Hi everyone, my name is Merlin

I’m a handsome young feline fella who was surrendered to Lort Smith when I was very unwell and my carer was unable to afford my treatment.

It was discovered that the reason why I was feeling so poorly was because I’d eaten a small rubber ball and it was stuck in my intestines. I had emergency surgery to remove the ball and now I’ve recovered and I’m ready to find the perfect family!

I’m looking for a home with no young children and no small toys left laying around that may just be a bit too tempting for me to chew on… An indoor only home and one where I will get lots of cuddles would be best for me! I’m still a young cheeky kitten with a lot of energy to burn.

Please come into the Adoption Hub to meet me, I may just be the perfect one for you!

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