MIA – A1102718
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7 YR OLD MIA WAS BROUGHT IN WITH HOUSEMATE MECHITA WHEN OWNER MOVED AWAY – NEEDS HOME NOW!
MIA – A1102718
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / ORG TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 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.
Mia is a 7 year old spayed white and orange tabby with no known medical conditions. Owner has had Mia for 7 years and is surrendering her along with her house mates because they are moving.
Mia has not lived with children and behavior is not known for interacting with them. Around strangers Mia is shy and hide. Mia doesn’t play much with adults. Mia has lived with other cats and is respectful towards them but doesn’t interact with them. Mia has lived with a dog and was affectionate with him.
During car rides Mia is Quiet. Mia doesn’t like to get bathes but she will let you wash her. Mia isn’t bothered when being brushed or having her nails trimmed. When being picked up Mia will struggle and jump out of your arms. Mia isn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier.
For the new family to know
Mia was described as fearful shy and mellow with a medium activity level. Mia enjoys playing with strings and cat nip toys. When home with Mia she likes to be in a favorite spot of hers. Mia eats Friskies dry food. Mia is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with fresh step litter. Mia does not have a scratching post at home and likes to scratch on the leather couch. When its time for bed Mia likes to sleep on the couch or in the bed.
Behaviro during intake
Mia was quiet during intake. Mia allowed to be scanned and collared with no problem but remained shy. Mia allowed to be picked up and all handling.
Indoor and/or Outdoor?
Previously lived with: Adults, dogs and cats
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and will hide
Behavior toward cats: Respectful towards them but doesn’t interact with them much
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and affectionate
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Fearful & shy with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Isn’t bothered when being brushed or having her nails trimmed. When being picked up Mia will struggle and jump out of your arms. Mia isn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier. She doesn’t have a scratching post at home and likes to scratch on the leather couch.
Cage Condition: Recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor: Mia was sitting in her litter box with her paws folded at the back of the litter box.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Mia makes eye contact then rolls around playfully and rubs up against all the objects in her kennel.
Reaction to cage door opening: Mia lip licks and remains neutral.
Reaction to touch: Mia is a little unsure at first but she leans forward and sniffs the assessor when approached. She allows petting, gently leans in when rubbed and appreciates attention. Her body relaxes, starts to gain confidence and she stays at the back and continues soliciting attention.
Reaction to being picked up: Mia is tense when picked up but she quickly relaxes and remains 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. Slow blinks when spoken to softly. 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.
Adorable fat housecat, arrived from same home as Mechita, -19, and Nice, -20; Pending intiial med exams, we should look at the best way to house this trio together, 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. Slow blinks when spoken to softly. 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.
Stretched out on blanket towards back of kennel, quiet, calm. Really cute girl, appreciates petting and allows all handling. Nervous and unsure, shy, still needs some time to adjust, plus she’s separated from her two former housemates. Should go to adoptions. Gave some treats and a new toy.
Stretched out on blanket towards back of kennel, quiet, calm. Really cute girl, appreciates petting and allows all handling. Nervous and unsure, shy, still needs some time to adjust, plus she’s separated from her two former housemates.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Allows all handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet, Affectionate
_x_ Average – Mia interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
S/O: QARH. Allows all handling. BCS 6/9
EENT: Mild dental tartar/gingivitis, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, lungs clear
ABD: Normal abdominal palpation
INTEG: Full coat, wnl
MS: Ambulatory x 4
UG: Spay scar palpated, tattoo present
A: Overweight, mild gingivitis
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
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