The Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) announced Tuesday (April 25) a significant shift in the organization’s direction that has the potential to get a lot of tails wagging in delight.
According to RAPS’ CEO and executive director, Eyal Lichtmann, the organization is on its way to a self-sufficient and hopefully financially independent future with plans to open its own veterinary hospital that will not only look after animals under RAPS’ care, but provide a service for paying customers.
“I can see the depth of their soul,” said Tsai, of the photos owners have sent him, asking for his advice on their canine companions.
After inspecting the eyes, Tsai moves on to the dog’s face and then examines the body, their muscles, how they carry themselves. Without meeting a dog in person and simply by searching for visual clues, Tsai says he’s about 80-per-cent accurate in determining a dog’s temperament, their personality, what ailments they struggle with and how best to nurture the dog.
Isabelle, a pit bull terrier mix, was stuck inside the trailer she’d been staying in when it went up in flames the week before Christmas. She eventually found her way out, but received second- and third-degree burns as a result.
Her case was “one of the most severe” a Richmond Animal Hospital veterinarian had ever seen, the vet told CTV News in December, adding that it was remarkable that the dog had survived at all.
Isabelle is “definitely a fighter,” her veterinarian says, but the pit bull terrier mix needs help after being badly burned in a fire.
The injured pup received second- and third-degree burns the week before Christmas when the trailer she’d been staying in went up in flames.
Two dogs were caught in the Dec. 20 fire. One escaped with minor injuries, but Isabelle was initially trapped. Eventually, she managed to escape the wreckage, but she was left with burns on her paws, belly, chest and face.
She’s going the right way but is still in serious condition in intensive care.
Isabelle the pit-bull is slowly, but surely fighting back to health after suffering second-degree burns in a devastating trailer fire before Christmas.
She was initially receiving urgent care at the Richmond Animal Hospital for severe injuries on her paws, belly, chest and face in the Dec. 20 blaze in rural East Richmond.
Richmond’s animal shelter is asking for donations to help continue a dog’s fight for survival after it was badly burned in a trailer fire.
The Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) has been looking after pit-bull terrier Isabelle, who suffered second degree burns to her paws, belly, chest and face during the blaze at her owner’s trailer in the 17,000 block of River Road — near No. 8 Road — just before midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Pedro’s hind quarters start to shimmy and shake to some rhythm imperceptible to human senses.
But by looking at the quivering of his downy grey fur you quickly get the idea that the chunk of banana he is happily feasting on has likely got something to do with his delightful jig.
RAPS’ new CEO says charity must change, grow, as it enters its 10th year of City of Richmond contract
Composed and unhurried, Eyal Lichtmann finds the comfy, red faux leather armchair in a quiet corner of Waves Coffee House on No. 3 Road and Westminster Highway.
Moments earlier, Lichtmann had been thrust in front of yet another TV camera to field questions about a dog called Yogi, in the care of the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS), who is seemingly on death row after a mauling incident last week in a local park.
Sixty-eight cats, 77 rabbits, 25 small creatures, four farmyard dwellers and 122 dogs, 106 of which currently reside in foster homes across Richmond.
As the News and members of the public petted their way around the Richmond Animal Protection Society’s shelter (RAPS), it’s clear the animals come in many shapes and sizes; some young, some old, some who’ll eventually find a new home; many who won’t.
A solitary car, covered in frost on a January morning, is in the parking lot. It looks abandoned, but it’s not – it belongs to 86-year-old Elizabeth Bodnarik, who’s been here since 5:30 a.m. looking after about 500 homeless cats that live here at the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) cat sanctuary.
METRO VANCOUVER — A Richmond animal shelter staff’s hands and arms are full after an anonymous donor dropped off more than three dozen dogs and puppies overnight on Friday, while in New Westminster, a security guard found 12 dogs abandoned outside the animal shelter.
The only reason the white Persian cat, described as “tame and lovable,” survived was because nearby berry pickers in Richmond heard his wailing.