BOBBY – A0665682
Gone - 8-25-2016 Manhattan
***GONE 08/25/16*** With friends (or former owners) like that, who needs enemies? Poor BOBBY was adopted from the ACC some years ago, then recently RETURNED by the people he loved and trusted. Why? Because they claimed his behavior had changed recently, and they interpreted that change as Bobby being “aggressive.” Of course, it could also be that Bobby had just settled on some new play behaviors, they really didn’t know. All they knew was, they didn’t want their devoted cat anymore, and since the ACC has to accept any animal brought to their door, it was easy enough to make Bobby go away forever. This guy hasn’t seen a VET to check for undiagnosed pain, he hasn’t seen a feline BEHAVIORIST, there is no word on whether anything had changed in the home….NOTHING! Just a flat out “buh bye” from the only family he’s know for years and years and years, and a date with death tomorrow. The ACC gave Bobby an EXPNOCHILD rating, but what will save his life is a FOSTER or ADOPTER. Please help one of those heroes save his life by advocating relentlessly on BOBBY’s behalf, tonight!
My name is BOBBY. My Animal ID # is A0665682.-P
I am a neutered male brn tabby and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/20/2016 from NY 10011, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/20/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 17.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
08/20/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/20/16 13:07 Bobby was given to the ACC because his personality has changed recently- he has been swatting and scratching more than usual. He has not scratched or bitten within the past ten days. He is sometimes friendly around strangers- he will go up to them and sniff them. If they attempt to pet him when he doesn’t want to be pet, he will sometimes swat. Previous owner says he is not good around children (he has spent a few weeks around a four year old)- he will swat and scratch them. He does not like to play, previous owner claims, but when she is walking by him he will swat at her ankles- she believes this is “aggressive” but could just be play behavior. Bobby has never lived around other cats or dogs. Previous owner says that he is completely litter box trained and that he never tries to escape outside. He doesn’t scratch the furniture, but previous owner believes that he might if he didn’t have a scratching post. He does have a history of scratching people. He is loud in the car and will try to escape from his carrier. Bobby has never had a bath or had his nails trimmed, and he will struggle if previous owner tried to brush him. He will allow owner to pick him up for a short period of time but will then begin to struggle. Previous owner states it is very hard to get him into a carrier because he swats and scratches. He was described as assertive, independent, aloof and friendly. He has a medium activity level and tends to stay in his favorite spot when home with his owner. He has been indoors only, uses and uncovered litterbox with pellet litter, and likes to sleep by the window or in his owner’s bed. At the ACC, Bobby was reluctant to come out of his carrier. The top was taken off his carrier and he walked slow with his body low across the table, attempting to jump to a darker spot. He allowed for collaring. When he had to get back in his carrier, he began to hiss, grown, and swat. He was put back in the carrier using safety cat gloves, which he bit.
No Web Memo
08/23/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Former owner stated he is sometimes friendly around strangers- he will go up to them and sniff them. If they attempt to pet him when he doesn’t want to be pet, he will sometimes swat. Previous owner says he is not good around children. Also, described as assertive, independent, aloof and friendly. Reaction to assessor: Bobby looks tense, lying down with eyes wide open when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Bobby remains in place. Reaction to touch: Bobby accepts a brief touch on the head then hisses and raises paw attempting to swat at the assessor’s hand. Placement determination: Experience / no child Bobby tolerates attention and petting, but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/20/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negaitve ear mite negative flea comb negative- treated with activyl GERIATRIC short tail aggressive during exam- tries to bite flee
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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