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Hi everyone, my name is Gino

I found myself at Lort Smith after being hit by a car. One of my femurs was fractured and I required surgery to correct this. It was also discovered at this time that I have structural abnormalities in my heart.

I have spent time recovering in foster care and undergoing further heart tests. I’m delighted to say that my heart disease is currently stable, and my leg works perfectly!

I will need an ultrasound on my heart every 3-6 months – the friendly Adoption Centre team will happily fill potential adopters in on my health requirements.

I’m a bright and happy young boy who loves playing with my toys and especially hanging out with humans! I’d love a companion who was home more than not as I just love company that much. I’d also like to be kept indoors only from now on, so I don’t have any more run-ins with cars.

Please complete an online expression of interest if you’d like to know more about 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