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