Hi everyone, my name is Cucumber

Hi all,

If you would like a gentle natured lady to share your life with then look no further. I was surrendered to another agency with my 4 babies who have since been adopted and now it’s my turn. Now that I am at Lort Smith the staff have discovered that I really like the company of people but not a fan of other cats. This is probably a good thing as I am FIV positive (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and should remain indoors and be the only cat. I am healthy, just awaiting a dental procedure, so if you meet me and decide I am the one I will be foster to adopted until after my procedure. I can’t wait to meet you!

If you would like to meet me, please visit the adoption centre during our opening hours.

I will be foster to adopt.



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