Hi my name is Milkshake & I was found fending for myself with a large number of kitties at a residential property. This unfortunately meant the amount of human interaction I’d had was limited.... very limited! Thankfully the rescue saw my potential (I am actually pretty sweet!) and offered to take me in.
To look at, I'm a cute 'as a button' sort of kitten with big eyes and a lightly whipped grey coat with dark grey sprinkles. I am hoping that what's going for me on the 'outside' might help people overlook whats going on in the inside and by that, I mean how timid I can be. That said, I've certainly come a long way from the 'hissy', 'spitty' kittie i once was which can be attributed to the hard work my dedicated carer has invested. See my foster mumma learnt (very quickly) the best way to my heart. What's that you ask? Well, to put it simply... play time. Wands, toys, socks, even your hair- everything's fair game. It was through play that she was able to establish trust and a special bond with me... so much so that I now enjoy pats and will no longer flee when my foster family approach me. I’ve learnt that people mean me no harm, and their attention and affections can actually be pretty great! I still have a long road ahead, however the rescue is confident that with the right home, my confidence will continue to develop.
So now the important stuff. What sort of home will I suit? Change can be pretty scary for me and there is a whole lotta' change involved with the adoption process; meeting new people at meet and greets, moving into a new home, adjusting to a new routine, learning to trust my adopters, adjusting to new sounds & smells... to name a few. I am seeking a quiet and patient home that will show me understanding and give me plenty of time to adjust to my new home. I will need someone willing and able to continue working on my confidence- slow is my speed. Cats? I adore the company of other kitties and will do fabulously with another confident and friendly feline companion that will model positive human interactions- this will also help me establish a bond with my adopter! Dogs? While I haven't previously lived with companions of the canine variety, I have proven to be non reactive when meeting them from the comfort of my pet carrier. It likely won't be love at first sight however- the rescue is confident that with time, I will adjust well to their company (ideally no energetic doggos). Children? I am not suited to a home with young, boisterous children however.... will be ok with kidlets who are respectful of my space.
You may notice my tail is a little different... well you'd be right. A birth defect, I have one that is thick, short and resembles a cork screw and my sister has one that has a distinct kink. Does it affect our quality of life? Absolutely not!
Up for a rewarding challenge? Please shoot the lovely S.A.M. folk an email!
Adoption fee is $200 and covers 1st vaccination, de-sexing, microchip, worming, flea treatment and vet check. Animals are ready for their forever homes typically once they reach 9 weeks of age and vet work has been completed. Please note* adoption fees do not cover microchip transfer costs. This can be obtained from the lovely SAM team upon request.
Health check, microchip, sterilisation, up-to-date vaccination, flea and worming treatment
Indoor only, home with cats
NOT SUITED TO
Children, home with dogs
Age: Approx 7 mths old
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: Grey Tabby
Location: Bibra Lake
HOW TO ADOPT
Here at Saving Animals Matters, we pride ourselves on matching each individual animal to the most suitable and compatible home for them. It is through this thorough process that we can give both the rescued animals and their new human companions the best chance at a happy and fulfilling life together.
Please understand that our rescue is run by volunteers. We will always try our best to be as responsive as possible and will get back to you as soon as we can.
The rescue operates from:
9am- 5pm Monday to Friday
9am- 4pm Saturday