BABY – A1102027
Safe - 2-1-2017 Brooklyn
Baby was a little shy when he first got to BACC, but he’s warmed up quickly during his time here. When having his photo taken by someone he’d never met before, he began immediately soliciting attention, rubbing on pants legs, and rolling on the floor to have his belly and sides scratched! This friendly guy is inquisitive and was constantly checking out his surroundings and the people walking around. He only stopped to get a good head scratch and stomach rub before hopping up to continue taking in the sights. Baby would be happiest in an experienced kitty home that understands he needs a little time in the beginning to adjust, and to help him become more comfortable with being held.
Baby was described as affectionate and independent with a medium activity level. Baby enjoys playing with papers and plastic he finds around the house. When home with Bab he will follow you around seeking attention. Baby is litter box trained and uses a covered litter box with clumping litter. Baby eats Friskies wet food 3 to 4 times a day. Baby did not have a scratching post and like to scratch on one wooden door in the house. When its time for bed baby will curl up on the bed with you.
BABY – A1102027
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,2 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR RTO Reason INAD FACIL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/23/2017, From NY 11426, DueOut Date 01/26/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary 01/24/17 Microchip scan neg. O: QARH. Very wary, growling, used net to remove from cage. Able to handle for parts of exam, treatment, but becomes increasingly agitated with handling. ORAL: Slight gingivitis. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: HR=220, RR=growling. Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD/UG: Neutered male. Palpation WNL, although tense. MS: Overweight. Amb x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. A: Apparently healthy except overweight. P: Excellent prognosis.
Microchip scan neg.
O: QARH. Very wary, growling, used net to remove from cage. Able to handle for parts of exam, treatment, but becomes increasingly agitated with handling.
ORAL: Slight gingivitis.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
H/L: HR=220, RR=growling. Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Neutered male. Palpation WNL, although tense.
MS: Overweight. Amb x 4, no lameness.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Apparently healthy except overweight.
P: Excellent prognosis.
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes. Plays with adults gently and somewhat roughly
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Independent with a medium activity level
Other notes: He isn’t bothered being brushed or placed in a carrier. Doesn’t like being picked. Baby didn’t have a scratching post and instead scratched on a wooden door in the house.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Baby was lying down grooming himself at the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Baby continued grooming but would occasionally turn toward the assessor and grumble.
Reaction to cage door opening: Baby becomes alert.
Reaction to touch: Baby seems wary and unsure but slowly leans forward and allows petting with a slow approach. He closes his eyes and lifts his head up allowing chin and neck rubs. As the interaction continued his tail end started to twitch and he would occasionally turn around and focus on the assessor’s hand when rubbed on his lower back. He slowly warms up and starts purring with more contact.
Reaction to being picked up: Baby’s tail started to thrash and he leaned away resisting pick up.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 01/24/17
Wide-eyed and very nervous and wary, lying at very back of cage, alert. Hisses some on approach but quiets. Would need time to adjust in this environment, but a social, fat housecat.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Very wary, growling, used net to remove from cage. Able to handle for parts of exam, treatment, but becomes increasingly agitated with handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet, Affectionate
_x_ Experienced cat parent
_x_ Uncomfortable with pick up
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Experience
Baby may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Baby did not appear to like being picked up during their behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend any future home with children be counseled in respecting the cat’s space and for the family to use care when picking him up, especially while he is still adjusting to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Likely RTO today; his carrier is marked and inside Rm. 12. Limited interaction for status. Wide-eyed and very nervous and wary, lying at very back of cage, alert. Hisses some on approach but quiets. Would need time to adjust in this environment, but a social, fat housecat. Provided fresh food, water and a toy. Will follow up re: RTO. Update: Not RTO’d yet. Has had her initial and begun to relax a little, sitting up and outside her box, towards the front of her cage. Still wide-eyed, nervous, and unsure, but curious and showing interest in his environment and interaction; allowed some brief, gentle head rubs. Will follow up tomorrow with longer interaction if not RTO’d.
Mobile today, comes to the front of his kennel, watches the activity with interest. Enjoyed some tuna that I offered, showed a little interest in catnip. More relaxed today, seems to be adjusting better to this stressful environment. Can be a little fussy and feisty, like a spoiled housecat, not receptive to being picked up at this time. Likes petting when he likes it, gives clear signals as to what he wants and when. Nice cat, impressive, should do well with a cat-experienced family that can read his tells. Would look great lounging on a big sofa, something he is likely adept at.
Perky today, social and attention-seeking. Still not a cat that is inclined to be picked up and held, but came forward, bright and relaxed, allowed me to give head rubs, enjoyed some treats I offered. Played a little with some catnip and a plush toy I offered. A cat that will likely set the limits on interactions, but a nice, pleasant companion.
Seems to be doing well, right at front of cage. Likes treats. Moved to adoptions: No real stuggle to move her, wrapped in a blanket and placed in a cardboard carrier, hissed a bit as I placed him in the carrier, but no problems handling. Note: He doesn’t fit in a cardboard carrier very well! Especially with a blanket in there too. Has a big butt, didn’t want to fully lie down. No difficulties setting him up in the new cage. A little nervous with the latest change/move, but should do okay in the room. Will check on him later.
Doing really well! Bright, social and friendly, soliciting-attention, leaning in for more petting. Much more tolerant of pick-up today, easily hoisted and carried to the interaction room to let him stretch his legs. Has interacted in the room with at least one other person so far, social, friendly, attention-seeking and allowing pick-up, purring! Move to the adoptions room seems to be doing him well. Great progress! Update: Did really, really well this morning, got to spend at least an hour in the interaction room, remained friendly, social, attention-seeking throughout. The only time he grumbled at all was as I was placing him back in his kennel, but no problems picking up, handling or moving. Great job, Baby!
Baby is a 2 year old neutered brown tabby with white DSH with no known medical conditions. Owner is surrendering because of inadequate facility.
Socialization & behavior
Baby has not lived with children , dogs, or other cats and behavior is not known. Around strangers Baby is shy for a few minutes. When Baby plays with adults he plays gently and somewhat roughly. Baby has not be given a bath or had his nails trimmed by previous owner but goes to the groomers. Baby isn’t bothered when being brushed or disturbed while sleeping. Baby doesn’t like to be picked up and held and will jump out of your arms. Baby isn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier and will walk right in. During car rides Baby is calm and quiet.
For the new family to know
Baby was described as affectionate and independent with a medium activity level. Baby enjoys playing with papers and plastic he finds around the house. When home with Baby he will follow you around seeking attention. Baby is litter box trained and uses a covered litter box with clumping litter. Baby eats Friskies wet food 3 to 4 times a day. Baby did not have a scratching post and like to scratch on one wooden door in the house. When it’s time for bed baby will curl up on the bed with you.
Behavior during intake
Baby was tense during intake. He began to growl hiss and swat at counselor. Baby did not allow any handling.
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