Hi everyone, my name is Akira
I am a young cat, with the energy of a kitten, so will need a lot of space to run around in. It would be best that my new home have a secure outdoor enclosure, as I love nothing more than watching the birds and the world outside.
My favourite toy is a ping pong ball and I love to do zoomies and catch flies. I’m not quite a lap cat yet, but my foster carers say they have been seeing progress and that I do really love a good pat.
I am not fond of other animals, so will need a home where I am the only animal of the house please.
A home with no young children would also be best, as I don’t cope well with unpredictable behaviours.
I arrived at Lort Smith with feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) however this has since resolved and the staff here will be happy to go through this with you.
If you think you can offer me the lifestyle I desire, please complete an online expression of interest form.
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.
- 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.
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