GINGER – A1105127
Safe - 3-7-2017 Brooklyn
GINGER IS A NEUTERED 2 YR OLD WHOSE OWNER DUMPED FOR HAVING “TOO MANY” – GINGER IS HOPING SOMEONE WILL SEE HOW HANDSOME HE IS AND COME ADOPT HIM!
GINGER – A1105127
NEUTERED MALE, CRM TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason TOO MANY P
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/03/2017, From NY 11206, DueOut Date 03/03/2017,
Indoor and outdoor cat
Previously lived with: Four adults and two female cats
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and affectionate
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and tolerant
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, uses an open litter box with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: Ginger is described as an independent cat who loves to explore.
Other notes: Ginger does not mind when he is picked up and held. Ginger will follow his owner around the home and likes to stay in the same room.
Attention-seeking, social, vocal. Allowed petting all over and to be picked up and held. Grumbles a little at times, but remains social and friendly. Likes to give head butts. Stayed social and friendly throughout the interaction, Seems to have a lot of energy, is active. Allowed me to pick up a couple of different times, was a little tense.
Social, attention-seeking, friendly. Allowed me to pick up and hold, purred a little. Doesn’t want to be held for too long (he’s a big cat). No grumbling so far today during our interactions. Seems to be adjusting well.
Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor: Ginger comes to the front, meows, and rubs on the cage door.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Ginger climbs on the door and reaches out with his paw. He will continue to solicit attention afterwards.
Reaction to cage door opening: Ginger immediately greets by the opening and rubs against the assessor.
Reaction to touch: Ginger head-butts, leans in for rubs, and nuzzles against the assessor’s body. He nudges the assessor with his head and purrs loudly.
Reaction to being picked up: Ginger remains calm and allows handling, but will wiggle to be placed back down.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate, Lively
VOCAL: Somewhat chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Social, Affectionate, Insistent
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Beginner
Ginger interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat can go to a beginner home.
Ginger is a two year old cream tabby and white domestic shorthair. He was surrendered by his owner due to owener having too many pets in the home. Ginger was left with owner when a family friend could no longer care for him, he was with his owner for three months.
Ginger has lived with four adults and two female cats in his previous home. Ginger is described as friendly and affectionate towards strangers and the family members in the home. Ginger is relaxed and tolerant towards the other cats in the home. Ginger has not been around dogs. Ginger has not bitten while in his previous home.
Ginger is litterbox trained and uses clumping litter and an open litterbox. Ginger will scratch at the carpet stairs and rugs. Ginger was not bathed by owner or brushed. Ginger does not mind when he is picked up and held. Ginger will follow his owner around the home and likes to stay in the same room. Ginger is described as an independent cat who loves to explore. Ginger has been kept indoor/outdoors. Ginger eats Purina Natural and is fed twice a day.
Upon intake Ginger had a loose wiggly body and receptive to handling cousnelor was able to collar, scan (negative) and photograph.
Attention-seeking, social, vocal. Allowed petting all over and to be picked up and held. Grumbles a little at times, but remains social and friendly. Large cat, likes to give head butts. Stayed social and friendly throughout the interaction, removed “use caution” sticker. Seems to have a lot of energy, is active. Gave some toys and catnip. Update: Again social and friendly with me when I checked back on him this afternoon. Allowed me to pick up a couple of different times, was a little tense. Tends to grumble a little but stays social and friendly. For moving, using a cardboard carrier will be easier than a den.
DVM Intake Exam Findings
History Owner surrounder after having cat for 3 months
Observed Behavior – BARH. Attention seeking. Eating well.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – No
Evidence of Trauma seen – No
P = 180 R = 36 BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate gingivitis, no ulcers seen, mm pink moist
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Consider dental cleaning in future with placement
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