MECHITA – A1102719
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MECHITA – A1102719
SPAYED FEMALE, TORTIE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,9 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/13/2017, From NY 11354, DueOut Date 02/13/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-088395.
Mechita is a 9 year old tortie colored DSH with no known medical conditions. Owner has had Mechita for 9 years and is surrendering her along with her house mates because they are moving.
Mechita has not lived with children or dogs and behavior is not known for interacting with them. Around strangers Mechita is shy for a few minutes but warms up quickly. Mechita doesn’t play much with adults but enjoys being pet and shown affection. Mechita has lived with other cats and is relaxed and affectionate towards them and plays gently.
During car rides Mechita is Quiet. Mechita doesn’t like to get bathes but she will let you wash her. Mechita isn’t bothered when being brushed or having her nails trimmed. When being picked up Mechita is a little scared but will let you hold her. Mechita doesn’t like being placed in a carrier and will try to run away.
For the new family to know
Mechita was described as friendly and mellow with a low activity level. Mechita enjoys playing with strings and cat nip toys. When home with Mechita she likes follow you around . Mechita eats Friskies dry food. Mechita is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with fresh step litter. Mechita does not have a scratching post at home and likes to scratch on the leather couch. When its time for bed Mechita likes to sleep on the couch or in the bed.
Behavior during intake
Mechita was quiet during intake. Mechita allowed to be scanned and collared with no problem but remained shy. Mechita allowed to be picked up and all handling.
Previously lived with: Adults and cats
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes but warms up quickly.
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, affectionate & playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly and mellow with a low activity level.
Other notes: She doesn’t like being placed in a carrier and will try to run away. Mechita isn’t bothered when being brushed or having her nails trimmed. Enjoys playing with string and catnip. Scratches on leather couch.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Mechita was lying down, sprawled out on her blanket.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Mechita is curious, her ears rotate and she turns towards the assessor to make eye contact.
Reaction to cage door opening: Mechita lip licks and seems unsure.
Reaction to touch: Mechita is hesitant and slowly leans forward to sniff when the assessor extends his hand out. She is a little wary of her surroundings but she leans in for rubs and allows petting all over her body. She appreciates attention and feels confident near the back of the kennel.
Reaction to being picked up: Mechita was a little tense when picked up but remained calm in the assessor’s arms.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/14/17
Quiet, hunkered down on blanket at side of kennel, eyes down. Allows petting all over, stays quiet, unmoving, a little lip licking. Nervous and unsure, needs time to adjust.
Gorgeous fat tortie housecat, arrived from same home as Mia, -18, and Nice, -20; Pending intiial med exams, we should look at the best way to house this trio together, if possible, perhaps in one of the triple kennels. Quiet, hunkered down on blanket at side of kennel, eyes down. Allows petting all over, stays quiet, unmoving, a little lip licking. Nervous and unsure, needs time to adjust. Gave fresh wet food and Temptations treats (hadn’t eaten overnight, it doesn’t look like) and sprayed Feliway.
Quietly resting on blanket, calm, appreciates petting and attention. Loves a small plush toy I gave her, nuzzles it. Really pretty, plump lady. Likes chicken and treats, a bit demure about coming forward to eat. Should be in adoptions, Rm. 6 could suit her; former housemate Nice is already in that room.
Quietly resting on blanket, calm, appreciates petting and attention. Loves a small plush toy I gave her, nuzzles it. Really pretty, plump lady.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Nervous, tries to get away, no signs of aggression.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet, Affectionate
_x_ Experienced cat parent- Mechita may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
S/O: QARH. Nervous, tries to get away, no signs of agression. BCS 8/9
EENT: Mild dental tartar/gingivitis, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear
ABD: Difficult to palpate due to size
INTEG: Full coat
MS: Ambulatory x 4
UG: Spayed female
A: Overweight, mild gingivitis, senior pet
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Rec weight loss plan with placement. Good prognosis
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