BOBA – 15305
Urgent - Brooklyn
NEW PHOTO! Boba is a 6 yr old whose owner dumped at the shelter. She needs a new furever home asap!
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11374
Intake Date: 12/3/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender (DOH hold)
Medical Behavior: —
Age: 6 years
Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: — lbs
Blood Work Interpretation
Vet Notes: 6:28 PM
No significant findings on blood work
A: Inappropriate elimination less likely to be from infection – R/O stress/behavioral
P: Rec behavioral modification, felaway vs other
Vet Notes: 1:22 PM
Right lateral abdominal: Normal contents in stomach and intestines, small amount of gas throughout small intestines, moderate amount of gas in colon, normal feces in descending colon, no stones observed in bladder, kidneys, liver, spleen WNL
Vet Notes: 1:19 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~6yrs (age reported by owner)
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender, DOH hold
Observed Behavior – Tense, hissing, growling – sedated with telazol 0.1ml IM
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pigmented mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, unable to palpate bladder, no stones or grit appreciated
U/G: Spayed female
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: History of inappropriate elimination, overweight
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Placing placticpearls litter in pan to obtain urine sample
Prognosis: Good/open pending underlying disease
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: 7-Dec-2017 14:59:5.000
Animal Name: Boba
Age: 6 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Boba was litter box trained but has been going to the bathroom outside the litter box more than 10 times a day recently. Boba is a 6 year old female black DSH. Owner has had Boba for 6 years and is surrendering because of house soiling and a new baby. Around strangers Boba is friendly. Boba plays somewhat roughly with adults and will scratch and bite. Boba is usually tolerant around children but does not play with them and will try to get away from them. Boba has hissed at a new baby in the home. Boba has not lived with another cat but previous owner stated that Boba will hiss at other cats and pounced on them. Boba has not lived with dogs. i=In car rides Boba will meow. Boba has not been given a bath before. Boba isnt bothered when having her nails trimmed and tolerates being brushed. Boba enjoys being picked up and held. Boba is afraid of being placed in a carrier and will struggle to get away. Boba has a bite hsitory, she has scratched the previous owner in the past 10 days with her back claws as she was jumping. She has also broken skin while playing before according to the previous owner. Boba was described as talkative friendly and dependent. Boba knows how to play fetch with her mouse toy. when home with Boba she will follow you around. Boba eats both wet and dry food. Boba has had both a covered and uncovered litter box with Arm & hammer unscented clumping litter. Boba has a scratching post made of fabric and cardboard but will also scratch on furniture. Once you place a guard on the furniture Boba will stop. When its time for bed Boba likes to sleep on the bed or in her cat house.
Tense, hissing, growling.
Lying in litterbox with a low, tense body. Tolerates petting along head and body while lowering body further and tilting ears. Turns head to watch my hand. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
At front of kennel, making eye contact and vocalizing softly. Ears are forward He remains in front of the kennel as the cage door opens and allows petting along his head and body while leaning in and raising his tail. Makes eye contact and begins to purr softly. Heâ€™s warmed up since yesterday â€“ did well today! Sprayed feliway.
Lying in litterbox with a relaxed body, head lowered onto floor. She rolls over onto her side as the cage door opens and then comes forward. Allows petting along head and body while leaning in, tail raised and quivering slightly. Tail becomes pilo-erect at the base with continued petting and she remains right in the front of her kennel, occasionally looking up at me with soft eyes. Stands up and puts paws on my shoudlers. Sweet and affectionate â€“ did well today! May be showing possible signs of overstimulation. Sprayed feliway.
Standing in front of kennel as I approach. Vocalizes softly when spoken to and begins to head-butt the kennel door as it opens. She allows petting along her head and body while standing right on the edge of her kennel, looking up and making eye contact with soft eyes. Her tail becomes pilo-erect along the base with continued petting but she offers no further reaction. No urine or feces noticed outside of the litterbox. Doing great!
Social and outgoing. She vocalizes and rubs her body against the kennel door. Very sweet- he allows petting all over. Tail erect, relaxed body, leans in for attention. Doing well! Her tail pilo-erects and starts swaying but she doesn’t display any further reaction. Offered treats and sprayed feliway.
Standing in front of kennel, body relaxed and face soft. Makes eye contact and vocalizes softly. She remains in the front of the kennel as the cage door opens and allows petting along her head and body while leaning in and raising her tail. Makes eye contact with soft eyes throughout interaction, tail becoming pilo-erect at the base. Allows all petting for duration of session. Doing great!
At front of kennel, making eye contact and vocalizing with ears forward. She remains in front of her kennel as I open the cage door and allows petting along her head and body while leaning in and raising her tail. Makes eye contact with soft eyes throughout interaction. Her tail becomes pilo-erect with continued petting and I end the session when she begins to whip her head back when pet along the body. Ate all treats given. Shows signs of overstimulation – high energy cat. Friendly and affectionate. Doing well!
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Boba is lying in front of her kennel with a soft body, ears forward as the assessor approaches.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Boba stands up and vocalizes softly when spoken to.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Boba begins to head-butt the kennel door as it opens.
Reaction to touch:
Boba allows petting along her head and body while leaning in and making eye contact with soft eyes. Tail becomes pilo-erect at base.
Potential challenges comments:
Bobaâ€™s previous owners report that she was urinating outside the litter box in the past few months. Boba was seen by a veterinarian and has no known medical issues. A urinalysis was not preformed due to her behavior. Boba was reported to be urinating frequently but she did not use the bathroom outside of her litter box until the previous owner’s brought home their newborn. Previous owner’s have tried different litter, food and placed 2 litter boxes in the home but the behavior still didnt change. We cannot be positive what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
Boba is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Boba becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No young children
No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats
Boba’s previous owner’s have reported her to hiss at other cats she’s been introduced to and will sometimes pounce on them. For this reason we recommend that if whoever adopts Boba has other cats in the home they be experienced with introducing cats for the first time.
Boba solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to signs of overstimulation seen during Boba’s interactions here in the care center and as described by her previous owners we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home. She may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home.
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: 15305
Animal Name: Boba
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Boba was litter box trained but has been going to the bathroom outside the litter box more than 10 times a day recently.
Boba is a 6 year old female black DSH. Owner has had Boba for 6 years and is surrendering because of house soiling and a new baby.
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Boba is friendly. Boba plays somewhat roughly with adults and will scratch and bite.
How is this cat around children?
Boba is usually tolerant around children but does not play with them and will try to get away from them. Boba has hissed at a new baby in the home.
How is this cat around other cats?
Boba has not lived with another cat but previous owner stated that Boba will hiss at other cats and pounced on them.
How is this cat around dogs?
Boba has not lived with dogs
in car rides Boba will meow. Boba has not been given a bath before. Boba isnt bothered when having her nails trimmed and tolerates being brushed. Boba enjoys being picked up and held. Boba is afraid of being placed in a carrier and will struggle to get away.
Boba has a bite history
For a New Family to Know
Boba was described as talkative friendly and dependent. Boba knows how to play fetch with her mouse toy. when home with Boba she will follow you around. Boba eats both wet and dry food. Boba has had both a covered and uncovered litter box with Arm & hammer unscented clumping litter. Boba has a scratching post made of fabric and cardboard but will also scratch on furniture. Once you place a guard on the furniture Boba will stop. When its time for bed Boba likes to sleep on the bed or in her cat house.
During intake Boba was quiet. Boba allowed to be scanned but began to hiss and growl when attempting to collar. Boba allowed limited handling.
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