Want to adopt me?To meet me in foster care please contact our foster care department on:
Phone:(08) 9442 3600
The foster carer will then be in touch to discuss this further and arrange a meeting. If after leaving your details you have not heard from anyone after 48 hours, please let us know. Once you’ve decided to give a foster cat or kitten a furrever home you’ll need to come to Cat Haven in person to complete the adoption paperwork before taking them home. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Hi, my name’s Matlock, but my friends call me Matty.
I like food.
When I first arrived at my foster mum’s I was very scared. I’d been out on the streets since goodness knows how long and was very skinny and didn’t like to be touched at all. But then my foster mum gave me lots of food. I like food.
As time has progressed I have learnt to trust my foster mum and her friends when they come to visit and like being stroked. I love having someone brush me and go loopy when the my back is scratched.
I like playing in the tunnel mostly cos my foster mum puts treats in there for me to go and get and when I come out she gives me a treat for being a good boy. I like treats. I like the feather cat nip toy which I can attack when my mum is playing with me. I also like playing with ping pong balls. But only if they are batted to me, and I will bat them back if I’m lying on my side. I’m pretty lazy, so if it goes further than I can reach, then you’ll have to go and get them for me. My favourite new toy is now the fishing rod, I was so scared of it initially but now I love it when my Mum plays with me with it and I scoot along the floor trying to catch the end! Hours of fun! I also like it when my foster mum plays with a ball full of treats, cos sometimes a treat or two will fall out. I could probably do it myself, but I can’t be bothered cos mum does it enough. I like treats.
I’m not a cat lap, despite my mum’s efforts of putting treats on her legs for me to eat when we’re sat on the floor playing…I like treats…but I don’t stay there once I’ve eaten them. I think that I might become one though with the right person. I’m happy to sit right next to my foster mum. I don’t climb on the furniture at all and it took ages for me to realise I could sit on the cat mat. My foster mum put it against the window, but it was too far away from her so I gradually pulled it over in a week so now I’m next to her when she’s working. Your furniture is safe from scratches.
I’m not a morning person which really suits my foster mum cos she’s not a morning person either. I don’t sleep on the bed, but may sleep at the bottom of yours. You’ll get a good night’s sleep with me as your pet as I don’t do zoomies around the place in the middle of the night, I don’t meow or pester you to get up, the most you’ll hear from me is gentle snoring.
My foster mum says I have to tell you that my poo is very, very, very stinky (she’s soooo embarrassing!). So probably best to have the litter tray in a well ventilated room if possible. I believe Phoebe in Friends wrote a song about me.
My foster mum thinks I may have hung around other animals before, particularly dogs.
I love being petted and will come and sit next to you ready for your attention, but if you’re really busy, I’ll just go back to my mat and sleep. I’m such an easy going boy and would love to find my furrever home.
Did I mention that I like food? You can meet me in my foster home in Fremantle.
Matlock has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus that can compromise the immune system, spread by fighting and deep penetrating wounds. Once diagnosed with FIV, he was thoroughly examined by the Cat Haven Vet Clinic and found to be otherwise healthy. He should lead a normal life despite this diagnosis, but there are a few special considerations that need to be made in regards to his health and well-being long term. These include being an inside only cat; slow and careful introduction to other cats; and annual vaccinations and health checks.
Matlock has been noted to have a small chip in his right lower canine tooth that was present when he came to the shelter. This is likely due to a a previous trauma. Our veterinarians have carefully assessed this chip and no further treatment is currently required.