Squeakers came into the care of the BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch in October 2010. He was rescued when he was just days-old with his mum and brother. He was given his name due to the adorable little squeaks that occurred whenever he tried to meow.
Squeakers went into foster care for a short period of time to help him recover from a minor illness, but when it was time to bring him back his foster mum made the decision to adopt him herself.
He has since been renamed Oliver and is receiving plenty of attention on a daily basis. It’s now been a couple years and his mum and dad has taken a few moments to send us a letter on how he’s been doing.
Just wanted to share our unique happy ending with you!
My husband and I adopted our cat Oliver (was previously named Squeakers due to his unique meow) from the Nanaimo SPCA shelter in November 2010. I had recently joined the foster list and was called to foster a kitten who had a cold and needed a comfortable place to recover.
We had him for about two weeks before he recovered and I subsequently realized that there was no way I could give him back! We adopted him right away and have immensely enjoyed his company ever since.
In the year and a bit since then Ollie has grown much larger, lost his squeaky meow and become very comfortable in our home. Although he is an indoor cat he loves to go outside on the deck or on his leash in the yard (we compromised so that the neighborhood bird population remains unthreatened).
When he is not outside or begging to go outside, he can often be found sleeping in obscure places including laundry hampers and the dryer. He loves to eat all of my household plants...he's not picky, no plant is safe!
We are so thankful to have Oliver around. He is a valuable (and tremendously spoiled) member of our household and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Anne and Josh
What a wonderful way for Oliver to spend his life after a not so pleasant beginning. We’re so happy to hear that he is enjoying every moment and has earned himself a manlier meow. Thank you to Anne and Josh for choosing to make adoption your first option.
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