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Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS)

Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS)

RAPS — the Regional Animal Protection Society — operates Canada’s largest cat sanctuary, an adoption and education centre, the non-profit RAPS Animal Hospital and a chain of social enterprise thrift stores. Follow the RAPS story on the TV show Pets & Pickers and on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter).

Recent Work by Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS)

B.C. veterinarian warns against ignoring pet limping

B.C. veterinarian warns against ignoring pet limping

Symptoms such as a sleepy leg should not be ignored, says RAPS Animal Hospital surgeon.
Easter safety alert: Protect your pets from toxic treats and hidden dangers

Easter safety alert: Protect your pets from toxic treats and hidden dangers

A few things to keep in mind this holiday long weekend.
8 things to consider if your pet has arthritis

8 things to consider if your pet has arthritis

Making your home arthritis-friendly is one way to ease discomfort
How living in one of the most expensive places in the world impacts our pets

How living in one of the most expensive places in the world impacts our pets

If people cannot care for a pet, there are appropriate ways of dealing with the problem.
Feline faux pas: Decoding litter box rebellion

Feline faux pas: Decoding litter box rebellion

If your cat is not using the litter box, there could be many reasons why.
'It was very busy': Pop-up veterinary clinic held in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

'It was very busy': Pop-up veterinary clinic held in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Basic veterinary necessities are a financial hardship for many of the people who came to the clinic.
Feline leukemia 'not a death sentence,' says B.C. animal group

Feline leukemia 'not a death sentence,' says B.C. animal group

Regional Animal Protection Society says the average adopter will not choose a cat with a leukemia diagnosis.
Signs of pet dementia: Recognizing subtle changes

Signs of pet dementia: Recognizing subtle changes

As veterinary medicine has succeeded in extending the lifespan of many pets, a different challenge has increased — dementia.
Microchipping furry friends a frontline defence in dognapping

Microchipping furry friends a frontline defence in dognapping

Identification is the number one safety precaution when it comes to pet abduction, says CEO of the Regional Animal Protection Society.
Furry friends and forgotten finds: Pets & Pickers continues to steal hearts in Season 3

Furry friends and forgotten finds: Pets & Pickers continues to steal hearts in Season 3

"It's a cross between two TV genres."
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