JOHN – A1085379
Safe - 8-19-2016 Manhattan
***SAFE 08/19/16: ****EXTENDED VACATION EQUALS DEATH**** AND THE OSCAR GOES TO……….JOHN’S PREVIOUS OWNER!!!!! Want to know what they gets an Oscar for? Being the worst cat owner on earth. John’s previous owner dumped John at the ACC when they were going on an extended holiday and couldn’t find anyone to cat sit. SERIOUSLY?????!!!!!!! Just hit pet sitter on google and there are TONS of people who would gladly watch your cat. John is only 11 months old, shy around strangers and prefers to greet people on his own terms. He has lived with children, has even slept in the same bed as them. John prefers to play with toys by himself. John is self sufficient, he is a low maintenance cat, which makes his previous owners excuse even more pathetic. Now John has death looming over his head, the list is long, 51 other cats begging to be saved. John needs someone to pick him out of the crowd and say “this is my kind of guy!!!”. Help John see his first birthday. Share him before it is too late. Tomorrow is only a few hours away.
Manhattan Center – NEW HOPE
My name is JOHN. My Animal ID # is A1085379.
I am a neutered male white and brown domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 11 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/14/2016 from NY 10032, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
08/14/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/14/16 14:22 John was brought into the ACC because his previous owner was going on an extended vacation and did not have anyone to watch him during that time. Previous owner says that John is shy around strangers and will hide from them and sometimes growl at them if they corner him and try to pet him. He prefers being able to come up to them on his own when he feels more comfortable. He lived with one adult and two children, ages 7 and 14. Around these two children he was relaxed. He would sleep near them and request pets. Previous owner stated that he doesn’t like to play with people, and will only play with toys by himself. He has never lived or seen another cat or dog. John is completely litterbox trained and will ride quietly in a car. He will struggle and swat during a bath or when his nails are being trimmed. He enjoys having his coat brushed and being held. He will struggle when being put in a carrier and will swat. His previous owner described him as friendly, affectionate, shy, mellow, and independent. He likes to spend time by himself in dark places, but will also come hang out with the family- sitting on laps or joining them on top of the table during mealtime. He has a medium activity level. Owner had a problem getting him in his carrier today- he kept running away and hiding and scrambling out of the box. She eventually called the police and had them do it for her, and then brought him to the ACC herself. She did not try to get him into the carrier slowly- she kept just picking him up and trying to force him into it aggressively. At the ACC, John was quiet in his carrier. He shrunk into a corner when he was being scanned for microchip, but was otherwise tolerant of the device. He would not come out of his box on his own but did poke his head out to sniff the counselor. He allowed the counselor to lift him up out of the box and put him on a table. He sat still during collaring and allowed counselor to move his body, head, paws, and tail for repositioning during pictures. He licked his nose during this process at first, but then seemed to relax and blinked at the counselor a few times. He would sniff food but did not eat it. When a carrier was put back on the table, he was reluctant to go inside of it. The counselor nudged him towards it and he eventually climbed inside. He was loud once the door was shut, meowing until he was taken to medical.
No Web Memo
08/17/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Previous owner says that John is shy around strangers and will hide from them and sometimes growl at them if they corner him and try to pet him. He prefers being able to come up to them on his own when he feels more comfortable. He lived with one adult and two children, ages 7 and 14. Previous owner says that John is shy around strangers and will hide from them and sometimes growl at them if they corner him and try to pet him. He prefers being able to come up to them on his own when he feels more comfortable. He lived with one adult and two children, ages 7 and 14. Around these two children he was relaxed. Around these two children he was relaxed. Also, described him as friendly, affectionate, shy, mellow, and independent. Reaction to assessor: John looks tense, hiding in the cat den when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: John remains lying down in place with head slightly out of the den, alert with eyes wide open. Reaction to touch: John sniffs the hand then slowly accepts a brief stroke on the head, but becomes agitated, growls, and attempts to swat at the assessor’s hand. Placement determination: NH ONLY John is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room. He is stressed in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/14/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan negative ear mite negative flea comb negative- treated with activyl neutered slight nervous during exam
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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