Hi everyone, my name is Barney

I arrived at Lort Smith after I was attacked by a dog! I had multiple puncture wounds all over my body. I’m very thankful to be alive and that I now get a second chance to find my forever home.

I love cuddles, giving headbutts and food, glorious food!

I can get a bit excited and boisterous during play time, so it would be best I didn’t go to a home with any young children as I’d hate to unintentionally hurt them.

As I’m sure you’d understand, I wouldn’t like to go to a home with a dog, however I could share a house with another cat similar to my age and energy levels.

I need to be kept indoors-only as I have a fair complexion and don’t want my precious nose to get sunburnt.

If you think you can provide me with the perfect home, with lots of space for me to stretch my lanky legs, 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