PEPPER – A1102792
Safe - 2-18-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: Staten Island Hope Please honor your pledges: http://www.statenislandhopeanimalrescue.org/#!donate/c17m2
*** SAFE 02/18/17 *** A staff member writes: If you’re looking for a nice, easy going companion who’s mildy active then Pepper is purrfect! A Calm cat but once he warms up will purr all night. If you have a ball and tuna Pepper will love you forever.
Pepper is definitely one way to add some spice to your life! This handsome guy can be a little shy around new people, but he opens up and is attention-seeking and a true socialite. He would be happiest in an experienced kitty home where he can adjust at his own pace.
My name is PEPPER. My Animal ID # is A1102792. – P
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/02/2017 from NY 11207, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/13/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 13.8 LBS.
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Overstimulation – Pepper 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 Pepper 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. _x_ Uncomfortable with pick up – Pepper did not appear to like being picked up during their behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend his future family be counseled in respecting the cat’s space and to use care when picking him up, especially while he is still adjusting to his new home. RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ Experienced, adult home only – Pepper solicits attention and accepts petting but may be uncomfortable with quick movements and prolonged interactions. When petting him in a slow and gentle manner, he is very affectionate and will lie down next to the assessor, purring and leaning in for attention. However, if the assessor touches him using quick movements, his body becomes tense, he focuses on the assessor’s hand, and his tail will sway rapidly back and forth. When continuing to interact with him, he will swat without using nails to stop the interaction. However, when coaxed, he will soften up and continue interacting as long as it is slow and gentle. We feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
AT RISK MEMO
No At Risk Memo
02/02/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/02/17 21:13 Pepper is a six year old neutered black and white domestic shorthair. He was surrendered by his owner due to owner moving into a facility that does not accept pets. He was found as a stray kitten and was with his owner since. Pepper was taken to the ASPCA mobile truck for vaccines; he has no known medical issues. Pepper has lived with five adults in his previous home. Pepper is described as shy around strangers and will stay hidden when visitors come to the home. He has spent time with children age’s four to ten he was described as respectful and will not engage in play. He has not been around cats. Pepper lived with a yorkiepoo and was described as playful, owner stated he liked to play rough with the dog and would often swat his tail. Pepper has not bitten another animal or person. Pepper is litterbox trained and uses a hooded litterbox and crystals litter. He was not bathed, brushed or had his nails trimmed. Pepper is not bothered when placed in a carrier. Pepper is described as an affectionate cat and will purr loudly in the home. Pepper has a medium activity level and likes to play at night. Pepper likes to play with balls, string and wand toys. He has been kept only indoors. He eats dry food and loves tuna as a treat. Pepper was provided a rough rope scratching post. Upon intake Pepper was at the front of the carrier, he had his paws tucked and slowly blinked when cousnelor approached. He was scanned (negative) and once carrier door was opened he walked out. He was receptive to petting but once counselor attempted to collar him his body tensed and he hissed and moved away from counselor. He had his ears flat against his head and his tail puffed. He hissed and walked back into the carrier, he was not collared during intake.
02/11/2017 WEB MEMO
If you’re looking for a nice, easy going companion who’s mildy active then Pepper is purrfect! A Calm cat but once he warms up will purr all night. If you have a ball and tuna Pepper will love you forever.
02/13/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoors Previously lived with: 5 adults Behavior toward children: Children ages 4-10 visited, he was respectful and did not engage in play Behavior toward strangers: Shy, hiding when visitors came to the home Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Played with a young do, sometimes roughly swatting the dog’s tail Bite history: None Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes, uses a hooded litter box with clumping litter Energy level/descriptors: Medium, affectionate, purring loudly in the home Other notes: Likes to play with balls, string, and wand toys ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/05/17 Bright, alert, right at front of kennel. Stays right at front when I open cage door, pushes head forward, vocal, but stays calm. Allows head rubs, lifted up and into them, and some scratches along entire length of back, but not entirely comfortable with touching along back (gives very clear signals). He does become vocal as the interaction goes forward, but never swats; clear signals about what handling he wants. He seems to want to be in control of the interaction, is perhaps used to getting his way in a previous home. 02/13/17 Observed as a couple stopped to say hello to Pepper through the cage door. He remained calm and social, rolling around a little bit and leaning into their extended fingers; no vocalizations, quiet. Seems to be doing really well. Social and friendly, active, playful. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Pepper looks at the assessor with soft eyes and remains calm, relaxed, and friendly. Reaction when softly spoken to: Pepper approaches the front and leans against the cage door. Reaction to cage door opening: Pepper remains soft and relaxed. Reaction to touch: Pepper gently arches his back and leans against the assessor. With gentle strokes on his head and along his body, he begins to purr and lies down next to the assessor. His tail lashes, but he does not display any further reaction. Reaction to being picked up: Pepper becomes tense and whines, thrashing his tail back and forth. He appears agitated when placed back down and swipes the assessor without nails. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively VOCAL: Chatty CHARACTER TYPE: Bold, Social, Insistent, Curious, Independent
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/03/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scanned neg neutered male reported 6 yo needed sedation for exam 0.13ml telazol im s/o: growling 6/9 bcs oral wnl een heart and lungs wnl a; healthy p: no treatment needed
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