Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Henry

I was transferred to Lort Smith from a pound where l started my journey as a stray cat. Now that l have been vet checked, vaccinated and desexed I am ready for my forever home.

If you are seeking an affectionate, independent, low maintenance feline companion, I am the cat for you!

My favourite pastime is sleeping in the sun with you, curling up on a comfy chair watching you work – generally just being near my human companions…

I would like a home without any other animals and children as I am an older cat set in my ways. I am not a fussy eater, but I prefer chunky chicken or fish and I also love dry food.

I need someone with patience who will give me time to settle into my new home. I am quite independent and not a fan of being picked up. I like to keep all four paws on the ground.

If you would like to meet me, please contact the Adoption Hub.

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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