BELLA – A1103496
Safe - 2-18-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/18/17 BELLA IS A BIG GIRL OF 17 LBS AND SHE NEEDS A NEW HOME! ALREADY SPAYED BUT MAY NEED DENTAL FOLLOW UP!
BELLA – A1103496
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/11/2017, From NY 11414, DueOut Date 02/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan negative bright and alert got away and slowly hid under stuff in room was pretty easily caught and then was fine for exam afterwards body cond 5/5 ears, eyes, nose clean moderate dental disease no pain on abdominal palpation ambulatory female spayed
Bella is a 4 year-old spayed Black and white domestic SH. She came to her previous owner’s as a stray; and is being surrendered due to Bella being destructive and scratching on the walls. Bella has no known health issues or injures and has no vet history.
Around Strangers Bella is shy for the first few days and later she will approach the individual for a soft pet. She has lived in a home with a 2 year old, and is relaxed, respectful and gentle around the child. She has not lived in a home when any other animals.
Bella does like to scratch on the walls, couch and dressers. During car rides she will cry for the first few minutes and later falls asleep. She isn’t bothered when an individual trims her nails or holds her. However she will struggle to get into the carrier.
Bella is described as friendly, playful, and shy by her previous family. She has a medium activity level and likes to play with her stuffed mouse toy, and balls. Bella is feed 2 scoops of dry food twice a day; she is litter box trained and uses a hooded litter box with crystal litter.
Upon intake Bella was very timid she tried to hide in the back of the carrier and only came out when food was placed outside, she struggled in the counselor hold for the first few minutes but allowed the counselor to collar her and take a photo.
Destructive behavior – Bella is reported to have a history of scratching on walls and furniture. She should go to a home that can safely cat-proof furniture in the home. We advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating toys to keep Bella occupied when left alone. Although her previous owner reports they provided her with a scratching post, we recommend trying different varieties of scratching posts made up of sisal rope, carpet, or wood.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Average
Bella interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. She may take a bit of time to warm up to her new home and family, but she is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoors
Previously lived with: Adults and a 2 year old child
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, respectful and gentle
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for the first few days, but will approach them for soft petting after
Behavior toward cats or dogs: Unknown
Bite history: None
Scratch history: Likes to scratch on walls, couch, and dressers
Litter box training: Yes, uses a hooded litter box with crystal litter
Energy level/descriptors: Described as friendly, playful, and shy with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Likes to play with her stuffed mouse toy and balls. She isn’t bothered when an individual trims her nails or holds her, however she will struggle to get into the carrier.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Got away and slowly hid under stuff in room, but was easily caught and was fine for exam.
Lying low at side of kennel, but alert and attentive. Nervous, unmoving until I slowly approach and start to pet, then she really perks up! Lifts up into my hands, really appreciates the petting and attention. Still nervous, but good potential to warm up here. Really sweet cat.
Comes forward, in no rush, when I open cage door. Really appreciates petting, lifts up into my hands. Quiet, easygoing, sweet, allows all handling. Needs some grooming, her substantial size makes it tough for her to reach the back areas, but a really pretty cat. Lovely, sweet girl.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Bella was calm, relaxed, and friendly upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Bella looks at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening: Bella slowly approaches the front to greet the assessor by the opening.
Reaction to touch: Bella sniffs the assessor’s hand and head-butts it after. She rubs her entire body against the assessor, nudging with her head to solicit attention. She begins to purr, leans in for more rubs, and is very affectionate.
Reaction to being picked up: Bella remains calm during pick up, but will wiggle shortly after to be placed back down. She may not like being held due to her girth.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow, Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: Social, Shy, Sweet, Affectionate, Easy Going
Portly housecat, lying low at side of kennel, but alert and attentive. Nervous, unmoving until I slowly approach and start to pet, then she really perks up! Lifts up into my hands, really appreciates the petting and attention. Still nervous, but good potential to warm up here. Really sweet cat. Gave some Temptations treats and a feather toy.
Comes forward, in no rush, when I open cage door. Really appreciates petting, lifts up into my hands. Seems to prefer wet food to crunchy. Quiet, easygoing, sweet, allows all handling. Needs some grooming, her substantial size makes it tough for her to reach the back areas, but a really pretty cat. Lovely, sweet girl. Gave some treats and a couple new toys.
bright and alert
got away and slowly hid under stuff in room
was pretty easily caught and then was fine for exam afterwards
body cond 5/5
ears, eyes, nose clean
moderate dental disease
no pain on abdominal palpation
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