Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Hans

Recently transferred from another shelter where I was popular with staff, I’ve arrived and already have everyone swooning. They all want to squish my chubby cheeks!

It has been confirmed that I am positive for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Please don’t let this deter you as I’m healthy in every other way. I just need annual vet checks, to stay indoors or in a secure outdoor enclosure, a good healthy diet and lots of love.

I love being brushed and I’m quite partial to a butt scratch. But don’t leave me around small children as I have a tendency to get excited and can be a little rough in my play. It’s also best if I’m the only cat of the household – I would love it to be all about me.

Please contact the Adoption Hub to arrange a time to meet me!

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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