The sponsorship program was created to help provide the cats at the shelter whose chances of being adopted into a loving home is not very promising. This program helps provide the cats at the shelter with food, litter, medical and loving care.  It is through no fault of their own that they are not good candidates for adoption. Some of these felines have “issues” which will not allow us to place them for adoption, or they are undesirable companions. For whatever reason, RAPS is committed to giving these “special” life-long residents the love that they deserve and some quality of a good life.

Sponsorship allows everyone, even if they can’t adopt or volunteer their time, to help our animals. You may not be able to open your home to a pet at this time but we know your heart is in the right place. Many of our animals spend a number of months, years, or their lifetime in our care. You can help us provide the care our animals need by becoming a sponsor.

Through our Sponsorship Program, you can visit our shelter and choose your cat or we can select one for you. Your monthly contribution will enable us to keep our promise to all the animals in our care of always providing a safe place to live and the necessary medical care they need and deserve.

PDF Sponsorship & Donation Form

Cat Sponsorship

Monthly sponsorship is $25, (seniors and children $20). There are many benefits to being an active RAPS sponsor.

  • You will receive a certificate with showing your support of your sponsor cat.
  • As we are a registered charity, we will also issue a tax receipt for your donation.
  • Our shelter is open to public every Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You are welcome to come and visit, and play with your sponsor cat.
  • Support the emergency rescue services that provide lifesaving medications and care to animals found in critical distress
  • And of course, the satisfaction that you are helping a homeless animal in their time of need.

For more information on sponsorship, please email Marianne Moore or call (604) 250-7319

RAPS Rescue Team

Your monthly donation of $25, $50 or $100 per month will help save the lives of homeless and abandoned animals in Richmond, BC.

Animal Rescue Team goals:

  • Cover the costs to spay/neuter homeless animals
  • Provide important vaccines, deworming, flea prevention and dental surgery
  • Supply nutritious, fortifying pet food to hungry animals in our care
  • Support the emergency rescue services that provide lifesaving medications and care to animals found in critical distress
  • Cover the cost of blood panels and x-rays for our needy senior cats and dogs

The benefits of joining our team:

  • You will receive one consolidated tax receipt at the end of the year
  • You will receive our monthly online newsletter highlighting the animals you have helped save that month
  • You will know exactly where your donation money is being spent!

Join now! (Under “Donation Amount,” select “Monthly”)

PDF RAPS Pre-authorized Debit Form


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