There are a lot of things you could spend your money on. Are there any that would make you feel as good as knowing that you are saving and improving the life of an animal?

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.

Sponsor a RAPS Sanctuary Cat

The RAPS Cat Sanctuary is home to almost 450 homeless cats. Each one is an individual, with specific needs. Many have a medical condition, such as diabetes, feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus. Other cats are unable to control their bodily functions or have behavioural issues that make them unsuitable for family homes.

In many other jurisdictions, many or most of these cats would have been euthanized. But RAPS has a no-kill promise. Under our care, no animal is ever euthanized due to lack of space, treatable illness, physical defect, age, rectifiable behavioural or socialization issues.

Of course, keeping this promise takes money and resources. We depend on the people who share our vision to help us deliver the best possible lives to the cats in our care.

Because the RAPS Cat Sanctuary has been operating for many years, some of the residents are now older and require ongoing medical care. Thanks to the opening of the new RAPS Animal Hospital, veterinary care is now more accessible and affordable than before. But there are still expenses incurred, as well as food, litter, staffing time and building maintenance.

As a Sanctuary sponsor, you will not only be supporting an individual, you will be supporting RAPS, which saves and improves the lives of thousands of animals every year. In addition to the feeling you get knowing that you are helping to improve the life of one of our Sanctuary cats, there are other perks that come with sponsorship.

You will receive a sponsorship certificate telling you about your sponsored cat. As a monthly donor, you will be eligible for a VIP membership at the RAPS Animal Hospital, entitling you to 25% off all in-house veterinary services.

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 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 sanctuary 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.

And all of this costs less than a dollar a day.

Sponsor a RAPS Sanctuary Cat

Cat Sponsorship

Monthly sponsorship is $25. 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 Sanctuary is open to public every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You are welcome to come and visit, and play with your sponsor cat. Click here for tickets.
  • 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 admin@rapsbc.com or call (604) 242-1661.

Sponsor a RAPS Sanctuary Cat


PDF Sponsorship & Donation Form

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 our Rescue Team!

(Under “Donation Amount,” select “Monthly”)

Photo Courtesy © Michele Wright, Furry Friends Photography