ICEY – 12779
Safe - 11-22-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/22/17 — 9 year old ICEY was dumped by her owner. She is a spayed girl and has a small mass on the left neck shoulder area which should be seen by a vet. ICEY is hoping to be back in a home for the holidays.
Intake Date: 11/16/17
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~6yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? Yes
History : owner surrender
Observed Behavior – BARH. Walked out of carrier on own and allowed handling for exam, started low growling and hissing. Cat muzzle placed for remainder of intake
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Small mass at left neck/shoulder region
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. New owner should be aware of small mass and note any changes, follow up with private vet.
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 19-Nov-2017 14:11:25.000
Animal Name: Icey
Age: 9 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Indoor and outdoor cat
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 child, and a large breed dog
Behavior toward strangers: Shy, runs away
Behavior toward children: Very playful and gentle
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Respectful, keeps to herself
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, uses an open litter box with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: Icey was described as shy but affectionate with her family. She has a high activity level.
Other notes: Icey loves being held and likes to lay on her family lap while being pet.
Observed Behavior – Walked out of carrier on own and allowed handling for exam, started low growling and hissing. Cat muzzle placed for remainder of intake
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Icey was lying down, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Icey approaches the front and rubs against the cage door, soliciting attention.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Icey remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Icey accepts petting and her tail begins to quiver. She purrs and would lean and rub against the assessor.
Reaction to being picked up:
Icey remains calm during pick up and when held, but after a moment she begins to grumble and whine.
H – Healthy
Icey interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. Her previous owner reports she is shy around new people, so she may need time to warm up to her new home and family. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for cat parents with an average amount of experience.
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 12779
Animal Name: Icey
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Icey is a 6 year old Female DSH, she came to her home 2 year ago as a stray and is being surrendered due to the owner being homeless.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 1 child, 1 large dog
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Icey is shy and runs away.
How is this cat around children?
Icey has lived with a 7 year old child and is very playful and gentle with the child.
How is this cat around other cats?
Icey has never been around other cats
How is this cat around dogs?
Icey has lived with a large male dog in the home and is respectful but keeps to herself.
Icey loves being held and Likes to lay on her family lap while being pet. Icey is struggles during and bath and tries to run out of the carrier’s.
Icey has no bite history
high activity Level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Icey has no known health issues or injures.
For a New Family to Know
Icey was described as shy but affectionate with her family, loves to lay down on her owner laps and is free fed wet food and dry food. Icey is Litter-box trained with an uncovered box and clumping litter. Icey does not have a scratching post but does not scratch on furniture.
Upon intake Icey was friendly but she tried to flee once giving some wet food she allowed the counselor to collar her and take a photo.
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