MOCHA – A1094231
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*** SAFE 12/03/16 ***
My name is MOCHA. My Animal ID # is A1094231.
I am a male gray tabby and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/21/2016 from NY 11223, owner surrender reason stated was NYCHA BAN.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/20/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 9.5 LBS.
Reweighed: 9.54 lbs .9 ccs pyrantel given orally
10/21/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/21/16 12:52 Basic Information Mocha is 5 year old male gray tabby that is unaltered. Owner surrendered due to landlord issues and personal problems. There are no known injuries or health problems. Socialization Around strangers, he is shy for a few minutes but will come up to them after some time. He has not spent time or lived with children and playing unknown with children. He plays exuberant with adult’s by pawing and jumping around. He has not lived with other cats or dogs. There is a bite history of the cat. Behavior Only behavior issues are scratching up the furniture. He sleeps and relaxed in a car ride. Owner did not have litterbox for him and let him go outside onto the balcony. When inside he sprays and has been going on for more than 1 year. He isn’t bothered when given a bath and trimming of nails. Owner has never tried brushing him. HE enjoys being picked up and held. He isn’t bothered when put into carrier. For new family to know Owner described him as friendly, playful, confident, and shy. His activity level is medium. When owner is home he tends to follow you around. He likes balls, strings, and catnip toys. He was kept mostly indoors and only had access to the balcony. He east both wet and dry food. He often has access inside the house and uses outside when let out. The cat scratches on furniture made out of fabric. Behavior upon intake Mocha was in back of carrier and showing signs of nervous body language. Counselor was able to collar inside carrier.
No Web Memo
11/21/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
**UPDATE 11/21/16** Mocha has been displaying friendly and social behaviors throughout his stay in the care center, but he may not be thriving in the busy shelter environment. He will approach the front and lean in for cheek rubs, but after a few soft passes over the body he focuses on the assessor’s hand and nips, sometimes swatting and growling. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat. 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 Mocha becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Date: 10/24/16 Mocha’s previous owner reports he is shy around strangers for a few minutes, but will approach them after some time. He has not spent time around children, but plays exuberantly with adults by pawing and jumping around. He enjoys being picked up and held, and isn’t bothered when placed inside a carrier. He was described as friendly, playful, confident, and shy with a medium activity level. He tends to follow the owner around at home and likes playing with balls, strings, and catnip toys. The owner has mentioned he has bitten before while playing, but believe it was due to over-excitement while playing. Reaction to assessor: Mocha was looking around, calm and relaxed. Reaction when softly spoken to: Mocha lip licks once, but approaches the front and sniffs around. Reaction to cage door opening: Mocha remains soft and relaxed. Reaction to touch: Mocha head-butts light and accepts petting all over his body while he eats his food. Reaction to pick up: Mocha remains calm and allows handling. Mocha’s previous owner reports he has been spraying around the home for about a year. Please be aware Mocha has not been provided with a litter box and is not yet altered. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litterbox should this behavior continue in a home environment.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
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10/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
microchip scan negative sex:male-intact age:5 yrs as per BARH ears are clean no ocular or nasal discharge teeth:mild staining and tartar BCS: 3.0/5 soft, clean hair coat tense and nervous during examin ambx4 NOSF
11/04/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating AVERAGE
11/04/16 VET CHECK – MONITOR FOR VOMITING BAR. EATING WELL. NO VOMIT NOTED. NORMAL URINATION AND DEFECATION A: ONE EPISODE OF VOMIT NOTED YESTERDAY P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
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