Oz needs a sponsor. He has an autoimmune disorder that flares up periodically and requires medical attention.
As a cat with Manx Syndrome, he is also susceptible to urinary tract infections.
If you are interested in supporting Oz in our forever home program at the sanctuary.
Please consider becoming one of Ozzie's guardian angels to help support his needs.
You can choose the amount you donate each month, year or one time. . .
$10 - covers food
$25 - Covers food and other dailies
$65 - Covers Wellness Plan and dailies
$100 - Covers Wellness Plan, dailies and small emergency medical savings
Oz and Merlin were the first to join the sanctuary in June 2015. He is a CCAS ambassador, greeting new cats whether they like it or not.
Oz came from a small shelter in Michigan where he was found as a stray. He had a fecal obstruction (which can be deadly) due to Manx Syndrome. They were having a hard time with placement and had decided to let him live as an outdoor cat at a sanctuary in Utah before finding us.
One of the shelter staff drove Oz to the Iowa border to meet me. He and Merlin (I had been to Wisconsin to get Mer) came to Colorado together and the rest is history.
Oz is the top cat at the sanctuary. He is very passive and entertaining. Oz also talks a lot and has a big vocabulary.
He's a runner with those long legs. Ozzie can get out of almost any enclosure and sneak out when we open the door. We keep a close eye on him as he has been AWOL a few times.
Thankfully, he comes back when he's had a nice run but it is dangerous in the mountains. I have spent a lot of time calling and waiting for Oz to come back...always unscathed...sometimes after a few minutes but a couple of time it was a few hours.
As one of the two first cats to join CCAS, Oz is a self-appointed ambassador. He is very doglike, so comfortable greeting humans and animals alike. Oz loves to be outside, which unfortunately is not safe in the mountains. When we lived in Denver, he got to hang out by the door on a leash and talk to passersby which he enjoyed it more than anything!
Oz has very poor boundaries. When new kitties arrive and need some time to adapt, they usually spend a couple weeks in a room alone then gradually ease into gen pop while still in their own crates. Oz can't stand it! He becomes obsessed with getting in to see the new kid.
Inevitably, he sneaks in when someone opens the door and climbs on top of the crate where he begins to chatter incessantly. The new kitties are usually pretty freaked out by this, but he puts them at ease quickly. By the time they get to gen pop, Oz has taken them under his wing so all the other kitties treat them well.
As you can see, he plants himself on their crate like a gargoyle and stays there until they are free to roam. As the top cat of the sanctuary, earning Oz's approval is important - and easy to do. He seems to like everyone but also keeps them in line with one gentle (huge) paw on the head when needed. Oz is a CCAS hero:-)
Oz also has OCD. He is very compulsive about cleaning, both his environment and his roommates. He can be seen neurotically cleaning every speck of spilled food or cat litter, cleaning the litter box (which he can’t actually use due to Manx Syndrome), aggressively grooming all the boy cats, etc. It can be exhausting to watch him, but he does rests when there is nothing out of order to obsess about and when in his crate where he sleeps at night.
Oz and Eddie are a bonded pair. Both will live at the Sanctuary forever unless someone wants to take both of them.
Oz needs a sponsor. He has an autoimmune disorder that flares up periodically and requires medical attention. As a cat with Manx Syndrome, he is also susceptible to urinary tract infections. If you are interested in supporting Oz in our forever home program at the sanctuary,