Urgent - Brooklyn
NEW PHOTO! Meet Affectionate and Gentle Senior Girl Blackberry! @BACC. 8 year old BLACKBERRY is a spayed girl who was just dumped at the shelter by her owner. She would love to have a new home for the holidays. Older kitties make great companions!
Intake Date: 11/12/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 8 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 10 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~8-10yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – QARH. Nervous but allowed all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar/wear, pink mm
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, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Senior pet, apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
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: 14-Nov-2017 11:52:55.000
Animal Name: Blackberry
Age: 8 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first, takes time to warm up
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward cats: Lived with another cat and would display distance increasing behaviors when approached
Behavior toward dogs: Lived with a small dog and would display distance increasing behaviors when approached
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level
Other notes: She will allow them to brush her, pick her up and hold her, and place her in a carrier. She likes to play with balls, string toys, wands, stuffed toys and laser pointers
QARH. Nervous but allowed all handling
Lying in litter box, ears forward and eyes bright. Makes eye contact when spoken to and stands up as Iâ€™m opening the kennel door. She comes forward to greet my hand with a head-butt and allows petting along her head and body while leaning in, tail raised and quivering. Friendly girl â€“ doing well after first day!
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Blackberry was crouched and hiding inside her litter box with her tail wrapped at her side.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Blackberry seems unsure and slowly turns her head away.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Blackberry is alert and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Blackberry meows softly then leans forward to sniff the assessor’s hand. She perks up when rubbed on her cheeks then slowly approaches the front of the kennel with a relaxed body. She head butts, brushes up for attention and allows petting all over her body.
Reaction to being picked up:
Blackberry is calm, relaxed and allows all handling.
H – Healthy
No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats
Blackberry remains social and easy to handle with her human caretakers, but please be aware that Blackberry may be uncomfortable around other animals. Their previous owner reports she displays distance increasing behaviors when approached by the other cat and dog living in the home. Due to the described behaviors, we recommend Blackberry goes to a home with no other cats OR into a multi-cat home with cat parents experienced with introducing new cats slowly and gradually over a long period of time.
Blackberry interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral. 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: 12312
Animal Name: Blackberry
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Blackberry is a black, DSH female who was spayed prior to coming into the shelter. She was an owner surrender due to the owners moving out of state and not taking the cat with them. Blackberry has no known health issues or injuries and has not seen a vet recently.
Previously lived with:
In home with owner
How is this cat around strangers?
Blackberry is shy when guests first come in the home but after they sit and spend time in the home, Blackberry approaches and rubs against their leg.
How is this cat around children?
Blackberry has spent time around young children and she is relaxed and respectful around them.
How is this cat around other cats?
Blackberry has lived with another cat but she would hiss and swat if the other cat came to close to her.
How is this cat around dogs?
Blackberry has lived with a Yorkie and did not like interacting with the dog. She would hiss around him and keep her distance.
Blackberry’s owners have not bathed her or trimmed her nails. She will allow them to brush her, pick her up and hold her, and place her in a carrier.
Blackberry has no bite history
For a New Family to Know
Blackberry is described as being friendly, affectionate and playful. She likes to follow her family around when they are home and she likes to play with balls, string toys, wands, stuffed toys and laser pointers. She has been an indoor cat, sleeps on her owners bed, and eats dry food. She is litter box trained to go in a hooded box with crystal litter and uses a cardboard scratching post.
Blackberry hid in the back of the carrier during intake, she allowed for handling when taken out, but did keep a low body.
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