Hi everyone, my name is Hugo
I started my days roaming the street fending for myself. I was quite afraid of everyone and everything! Then one day a lovely lady took me in and showed me what it was like to be loved. Sadly she couldn’t keep me so I was surrendered to Lort Smith.
I am looking for a quiet home where I can remain indoors. My new adopter will need to be patient as I adjust to a new environment, but most of all, they need to give me lots of TLC.
My history with other animals is unknown however the staff feel I would probably be too afraid to live with a dog or small children.
I am still young and energetic so will need lots of toys to entertainment me. I love to be stroked and brushed, and once I get to know you I will follow you around and tell you all about my day.
Come 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