DUSTY – A1111206
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SAFE 5/16/17 A volunteer writes: Dusty is a little black and white pipsqueak-cutie-pie. His coat is just a tiny bit wispy and fluffy, and he has a swath of bright white fur running from his neck down to his chest. He is full of boundless energy and an insatiable desire for attention. If he catches you looking at him, he says “why am I in here and you’re out there?” He turns into a contortionist and his whole body says, “I want you, I want you, I want you. Please, please, please come in here and play with me.” This boy needs you now (and you need him).
***DUSTY’s owner had “no time ” for his kitten – why did he get a cat in the first place? Now Dusty is afraid and needs a new home – please offer to adopt or foster this guy!
DUSTY – A1111206
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, DOMESTIC MH, 1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/07/2017, From NY 10460, DueOut Date 05/07/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary BARH SCAN NEGTIVE MALE INTACT 8 MOS AS PER OWNER NERVOUS, GROWLING, SWATING, STRIKING CLEAN EEN CLEAN COAT BCS 5/9 LIMITED EXAM NOSF
DVM Exam (05/09/17)
Estimated age:12 mo
Microchip noted on Intake?
History : o surrender
Observed Behavior – netted–hard to approach even in net. biting pole, screaming
very limited exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 120 R = wnl BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: not performed
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
LVT Exam (05/07/17)
8 MOS AS PER OWNER
NERVOUS, GROWLING, SWATING, STRIKING
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively
VOCAL: Somewhat chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, Affectionate, Curious
5/8/17- At the front, wide-eyed and alert. Started meowing and waving through the bars on approach. Very active and curious. Initially leaned and arched into pets, then appeared to become overstimulated, hissed and swatted. Played vigorously when given catnip toy.
5/9/17- A little calmer today. Came forward on approach, sniffed hand between the bars. Leaned and arched into pets, sat calmly when held. Reported hissing, growling, and striking when briefly moved upstairs, brought back down immediately. Played energetically with toys.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Dusty immediately comes soliciting at the front of the cage.
Reaction to door opening: Dusty remains standing at the front of the cage, relaxed body posture, soliciting attention.
Reaction to touch: Dusty head-butts the assessor’s hand, rolls over, and appreciates petting on the head and body.
Reaction to being picked up: Dusty allows the pickup and remains calm.
Dusty interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Dusty A1111206 is an 8month old male black & white DMH feline who was given to the owner by a neighbor 4months ago & is being surrendered due to cost, no time and the owner along with their children being allergic to Dusty. Dusty hasn’t been seen by a veterinarian and currently has no known health issues/injuries.
Around strangers Dusty is friendly/outgoing. He hasn’t been around other animals but was gentle, exuberant, relaxed/affectionate & playful with the 10 & 13yr olds in the home also the adult. Dusty hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal.
Dusty hasn’t been on a car ride. He isn’t bothered by the following: being picked up/held or with being placed into a carrier. Dusty hasn’t been given a bath, had his nails trimmed, been brushed or been disturbed while sleeping/resting.
For a New Family to Know:
Dusty is described as friendly, affectionate, very playful, confident & talkative (at times) with a low-high activity level. When the owner is home Dusty follows them around sometimes. He is an indoor only cat who sleeps on the floor near the owner’s bed or in bed with them. Dusty eats dry & wet Meow Mix 1-2x a day. He is uncovered litter box trained with clumping litter within. Dusty doesn’t have a scratching post & scratches on the walls and couch.
Dusty had a soft body & soft eyes. He allowed all handling. Dusty allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of including positioning him during his photo session during which he was chirping and soliciting attention/affection by head butting and rubbing his face/body against my hands. Dusty didn’t seem to mind being picked up/held at all & was placed into a kennel with ease. During my lunch I spent some cuddle time with Dusty during which he was curled in a ball in my arms. As I was petting him with the other at one point he lightly placed his teeth on my arm but didn’t apply pressure while still curled up in my arms.
A volunteer writes: Dusty is a little black and white pipsqueak-cutie-pie. His coat is just a tiny bit wispy and fluffy, and he has a swath of bright white fur running from his neck down to his chest. He is full of boundless energy and an insatiable desire for attention. If he catches you looking at him, he says “why am I in here and you’re out there?” He turns into a contortionist and his whole body says, “I want you, I want you, I want you. Please, please, please come in here and play with me.” This boy needs you now (and you need him).
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