Hi everyone, my name is Daphne

I arrived at Lort Smith with a sore ear and then it was discovered that I was pregnant!

My babies are now all grown up so it’s time for me to find myself a new forever home.

I am a confident, funny and chatty girl who loves a cuddle and loves to explore and watch what you are doing. Due to my fair colourings, it’s best that I am kept indoors only as I will get sunburnt if I go outside!

I am confident enough to live with a family but I would prefer to be the only cat of the household please.

I have a dental appointment booked for late February, therefore I am a foster to adopt until this time.

If you have a comfy couch and lots of love to give this young ginger, 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