CALI – A1097169
Safe - 3-24-2017 Staten Island
SAFE 3/24/17 Here are just a few kitties that are released from hold and need a place to go!
Staten Island Center (Previously from Brooklyn Center)
CALI – A1097169
SPAYED FEMALE, BRN TABBY / CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason HOUSE SOIL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/17/2016, From NY 11415, DueOut Date 11/17/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary microchip scan negative spayed female 7 yrs old as per surrendering owner BARH EEN: WNL mild dental tartar and gingivitis 14.1lbs; BCS: 4.5/5, overweight matted along lower back – shaved area growled a little, but allowed handling
microchip scan negative
7 yrs old as per surrendering owner
mild dental tartar and gingivitis
14.1lbs; BCS: 4.5/5, overweight
matted along lower back – shaved area
growled a little, but allowed handling
Cali’s previous owner reports she is shy and quiet around strangers, and tends to hide if they approach her. She has lived with adults and is relaxed and gentle around them. She has also lived with two other cats and was respectful, usually staying away from them. She has no experience around children or dogs. The owner reports she does not like being held and will try to wiggle and run away. She was described as an independent and shy cat, with a medium activity level.
Reaction to assessor: Cali was calm, relaxed, and friendly upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Cali comes to the front and rubs her head against the cage door, soliciting attention.
Reaction to cage door opening: Cali remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Cali head-butts, leans in for petting, and begins to purr. She starts to knead and is very affectionate throughout the interaction.
Reaction to pick up: Cali was tense during pick up, but wiggles to be placed back down when held. She may not like being picked up due to her girth.
Cali’s previous owner reports she has been defecating outside of her litter box about 5 times a month for the past 6 months. The owner has tried switching litter boxes and bedding, but has been unsuccessful in preventing this behavior. We advise potential adopters to be aware that this behavior may continue in a home environment, and that they be comfortable with management and modification techniques for this behavioral challenge.
Behavior Determination: Experience
Cali interacts with the observer, appreciates attention and tolerates all petting, but dislikes being picked up. When attempting to pick her up, she struggles to be placed back down and will grumble and hiss when held. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents, who understands this cat prefers to stay on all four paws.
Cali A1097169 is a 7 year old spayed cat. She is being surrendered into our facility due to house soiling. Cali has never suffered any health issues or injuries.
With strangers she is shy and quiet. When strangers approach her she will hide. She has lived with adults and is relaxed, and gentle. Cali has lived with two other cats. Most of the time, she respectful stayed away from the other cats in the home. She has no experience with any dogs or children.
Cali has never bitten anyone or animal. During car rides she is voiceful and active. He does have a history of having litter box accidents which is approximately 5 times a month. Cali will only urinate inside the litter box. This has been occurring for the last 6 months. Cali enjoys being brushed and de-matted however she doesn’t like being held. When held she will run and wiggly away.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Cali is described as independent and shy with a medium activity level that would do best in a calm home. She is indoors only. Cali was fed both wet and dry foods. She prefers dry food. Cali isn’t very responsive to toys but she enjoys laser pointers
Cali was nervous but calm. She allowed all handling. Scanned negative.
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