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Oliver arrived at the shelter (along with Jasmine, listed separately) as a casualty of divorce. He is a lovely Maine Coon tabby mix boy, 13 years old. He is used to being an indoor only cat since he was a kitten, so should remain indoor only. He is in good health and will be an easy keeper for the lucky person who brings him home. He is on a special urinary tract diet as he had some issues with urinary tract infections in the past, but has not had any recent difficulties; we recommend that he continue with special food, and/or implementation of a long term diet of primarily high quality canned food with some added water, as lack of water in a dry diet can significantly increase urinary tract issues. As always, discuss your pet's medical and nutritional needs with your veterinarian and/or a veterinary nutritionist (but realize that in some cases, they may receive incentives from pet food manufacturers, so may be biased toward the expensive prescription formulas). Here is an article that offers a non-petfood-manufacturer perspective for you to consider:
As you can see from his video, he (like his new friend Alex) is very fond of catnip (especially fresh!) and not at all concerned about sharing his newfound stash. He is outgoing and cheerful and loves to be up on a high perch. We think Oliver will fit in well in pretty much any type of family.
All pets arrive spayed/neutered, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated. Adoption fee for Oliver is suggested minimum $20 (more gratefully accepted), or she is eligible for the Senior for Senior program: adopters over age 65 may name their own adoption fee (even $0). All pets are placed with a 30-day money-back trial period, to give pet and family enough time to discover any unknown allergies or other conflicts. Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your donation to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!
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