GRAVY – 18236
Safe - 1-26-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 1/26/18 Gravy was dumped by his owner – he is already neutered and hoping someone new will give him a furever home.
Intake Date: 1/13/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 4 years
Weight: 14 lbs
Zip Code: 11208
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Spent time around children and was relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level
Other notes: He enjoys being brushed and at times will struggle to get away when being held. He isn’t bothered if he is put in a carrier. At home he will follow his owner around and likes to play with stuffed mice toys.
Hissing in carrier, swatting on approach, brief exam done in net
Lying in back of kennel, ears forward and eyes alert. Vocalizes when spoken to, then hisses. He stretches and steps forward, leaning his down and arching his back as if to greet me with a head-butt, then tenses and hisses again when touched. Rolls over onto his side when I close the kennel door. Some conflicted behavior â€“ curious but unsure. Needs more time to adjust.
Relaxed and lying down on his blanket at the back of the kennel. He comes forward when coaxed, tail erect, ears tilted forward. His tail quivers and sways when pet. He leans in for attention, gives head butts and allow petting all over. Very sweet and affectionate. He stands on his hind legs and rubs up against my chest. Shows signs of overstimulation; whips around quickly and vocalizes when pet for too long. Very food motivated.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Gravy was purring and rolling around playfully at the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Gravy kneads in the air and rubs her cheeks against the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Gravy is calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Gravy rolls around, nuzzles against the assessor and allows petting all over his body. He purrs, gives head butts and appreciates attention, but can get overstimulated with prolonged interactions and will nip with moderate pressure.
Reaction to being picked up:
Gravy was a bit tense when picked up and tried to wiggle out of the assessor’s arms.
Potential challenges comments:
Gravy is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Gravy becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Gravy solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents and any future home with children should conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Gravy is a 4 year old white and brown tabby neutered cat who was surrendered by his owner due to the fact she was moving out of state and cannot take him with her. the owner stated that she adopted Gravy from the ACC 1 year ago.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Owner stated that when around strangers Gravy is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults he is gentle.
How is this cat around children?
Gravy has spent time in the home around children. When around them his is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children Gravy is gentle.
How is this cat around other cats?
Gravy has not spent time in the home around other cats so it is unknown how he will react.
How is this cat around dogs?
Gravy has not spent time in the home around dogs so it is unknown how he will react.
Owner stated that Gravy does scratch on the furniture due to the fact he never had a scratching post. Owner stated that Gravy has never bathed nor had his nails trimmed so it is unknown how he will react. He enjoys being brushed and at times will struggle to get away when being held. He isn’t bothered if he is put in a carrier
Gravy has no bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
No reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know
Owner described Gravy as friendly affectionate and mellow. When at home he will follow his owner around. He likes to play with stuffed mice and he has been kept indoors only. Gravy eats dry cat food. He is used to a hooded litter box with clumping litter.
During intake Gravy allowed the counselor to pick him up, collar him and take his picture with no problems.
Vet Notes: 3:24 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~4yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 981020019682921
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – Hissing in carrier, swatting on approach, brief exam done in net
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Visual exam only, teeth appear in good condition
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Wound – right nail of digit 4 broke off in net
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Applied quick stop to nail
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