My lifestyle colour
- Requires low interaction
- Needs very little grooming
- Available from: April 18th, 2017
- Gender: Female
- Age: 1 year (Teenager)
- Size: Small
- Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Hello there, my name is Salem!
I am on the lookout for a new home. Whilst I am afraid of dogs, I am good around other cats.
Life has gotten off to a rough start for me but that's okay because I'm still young and soon it will all be a distant memory. Ideally I would love a quiet home with some devoted carers.
I am still adjusting to life here in the Adoption Hub so can be a little shy at first. But in a home environment with lots of love and affectionate, I will become a loving and loyal feline.
Come and say hello to me in the Adoption Hub!
- Suits children 7 plus
ADOPTING AN ANIMAL
Things to consider before adopting an animal
Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime. But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.
Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life. Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.
Before you decide, have you considered the following?
- Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
- Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
- Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
- Do I have time for obedience training?
- If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
- Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
- Does the whole family want a pet?
- Will the pet be allowed inside?
- Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
- Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.
Can I afford a pet?
Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:
- Weekly animal food bills and necessities
- Yearly council registration
- Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
- Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
- Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
- Ongoing grooming
- Boarding fees for human holidays
- Enrichment like training, toys etc
Ready to Adopt
Come visit me
Lort Smith Adoption Hub
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
Ph: 03 9321 7240
Open 9:30am - 3:30pm every day except Christmas Day.
Microchip # - C13244
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