AJ – 24248
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SAFE 4/12/18 Tuxedo Beauty queen AJ is looking for a quiet home to relax in @MACC. AJ was brought in by her owner. She is very upset at being left at the shelter and needs a home asap where she can decompress. Please adopt this pretty girl today.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10472
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Red
Age: 1 year
Weight: 4 lbs
Vet Notes: 6:53 PM
Pt is highly stressed per hx and per daily behavior interactions.
Rx additional gabapentin – 50 mg PO BID x2 days.
Vet Notes: 6:31 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : stray
Observed Behavior – highly fractious – could only perform a brief/short examine while in a net
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = 200
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Teeth in good cond
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: vulva UR, Could not shave to view if spay scar or not present
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal
Plan: OVH – sedate and confirm intact (too fractious to visualize)
Okay for surgery
Animal Behavior Saved At: 4-Apr-2018 12:21:44.000
Animal Name: Aj
Age: 1 Year
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 dog
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers, AJ is shy for a few minutes and will initially run away and hide. She will then come out and smell the person and allow them to pet her. When she plays with adults she is exuberant and somewhat rough.
Behavior toward children: AJ has spent time with children age 4 to 8. With them she is relaxed and affectionate and exuberant at play.
Behavior toward dogs: AJ lived with a male small breed dog for 4 years. With him she was tolerant but mostly ignored him. When he came close to her face she swatted.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium to high
Other notes: AJ was described by the former owner to be as friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident. Also, she is shy with new people, quiet and independent.
4/1/18 Observed Behavior – highly fractious
Very tense, standing in middle of cage, eyes dilated. Started hissing and growling when spoken to. Hunched down when cage cover lifted, ears flat, started whining and lip licking. Left alone for now.
Crouched on bedding, tense, eyes dilated. Started hissing and growling on approach. Stiffened in place when door opened, eyes dilated further, lowered body, retreated. Slowly sniffed assess-a-hand with treats, then backed away, raised paw.
Reaction to assessor:
AJ remains tense, crouched position on her cage bedding during the approach .
Reaction when softly spoken to:
AJ remains alert with eyes wide open, pupils dilated.
Reaction to cage door opening:
AJ slowly increases distance, stiffens at the back of the cage with tail tightly curled close to the body.
Reaction to touch:
AJ avoids contact while she runs into the other side of the cage. When attempted to touch she strikes at the assessor’s hand and hisses to stop the interaction.
New hope only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
AJ is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She is stressed in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
Animal ID: 24248
Animal Name: Aj
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Is this cat having litter box issues?
AJ is a black and white female DSH cat. She was given to her previous owner as a gift 6 years ago. She was surrendered because her previous owner is sick and is no longer able to care for her.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 1 dog
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, AJ is shy for a few minutes and will initially run away and hide. She will then come out and smell the person and allow them to pet her. When she plays with adults she is exuberant and somewhat rough.
How is this cat around children?
AJ has spent time with children age 4 to 8. With them she is relaxed and affectionate and exuberant at play.
How is this cat around other cats?
AJ has not interacted with other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
AJ lived with a male small breed dog for 4 years. With him she was tolerant but mostly ignored him. When he came close to her face she swatted.
AJ meows during car rides. She struggles, swats and scratches if given a bath. She is afraid of having her nails trimmed and will pull away. She is tolerant of being picked up for a few minutes but will then will struggle to get away. She isn’t bothered if placed in a carrier or disturbed while sleeping.
AJ has scratched if she was picked up, given a bath or played with. She also nibbled on her previous owners hand during play. She has never drawn blood but her previous owner stated the scratches do hurt during play.
Medium to high
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
AJ has never been to a vet but has no injuries or health concerns.
For a New Family to Know
AJ is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident but shy with new people, quiet and independent. Her previous owner likes that she is sweet. When her previous owner was home she followed him around. She was kept indoors only. At night she slept anywhere. She ate dry 9 lives. She is litter box trained and used an uncovered litter box and clumping litter. She did not have a scratching post but used a speaker to scratch on.
AJ allowed me to pick her up and place her in her kennel. When I attempted to interact she had a low crouched body. She allowed me to pet her once. After that she hissed and growled. No further integration was attempted.
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