GASTON – A1009539 aka BLUEBELL – A1101987
Safe - 2-21-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 02/21/17*** A volunteer writes: Hey there, over here! I want to say hello to you! That’s Gaston, super friendly and loves to say hello to anyone. Super affectionate and filled with purrs, she is more than happy to share both. She is energetic and playful, and gets super excited with visitors. She’d do best with those who understand that cats can actually get a little too excited, and know how to back off a little until they calm down a bit. As long as you’ve got that know-how, your family and Gaston will be the best friends ever. GASTON HAS TIL 12 NOON TO BE RESERVED!
My name is GASTON. My Animal ID # is A1009539. (aka BLUEBELL – A1101987) – P
I am a spayed female black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 01/22/2017 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
02/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
At Risk due to behavior. Behavior is deteriorating in shelter environment despite enrichment activities.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/06/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 9.3 LBS.
No Final Exam
01/22/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/22/17 19:38 Bluebell was brought to the care center under the pretense of biting the previous finder. During her intake she allowed councilor to handle her and head but when pet. When taking out of cage again she hissed and swatted. Was not able to scan.
02/04/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Hey there, over here! I want to say hello to you! That’s Gaston, super friendly and loves to say hello to anyone. Super affectionate and filled with purrs, she is more than happy to share both. She is energetic and playful, and gets super excited with visitors. She’d do best with those who understand that cats can actually get a little too excited, and know how to back off a little until they calm down a bit. As long as you’ve got that know-how, your family and Gaston will be the best friends ever.
02/01/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Name and A#: Gaston KNOWN HISTORY: Litter box training: Y EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Comes to the front of cage-soliciting attention Reaction when softly spoken to: Stays at front continues to want attention Reaction to cage door opening: Remains soft and relaxed when cage door was opened Reaction to touch: Enjoys head and chin rubs. Begins to lean in and roll over Reaction to being picked up: Tolerates being picked up but swatted when placed back in kennel ENRICHMENT NOTES: Friendly, a bit high strung? Came immediately to the front when door opened, leaned and arched soliciting petting. Reported to overstimulate easily. 1/31/17 Seems calmer today, still very attention-seeking. At the front, started rubbing against the bars and chirping on approach. Leaned and arched for petting into pets. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Alert, head-butts my hand when I pet her ears but then growls and yowls on further examination. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively VOCAL: Somewhat Chatty CHARACTER TYPE: Social, RECOMMENDATIONS: [Overall placement determination] _X_ Experienced cat parent __ Experienced, adult home only __ No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats __ Single-pet home __ Placement with a New Hope partner POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: (Refer to Behavior Terminology sheet for detailed recommendations) __ Inappropriate elimination __ Pet-induced aggression X__ Overstimulation __ Kitten Rough play __ Fearful __ Kitten socialization __ Very high energy level __ Destructive behavior __ Uncomfortable with pick up __ Bonded Pair BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Gaston 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 Gaston 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. Behavior observations X__ Experience Gaston tolerates attention and petting but should not be overstimulated.. Gaston tendency to swat when overstimulated indicates she needs to be placed in an experienced home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/22/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan pos#985112005749297 mild tartar clean EEN clean coat female cat very nervous, hissing, striking CT negative NOSF
01/23/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
1/23/17 S: Alert, head-butts my hand when I pet her ears but then growls and yowls on further examination. O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Mild gingivitis. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. UG: Female A: Mild gingivitis Short-term prognosis: Excellent P: Recommend dental cleaning in the future. 1088
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