Hi everyone, my name is Greta
I arrived at Lort Smith with my suitcase and a litter of kittens. Together we’ve spent time in foster care while they grow big and strong.
Now old enough to fend for themselves, it’s time for me to find a new home of my own.
I can initially be a little shy and unsure of new environments, but once settled I will become very smoochy. I love to be around my people. I’m not purrticularly fond of other felines so I’d prefer to be your only pet please.
I am an indoor only cat for two reasons. I have a fair complexion so I’m prone to sunburn, and I’m also FIV positive. This simply means that I will need regular vet checks.
If you think you might have just the spot on your couch waiting for me, come down to the Adoption Hub and say hello!
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