AUGUST – 16087
Safe - 12-22-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/22/17 AUGUST ended up in the shelter when her owner also ended up in a shelter! She is healthy and needs a furever home asap!
Intake Date: 12/14/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 2 years
Original Location: 11233
Vet Notes: 11:30 AM
S/O: BARH. Active
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no sneezing
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Apparently healthy
P: OK for surgery tomorrow
Vet Notes: 2:09 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1 YR
Microchip noted on Intake NONE
History: OWNER IN SHELTER
Subjective: OWNER SURRENDER
Observed Behavior – TIMID BUT ALLOWED HANDLING
Evidence of Cruelty seen -NONE
Evidence of Trauma seen -NONE
Objective QARH MM PINK
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: ADULT DENTITION NO STAINING
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: NOT PERFORMED
Plan: OK FOR SX
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 18-Dec-2017 16:1:0.000
Animal Name: August
Age: 2 Years
Breed: Domestic Longhair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 1 adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes, but warms up after and plays gently
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter.
Energy level/descriptors: Owner described August as friendly affectionate and playful with a medium activity level.
Other notes: When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play with wand and stuffed toys. She enjoys being brushed and held.
Observed Behavior – Timid but allowed handling
Lying on top of kuranda bed with a low, tense body. Makes eye contact with wide eyes and tilts ears. She allows petting along her head and body, leaning in while licking her lips and raising her rear when my hand passes along her back. She warms up with continued petting and begins to raise her tail, body relaxing and ears coming forward. She jumps off of her bed when coaxed and leans in for petting while standing with tail raised. Explores her kennel. Sweet girl, appreciates attention once approached. Has potential to warm up quickly in adoptions.
Lying on top of kuranda bed, ears forward and eyes alert. She makes eye contact when spoken to and jumps off of her bed as I open the cage door. Approaches me with a low body and leans in for petting, rear and tail raising each time my hand passes along her back. She rolls over onto her side and begins to purr softly. She remains calm when I pick her up and place her in my lap. Very sweet and timid, showing improvement every day!
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
August was lying down on her kuranda bed, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
August looks at the assessor and pokes her head forward, curious, but she remains in place and lip licks.
Reaction to cage door opening:
August looks around, but remains calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
August accepts petting and leans in for cheek rubs. She leaps off the bed to approach the assessor, and then rubs against them and purrs.
Reaction to being picked up:
August remains calm and looks around when held. She sniffs the assessor’s chin and will wiggle to be placed back down.
H – Healthy
August interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 16087
Animal Name: August
Breed: Domestic Longhair
This animal came from:
Is this cat having litter box issues?
August is a 2 year old female Tortie who was brought to the ACC as a stray due to the fact her owner can no longer care for her.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Finder stated that when around strangers August is shy for a few minutes but she would warm up. When playing with adults she is gentle.
How is this cat around children?
August has spent time around children and she is relaxed and playful. When playing with children she is gentle.
How is this cat around other cats?
August has not spent time in the home around another cat so it is unknown how she will react.
How is this cat around dogs?
August has not spent time in the home around a dog so it is unknown how he will react.
Finder stated that overall August behaves well. On the way to the ACC in the car she was quiet. She has never been bathed so it is unknown how she will react. She enjoys being brushed and held. August isn’t bothered if she is put in a carrier or disturbed while she sleeps.
August has never bitten a person or another animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
No reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know
Owner described August as friendly affectionate and playful. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play with wand and stuffed toys. She has been kept indoors only and she eats both wet and dry food. August is used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. August scratches on a post made out of carpet and rough rope.
During intake August was shy and crouched low in the back of the carrier. She allowed the counselor to collar her and take her picture with no problems.
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