FRUIT CUP – 33656
Safe - 7-14-2018 Manhattan
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SAFE 7/14/18 – 1 year old female DSH Fruit Cup was surrendered because the owner already has another cat and Fruit Cup is scratching up the owner’s furniture. The owner said that Fruit Cup was a stray that showed up at his home 3 months ago and they took her in. A volunteer writes: Fruit Cups are sweet and refreshing. So is this Fruit Cup. Fruit Cup is the real deal in a small package. When you go up to her kennel she head butts your hand to get loving’s. She likes her treats! She has the sweetest meow. Fruit Cup is looking for her own loving forever friend. If you want to meet your new forever friend then come to the Manhattan Animal Care Center and meet Fruit Cup.
Fruit Cup 33656
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10460
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 1 year
Weight: 5 lbs
Vet Notes: 7:35 PM
1inch pink, hairless, moist wound along the left caudal thigh
pyoderma — r/o wound vs other
convenia 0.25ml SQ one time.
L V T Notes: 6:26 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, placed
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: allowed all handling and friendly
Sex: intact female
Estimated Age: reported 1y, seems younger (6-7m)
Subjective: seemingly healthy animal, surrendered for behavioral reasons (scratching objects), has a granulating wound appx 2.5″ on caudal aspect of LHL thigh
Oral Exam: no staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL 5/9 BCS
Preliminary Assessment: old wound
Plan: DVM intake
Animal Behavior Saved At: 9-Jul-2018 15:39:10.000
Animal Name: Lincoln
Age: 8 Years (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 1 baby
Behavior toward strangers: Playful and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Affectionate and relaxed, seeks attention and is very playful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, used an uncovered litter box.
Energy level/descriptors: High energy level, playful
Other notes: Lincoln loves to seek attention and is very playful. He plays with balls, string and toys with catnip. Lincoln likes to scratch on rough rope and carpet.
Observed Behavior: quiet growl in cage but then lunged when approached and began swatting at towel, coaxed into feral den and visual exam only
Lying down in his litter box with soft eyes. Hisses on approach then low growls, but accepts the touch on the head throughout the interaction. He eats the treats while he remains wary his surroundings.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Lincoln was sniffing around by the front, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lincoln looks around and continues to sniff.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lincoln remains calm and greets the assessor by the opening.
Reaction to touch:
Lincoln accepts petting and arches his body. His tail quivers and he seems to appreciate attention, but seems more focused on sniffing around.
Reaction to being picked up:
Lincoln shifts away and avoids this kind of handling. His tail swishes from side to side and he shifts away from contact after.
Uncomfortable with pick up
Potential challenges comments:
Lincoln did not appear to like being picked up during their behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend any future home with children be counseled in respecting the catâ€™s space and for the family to use care when picking him up, especially while he is still adjusting to his new home.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Lincoln interacts with the observer and appreciates attention, but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Animal ID: 33656
Animal Name:Fruit Cup
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
No litter box issues.
1 year old female DSH Fruit Cup was surrendered because the owner already has another cat and Fruit Cup is scratching up the owner’s furniture. The owner said that Fruit Cup was a stray that showed up at his home 3 months ago and they took her in.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Fruit Cup is friendly with strangers.
How is this cat around children?
Fruit Cup has never been with children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Fruit Cup lived with another adult cat for 3 months. She was friendly and playful.
How is this cat around dogs?
Fruit Cup has never been with dogs.
Fruit Cup does not use a scratching post and scratches up furniture. Fruit Cup was calm during the trip to ACC. Fruit Cup has no litter box issues. She only likes to be held when she initiates it. She isn’t bothered by being given a bath. She’s never been brushed or had a nail trim. She isn’t bothered by being put into a carrier or disturbed while sleeping.
Fruit Cup has never bitten or scratched a person or animal
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
No known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know
Fruit Cup is described as friendly, confident, shy, and independent. Her favorite things to do are watch television and jump on the furniture. She tends to hang out in her favorite spots by the window or on the couch. She doesn’t play much but she likes she string. She’s indoors only. She sleeps in the living room. She free feeds on a bowl of dry food. Her favorite treat is a 1/2 can of tuna fish. She is litter box trained. She’s used to an uncovered litter box with Feline Pine. She prefers to scratch on furniture over her scratching post.
Fruit Cup scanned negative for a microchip. Fruit Cup had alert ears but she allowed all handling, picture taking, and easily went from one carrier to another.
A volunteer writes: Fruit Cups are sweet and refreshing. So is this Fruit Cup. Fruit Cup is the real deal in a small package. When you go up to her kennel she head butts your hand to get loving’s. She likes her treats! She has the sweetest meow. Fruit Cup is looking for her own loving forever friend. If you want to meet your new forever friend then come to the Manhattan Animal Care Center and meet Fruit Cup.
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