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.
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Check out the news, info, and stories on our blog
As a no-kill animal-serving organization, RAPS routinely faces challenging cases that, in other jurisdictions or at other agencies, would likely lead to euthaniasia for the animal. Our no-kill promise states that, under our care, no animal is ever euthanized due to...
It is with the saddest of hearts we share with you that beloved George has passed. George was almost 16-years old. Beautiful George was found in a Richmond ditch on a rainy, cold day in December 2017 by some Good Samaritans. After some investigation, we discovered...
Rob has been volunteering at the Adoption Centre since August, when we started welcoming volunteers again. He has such a positive and friendly energy and always asks the staff if there are extra duties to perform on top of his regular tasks. He also often steps up to...
Photos: Marla Jenkins “Mango”, Karen Nicholson “Cat Sanctuary (Sage)”, Sara Dane Photography “Adopt”,
Michele Wright, Furry Friends Photography, “Foster (George)” & Footer