GIGI – A1103804
Safe - 3-4-2017 Staten Island
Gigi was surrendered because she is not using the litter box. As per owner, Gigi is outgoing and good with children however, she is not doing well in the shelter environment.
7 YEAR OLD GIGI WAS BROUGHT INTO THE STATEN ISLAND CENTER FROM OUTSIDE NYC AREA – SHE NEEDS A NEW HOME!
STATEN ISLAND CENTER
GIGI – A1103804
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason HOUSE SOIL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/15/2017, From OUT OF NYC, DueOut Date 02/15/2017,
Female ~ 7 years old.
Gingivitis , lower and upper LT canine broken.
teeth tartar seen on the LT side only.
Nervous , tense , tried to scratch , bite and attack .
Has some face and neck neurological movement and scared .
No urine seen in the carrier.
No flea seen.
As per owner that cat has problem to use a litter box for urination.
EENT : wnl.
Hx: Te patient seems to be stable. No vomiting, diarrhea, coughing or sneezing. Fractious cat.
Neuro- Ambulatory in all 4
Rabies given sq
Adoption or placement.
Hx: A cage exam was performed. No vomit or diarrhea found in the cage. Patient seem to be eating and drinking normal.
PE: BCS 5/9
BCS 5/9, Seem to be hydrated
EENT- No eye abnormal eye or ear discharge. No abnormal discharge found
Skin- No ectoparasites found.
MS- Normal muscularity
No treatment at this moment.
Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoor
Previously lived with: adults and children
Behavior toward children: GiGi is respectful and relaxed
Behavior toward strangers: GiGi is friendly & outgoing.
Litter box training: According to the owner, the only litterbox issue is GiGi refusing to urinate in any of the 3 boxes that the previous owner provided to her. GiGi does defecate in the litterbox.
Energy level/descriptors: GiGi is described as friendly, playful, and affectionate with a medium activity level. When in the home, GiGi is would follow around the home or sit on you if she wants attention.
Cage Condition: neat
Reaction to assessor: Gigi is hiding in her den.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Gigi begins to growl.
Reaction to cage door opening: Gigi begins to hiss and growl.
Reaction to touch: Gigi continues to hiss, growl and attempts to flee.
Reaction to being picked up: did not attempt.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Nervous, tense. Tries to scratch, bite and attack
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Medium
VOCAL: Growls, hisses.
_X_ Placement with a New Hope partner
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: ___ NEW HOPE ONLY
Gigi is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat, scratch, bite and is extremely fearful in the shelter environment; she does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GiGi is a year old female Black & White DSH that may have a medical issue due to the previous owner stating that she is urinating all over the home. Previous owner found GiGi as a stray and can no longer keep her due to urinating out of the litterbox all over the home.
According to the owner, around strangers, GiGi is friendly & outgoing. Around adults & children (6 yrs.), GiGi is respectful and relaxed. With adults, GiGi plays in a gentle manner and with the child, she can play in either a gentle or exuberant manner. She has never been around other cats or dogs so her behavior is unknown. She has never bitten a person or another animal before.
Previous owners stated that GiGi does not have any behavioral issues. The only litterbox issue is GiGi refusing to urinate in any of the 3 boxes that the previous owner provided to her. GiGi does defecate in the litterbox. Previous owner stated that GiGi isn’t bothered by having a bath or having her coat brushed. The previous owner did not trim GiGi’s nails so it is unknown how she would react to this grooming agent. GiGi allows being picked up and held but only for a short period of time, she will attempt to struggle free when she has had enough. GiGi isn’t bothered by being put into a carrier and she meows during car rides.
For a New Family to Know:
GiGi is described as friendly, playful, and affectionate with a medium activity level. When in the home, GiGi is would follow around the home or sit on you if she wants attention. She likes playing with a laser toy. She was kept indoors only and is litter box trained. GiGi used a hooded & uncovered litter box and clumping litter. She was fed Friskies dry cat & wet food. Previous owner provided GiGi with a vertical carpet/rough rope scratching post but GiGi did not use it.
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