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Hi everyone, my name is Ophelia

I am a super cheeky, playful girl who loves nothing more than chasing toys around the house! I would love to go to a home with plenty of scratching posts, towers and enrichment toys to keep me occupied.

I do love to have a play, but I’ve been told I can be a little rough, so it’s best that I go to a home without young children, and to an experienced cat carer who can tell me when they have had enough.

I have only ever lived indoors, and would like to stay inside in my new home too, please! The outside world is a bit scary for me, and besides, I wouldn’t want to burn my nose. I could live happily with another furry friend though, if they’re willing to share the love!

I do have a sensitive tummy, but through a special diet it’s managed well and I’m feeling  great. I will need to have this special diet continued in my new home, but the staff at Lort Smith can fill you in on that more.

I’m currently living with my foster carer, but am ready to go to my new home. Please fill out an online expression of interest form if you think you could be my match!

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