BLIZZARD – A1089703
Safe - 10-12-2016 Brooklyn
SAFE 10/12/16 Snowy-hued Blizzard is a true stunner! He was dumped at BACC after his “guardian” brought a new kitten into the home, which was upsetting for Blizzard. So here’s your chance to get a jump start on winter with BLIZZARD!
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/13/2016, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 09/13/2016,
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – very shy, comes forward when coaxed. Allows handling, tends to duck head under handler arm. May flee with loud noises. M~ 3 years Ears, nose, throat clear Eyes – one blue, one amber Teeth stained, lightly grooved. Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted Tail – corkscrew/kink from old break near base of tail. Non-painful. Ambx4 Nails short to medium NOSF
BARH – very shy, comes forward when coaxed. Allows handling, tends to duck head under handler arm. May flee with loud noises.
M~ 3 years
Ears, nose, throat clear
Eyes – one blue, one amber
Teeth stained, lightly grooved.
Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted
Tail – corkscrew/kink from old break near base of tail. Non-painful.
Nails short to medium
Blizzard lived previously with adults, and is reported to take time to warm up to new people. He is respectful but not playful with older children, and tends to hide from visitors. However, he was noted to be playful with a kitten in his previous home. He is described as aloof, shy, and mellow.
His previous owner notes that Blizzard was eliminating outside the litterbox. This behavior was not noted in his prior home, but after being rehomed and introduced to a new cat, the behavior began. It does not appear that any modification steps were attempted, so it is likely that this behavior is environmental and stress-related. 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 Blizzard be provided with numerous litterboxes throughout the house as he adjusts to his new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as he/she learns the space and successfully defecates in his main litterbox(es).
In the care center Blizzard has been timid, which is in line with his owner’s report that he takes time to warm up to new people. However, with a slow approach he approaches and allows petting and handling. He has shown no aggression in the care center.
Reaction to assessor: Blizzard is in his litterbox, body tense.
Reaction to cage door opening: Remains in place.
Reaction to touch: Blizzard flinches away from the assessor’s hand but does not retreat or aggress. He allows gentle petting on the head and body, though he remains in his litterbox, body tense, throughout the interaction.
Placement determination: Experienced adopters
Blizzard tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He is reported to be fairly independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Blizzard is a three year old white male domestic shorthair. He was surrendered by his owner due to litterbox issues. Owner stated he began to urinate and defecate outside the litterbox once another cat was introduced into the home. Owner was informed about multiple litterboxes and getting Blizzard neutered but was unwillingly to try these solutions.
Blizzard has lived around adults and is described as shy and takes several days to warm up to new people. He has been around older children and is described as respectful and will not engage in play. Owner stated he likes to play alone. He lived with a kitten in the home and was described as respectful and will engage in exuberant play with the kitten.
Blizzard will hide when visitors enter the home and stay hidden. He has been urinating and defecating outside his litterbox for the last month. Client believes it was due to the kitten entering the home. He was not taken to the vet for this issue. Blizzard was not bathed by previous owner. He is not bothered when his nails are trimmed or when he is brushed. He will struggle when placed in a carrier.
Blizzard is described as aloof, shy and mellow. He has a low activity level and likes to mostly lounge around the home. He will stay hidden when his owner is at home. Blizzard has been kept only indoors and sleeps anywhere. He had a hooded litterbox and clumping litter. Blizzard had a vertical rough rope scratching post he used regularly.
Upon intake Blizzard was shy and retreated to the back of the carrier. He was receptive to petting and counselor was able to collar, scan and photograph.
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