03 9328 3021

  • Available from: March 19th, 2017
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 13 months (Teenager)
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Domestic Medium Hair

Hi, my name is Maurice,

As a kitten, I found myself at Lort Smith with a broken femur and the lovely staff here have helped me every step of the way on the road to recovery. As a result, I'm now as fit as a fiddle! Although, I'm probably best as an indoor cat as I wouldn't want to hurt my leg again *OUCH!*.

I've had the opportunity to spend some time in foster care and oh boy was it exciting. My carer described me as a very brave young man who loves the thrill of adventures, even the vacuum cleaner didn't spook me.

I am very playful, and sometimes the excitement takes over me so a home without young children is probably best, as I wouldn't want to unintentionally hurt someone. I am very curious and always interested in the things happening around me. Needless to say, I am quite the active cat.

Despite everything I've been through, I am a confident handsome fella. I love greeting new people and I enjoy the occasional chin scratch. 

Could you be my furever friend? I'd love to meet you.

Compatibility

  • Suits children 7 plus
  • Suits teenager

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?

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