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Hi everyone, my name is Mack

I arrived at Lort Smith with my two brothers as young kittens. We have been here for a little while as we were sick and required treatment. We are now all better and ready to find our own homes, however our rough start to life has meant we have had minimal social contact with people and animals.

I am not very confident, so it’s essential that my new human has experience with extremely shy cats. Dogs and children are too scary for me at the moment but I would be open to living with another calm and social cat that could teach me the ways of the cat world and help bring me out of my shell.

You could probably describe me as a ‘project cat’. It is going to take time, patience and lots of love to make me the best boy I can be. So I need a human who is up for this challenge. Hot tip: I respond well to food and roast chicken is my favourite!

I would love a home with lots of hidey holes and plenty of space to explore and grow. I am an indoor-only cat as I have a fair face and can get easily sunburnt.

I am not an aggressive cat, just very scared and need someone to show me that I am safe and loved – could this be you?

Note: I will be a foster to adopt while I settle into my new home and my behaviour can be monitored.

Please complete an expression of interest if you have shy cat experience and lots of love to give 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