NESSIE – A1093503
Safe - 10-24-2016 Staten Island
*** SAFE 10/24/16 *** NESSIE IS A NERVOUS NELLY!!….NESSIE is SPAYED and 4 years old. She loved being with her owner but did not like being with her cat housemate. She was defecating outside the box and while taken to the vet and litters being changed, it did not seem to help her. NESSIE is not doing well in the adoptions room…The possible solution for NESSIE would be an only cat home where she would feel totally comfortable. BUT SHE ONLY HAS TILL NOON TOMORROW TO FIND THAT HOME!! Some cats need more space than others, and it is very possible NESSIE is one of those cats. It’s not something to be killed for!! PLEASE HELP THIS NERVOUS NESSIE & APPLY TO FOSTER OR ADOPT!! NESSIE is publicly adoptable or can be reserved through a rescue…..FEAR should not be a death sentence!!
Staten Island Center
My name is NESSIE. My Animal ID # is A1093503. – P
I am a spayed female tortie domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/15/2016 from NY 10304, owner surrender reason stated was HOUSE SOIL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.0 LBS.
fvrcp pyrantel activyl UTD on RV- due on 11/15/16
10/15/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/15/16 14:07 Basic Information: Nessie is a 4 year old spayed female DSH that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Nessie for a year but had to surrender her due to her soiling in the home. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Nessie is shy for a few days and would hide whenever owner had someone visit the home. Once she is comfortable with someone, she plays gently. She has never been around children or dogs therefore behavior is unknown. Owner has another cat in the home & stated that Nessie would hiss, swat and meow at the other cat. She has never bit another animal but has nipped the owner breaking skin about a month ago when he was giving her medicine for hairballs. Behavior: Nessie is not bothered by having her nails trimmed or if someone disturbs her while she is sleeping. She is afraid of having her hair brushed, being picked up/held and being put in a carrier and will struggle to get away. Owner has never tried to bathe Nessie therefore behavior is unknown. For a New Family to Know: Nessie is described as friendly, mellow, shy, independent and quiet with a low activity level. In the home, Nessie liked to be in the same room as the owner. She enjoyed playing with catnip toys and chasing toys. Nessie was kept indoors only & is somewhat litter box trained. Over the last few months, she has been defecating outside of the litter box in the owners home. Owner tried different litter, different litter boxes and even taking the animal to the vet but nothing helped. Owner had an uncovered litter box with clumping litter in the home. Nessie had a scratching post made of rough rope and carpet in the home that Nessie liked to use. Behavior during intake: Nessie was nervous during intake and at the back of the carrier. I was able to scan her for a mc and take her picture without any issues but was unable to collar her due to her backing away and lip licking in the carrier.
No Web Memo
10/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Nessie came to the shelter surrendered by an owner who described her as shy and quiet and noted that she did not socialize well with another cat in the home. Reaction to assessor: Nessie is lying in the back of her cage. Reaction when softly spoken to: Nessie remains still, motionless. Reaction to cage door opening: Nessie tenses slightly. Reaction to touch: Nessie remains still, but allows petting. Reaction to pick up: Nessie immediately jumps down from assessor’s arms and retreats to the back of the cage. Nessie’s previous owners report that she has been defecating outside the litterbox for the last few months. She was seen by a veterinarian and has no known medical issues. The previous owners report changing the litter and litterboxes, but the behavior continued. We cannot be certain of the cause of this behavior or of whether it will continue in a future home, but we advise potential adopters to be aware and comfortable with management and modification techniques for this behavioral challenge. Placement Determination: Experience Nessie does not approach the assessor, but allows all petting and handling. Nessie is exhibiting behavior suited to experienced cat parents. 10/21 update: Nessie is not thriving in the busy adoptions room, consistently hiding. We feel it is in her best interest to move back into a home environment as quickly as possible.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
initial scan negative spayed female approx 4 years no fleas seen ambx4 eent : wnl nosf
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