THe RAPS NO KILL PROMISE
Our commitment to the animals, and the humans, that we serve
We have developed the “RAPS Model” of sustainable, community-supported, no-kill animal care. This holistic approach incorporates shelters, sanctuaries, not-for-profit vet care, education, advocacy and social enterprise.
What We do
RAPS Thrift Stores
RAPS operates two thrift stores in the Metro Vancouver region. Proceeds from the sale of donated items at our thrift stores goes to supporting all RAPS initiatives.
Saving and improving the lives of animals
To make lives, families, neighbourhoods and communities safer, healthier and happier by strengthening bonds between companion animals and people.
We demonstrate respect for animals and people through direct care for homeless, abandoned, stray and surrendered companion animals and by educating people about the benefits and responsibilities of animal companionship.
hOW WE CAN HELP
RAPS unites companion animals with forever homes. If you are considering adding a family member, learn about what you should consider, how to prepare and meet adoptable animals who want to take their place at the heart of a loving household.
Adopting a pet is a commitment for the lifetime of the animal. Sometimes, people may be unable to fulfill this commitment. It is vital that the animal be surrendered to a legitimate agency that will ensure their well-being and rehome them.
Our fostering network is central to RAPS’ no-kill promise. We are always seeking loving, patient households to temporarily rehome animals who need socialization or rehabilitation and can help prepare them for the next phase of their lives.
RAPS is all about the animals. But everything we do is possible because of a small army of dedicated humans who deliver individualized care to thousands of animals every year. If
helping animals is your life’s passion, we want you to join us!
RAPS is an enviable place to work. We attract team members who are driven to save and improve the lives of animals and who are inspired by our no-kill promise. We are always looking for talented, dedicated people for a vast range of roles.
Whatever your capacity or talents, you can help us fulfill our mission. Giving of your time, your skills or your charitable donations allows us to keep our no-kill promise. Individuals of every age and ability can make a powerful contribution!
Corporate and community partners are critical in helping RAPS meet our mission of saving and improving the lives of animals. So much of what we have accomplished has been through gifts-in-kind from manufacturers, retailers and tradespeople.
Planned giving – leaving a bequest in our wills – ensures the values that are important to us in life are supported even after we are gone. Leaving a legacy is one of the most profound ways you can help RAPS help animals … and their people.
If you want to check on the status of a tax receipt, require a replacement copy, or need to change your contact information, it’s easy! If we can help you with any administrative issue relating to your support for RAPS, here’s the place.
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Injured cat is rehabilitated and finds forever home. Some Good Samaritans found an injured stray cat hanging around their property. He was limping and evidently injured. Because the cat (who they named Mooncake!) was nervous and shy, it took them a week to gain his...
Few people have so much experience in all areas of RAPS! The Volunteer of the Month for January 2022 is someone who is familiar to most people in the organization – and someone who is familiar with pretty much every facet of RAPS! Carol Porteous began volunteering at...
A veterinarian with an innate desire to help found a community-owned veterinary hospital and it’s a perfect match!Dr. Regan Schwartz was raised in Toronto, and she has travelled the world helping animals – but when she discovered the RAPS Animal Hospital, she knew she...
Photos: Marla Jenkins “Mango”, Karen Nicholson “Cat Sanctuary (Sage)”, Sara Dane Photography “Adopt”,
Michele Wright, Furry Friends Photography, “Foster (George)” & Footer