KIDDLE – 14250
Safe - 12-11-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 12/11/17 VIDEO & NEW PHOTOS! Who are you kidding? You can’t ignore KIDDLE, the attention seeking 10 year old tabby @ MACC. A volunteer writes: This is a love of scratching the top of her head and a scratch under the chin. This is a calm girl who rubs against the wall of the cage to be petted and then does some needing on her blanket.
**Owner surrendered his older kitty KIDDLE to the shelter and now this healthy spayed girl needs a new home!
Intake Date: 11/21/17
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 10 years
Original Location: 10466
Vet Notes: 2:24 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:10 reported
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : o surrender, no history
Observed Behavior -calm, allows exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean teeth, esp for reported age
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: ss palpable
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: healthy older cat, perhaps younger than stated age
Plan: no treatment
Behavior Assessment Date:
Behavior toward strangers: Kiddle around strangers has been described as shy at first for about an hour or two but after is friendly, outgoing.
Behavior toward children: Kiddle has been around children from the ages 1-16 and is described as relaxed, respectful, tolerant.
Behavior toward cats: Has not been around other cats.
Behavior toward dogs: Has never been around other dogs.
Bite or Scratch history: Kiddle has never bitten any person or animal nor has she received any bites or scratches.
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Low
Other notes: Kiddle has been described as gentle and does not really play but enjoys lounging.
Observed Behavior -calm, allows exam
In main compartment, soft eyes and body, eating wet food. Stayed in place when door opened, leaned and arched into pets, purred, never stopped eating.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Kiddle is asleep on approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Kiddle wakes up and looks at the assessor with soft eyes and body.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Kiddle comes to the front of the cage.
Reaction to touch:
Kiddle leans and arches into the stroke and begins to purr.
Reaction to being picked up:
Kiddle allows the pick-up, but seems uncomfortable and starts to whine.
Uncomfortable with pick up
Potential challenges comments:
Kiddle did not appear to like being picked up during their behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend any future home with children be counseled in respecting the cat’s space and for the family to use care when picking him/her up, especially while she is still adjusting to her new home.
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Kiddle is a 10 year old cat that is spayed. She is a domestic short haired brown tabby with some white. She was all her claws and was found as a stray when her previous owners found her. The owners were forced to give her up due to moving issues.
How is this cat around strangers?
Kiddle around strangers has been described as shy at first for about an hour or two but after is friendly, outgoing.
How is this cat around children?
Kiddle has been around children from the ages 1-16 and is described as relaxed, respectful, tolerant.
How is this cat around other cats?
Has not been around other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Has never been around other dogs.
Kiddle has been described as gentle and does not really play but enjoys lounging.
Kiddle has never bitten any person or animal nor has she received any bites or scratches.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Kiddle has had no health issues or injuries
For a New Family to Know
Kiddle is described as mellow, shy and quiet. The only time she meows is for food. She enjoys sitting, napping and lounging around. She also enjoys hanging by the window sill.
When you are home she tends to follow you around, sit on you, be in the same room.
She enjoys as array of toys ranging from balls, strings, wand toys and a laser pointer.
Kiddle has been a indoor cat only and sleeps on a chair and in dining room.
She eats dry food from Purina about a handful twice a day.
Her favorite treats are temptations.
She is littered box trained and has been using uncovered boxes. Kiddle also scratches upon carpets and has never used a scratching post before.
A volunteer writes: This is a love of scratching the top of her head and a scratch under the chin. This is a calm girl who rubs against the wall of the cage to be petted and then does some needing on her blanket.
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