BOSS – A1113980
Publicly Adoptable - Brooklyn
***UNKNOWN 06/22/17*** ADORABLE AND PLAYFUL BOSS WAS RETURNED TO THE SHELTER AND NEEDS A NEW CAT PURRSON TO PLAY WITH!! BOSS was surrendered back to the ACC due to behavioral issues. The issues that the owner claims seem to be that Boss wants to play and is not getting the attention he deserves. This poor guy needs a chance with a family who understands cats and is willing to provide the play and stimulation he needs. PLEASE RESERVE BOSS BY NOON!!
My name is BOSS. My Animal ID # is A1113980. – P
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 5 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 06/15/2017 from NY 11226, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
06/21/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Boss A1113980 is at risk due to behavior. Boss is a social cat and will approach the front of the kennel to interact. Has a very high energy level and the previous adopter reports he “attacks” her, but these behaviors appear to be motivated by play. He appreciates attention, but may be easily overstimulated and may prefer play time instead.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/18/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 8.8 LBS.
Feline FVRCP booster Product Name: Nobivac 1HCP Serial Number 02061287B Location of Vaccination: RFL re wt- 8.82lbs pyrantel po
06/15/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/15/17 19:06 Boss is a one and a half year old white and black cat. He was adopted at ACC and his owner had him for 7 days. He has a scab around his neck and no medical problems. Aound strangers, his owner stated that he will hide for a while and while come out to observe the people. He has not lived with children, other cats, or dogs. His owner states he is very rough during play, often trying to bite and swat at her. He has not bitten a person or another animal. His owner states that there are times, mostly early mornings and late nights, where his personality seems to change and he begins trying to bite and swat at her for no reason. She can simply be walking by him or coming into a room when he tries to swat at her. He also started to chew electric cords around the house. He was nervous and quiet during the car ride. The owner has never tried to give Boss a bath, brush him, or trim his nails. He does not enjoy being held but tolerates being picked up and placed on the ground. He struggled when being place in a carrier. Boss has a high energy level and liked to play with a wand toy. He was kept indoors only and seemed to only like dry food. He was given a litterbox with no cover and clumping clay. He had a vertical scratching post made of carpet and rope.
06/21/2017 WEB MEMO
06/18/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers Boss will hide for a while and while and then come out to observe the people Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: No Litter box training: Boss was given a litterbox with no cover and clumping clay. Previous owner reported that Boss has had no accidents while using his litterbox. Energy level/descriptors: Boss has a high energy level and liked to play with a wand toy. Other notes: His owner states that there are times, mostly early mornings and late nights, where his personality seems to change and he begins trying to bite and swat at her for no reason. She can simply be walking by him or coming into a room when he tries to swat at her. He does not enjoy being held but tolerates being picked up and placed on the ground. He struggled when being place in a carrier. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Tense in back of cage, came to front of cage and allowed some petting, startles with any noises, backed up and raised paw, starts low growling and hissing ENRICHMENT NOTES: 06/08/17 At the front of the kennel head-butting kennel door .he allows petting along his head and body, leaning in while eyes are alert. Remains calm when pet initially, then his eyes get wide and he begins to become fixated on my movements. I switch to the bear-claw and he begins to play with it – batting at it and pulling it towards him. Very playful, but can play rough. Gets a bit reactive when I close the door kennel door – ears flatten and he begins to swat at my hand. 06/18/17 At front of the kennel, rolling over onto his side and reaching out through the door with soft paws. He stands up when I open his cage and allows petting along his head and body, raising his tail and leaning in. Tries to jump out of kennel – I have to keep pushing him back. Remains relaxed for the duration of this session. Allows all petting. Doing well today.
EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Boss is lying in the back of the kennel with a relaxed body and ears forward as the assessor approaches. Reaction when softly spoken to: Boss begins to knead the ground with one paw and look around the room as the Assessor speaks to him Reaction to cage door opening: Boss comes forward and begins to head-butt the kennel door as the assessor is unlocking the cage. Reaction to touch: Boss allows petting along his head and body while leaning in with his tail raised. He allows continued petting while tensing and pausing to watch the assessor’s hand, then leaning in again. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Energetic VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Demanding, Playful POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Overstimulation Boss 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 Boss 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. – Very high energy level Boss is an active young cat who would benefit from increased mental and physical stimulation to appropriately direct his energy. We recommend using fishing pole-type toys as they allow for vigorous and stimulating exercise. Puzzle feeders will also keep Boss engaged and exercise his brain in addition to his body. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Experienced, adult home only Boss solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to Boss’ tendency towards overstimulation as observed in our care center as well as being reported to us by his previous adopter we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home with experienced cat owners.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/16/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was EXPNOCHILD
06/16/17 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~1.5yrs, neutered Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 981020019276176 History : Return adoption after 7 days due to behavior Subjective: Observed Behavior – BAR. Tense in back of cage, came to front of cage and allowed some petting, startles with any noises, backed up and raised paw, starts low growling and hissing Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Pink mm, teeth clean U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; superficial wound at ventral neck CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent
WAS SAFE 6/9/17
BOSS – A1113980
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, DOMESTIC LH MIX,1 yr, 5 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason CHILDCONFL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/03/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 06/03/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam neutered male Estimated age: 1 year and 5 month Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : Patient is stable. Subjective: Apparently healthy cat Observed Behavior – Do not allow hadling. Hissing, growling,trying to to scratch. Fractious and anxious Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective P = 180 bpm BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: NAF PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NAF Assessment Fractious behavior Plan No treatment at this time Prognosis: excellent 0.1 ml telazole IM
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