MARSHMELLOW – A1062821
Safe - 2-2-2016 Brooklyn
*SAFE* 02/02/16- Rumored to be the mythical Tibetan Abominable Snowman of Cuddles Marshmellow has been sighted at the Brooklyn care center looking for people to savage with headbutts and chin rubs. Easily identified by his piercing blue eyes and snowy white coat. The wise old men say that the best way to catch this elusive creature is with treats and kisses.
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / TAN, DOMESTIC SH,3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/13/2016, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 01/13/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – ears back, hissed, growled, lunged, tried to bite – fast escalation of behavior. 0.15mL Telazol given for exam. N~ 3 years Ears, eyes, nose, mouth clear Teeth shite, mild gingivitis Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted NOSF
Marshmallow is a 3 year old neutered white domestic short hair. The owner got him from a pet store and is surrendering him because she is going away for college and her family can no longer care for Marshmellow because they travel out of state a lot. Marshmellow would see the vet on an annual basis and has no known health problems or injuries.
Marshmellow is friendly and outgoing when strangers come into his home. He is gentle during play with adults and children. He is used to living with a 2 year old child and relaxed and affectionate with him. He has not been socialized with other cats or dogs.
Marshmellow will meow during car rides. He has never had his nails trimmed or been given a bath to know his behavior during them. He is no bothered when brushed, put in a carrier, or disturbed from sleep. He struggles when picked up and held.
For a New Family to Know:
Marshmellow is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, confident, assertive, independent, and quiet. He is kept indoors and has a high activity level. He loves to play with boxes, string, and toy mice. He likes to seep in high places. H is feed Purina wet and dry cat food. He is five a handful of dry cat food twice a day. He is litter box trained and is used to clumping litter inside a hooded litter box. He was never given a scratching post so he will use the furniture. The owner says he would do best in a family home.
Marshmellow was sitting in the back of the carrier. When approached he backup up. When the door was opened and he was pet, he hissed. He walked out of the carrier with it was tilted slightly. He allowed to be repositioned and collared but he hissed a few times during. When the carrier was brought to him, he walked back inside.
As per previous owner, Marshmellow is friendly and outgoing when strangers come into the home. He lived with a young child and would gently play with children and adults. Marshmellow is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, confident, assertive, independent, and quiet. He loves to play with boxes, string, toy mice and likes to seep in high places. A scratching post was never given to him so he would often use the furniture.
Reaction to assessor: Marshmellow makes eye contact with the assessor but doesn’t come forward. His body is curled up in the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Marshmellow’s ear perks up but remains motionless.
Reaction to cage door opening: Marshmellow remains calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Marshmellow sniffs the assessor’s hand and slowly leans in for attention. He allows petting and slowly inches to the front.
Behavior Determination: Experience
Marshmellow tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He was never given a scratching post in his previous home and would use the furniture so we advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating toys to keep Marshmellow occupied when left alone.
Marshmellow appears to be overstimulated and overwhelmed in the busy kennel environment, and has begun at times hissing, growling, and striking when approached. We recommend placement into a stable home environment as quickly as possible. Marshmellow previous owner described him as friendly. We think he would be okay in a home with experienced adopters.
01/14/16 Thursday (Day 1)
Ears bend flat. Makes eye contact but is very tense. Allows petting on head. Hesitant at first then leans forward for rubs.
01/17/16 Sunday (Day 2)
Body curled up. Ears perk up as you approach. No movement. Sniffs hand and leans in for attention. Allows petting.
01/19/16 Tuesday (Day 3)
At the top of condo. Leans in for attention, calm and relaxed. Allows petting. Rolls over and starts to purr. Loves treats but doesn’t come down.
01/20/16 Wednesday (Day 4)
At the front. Sniffs hand then leans in for attention. Calm and relaxed. Allows handling but a bit tense. Rolls over. Very affectionate. Tail up. Starts to purr.
VC – MONITOR FOR VOMITING FIRST OBSERVED 1/16 – WITHHELD FOOD OVERNIGHT
S/O: Cat is Q/BAR, just moved to adoptions from 12 so a little nervous. No V/D in cage and ACO reports no V/D.
A: Apparently healthy
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC
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