What to consider before adopting a cat

It’s very important to assess the suitability of your living situation and the home itself prior to adopting a cat or kitten.

AWL staff can help you with any of the more difficult questions as we generally find there is a solution to every problem!

  • All AWL animals are vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated, desexed, flea and worm treated and ready to go but if you choose to get a cat from somewhere else, please be aware the costs for these services are in excess of $400.
  • How much time are you able to devote to your new feline friend daily? This will determine if you get a cat or kitten with long or short hair and the most suitable nature of the cat to suit you.
  • If you are renting you will need to clarify that you are allowed to keep a cat under the terms of your Lease
  • Are any plants (indoor and outdoor) unsafe for cats? Lilies are highly toxic.
  • Will the cat remain indoors or is there a secure (cat-proofed) outdoor area?
  • Do you have other animals and if so, how accommodating are they to new companions in the house?
  • Do you have somewhere safe for the cat to sleep?
  • Where will the litter tray be kept?
  • What arrangements will you make if you need to go away on a holiday?