Hi everyone, my name is Claudia

I was surrendered to Lort Smith when I was heavily pregnant and gave birth to four beautiful kittens. After spending several weeks in foster care they have all been weaned and ready to start a new life of their own.

So now it’s my turn to find a forever home! I can be a little shy at first and therefore would love a quiet home indoors with no small children and strictly no dogs!

I do suffer from feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) but please do not worry as I can still live a long and healthy life. I will just need regular visit to the vet for check ups.

My history with other cats is unknown so the team here believe it’s best if I am the only cat of the household.

Please contact the Adoption Hub if you would like to meet me.

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