Hi everyone, my name is Mickey Swooney
I’m not going to lie… life has been tough for me. I have been left outside, exposed to the harsh sun, causing me to get skin cancer on my ears. They needed to be removed and now I’m never to step a paw outside again. My ears are redundant as I am also deaf.
On top of that, the neighbourhood feline louts used to pick on me and beat me up pretty bad. I’m now sporting a few battle scars and contracted feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). But never fear – overall I’m a pretty healthy guy and with regular vet checks and TLC, I have many more years of love to give.
Some say I look disheveled, most say I look extremely debonair, fetching, just down right handsome. All I can tell you is you must come and introduce yourself and see what a smooth operator I am, I am full of charm and guarantee to woo you.
I crave attention, love pats, brushes and cuddles. I also like to play, but I’m probably a little too rough for small children.
Do yourself a favour and contact the Adoption Hub to arrange a time to meet me.
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