POOKIE – 31220
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SAFE 6/30/18 The client came in to surrender Pookie because she moved out from her dad’s house and cannot take him to her new one due to landlord not allowing pets. Her dad cannot continue take care of the cats because he recently had a stroke. Came in with housemate Ruby.
Intake Date: 6/14/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 4 years
Original Location: 10002
Is this cat having litter box issues?
The client came in to surrender Pookie because she moved out from her dad’s house and cannot take him to her new one due to landlord not allowing pets. Her dad cannot continue take care of the cats because he recently had a stroke.
Previously lived with:
3 adults and 1 cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Pookie is shy for minutes.
How is this cat around children?
Pookie did not live with children.
How is this cat around other cats?
She has lived with one cat. She was respectful and tolerant. She was somewhat rough while playing.
How is this cat around dogs?
She did not live with dogs.
Pookie struggles when she is receiving a bath, when you pick up and hold her and when she is put in a carrier. She swats when her coat is being brushed. She is not bothered if disturbed while resting.
No bite history with people or animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
No medical notes.
For a New Family to Know
The owner described her as shy, independent and quiet. Her favorite thing about her is that she can be very affectionate once she gets comfortable. At home, she tends to follow people around and be in the same room. Her favorite toys are balls and strings. She was kept indoors only. She sleeps on her bed or on the floor. She eats dry food. She is litter box trained and used a hooded one with crystal litter. She scratches on the furniture. She did not own a scratching post.
The counselor was able to collar Pookie, however she started hissing after. She was put in the carrier and her picture was taken from it.
Previously lived with: 3 adults and 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Respectful and tolerant of the resident cat, playing somewhat roughly
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, used a hooded one with crystal litter.
Energy level/descriptors: The owner described Pookie as friendly, affectionate, mellow and shy with a low activity level.
Other notes: Pookie enjoys being picked up and held. The ownerâ€™s favorite thing about her is that she likes cuddles. Her favorite activity is to cuddle and sleep. At home, she follows people around, be in the same room and sit on you. Her favorite toys are balls and strings.
Observed Behavior – allowed some petting, hissed and growled
Relaxed and resting underneath her kuranda bed. She perks up when I call her name and inches forward. Sniffs hand and accepts gentle petting on her cheeks. Appreciates attention. Quickly whips her head back, and swipes. Showing signs of petting induced aggression. Kept interaction short.
On kuranda bed, looking with calm eyes. Leans forward to sniff and hops down, rubbing against cage door, soliciting. Growls as door opens, but continues to rub against cage furnishings. Allows petting all over, head-butting hard, but growls too. Seems conflicted.
By the front, rubbing on cage door, soliciting attention. Accepts all petting and is very demanding, constantly nudging for more attention while grumbling slightly. Does well if you go slowly, rewarding with treats. Will continue working with positive reinforcement.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Pookie was lying on her kuranda bed, looking at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Pookie leans forward, and then chirps and hops off of the kuranda bed. She head-butts and rubs her body on the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Pookie continues rubbing against her cage furnishings, but starts to grumble.
Reaction to touch:
Pookie accepts petting and head-butts vigorously. She continues to rub against the assessor, her tail pilo-erect. When pet continuously on her body, she starts to growl again but continues to solicit attention.
Reaction to being picked up:
Pookie remains calm and allows handling.
Potential challenges comments:
Pookie 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 she 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Pookie solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention and becomes overstimulated. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
Spayed / Neutered
Primary Microchip #
Spay / Neuter Due Date
4 Years (approx)
16 lbs 11.2 oz
Veterinary Clinic Software Record #:
Weight: 16 lbs 11.2 oz
Date of Weighing: 6/14/2018
Date Spayed / Neutered:
Schedule Surgery Date:
Stitches Removal Date:
Previously Spayed / Neutered: No
General Vet Notes:
Previous Medical Details:
Known Allergies or Medical Conditions:
No Medical Notes Stored
Vet Treatment Type
Administered by External Vet
Flea/Tick Treatment – Paradefense
Internal Parasite Treatment – Pyrantel
Vet Treatments Due
Vet Treatment Type
Internal Parasite Treatment – Pyrantel
No medications administered to this animal.
No drugs administered to this animal.
Vet Notes: 5:53 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:4 reported
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender
Observed Behavior -allowed some petting, hissed and growled
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
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