MILA – A1089474
Safe - 9-24-2016 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 09/24/16***Poor MILA has a story to tell. She lived with a family and another cat and a dog. Then MILA had a stillborn pregnancy and started becoming defensive around the dog. Did MILA’s owners work with the problem? No. They dumped poor MILA at the shelter where she is on tomorrow’s euthanasia list! This sweet CALICO and white female is around 5 years old. MILA lived with 2 adults and 3 teenagers and got along with them well. She is described as laid back and liked to be picked up. MILA is stressed at the shelter and she’s not sure if she can trust all these people poking and prodding her. She would do great in an experienced pet home with no children. MILA is a sweet girl with a hard luck story who deserves to be loved and appreciated! Please save this special girl today!!!
My name is MILA. My Animal ID # is A1089474. – P
I am a female calico domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/12/2016 from NY 11236, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/13/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.3 LBS.
No Final Exam
09/12/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/12/16 09:04 Mila is a 5 year old female brown and white domestic shorthair cat who is being surrendered because she is having difficulty with the dog in the home. Mila has been with the family for almost 5 years. Mila lived with 2 adults and 3 teenage children as well as a small poodle and another cat. Mila is receptive to both the cat and the dog in the home but is described as layed back and does not interact much. However recently Mila has become defensive to the dog and will ward him off when he is present with lunging and hissing. This started after Mila had a stillborn pregnancy. Mila is still receptive to the other cat in the home. She is receptive to all humans in the home and is quiet but interactive to all of them. When visitors come to the home Mila is indifferent. Mila uses a open litter box with clay litter that she shared with the other cat. Mila is tolerant of a bath and a nail trim. The family does not brush her but says she likes to be picked up. She is not used to riding in a car or a cat carrier. Mila has a vertical scratching post with cardboard that she uses. She does not scratch furniture in the home. She does not play with toys or objects. When the family is home she likes to be where they are and enjoys beds and other soft places. When home alone she is well behaved. Mila likes dry food. Upon intake Mila was receptice and curious to introduction with sniffing. Mila allowed handling but was somewhat evasive. Counselor was able to scan for microchip (negative) collar and photograph. Mila was easily replaced to the carrier.
No Web Memo
09/15/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Mila lived previously with two adults and three teenagers, and was quiet but interactive with them. She was indifferent to visitors. She also lived with a small poodle and another cat, and is described as relaxed but only minimally interactive with them. Recently Mila has begun lunging and hissing at the dog in the home; this seems to have coincided with a stillborn kitten, but the precise trigger for the sudden change in behavior is unclear. Mila was curious and tolerant but evasive at intake. During her initial medical examination she hissed and escaped from her handler. During her behavior evaluation Mila seemed agitated by noises around her, growling when the assessor approached. This behavior did not appear to be directed at the assessor, but rather at other environmental stimuli (possibly noises of cages being closed or other cats). She did approach several times and appeared interested in interacting, but flinched away from petting and retreated when the assessor attempted to lengthen the interaction. Reaction to assessor: Mila is at the front of her cage, looking around and growling. Reaction to cage door opening: Neutral. Reaction to touch: Mila approaches the assessor several times but leans away each time the assessor tries to touch her. She does allow some gentle forehead scratches, but after that she moves to the back of the cage. Placement determination: Experienced, adult-only home Mila tolerates some attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his or her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
09/12/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH – hisses, will scratch – escaped towel, exam completed in net F~ 5 years (alcohol white belly) Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth stained, mild gingivitis Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted Nails long – unable to trim due to temperament Ambx4 NOSF
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