MOJITO – A1111094
Safe - 8-30-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
*** SAFE 08/30/17 *** **RETURN** 3 year old Mojito is back at the shelter after his owner returned him for being “destructive”…..no further info was given. Mojito is friendly and a cutie and needs a new place to call home with an experienced cat “purrson”.
My name is MOJITO. My Animal ID # is A1111094. – P
I am a neutered male org tabby and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 08/17/2017 from NY 11234, owner surrender reason stated was DESTRUCTIV.
08/24/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Mojito A1111094 was placed At Risk for adult only behavior, Mojito allows touch and petting but is an energetic, enthusiastic cat and seems to be easily overstimulated. He is unlikely to thrive in a kennel environment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/18/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 12.3 LBS.
Date: Feline FVRCP Product Name:Nobivac 1-HCP Serial Number#02061289B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date:08/18/18 Pyrantel PO combo test/ negative
08/17/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/17/17 14:05 Mojito is a 3 year old orange and white altered male cat. He was adopted from the ACC in May. He was surrendered due to being destructive. Mojito has no injuries or health problems that the owner is aware of. Around strangers, Mojito is friendly and outgoing and will walk up to strangers. He has spent some time with a 6 year old and was relaxed around her. He does not tolerate petting from her. He is exuberant in play and will often lose his toys around the house after swatting them around. He also enjoys hunting bugs around the house. He has not lived with other cats or dogs so his behavior around them is unknown. Mojito has not bitten a person or another animal. Mojito has been scratching at the owner’s wooden walls near the kitchen since they got him. They have bought several scratching posts but he has not taken any interest. During car rides, he tends to be very nervous. He has no litter box problems that his owner is aware of. His owner has not bathed him, trimmed his nails, or brushed him out. He struggles when being picked up and placed in a carrier. Mojito is described as a friendly, playful, and confident cat with a very high activity level. He loves to hunt for insects around the house and play with any toy that is given to him. He was kept indoors only. Mojito was fed Wellness wet and dry food. He is use to going in a hooded litter box with clumping clay litter. He would scratch on the wooden walls and would not use the vertical rope and carpet scratching post.
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08/20/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers Mojito is friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Mojito has spent time with a 6 year old and was relaxed around her. However, he did not tolerate handling from her. Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: No Litter box training: Mojito is litterbox trained and uses a hooded litter box with clumping clay litter. Energy level/descriptors: Mojito is described as a friendly, playful, and confident cat with a very high activity level. He loves to hunt for insects around the house and play with any toy that is given to him. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Observed Behavior – growling in the cage and swatting at the front of the cage the entire day, tried to bite and attack during PE ENRICHMENT NOTES: 08/20/17 Lying towards front of kennel with a relaxed body, ears forward. He allows petting along his head, leaning in, then turns his head to nip my hand as it passes along his back. He leans in for more petting then grabs my hand with his paws to pull it closer and begins to kick with his back legs. This is all done with restraint, as my gloves do not break. Becomes overstimulated/uncomfortable pretty quickly when touched along the back. Seems to have a lot of energy – becomes fixated on my movements and then gets distracted. Body remains soft throughout interaction, which makes me think he more so gets overstimulated. I gave him treats but he begins playing with them instead of eating them. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Mojito is lying towards the front of the kennel as the assessor approaches, ears forward and body relaxed. Reaction when softly spoken to: Mojito remains in the front of the kennel and looks around the room when spoken to, ears remaining forward. Reaction to cage door opening: Mojito remains relaxed as the cage door opens. Reaction to touch: Mojito allows petting along his head and body, leaning in. After a few moments of petting he turns his head to nip the assessor’s hand. He rolls over onto his back with continued petting and pulls the assessor’s hand towards him and begins to kick it with his back feet. Ears are tilted and tip of tail is thumping on kennel floor. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Bold, Playful, Independent
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Overstimulation Mojito is social and affectionate initially 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 Mojito 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Experienced, adult home only Mojito solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to him beginning to nip and kick with his feet after a few minutes of interaction we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home. Mojito may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home as he was surrendered for scratching his previous owner’s wooden walls. The previous owner reported giving Mojito different types of scratching posts to redirect his attention but was unsuccessful. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/18/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3 years Microchip noted on Intake? positive 981020015110177 History : o/s Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – growling in the cage and swatting at the front of the cage the entire day, tried to bite and attack during PE. Had to be sedated for PE Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: neutered
05/07/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
05/07/17 Check hair loss at base of tail. S/O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Active and playful, eating well. EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing. MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Dorsal sacral area and base of tail – thin fur, mild erythema, sensitive/pruritic. No other skin lesions noted. A: Tdx Flea allergy dermatitis. P: Flea control was already appled at intake 2 days ageo. Rec. monthly flea control. Excellent prognosis.
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