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Introducing Oliver: The Resilient Russian Blue


A Russian Blue cat named Oliver is sitting on the back of a light grey couch.
Oliver relaxing

Meet Oliver, the distinguished snaggletoothed 14-year-old Russian Blue who has been gracing our animal rescue with his presence for the past decade. With his striking silver-blue coat and an aura of regal elegance, Oliver is not just a cat; he's a true testament to the enduring spirit of rescue animals.

Oliver's journey began under circumstances that were far from ideal. For the first four years of his life, he lived outdoors in a cat enclosure and barn alongside numerous feline companions. When the animal rescue that had been caring for him faced the heart-wrenching task of closing its doors, Oliver was one of the lucky ones who found refuge in our sanctuary.

A decade has passed, but Oliver remains a beloved member of our rescue family, one of our long-term residents who will spend the rest of his days in our care. Oliver's ability to forge strong bonds with his fellow rescue cats makes him truly special. He's a gentle and nurturing soul who comforts those around him, offering a calming presence even as the years have brought their own challenges.

A Russian Blue can sits in a cat carrier at the vet.
Oliver at the vet

As time has marched on, Oliver's aging body has faced its share of hurdles. He grapples with kidney failure and IBS, yet his spirit remains undaunted. While his disposition is generally sweet and affectionate, there is one occasion when he unleashes his inner feline "psycho kitty" - visits to the vet. To ensure a more peaceful experience for all involved, we've learned to sedate him before these necessary trips.

Oliver has a unique way of communicating with those who cross his path. He employs a sweet, high-pitched meow, reserving it for moments when he craves attention, wants more food, or simply wishes to remind us of his presence. It's a sound that tugs at your heartstrings and can brighten even the gloomiest days.



Though Oliver's life has seen its share of trials, his journey is a testament to resilience and the power of love and care. At our rescue, he has found a forever home where he can live out his golden years with the comfort and companionship he deserves. So, the next time you hear that endearing meow and turn to find Oliver, remember that behind those mesmerizing blue eyes lies a story of survival, strength, and the unwavering bonds formed within our rescue community.


If you want to join in on making a difference in Oliver's life, consider sponsoring him for just $25 a month (or whatever fits your budget). We are so grateful for your support! And so is Ollie!

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