DUSTY – 15743
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***SAFE 12/22/17***BEGINNER SENIOR NEEDS LOVING RETIREMENT HOME!! Dusty is a geriatric man with hyperhtyroidism. He also is underweight and has some dental disease. Dusty used to largely be outdoors, but would probably love to spend his coming years inside a home, and behaviorally, Dusty has been assessed as being suitable even for a beginner cat home. BE THIS BEAUTIFUL BOY’S HERO BY RESERVING BY NOON TOMORROW!!!
Hello, my name is Dusty. My animal id is #15743. I am a desexed male gray cat at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years old. – P
I came into the shelter as a stray on 09-Dec-2017.
Dusty is at risk for medical reasons. Dusty is a geriatric man with hyperhtyroidism. He also is underweight and has some dental disease. Dusty used to largely be outdoors, but would probably love to spend his coming years inside a home, and behaviorally, Dusty has been assessed as being suitable even for a beginner cat home.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 6 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 2 children, 2 adults, 5 dogs, numerous stray cats Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers, Dusty is friendly and outgoing and gentle when he plays with adults. Behavior toward children: Dusty has lived with children for 3 days and spent time with children age 2 and 7. With them he was relaxed and affectionate and gentle at plat. Behavior toward cats: Dusty spent time with other stray cats and was friendly and playful. When he played he was exuberant. Behavior toward dogs: Dusty lived with 5 dogs for 3 days. All dogs were large breeds. With 2 of them he was relaxed and respectful. They sat and lay together. With 2 others, they were aggressive towards him, they would bark and lunge at him so he would hiss at them. With the 5th one he did not interact, and they ignored each other. Bite or Scratch history: none Litter box training: yes Energy level/descriptors: High Energy Other notes: Dusty is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and quiet.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Observed Behavior – Allows all handling, seems very calm when held and face examined. Pt yowls a little when restrained for blood draw
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: Dozing in cubby, lifted head when spoken to. Lay in place when door opened, soft eyes and body. Sniffed, then started eating offered treats. Paused briefly to lean into pets, purred, resumed eating. Went back to sleep when done.
Cage Condition:: No change
Reaction to assessor:: Dusty immediately comes soliciting at the front of the cage.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Dusty remains soft in place.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Dusty remains standing at the front of the cage, relaxed body posture, soliciting attention.
Reaction to touch:: Dusty head bunts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body.
Reaction to being picked up:: Allows the pickup and remains calm.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Lively
CHARACTER TYPE: : Social,Sweet,Affectionate
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Beginner
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Dusty interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
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