GRACESON – A1118400
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***SAFE 07/29/17*** HANDSOME GRACESON WANTS TO CHILL AT YOUR PLACE WHERE HE CAN RELAX AND REGROUP!! Graceson was surrendered for “personal problems. His owner said he is an independent cat and aloof. If you like quiet kitties, this cat is for you!! MUST RESERVE BY NOON!!
My name is GRACESON. My Animal ID # is A1118400. – P
I am a neutered male gray domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/22/2017 from NY 11215, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
07/26/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Graceson A1118400 is at risk due to behavior. Graceson’s previous owner reports he hides and keeps his distance from strangers, but he’ll warm up to them after a few weeks. He displays fearful behaviors in the shelter environment and keeps a low body posture when approached for interaction. He accepts gentle petting with a slow approach and seems interested, shifting his body to sniff the person’s hand, but he twitches when pet along his body and appears very uncomfortable.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/23/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.9 LBS.
07/13/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/13/17 15:04 BASIC INFORMATION: Graceson is a gray DSH cat that is 1 year old. The owner received him as a gift when he was a small kitten. The owner is surrendering Graceson due to litter box issues and having no time. Graceson has no known illness. SOCIALIZATION: Graceson has lived with 2 adults in the home. He occasionally approaches and rub. He has never been around small children. He has never lived other dogs. He has lived with a spayed cat. They both were respectful of each other but did not engage in play. When strangers come over he come out of hiding but keeps his distances. He takes a few weeks to warm up to new people. BEHAVIOR: Graceson does not have a bite history. He hisses when his bath or gets his nails trimmed. He struggles away when his put into the carrier. He prefers to be gently petted on the floor. When strangers come over he hides. Graceson has soiling issue. He defecates and Urinates outside the litter box. He scratches the sofa and does not use his carpet scratching post. FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW: Graceson is described as aloof, independent and sometimes fearful. He likes to be in the room by himself and does not solicit much attention. He does not care much for cat toys. When stranger come over he hides. He enjoys to look out the window and sun bath. He favorite cat food is Purina cat chow dry. Graceson meows when his hungry. He is tolerant when picked up but will struggle away after a few minutes of being held.
No Web Memo
07/25/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Previously lived with: 2 Adults Behavior toward strangers: Hides and keeps his distances. He takes a few weeks to warm up to new people. Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Lived with a female cat and was respectful Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: Litter box training: No, he’s been urinating/defecating outside his litter box for about 8 months Energy level/descriptors: Aloof, independent and sometimes fearful Other notes: He doesn’t like being given a bath, having his nails trimmed and struggles when put in a carrier. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Will flee. Hissing. Jumping. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 07/23/17 Lying in back of kennel with a low body, tail wrapped around him and head lowered onto floor. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning head to watch my hand and licking his lips, ears tilted and eyes wide. Needs more time to adjust. 07/24/17 Sitting crouched in back of kennel, eyes wide and ears tilted. Tail is wrapped around body. He sniffs the treats I place by him but isn’t yet comfortable enough to eat them in front of me. HE sniffs my hand and tolerates petting along g his head and body, tensing his body and leaning away slightly. Turns head to watch my hand with wide eyes – trues to sniff my hand. Curious and unsure. Needs more time to adjust. 07/25/17 Crouched in litter box, body lowered. Turns and makes eye contact, but doesn’t come forward when coaxed. Lip licks and becomes focused on my hand when I approach. He sniffs and tolerates petting on his head. His body twitches and he follows my hand as I pet him along his body. He seems uncomfortable and isn’t confident enough to come forward. Left some treats at the front & sprayed feliway. POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Graceson has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
Inappropriate elimination – Graceson’s previous owners report that he was eliminating (urinating and defecating) outside the litter box for about 8 months. Graceson was seen by a veterinarian and has no known medical issues. The previous owners report adding litter boxes, moving them, cleaning daily but the inappropriate elimination behavior has continued. We advise potential adopters to be aware that this behavior may continue in a home environment, and that they be comfortable with management and modification techniques for this behavioral challenge. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Graceson 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. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/23/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam neutered male Estimated age: 2 years old Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : Owner surrender. Subjective: Apparently healthy neutered male Observed Behavior – Will flee. Hissing. Jumping. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective P = 160 bpm BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: NAF PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment Apparently healthy Plan No treament Prognosis: excellent
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