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Hi everyone, my name is Tubs

When I first arrived at Lort Smith I was a little overwhelmed – I had no idea who anyone was or what I was doing there. But I soon realised that I was amongst friends and have since settled in nicely. I have overheard the team say that I’m such an affectionate boy. I admit, I do love sitting on laps and being kissed and stroked.

I love my food and I’m an inquisitive boy. I like to be amongst the action so will follow you around and seek attention.

I will require an indoor home and would absolutely love it if I also had a secure outdoor enclosure. I am best suited to a cat only home. I have lived with other felines before but we didn’t get along very well… I could potentially share a home with another cat but we would need to be introduced properly.

I need to let you know that I am FIV positive. Don’t worry, this isn’t transmissible to humans and I can still live a long and happy life. More importantly, I can still shower you in cuddles and bring joy to your life.

Come and say hello – I’d love to meet you!

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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