Hi everyone, my name is Zara

I didn’t have the best start to life, I used to live outdoors by myself. But then I arrived at Lort Smith and placed into foster care with a lovely foster family.

I am now an indoor-only kitty and have discovered that I love couches, cushions and people a lot more than being alone. I am an affectionate cat, I love rubs and attention. Even though the house and all the noises are new to me I am getting used to it. I enjoy sunbathing, doing my nails and playing with my toys while my carers are at work.

I would like to find a home with children over 12 and no dogs please. I am quite brave and curious, so if you had a secure outdoor enclosure or cat run, I’d be delighted!

I’m pretty fluffy so I would need my adopter to brush me regularly. As it happens, I love being brushed!

I might appear timid at first but once we get to know each other, I’ll be your best friend.

If you are interested in meeting me, please call the Adoption Hub on 9287 6426 to arrange a meet and greet. I am currently in foster care.


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