BLACKJACK – A1093451
Safe - 10-24-2016 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 10/24/16*** PERFECTLY HEALTHY BLACKJACK AND SIMBA ARE TWO FIVE YEAR OLD KITTIES WHO LIVED WITH THEIR OWNER SINCE KITTENHOOD – UNTIL NOW THAT IS!! Why don’t people take their pets with them when they move? Why don’t they look for pet-friendly housing? Why do people think pets are disposable and have no feelings?? BLACKJACK and SIMBA were both found as kittens and lived together with their owner until he decided to move away and dump them in the ACC. These cats were said to have some issues with spraying BUT they are NOT NEUTERED!! This is CAT 101 – FIX YOUR CATS!! Sadly as we read both of their bios – the issues described are ones of a clueless owner who clearly didn’t put much effort or attention into owning his cats. THESE CATS DID NOTHING WRONG TO DESERVE TO BE ABANDONED. NOW BOTH OF THEM ARE AFRAID AND FOR GOOD REASON. PLEASE GIVE BLACKJACK AND SIMBA A CHANCE TO HAVE A REAL FUREVER HOME WITH A CAT PURRSON WHO WILL GET THEM FIXED, PLAY WITH THEM, AND SHOW SOME LOVE AND CARE. NEW HOPE RATINGS ARE SO UNFAIR – THEY MEASURE THE CAT’S FEAR ONLY IN THE SHELTER. PLEASE OFFER TO HELP BLACKJACK AND SIMBA TONIGHT! YOU MAY END UP WITH TWO VERY LOVING PURR-BUGS IN TIME!!
My name is BLACKJACK. My Animal ID # is A1093451.
I am a male blk tabby and black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/14/2016 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2NYCHA. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-077965.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.3 LBS.
1.0 cc activyl topically 1.0 cc pyrantel orally
10/14/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/14/16 18:46 Basic Information Blackjack is a 5 year old unaltered cat that was found as a kitten. He was surrendered due to moving out. There are no known injuries or health problems. Socialization Around strangers, he is shy for a few minutes. He has never been around children and plays somewhat rough by jumping and pawing on adults. He has lived with 4 other cats and has been in altercations with the other cats by swatting, growling, and hissing. Owner claims he plays rough with the other cats by using his paws. He has never been around dogs. There is no bite history of a person but has bitten one of the cats living in the household but did not break skin. Behavior Owner issues on behavior if the altercations with the cats, scratching furniture, has litterbox accidents. He meows in the car rides. He has had accidents outside the litterbox a few times a week by spraying and has been going on for more than 3 years. The owner has never given him a bath, trimmed his nails, or brushed his coat. He isnt bothered being held and picked up. He is afraid of being put into the carrier; he pushed his body away from the carrier For the new family to know Owner described him as shy and independent. his activity level is low and tends to follow you around the house and likes to sit on you. He is not a fan of toys. He was kept mostly indoors. He mostly has accidents and uses a uncovered litterbox. He doesn’t scratch on furniture vertically and scratches one wood. Behavior upon intake Cat was struggling while putting in carrier and attempted to flee. Counselor could not take proper intake photo or collar.
No Web Memo
10/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
As per previous owner, Blackjack is shy around strangers. He’s never been around children and he plays somewhat rough with adults. Simba lived with 4 other cats and has been in altercations with the other cats by swatting, growling, and hissing. His previous owner reports that he has been having accidents a few times a week by spraying outside his litter box for about 3 years. He isn’t bothered when held or being picked up and is afraid of being put inside a carrier. His owner describes his as shy and independent with a low activity level. He was kept mostly outdoors and used a vertical scratching post made of wood. Reaction to assessor: Blackjack was at the front of the kennel with his body crouched and hissed when the assessor approached. Reaction when softly spoken to: Blackjack slowly moves back then lip licks and looks around, wary of his surroundings. Reaction to cage door opening: Blackjack hisses with his ears bent flat then lunged forward towards the door and tried to swat through the kennel bars. He allows no contact then retreats when the assessor moves away from the kennel. Blackjack’s previous owner reports that he was eliminating (urinating) outside the litterbox but we are unaware of what, if any, modification steps were taken to try and address this behavior. We cannot be sure whether this behavior will continue in a different home environment, but we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litterbox should this behavior continue in a home environment. We also recommend that Blackjack be provided with numerous litter boxes throughout the house as he adjusts to his new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as he learns the space and successfully defecates in his main litterbox(es). Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Blackjack is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, lunge and 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
10/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative sex:male-intact age:5 yr as per owner BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean ear mites negative fleas negative tense,nervous,hissed and try to bite -used net and cat gloves during examin unable to put the collar ambx4 NOSF
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