NIGHTWING – A1063174
Safe - 1-22-2016 Brooklyn
***SAFE 01/22/16*** Who buys a kitten at a pet store, and then moves into a new apartment that doesn’t allow cats just a few months later? POOR NIGHTWING! This sleek boy is fine with getting a bath every couple of weeks and sounds like a love in his surrender notes, but he is understandably rattled at the shelter. NIGHTWING is still very young and he should blossom into a perfect best friend, if given a chance by a FOSTER/ADOPTER. What could be better than to cozy up to this fine fellow and be warm through the upcoming festival of snow? Don’t wait another second—advocate ferociously for NIGHTWING, tonight!
My name is NIGHTWING. My Animal ID # is A1063174. -P
I am a neutered male black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/17/2016 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/19/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.6 LBS.
.9ccs Pyrantel given in food
01/17/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/17/16 15:18 Basic Information: Nightwing is a five month old neutered black domestic shorthair cat. He was surrendered due to his owner moving into an apartment that does not accept pets. He was brought from a pet store and was with his owner for about three months. He is described as shy, energetic, and confident. Socialization: Nightwing has lived with two adults and around strangers is described as fearful. Owner stated he will retreat and hide in fear when strangers visit the home. He has been around older children and is described as gentle. He has not been around other cats or dogs. Behavior: Owner stated Nightwing will meow and cry while in the car. Owner bathed Nightwing every two weeks and stated he allowed bathing and is not bothered. Owner used a blow dryer to dry Nightwing and stated he was not bothered by it, but did not like to be brushed. He does not like to be held, owner stated he will allow petting but will tense and attempt to flee when held. He is not bothered when put in a carrier. For a new family to know: Nightwing has a high activity level, owner stated he likes to run around the home and play with stuffed toys and string. When home he likes to follow his owner around or be in his favorite spot the couch, where he sleeps. He has been kept only indoors and owner stated he does not scratch. He is litterbox trained and uses crystals scented litter and a hooded litterbox. He eats wet and dry food and is fed three times a day. Upon intake Nightwing was tense and fled when the carrier door was opened. He began to swat and hiss when counselor approached him. He was not able to be collared, he was scanned and photographed.
No Web Memo
01/21/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
As per pervious owner, Nightwing has lived with two adults. Around strangers he is described as fearful. Nightwing would retreat and hide in fear when strangers visited the home. He has been around older children and is described as gentle. He has not been around other cats or dogs. Reaction to assessor: Nightwing did not come to front but looks at you calm and relaxed When spoken quietly: Nightwing did not come to front but looks at you calm and relaxed Reaction to door cage opening: Nightwing remains calm Reaction to touch: Nightwing allows petting for a limited time before becoming overstimulated then he hisses Try picking cat up: Did not attempt Behavior Determination: Experience No Child Nightwing 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 nightwing 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. Additional note: Nightwing has made progress during his time at the care center and does allow petting and handling, sometimes even soliciting attention by rubbing on the bars. However, he still startles easily and appears to be conflicted when given attention by his caretakers. Due to this behavior we feel that movement into a stable home environment quickly is in Nightwing’s best interest.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/18/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative BARH – lunged, growled continually, agressive stance, tried to bite, tried to scratch – 0.2mL Telazol given for exam. N~ 1 year Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Healthy dentition Heart/lung sounds WNL Abdomen soft, non painful BCS 3/5 or 5/9 Shaved abdomen – fur regrowing. Possible neuter tattoo or hernia – no scarring found Coat clean
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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