JOHN JOHN – 16213
Safe - 12-22-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/22/17—- 9 year old JOHN JOHN was dumped at the shelter by his owner right before the holidays! He is healthy and already neutered and needs a new home asap!
John John 16213
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11225
Intake Date: 12/16/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 9 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 11 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~9yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – Calm, allows all handling for exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Early nuclear sclerosis, 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: Geriatric healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
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-Dec-2017 10:44:44.000
Animal Name: John John
Age: 9 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: 1 Adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and keeps to himself
Behavior toward children: Spent time around a 4yr old and was relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward cats: Lived with a female cat and was relaxed and tolerant
Behavior toward dogs: Spent time around a small & large breed dog and was tolerant of them
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, but heâ€™s been having litter box issues for the past few months.
Energy level/descriptors: Independent and quiet with a low activity level
Other notes: He allows being held for a short period of time and struggles when placed in a carrier. Destructive behavior.
Calm, allows all handling for exam
At front of kennel, ears forward and body soft. Makes eye contact when spoken to and allows petting along head and body while leaning in and raising tail. Doing well after first day!
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
John John was lying down/relaxed near the back of the kennel and comes forward to greet the assessor.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
John John paces back and forth and rubs his cheeks up against the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
John John is calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
John John purrs softly when pet, gives head butts and steps out the kennel to explore his surroundings. He’s curious, but stays close to the assessor and allows petting all over his body.
Reaction to being picked up:
John John is calm, relaxed and allows all handling.
Potential challenges comments:
John Johnâ€™s previous owners report that he was eliminating outside the litter box for the past month. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
John John is reported to have a history of scratching at furniture, and should go to a home that can safely cat-proof furniture and walls in the home. We advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating toys to keep John John occupied when left alone.
H – Healthy
John John interacts with the assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. However due to John John’s destructive behavior and litter box issues we recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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: 16213
Animal Name: John John
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
John John’s owner stated that he has been urinating outside of the litter box for a few months. They have tried cleaning it more often and using other types of litter but it has not changed his behavior.
John John is a 9 year old, gray and white DSH male. He has no known health issues or injuries and has not seen a vet recently. He was an owner surrender due to the cats destructive behavior in the home.
Previously lived with:
In home with owner
How is this cat around strangers?
John John is shy when meeting new people. He will keep to himself when guests enter the home and typically does not approach for attention.
How is this cat around children?
John John has spent time around a 4 year old and was relaxed and respectful around him.
How is this cat around other cats?
John John has lived with one other, female cat in his previous home. He was relaxed and tolerant around her.
How is this cat around dogs?
John John has spent time around small and large breed dogs, and was tolerant around them.
John John’s owner has never bathed him, and he sill struggle or hiss when they try to brush him or trim his nails. He will also struggle when they try to pick him up and put him in a carrier. He will allow them to hold him for short periods of time around the house.
John John has no bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
John John is described as being independent and quiet in his home. He stays in his favorite spot most of the day and likes to play with stuffed toys. He has been an indoor cat and sleeps on the couch. He eats both wet and dry food and is litter box trained using a hooded box with clumping glitter. He uses as scratching post made from fabric.
john John was not handled during intake due to lack of space.
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