GIN – A1101865
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***SAFE 02/02/17***HEALTHY, YOUNG TERRIFIC PLAYFUL TORTIE…RETURNED AFTER 3 DAYS…PLEASE HELP
My name is GIN. My Animal ID # is A1101865.
I am a spayed female tortie and tan amer sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/27/2017 from NY 10032, owner surrender reason stated was PETS CONFL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/30/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 8.5 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ Single-pet home – Gin was reported to be social and affectionate with her previous owners, but her behavior seems to have become unpredictable since her owners brought a puppy into their home. Gin attempts to attack the puppy when given the chance and has redirected her frustration onto her owners. Due to the described behaviors, we recommend Gin goes to a home with no other pets OR into a multi-pet home with parents experienced with introducing new animals slowly and gradually over a long period of time. _x_ Placement with a New Hope partner – Gin is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat, she is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and 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.
01/27/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/27/17 17:13 Basic: Gin is a 1 year old spayed DSH. She has all her claws. She was a gift from a friend who found her on the street. Her owners have had her since she was 3 weeks old. Gin’s owners got a dog and Gin is afraid of the dog and her owners cannot keep her any longer. Gin is not getting along with the dog at all. Gin does not have any injuries or health problems. The last time she was at the vet was January 2017. Socialization: Gin is shy at first around strangers and then warms up. She is wary of newcomers. She has never spent time with children. She plays exuberantly and somewhat rough at times. She has never spent time with other cats. She has spent time with a French bulldog puppy for 1.5 months, when her owners got the puppy. She will run up and attack the puppy and then runs away. She has never bitten anyone or another animal. Behavior: Gin sometimes can play a little too rough and scratches. She is relaxed when riding in the car. She has no litterbox problems. She has never gotten a bath. She struggles when she gets a nail trim, but her owners were able to after being patient. She really enjoys getting her coat brushed. She isn’t bothered when her owners hold her/put her in the carrier/is disturbed while sleeping. For new family: Gin is described as affectionate, playful and independent. Her activity level is high. Her owners like that she licks their hair while they’re sleeping, and licks their hands after they give her treats/food. She always greets her owners when they come home and goes in between their legs rubbing herself all over them. Her favorite activity is playing with stuffed toys, string, wand toys, chasing toys, a laser pointer and catnip. She has been kept indoors only. She sleeps in the living room or on her cat bed. She likes dry Wellness cat food, and her bowl is filled twice a day. She enjoys Temptation treats. She is litterbox trained and likes to use an uncovered litterbox with World’s Best Cat Litter clumping litter. She loves to scratch on a vertical scratching post made of rough rope.
No Web Memo
01/30/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoors Previously lived with: Adults and a puppy Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward strangers: Shy initially, but warms up to them. She is wary of newcomers. Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Did not get along with owner’s new puppy Bite history: None Scratch history: None prior to the puppy Litter box training: Always uses the litter box Energy level/descriptors: High activity level Other notes: Gin can play a little too rough sometimes and may cause scratches. She was described as affectionate, playful, and independent. Her owners like that she licks their hair while they’re sleeping, and licks their hands after they give her treats/food. She always greets her owners when they come home and goes in between their legs rubbing herself all over them. Her favorite activity is playing with stuffed toys, string, wand toys, chasing toys, a laser pointer and catnip. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Gin was inside of a den, but pokes her head out to look at the assessor upon approach. Reaction when softly spoken to: Gin hisses and focuses on the assessor, tense and alert. Reaction to cage door opening: Gin hisses and begins to growl. Reaction to touch: Gin begins to yowl and does not allow touch, swiping the assessor’s hand when extended. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 1/22/17 Very on edge, eyes dilated. Starts in cubby, but hissing and growling immediately on approach. Will come to the front and swat through the bars, even when interacting with cats in neighboring kennels. 1/23/17 Similar to yesterday. Sitting on shelf, started hissing and growling on approach. Later, after being moved downstairs, seemed to be adjusting. Exploring cage, quiet meowing, and reaching gently through the bars. No obvious signs of aggression. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate, Lively VOCAL: Somewhat Chatty CHARACTER TYPE: Bold, Independent
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/27/2017 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
S/O: limited exam in net, p hissing, striking, nervous BAR, no nasal or ocular d/c, no sneezing ABN: SNP H/L: no m/a, lungs clear, eupneic A: apparently healthy on limited exam P: ok to monitor
WAS SAFE 1/24/17
GIN – A1101865
FEMALE, CALICO, AMER SH MIX,1 yr
STRAY – PRE RTO, HOLD FOR RTO Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/20/2017, From NY 10031, DueOut Date 01/23/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative mild tartar clean EEN clean coat female cat tense, nervous MC during initial CT negative NOSF
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