MISTY – 21163
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*SAFE 3/16/18* NEEDS PLACEMENT!!! Meet Affectionate 1-Year-Old Kitty Misty! @BACC. MISTY is a beautiful young kitty that was surrendered to the ACC due to cats behavior. Misty needs a loving experienced family when her hold expires.
*ON DOH HOLD*
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11411
Intake Type: Owner surrender (DOH hold)
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 9 lbs
Misty is a year old grey and white domestic short hair. Her owner has had her for around 1 year and is being surrendered due to her aggressiveness towards the family. Misty is described as a very friendly cat who enjoys being surrounded by people. She previously lived with 3 adults. Misty has spent time with a 5 year old child and is somewhat tolerant of her noise. She tends to hide when the child runs around and makes loud noises. Misty has not lived with other cats so her behavior is unknown. Misty has not lived with dogs so her behavior is unknown.Misty has shown play aggression to her owner and family. Misty also scratches all types of furniture, shoes, and clothes. Misty has bitten people before but not animals. Misty is described as having a high energy level. She has never had any medical issues. Misty is described as an energetic and playful cat. Misty allowed counselor to remove her collar and pick her up from the table.
calm, allows exam. however reacted very poorly to restraint, became fractious
Lying in litterbox with a relaxed body, tail curled around feet. Makes eye contact when spoken to, ears forward. She leans in for petting and allows touch along her head and body while rolling over onto her side. She stands up with continued petting and comes forward, sniffing the air and looking around the room. Curious, body remains soft. Allows all petting for todayâ€™s session. Doing well!
Comes forward as I approach to greet my hand with a head-butt. Pupils are dilated and tail is tucked between legs. She leans in for petting and raises her rear and tail each time my hand passes along her back. Turns head to lick my arm. Very affectionate â€“ may have potential to become overstimulation. Allowed all petting for duration of session and ate all treats given. Did well today.
Lying down near the front of the kennel. She lifts her head and chirps when I call her name. Sniffs my hand and brushes up for attention. Tail sways gradually as I pet her along her back. Very affectionate. She does get overtimulated when pet for an extended period of time. Hisses and swats. Takes a few minutes for her to calm down. Will keeps sessions shorter to avoid OS.
Crouched in back of kennel, tail wrapped around body and pupils dilated. She leans her head forward as I reach towards her and leans into petting. Steps forward to give me a gentle head-butt, tail low, then turns head to bite arm as my hand passes along her lower back. Crouches down and flattens ears as I pull my arm away, tail thumping back and forth. May be showing signs of petting-induced aggression or overstimulation.
Comes forward as I approach and head-butts kennel door. She remains in front of her kennel as I open the cage door and leans in for petting. Constantly is soliciting attention, rolls over onto kennel floor and grabs assessorâ€™s hand to pull it closer. Her pupils remain dilated for the duration of the session and her body/tail remains low. Tail begins to thump back and forth with continued petting so I end the session and give her some treats.
Standing in front of kennel, pupils dilated and ears forward. She steps forward as I open the kennel door and allows petting along her head and body while leaning in and rolling over onto the floor. High energy, paws at my hand and pulls my hand close to her face. Continuously rolls back and forth and solicits attention. Pupils remain dilated. Very affectionate and energetic, Has potential to become overstimulated.
Lying in front of kennel, body relaxed. She allows petting along her head and body with the bear-claw while rolling over onto her side and rubbing against the bear-claw. Ears are forward and pupils are dilated. I end the session when her tail begins to thump back and forth. Ate all treats given. Playful and energetic. Shows signs of overstimulation or petting induced aggression.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Misty comes forward as the assessor approaches and head-butts the kennel door. Her tail is low and her pupils are dilated.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Misty makes eye contact and continues to lean against the kennel door when spoken to softly.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Misty remains calm in front of her kennel as the cage door opens and begins to lean against the assessor’s arm.
Reaction to touch:
Misty allows petting along her head and body while leaning in and rolling over onto her side. Her pupils remain dilated and her tail is tucked between her legs. She pulls the assessor’s hand to her face and rolls over onto her side. Her tail begins to thump back and forth.
Very high energy level
Potential challenges comments:
Very high energy level:
Misty is an active young cat who would benefit from increased mental and physical stimulation to appropriately direct her energy. We recommend using fishing pole-type toys as they allow for vigorous and stimulating exercise. Puzzle feeders will also keep Misty engaged and exercise his/her brain in addition to his/her body.
Misty is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Misty becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
Experienced, adult only
Misty solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to her tendency towards over-stimulation and high energy levels we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home. She may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Misty is a year old grey and white domestic short hair. Her owner has had her for around 1 year and is being surrendered due to her aggressiveness towards the family.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Misty is described as a very friendly cat who enjoys being surrounded by people.
How is this cat around children?
Misty has spent time with a 5 year old child and is somewhat tolerant of her noise. She tends to hide when the child runs around and makes loud noises.
How is this cat around other cats?
Misty has not lived with other cats so her behavior is unknown.
How is this cat around dogs?
Misty has not lived with dogs so her behavior is unknown.
Misty has shown play aggression to her owner and family. Misty also scratches all types of furniture, shoes, and clothes.
Misty has bitten people before but not animals.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Misty is described as an energetic and playful cat. She
Misty allowed counselor to remove her collar and pick her up from the table.
Vet Notes: 1:11 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender
Observed Behavior -calm, allows exam. however reacted very poorly to restraint, became fractious
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
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