GIZMO – A1103645
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My name is GIZMO. My Animal ID # is A1103645. – P
I am a neutered male brn tabby and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/13/2017 from NY 11364, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2NYCHA.
02/16/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Gizmo is at risk due to behavior. He has continued to show fearful and stressed behavior despite enrichment efforts
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/14/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL Normal, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.5 LBS.
PE: WNL Exam & surgery performed by Dr. Paar Feline neuter Anesthesia – 0.2 mL Telazol, 0.4mL Atropine induction. Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. 0.63 mL Buprenex injectable and .64 mL Onsior for pain management.
02/13/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/13/17 20:12 Gizmo is a 3 year old Brown tabby and white male domestic Sh mix; He came to his family as a gift from a friend. He was surrendered due to the owner moving into an apartment that does not allow pets. Gizmo has no known health issues or injures and no vet history. Around strangers Gizmo is shy for a few days and will hide under the bed. Gizmo has lived with a 6 year old child, but does not interact much with the child. However if the child tries to approach, Gizmo will run away. He has never lived with a female shih Tzu in the home, and whenever the Shih Tzu tried to Approach him he would swat and hiss. Gizmo likes to scratch on the Leather furniture. Gizmo does not like baths, if an individual tries to bath him he will hiss and try to jump out of the tub. Gizmo is not bothered when he is being held he stays relaxed in the person arms. Gizmo was described as Affectionate, playful, and shy by his previous owner. He has a medium activity level and while the family is home he follows them around the home. Gizmo enjoys playing with catnip toys and is feed dry and wet food twice a day. Gizmo is litter boxed trained and uses a hooded litter box with clumping litter. Upon intake Gizmo was a relaxed and allowed the counselor to hold him and pet him with no issue. The counselor was able to collar and take a photo.
No Web Memo
02/16/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor Previously lived with: Adults, 6yr old child & a Shih Tzu Behavior toward children: Runs away when approached Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few days and will hide under the bed Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Distance increasing behavior when approached by the dog Bite history: None Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, playful, and shy with a medium activity level Other notes: Scratches on leather furniture. Doesn’t mind being held/ picked up. Enjoys playing with catnip toys. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Recently cleaned Reaction to assessor: Gizmo was tense and curled up in his litter box at the back of the kennel. Reaction when softly spoken to: Gizmo makes eye contact, seems uncomfortable then buries her head. Reaction to cage door opening: Gizmo remains motionless. Reaction to touch: Gizmo is wary and watches the assessor with wide eyes when approached. He allows petting with a slow approach, has a tense body and seems uncomfortable. He remains immobile throughout the interaction and occasionally lip licks. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/14/17 Hunkered down on blanket, quiet, unmoving, legs tucked under. When I open cage and slowly approach, remains quiet and unmoving. Let’s me give head scratches and nose rubs. Doesn’t react much, is tense, but he’s a social cat, shy. 02/16/17 Quiet, timid. Not eating much. There’s a sweet cat inside that huge body, a cat who likely prefers a quiet home environment. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Allows handling for exam but became increasingly fractious and began hissing, striking. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Shy RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ Experienced, adult home only – Gizmo tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
Medical rating was UNKNOWN – Normal, behavior rating was NONE
No Initial Exam
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