APRICOT – A1087172
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***SAFE 09/01/16*** AMAZING APRICOT IS LOOKING FOR A FUREVER HOME – SHE IS PERFECTLY HEALTHY BUT THE ACC IS KILLING THIS 7 MONTH OLD KITTEN FOR NO REASON AT ALL!! APRICOT’s owner dumped her, and 2 other cats MANGO – A1087171 and ARTICHOKE – A1087173 who are NOT listed tonight. His reason – too many pets!! APRICOT was used to living with other cats, and was playful with an 11 year old child. She is a shy girl but the shelter is stressing her so they punished her with an EXPNOCHILD rating and a trip to tonight’s list. This is the typical ACC behavior when they are supposed to have a program in place that Jackson Galaxy brought to help cats like this. I guess they took the publicity and tossed the program out the window!! APRICOT NEEDS A RESCUE ANGEL NOW. SHE IS ONLY 7 MONTHS OLD – A KITTEN – AND WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND! GIVE THIS GIRL A ONE WAY TRIP TO SAFETY BY CONTACTING A RESCUE NOW TO PULL HER TO SAFETY!!
My name is APRICOT. My Animal ID # is A1087172. – P
I am a female black and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/25/2016 from NY 10454, owner surrender reason stated was TOO MANY P. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-071620.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/25/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.2 LBS.
Activyl applied Pyrantel given 0.8 ml
08/25/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/25/16 15:43 BASIC INFO Apricot is a 7 month old female DSH cat. She was born outside. Her owner was feeding her mother and the other outdoor/stray cats. In January, her mother gave birth to 2 kittens, her second litter. Their owner then brought them inside where she cared for them for 7 months. She was trying to rehome them but was unable to. SOCIALIZATION Apricot is shy. She stayed in a home with adult women and an 11 year old girl. She usually kept a distance from her human family members, sometimes watching them. She would approach them and watch them prepare her food, but then would wait until they left the room to eat. The 11 year old child spent time with her and Apricot would approach her. The child would move her finders around to initiate play and Apricot would paw at them gently. She also played with her with a wand toy. If anyone pet her, she would run away. Apricot lived with a neutered adult cat, her mother, and her brother. She was relaxed, affectionate, and tolerant with the neutered cat and her mother. They groom each other. Her brother tries to mate with her and she avoids him. She hasn’t bit/scratched anyone. BEHAVIOR Apricot is nervous in the car. Her family wrapped a towel around her and she allowed them to put her in a carrier. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Apricot’s family describes her as playful, curious, shy, independent, quiet, and medium energy.She lived inside and ate dry and wet Friskies foods. She got chicken as a treat. She’s littertrained, used an uncovered litterbox with clumping litter, and didn’t have accidents. Apricot scratched cardboard vertical and horizontal scratching boards as well as furniture. INTAKE Apricot jumped when I reached towards her with the scanner in her carrier. She was retreated while I took her pictures. She walked into a new carrier on her own.
No Web Memo
08/28/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Apricot’s previous owner reports she is a shy cat. She lived with an adult and a teenager, and usually kept her distance from the family members. She would approach them and watch them prepare her food, but would wait until they left before she starts to eat. She spent some time with the teenager and would approach the teen, playing gently with toys, but would run away if anyone tried to pet her. She lived with three other cats and was relaxed and affectionate with two of them, but avoids her sibling who tries to mate with her. She was described as playful, curious, shy, independent, and quiet with a medium energy level. Reaction to assessor: Apricot becomes stiff and alert when approached and focuses on the assessor with dilated eyes. Reaction when softly spoken to: Apricot’s ears tilt sideways and she stress meows. After a moment, she lowers her head and hisses. Reaction to cage door opening: Apricot sits up and appears tense and alert. Reaction to touch: Apricot focuses on the assessor’s hand and hisses. She does not allow touch, attempting to flee in an attempt to avoid contact. Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Apricot is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She is extremely fearful 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/25/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative QARH Young kitten Very tense and Nervous, will flee Female Ear mites and flea comb negative Nosf
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