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