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Hi everyone, my name is Sooky

I’m a very playful boy who loves my with toys, particular ones I can chase and practice my hunting skills. I also love climbing to the highest point of the scratching tower and surveying my kingdom from there.

I can be a little enthusiastic with my play style, so an experienced cat carer who can read body language would be best for me. I can also be a super smooch when I’m in the mood, it’s the best of both worlds!

When I was surrendered to Lort Smith I was very sore and unwell as my bladder was blocked. Thankfully the vets acted quickly to help relieve my pain. I have been in foster care to ensure I can urinate by myself now, which I can, phew!

I am predisposed to a condition called feline lower urinary tract disease. The staff will be able to go through this with you in more detail and give you tips on how to best prevent a urinary blockage happening again.

I would be best suited to a quiet home with no young children or other animals please.

If you think I could be the perfect companion for you, please complete an expression of interest form.

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