GINGER – A1118300
Safe - 7-27-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 7/27/17 These housemates are a little shy at the Brooklyn Care Center, and would be happiest in an experienced kitty home where they can adjust and explore at their own pace.
GINGER (was pregnant) and LILY were brought in the shelter by an owner who said he had “too many”. They both need a home of their own.
GINGER – A1118300
FEMALE Spayed, CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,1 yr, 4 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason TOO MANY P
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/19/2017, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 07/19/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-104864.
Medical Behavior Evaluation Blue
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported 3 years old (bred in the home) – exam is consistent with this
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg – MC placed during exam
History : No health problems but not taken to a vet.
Subjective: Quiet, allows all handling
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Tachypneic, Lungs clear
ABD: Slightly distended, moderately firm, non painful
U/G: Female intact. Slightly developed mammary glands.
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, mild flea dirt. No masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Normal externally
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Indoor and outdoor cat
Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages 8,9 & 10yr old)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and social
Behavior toward children: Playful and gentle
Behavior toward cats: Lived with 4 other cats and was relaxed and exuberant
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and playful with medium and high activity level
Other notes: She struggles during a nail trim, and likes to be held. She likes to be in the same room as her owner, and loves playing with string and laser pointer,
Quiet, allows all handling
Cage Condition: Cat is hiding under
Reaction to assessor: Ginger was curled up and pressed up against the back wall of the cage with her head lowered.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Ginger hides behind the bogus paper and tries to avoid eye contact.
Reaction to cage door opening: Ginger flinches and focuses on the assessor.
Reaction to touch: Ginger lowers her head and lip licks when the assessor extends his hand out. She tenses up and watches when the assess pets her along her head and body. Her ears rotate; she slow blinks and stays crouched at the back where she feels comfortable.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid
Experienced cat parent – Ginger may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Ginger is a 3 year old unaltered female DSH mix; she was bred in the home and is being surrender due to the owner having no time and having to many pets. She has no known health issues or injures and has no vet history.
Around strangers Ginger is friendly and outgoing, she has lived with children of ages 8, 9, and 10 years old she is playful and gentle. Ginger has lived with 4 other cats and is relaxed and exuberant and has no bite history. Ginger likes to scratch on the furniture. Ginger will struggle during a nail trim, and likes to be held. She friendly, affectionate, and playful with medium and high activity level
Ginger likes to be in the same room, and loves playing with string and laser pointer, and goes inside and outside. She sleeps in a cat house and eats fancy feast and Purina twice a day. She is litter box trained and uses an uncovered box in the bathroom with fresh step clay litter and has a scratching post made of carpet and rough rope.
CAME IN WITH
A1118702 – LILY
Came in With
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