Hi everyone, my name is Matilda

I’m a shy girl who is seeking an experienced, confident cat person to call my own.

When I was first surrendered over to Lort Smith I was very terrified of the world. I hadn’t had a lot of exposure to people and was very unsure.

I have been in foster care for a few months now, where slowly but surely I have come out of my shell and learnt that people aren’t so scary. While I will probably never be an overly cuddly cat, I will continue to grow in confidence as I settle into my new home.

I’m looking for a very quiet home with no young children and no other animals. I could eventually live with another cat, but it would be good for me to settle into a home first, as it can take me a little while to bond to people.

A home where I will be kept strictly indoors would be best for me, or maybe a cat enclosure so I can safely watch the world go by.

I’m very food motivated and with a lot of patience, I promise you will see how lovely I can be.

If you are up for the most rewarding challenge of befriending a shy feline, please consider me for your family!

I’m currently staying with my foster carer until my perfect forever family comes along. If you are interested in meeting me, please fill out an online expression of interest form and I’ll have my people, call your people!


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