AL – A1090657
Safe - 9-28-2016 Manhattan Rescue: Animalkind Please honor your pledges: http://www.animalkindny.com/makeadonation
***SAFE 09/28/16*** OWNER STUFFED POOR AL IN A BACKPACK AND RODE THE SUBWAY TO THE ACC TO DUMP HIM!!! And you wonder why this poor cat is frightened?? This horrid owner claims he brought his cat in because he couldn’t afford to take care of him any more. AL is PERFECTLY HEALTHY and only 2 years old. He was described as affectionate and playful and was a high activity level kitty who loved to escape the house and spend half his time outdoors. So how much can a bag of cat food cost per week? Poor AL was stuffed into a backpack and had to endure the frightening experience of the noisy subway, and then when his owner got him to the ACC the intake staff said he grabbed the cat roughly out of the backpack and shoved him into a cat carrier while his cat was hissing from fright! So of course knowing and seeing how awful AL was treated, and that he had a traumatic trip to the shelter, they STILL rated him EXPNOCHILD and stuck him on tonight’s euth list. AL IS A GOOD BOY AND DID NOT DESERVE THIS TREATMENT. WHO IS GOING TO GIVE THIS HEALTHY 2 YEAR OLD A GOOD HOME – A FUREVER HOME THIS TIME??? PLEASE DON’T LET THE ACC KILL AL FOR NO REASON AT ALL. OFFER TO FOSTER OR ADOPT NOW!! EMAIL [email protected] FOR RESCUE INFO.
My name is AL. My Animal ID # is A1090657. -P
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/21/2016 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was COST.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/21/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
09/21/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/21/16 10:53 Basic Info Al is a two year old cat. His previous owner rescued him off of the street as a kitten. He was surrendered because owner could not afford to care for him. Socialization Al was reported to be friendly around strangers. He lives with several adults and a sixteen year old. He plays a bit roughly with all of them, sometimes scratching or biting. He has not biten within the past 10 days. Al has never lived with another animal. Behavior Al tries to escape the house every day. He will run out the front door and sit in the hallway or terrace. If a window is opened and it doesn’t have a screen, he will sit on the ledge or hop out to sit on the fire escape. Al is mostly house trained, although previous owner reported that he had 2-3 accidents the entire time he had Al. Al has never had a bath or had his nails trimmed. He will allow brushing and allow to be held. Al will struggle when being put in a carrier. For a New Family to Know Al was described as affectionate, playful, and confident. He was reported to have a high activity level and likes to spend equal time soliciting attention from his owner as he does hanging out by himself. Al spends about half his time inside and half his time outside (because he escapes so frequently). He eats wet and dry food. He has a litterbox with a hood, but he will often knock the hood off. He is used to clumping litter. Behavior During Intake Al was brought to the ACC in a backpack. His owner took him out of the backpack very roughly and pushed him into a carrier while Al hissed. Al was still very stressed out in his carrier after his owner left. He hissed and swatted when carrier was opened. Picutures were taken inside carrier and collaring was not attempted in order to give him time to calm down after his stressful morning in a backpack on the subway.
No Web Memo
09/24/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Al was reported to be friendly around strangers. He lives with several adults and a sixteen year old. He plays a bit roughly with all of them, sometimes scratching or biting. Also, described as affectionate, playful, and confident with a high activity level. Reaction to assessor: Al looks tense, hiding in the cat den when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Al peaks out of the den, alert with eyes wide open. Reaction to touch: Al seems unsure at first, but began to solicit attention then accept the stroke. However, he becomes anxious with the touch then hisses and swats while he continues to solicit. Placement determination: Experience / no child Initially Al solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body he begins to hiss and swat at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Al becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
09/21/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scanned negative neutered cat OU clear AU clean Teeth slight tartar No discharge from nasal ambx4 Declawed:no haircoat:clean behavior:limited exam done cat is very aggressive tried to bite and scratch during exam unable to collar nosf
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