BOOTS – A1097838
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***SAFE 12/09/16*** 10 YR OLD BOOTS LIKED BEING PICKED UP AND PURRED – HAS INCREASINGLY SHOWN FRIENDLY, RELAXED, ATTENTON-SEEKING BEHAVIOR – NEEDS A NEW PURRSON TONIGHT!!
My name is BOOTS. My Animal ID # is A1097838.
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/25/2016 from NY 11433, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/04/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 9.9 LBS.
12/04/16 Monitor appetite O: BAR. Eating dry food, no vomiting/diarrhea observed or noted. A: Appears to be eating well. P: Excellent prognosis.
11/25/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/25/16 14:08 Boots is a black and white, 10 years old DSH cat. The owner was given Boots when he was just a kitten. The owner is surrendering Boots due to behavior issues. Boot has no known illness. Boots has been introduced to a child age 6 years old. Boots keeps to himself and hides when attempted to be petted by the child. When stranger come over he is a bit wary but slowly approaches and sniff but quickly moves to another room. He has never lived with cats or dogs. Boots is fearful of being bathed & having his nails trimmed. She sometimes he attempts to bite or scratched when bathed or trimming his nails. Boots always uses his uncover litter box that’s in the bathroom. Boots has a bite history. Boots is described as shy, independent and aloof. Boots spends time looking out the window and sleeping. He eats twice a day mostly cat wet food. He will occasionally allow being petting but not picking up much by the owner. He does not care much for toys. when his hungry he meows and follow the owner around, leans in a rubs. Boots during intake displays whale eyes and attempts to flee. He was very fearful and only allowed minimal handling.
No Web Memo
12/01/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
According to his previous owner, Boots, who she’d had since he was a kitten, was surrendered for apparently biting her on the wrist while she was petting his back; further details were not provided. Staff offered behavior modification counseling, which was refused. Boots was described as shy, independent, and aloof, occasionally allowed petting but didn’t like to be picked up much; he was introduced to a six-year-old child, who Boots hid from when the child tried to pet him. In his previous home, Boots was wary of strangers but would slowly approach and sniff, then go to another room. Boots has never lived with a dog or other cats and hadn’t shown much interest in toys. Boots always used his litter box appropriately. The enrichment staff reports that Boots has shown steady improvement during his stay at the shelter, displaying increasingly relaxed, friendly and attention-seeking behavior. Reaction to assessor: Boots was curled up on his blanket, sleeping. Reaction when softly spoken to: Boots looked up at the assessor calmly, yawned, then went back to sleep. Reaction to cage door opening: Boots looked up, lifted up, stretched, then came to the front and greeted the assessor in a social and friendly way. Reaction to touch: Boots stayed at the front, began rubbing his chin and face against assessor’s hand, and allowed petting all over. He remained standing throughout but with a relaxed posture, focused on the assessor and the attention, and began to purr. His tail curled and quivered. Reaction to being picked up: Boots seemed to enjoy being picked up and was calm while being held and began to purr. While being held by the assessor, another staff member abruptly entered the room and Boots intently focused on the disruption, but remained calm and purring. When the assessor returned Boots to his cage, Boots remained friendly and attention-seeking. Behavior Determination: Experience While at BACC, Boots has gradually displayed friendly behavior, appreciated attention and tolerated attention, petting and handling. He may be a little more independent, however, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He may also have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Because the previous owner reports Boots attempted to hide from children when introduced, we recommend any future home with children conduct a thorough interaction before adopting. We recommend Boots go to a home with experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
11/25/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
microchip scan negative neutered male 10 yrs old as per surrendering owner BARH ears are clean slightly cloudy eyes moderate dental tartar and wear 9.9lbs; BCS: 3.5/5 eyes wide, tries to flee but allowed handling
11/30/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
11/30/16 Geriatric exam O: BARH. Allows all handling today, calm and social. mm=lt pink, moist. CRT<2 s. ORAL: Mild calculus, gingivitis. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs. ABD: Palpation NSF. MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. A: Apparently healthy senior cat. P: Excellent prognosis.
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