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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!

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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