MIA – A1104941
Safe - 3-12-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 3/12/17 A volunteer writes: Mia was in a deep snooze when I came knocking at her wee small door. Not a twitch or a twitter but, when I opened her door, up she leapt and forward she sprang, ready as a rooster for love, love, love. She’s a nice and friendly girl who needs a home of her own where her big heart can roam.
MIA AND PAL SPIKE LOST THEIR HOME DUE TO EVICTION – WHY NOT ADOPT BOTH TODAY!
MIA – A1104941
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWN EVICT
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/28/2017, From NY 10456, DueOut Date 02/28/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-089788.
reported spayed 5 years old
limited exam in net
vocaling throughout exam, trying to bite
abd hard to assess
heart and lungs wnl
mild crusty eye dc
A volunteer writes: Mia was in a deep snooze when I came knocking at her wee small door. Not a twitch or a twitter but, when I opened her door, up she leapt and forward she sprang, ready as a rooster for love, love, love. She’s a nice and friendly girl who needs a home of her own where her big heart can roam.
Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoor
Previously lived with: __ adults and __ children ages _3,4__
Behavior toward children: Gentle
Behavior toward strangers:
Behavior toward cats: Tolerates
Behavior toward dogs: Tolerates
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Y
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Cage Condition: Cat was covered by Shore-line cover
Reaction to assessor: Assessor adjusted cover then cat came forward
Reaction when softly spoken to: Began rubbing kennel gate for attention
Reaction to cage door opening: Remained in front soliciting: rolling around and extending paws
Reaction to touch: Allows all petting from assess-a-hand and gloved hand as well
Reaction to being picked up: Did not allow pick up began meowing and distancing herself
Mia was sitting up in middle of cage on approach. Extremely tense, eyes dilated, whiskers forward. Started hissing and growling when I came closer, then began screaming and retreated. Flinched when given toy, slowly quieted down and ate treats, then played with catnip pillow.
Still stiff, eyes dilated, but more social today. At the front on approach, rubbing against the bars and meowing loudly. After a bit, lay down in litter box. Stayed in place when door opened, continued meowing, leaned into pets.
ACTIVITY LEVEL, Lively,
VOCAL: Somewhat Chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Bold, Social,
RECOMMENDATIONS: [Overall placement determination]
_X_ Experienced cat parent
_X_ Uncomfortable with pick up
Mia did not appear to like being picked up during her 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 her up, especially while she is still adjusting to her new home.
Behavior observations X__ Experience
Mia tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter.
We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Sitting up in middle of cage on approach. Extremely tense, eyes dilated, whiskers forward. Started hissing and growling when I came closer, then began screaming and retreated. Flinched when given toy, slowly quieted down and ate treats, then played with catnip pillow. Sprayed feliway.
Still stiff, eyes dilated, but more social today. At the front on approach, rubbing against the bars and meowing loudly. After a bit, lay down in litter box. Stayed in place when door opened, continued meowing, leaned into pets. Sprayed feliway.
Mia is a 5 yr. old female domestic short hair mix. The owner surrendered Mia because of personal problems. Mia has no health problems and was last taken to a vet over a year ago.
The owner states that around strangers Mia is friendly but shy for a few minutes. Mia has lived with children between the ages of 3and 4 years old and she got along with them very well. Mia has lived with another small Yorkshire terr mix and another cat Spike A1104939, they all got along well with each other. Mia has never bitten or scratched anyone.
Mia does not like to be bathed, have her nails trimmed, having her coat brushed and hates being picked up and being placed in a cat carrier (she will struggle and growl/hiss at the person).
For a new family to know:
The owner describes Mia shy and independent cat with a medium activity level. Mia has played with rubber ball and string cat toys; she lives mostly indoors and sleeps in the bedroom. In the home Mia will only allowed to stay in the same room as the owner and was not allowed anywhere else. Mia eats purinea brand dry cat food and is open feed. She is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Mia has never been given a scratching post so the owner does not know if she will use it or not but she does scratch on furniture.
Behavior during intake:
During intake Mia was very tense with stiff body, she allowed us to scan (-), photographed and placed in cat kennel. But she would not allow us to put on collar (growled and hissed).
Came in With
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