HEATH – A1108070
Safe - 4-18-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 4/18/17 Grey Tabby HEATH will warm your heart @ MACC
NEW PHOTOS! Surrendered with his housemate due to “purrsonal problems”, 2 year old HEATH now has a big problem of his own – he needs a new home! Neutered and good to go – will you save him today?
HEATH – A1108070
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNH&UNTREA Intake Date 04/06/2017, From NY 10452, DueOut Date 04/06/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-093201.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary History Owner surrender, came in with 1 other cat Subjective Mostly calm for exam. Hissed while being carried to exam table. A few yowls on exam table but was mostly compliant for exam. Objective BCS 6/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Slightly tense, no masses palpated U/G: Male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Mild tartar, no other significant medical issues Plan: Recommend good long-term dental hygiene 1088
History Owner surrender, came in with 1 other cat
Subjective Mostly calm for exam. Hissed while being carried to exam table. A few yowls on exam table but was mostly compliant for exam.
BCS 6/9, MMs pink and moist
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Mild tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Slightly tense, no masses palpated
U/G: Male neutered
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Mild tartar, no other significant medical issues
Plan: Recommend good long-term dental hygiene
Previously lived with: Adults and children
Behavior toward strangers: Shy
Behavior toward children: Respectful
Behavior toward cats: Playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: High
Other notes: Shy, independent
Mostly calm for exam. Hissed while being carried to exam table. A few yowls on exam table but was mostly compliant for exam.
Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor: Heath looks at the assessor with dilated eyes, and retreats slightly to the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Heath looks around with dilated eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening: Heath remains immobile.
Reaction to touch: Heath allows a few strokes, then slowly retreats to the other kennel.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Timid, Independent
Heath has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. 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.
Heath tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
– Experienced cat parent
Heath A1108070 is a dsh cat that was surrendered with another cat. They were a gift to the owner 5 months ago. The main reason for surrender is that the owner has personal problems and there is an allergic family member in the home. They do not have any health concerns. It is unknown when was the last time they visited a veterinarian.
Heath is shy around strangers for a few minutes. He has lived with children and he is respectful of children. He does not play with children or adults alike. The cats are siblings and have always lived with each other, they are very playful with each other. They have never bitten or scratched anyone.
Heath scratches furniture, and hides in fear. They meow a lot in a car ride. If you try to brush him or pick him up, he struggles. he is afraid to be placed in a carrier.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Heath is described as shy and independent. he has a high activity level. He loves to lay around and jump on top of everything.
When home, Heath rarely seeks attention. He enjoys playing with balls, string, and stuffed toys. He has been kept mostly indoors. heath sleeps on a pillow, He eats any dry food and likes wet food also twice a day. He is litter box trained, and uses a regular litter box with clumping litter. He scratches on furniture, doors, rugs and walls.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
He allowed handling, collaring and photos.
Came in With
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