alone and brought the little guy home to his owner. Nelson was found cold, dehydrated and he weighed only 64 grams. After a few weeks with his foster family Nelson is doing AMAZING! He now weighs 4oz (119 grams) and has developed some major cattitude when he doesn't get his milk on time!

Nelson lives because you give! Please help us continue to save animals just like Nelson by contributing to our Capital Campaign to complete the RAPS Regional Animal Hospital. Donate: ow.ly/yVvZ30euaSI
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Fearn EdmondsThank you Kati for everything you did to nurse little Nelson back to health😺RAPS is where it is today because of caring people like you❤️

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Christina WalshThat must be some dog ! Wow !

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Kati DeGraafThat's my boy! Go Nugget Go!!

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Stephanie RossOnce again Kati DeGraaf comes to the rescue

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We have many amazing animals here at the Regional Animal Protection Society that are waiting to find new homes. If you have any questions about the pets available on our website or about adopting a pet in general, please contact us or drop by and visit us!

You can also view all of our adoptable animals here or on Petfinder, or sort by dogs, cats, or rabbits. This is not a comprehensive list of all our adoptable animals, follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

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