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The RAPS Cat Sanctuary – Canada’s cat sanctuary! – is open to the public again! (Children under 6 not permitted.)

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A wonderful family tradition for years, visits to the RAPS Cat Sanctuary allow families who may not be able to have companion animals of their own to interact with hundreds of cats! During the pandemic, public access to the sanctuary was not possible. We could not be more excited that we – and the cats! – are ready to welcome folks back for safe, socially distanced, time-staggered visits!

For more than 20 years, the RAPS Cat Sanctuary has saved and improved the lives of homeless and abandoned cats and kittens. A destination for animals who face euthanasia in other jurisdictions, the sanctuary is a loving forever home for hundreds of animals who are unlikely to find a family.

With special sections for seniors cats, those with FIV, and cats with leukemia, the sanctuary accommodates and cares for animals regardless of their behavioural or physical differences.

This is RAPS’ no-kill promise in practice!

Under our care, no animal is ever euthanized due to lack of space, treatable illness, physical defect, age, behavioural or socialization issues.

RAPS was founded with the vision that all animals deserve the right to their best life. We also believe that where an animal lives should not determine whether an animal lives.


  • Masks are mandatory.
  • Children under 6 not permitted.
  • Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Maximum two children per adult.
  • Not all our cats are tame or friendly. Please ask before you touch. Bandages & antiseptics are available in bathrooms.
  • Absolutely no admission to cordoned off areas, closed pens or cages.
  • Please limit the number of visitors in our buildings. If crowded, please visit a different area and return later.
  • Many of our cats are on special diets. Please do not feed cats.
  • Do not pick up the cats.
  • Do not disturb sleeping cats.
  • Do not enter quiet zones for cats.
  • Please move slowly around the cats. No running.
  • Do not chase cats or restrict a cat’s movements.
  • Be gentle and respectful at all times.
  • Speak quietly. No shouting or raised voices.
  • No flash photography.

Parking is extremely limited. Please take transit or carpool whenever possible. Do not park in the Phoenix Perennials parking lot. Please park on No 6 Road.

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Organizer Regional Animal Protection Society

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The Regional Animal Protection Society is a registered charity that operates the RAPS Cat Sanctuary, the RAPS Adoption & Education Centre, a fostering network, social enterprise thrift stores and the full-service RAPS Animal Hospital.

RAPS is proud to be a no-kill organization, which is among the reasons we have built a strong and devoted community of animal-loving allies.

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