PRETZEL – A1084121
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***SAFE 08/27/16***BEGINNER SWEETHEART, PRETZEL IS A 16 WEEK OLD KITTEN WHO WAS RETURNED AFTER 3 WHOLE DAYS!! Yes you heard correctly – someone with absolutely no knowledge of kittens managed to adopt PRETZEL and returned him in 3 days because – wait for it – he pooped and peed outside his litterbox. THIS IS A 3 MONTH OLD KITTEN!! Did they ever think that when you bring a new cat in the house – especially a kitten – you need to confine them to a small area with a litterbox so they get used to using it? Or maybe even put a second box out for him? And the kicker here is that there was another cat in the home – game changer – did they think just maybe the OTHER cat was not letting poor PRETZEL near the box? This person said that they hissed at each other. Cats live by smells – this is obvious that PRETZEL needed his own space and box from the get-go. PRETZEL is incredibly sweet and friendly and affectionate! He was soliciting attention from the assessor and was rubbing and allowing all handling. PRETZEL is the PURRFECT little kitten for the right purrson to bring home. Sadly PRETZEL has a cold from being in the shelter and the ACC is not going to let him have his happily ever after. ONLY YOU CAN SAVE PRETZEL FROM HIS DOOM TOMORROW – PLEASE FOSTER OR ADOPT – EMAIL THE HELP DESK AT [email protected] FOR RESCUE INFO.
My name is PRETZEL. My Animal ID # is A1084121. – P
I am a neutered male gray tabby domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 16 WEEKS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 08/13/2016 from NY 10017, owner surrender reason stated was HOUSE SOIL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/23/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is BEGINNER, Weight 4.0 LBS.
no sneezing no nasal discharge noticed on the vet check to determinate if is ok to move or not nosf
08/13/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/13/16 11:12 Basic information: Pretzel is a 3 month old neutered male. He was adopted from ACC three days ago. He was surrendered because he poops and pees outside his litter box. He has no known injuries or health problems and the last time he to the vet was 8/11/16. Socialization: Around strangers Pretzel is friendly and outgoing and gentle when he plays with adults. He lived with another cats and was aggressive, they would hiss at each other. Behavior: Pretzel has been pooping and peeing outside his litter box for three days and was seen by a vet. His owner does not know why he is having this problem. He has never attempted to bite a person or animal. In car rides he is relaxed. He enjoys being picked up. He struggles if he is placed in a carrier or disturbed while sleeping. For a New Family to Know: Pretzel is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and talkative with a medium activity level. His previous owner liked that he is calm and playful. When his previous owner was home he would be in the same room. He liked to play with stuffed toys and was kept indoors only. At night he slept in his cat bed. He ate dry Blue Buffalo. He is not litter box trained yet. He had an uncovered litter box and clay cat litter. He scratched on a vertical scratching post made of staw. Behavior during intake: Pretzel allowed me to pick him up and collar him. He showed no signs of aggression.
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08/16/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – BEGINNER
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Pretzel’s adopter returned him after keeping him for three days. He reports he is friendly and outgoing, and plays gently with adults. He resided with another cat during that time, but they would hiss at each other. The adopter says he enjoys being picked up and was described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and talkative with a medium activity level. Reaction to assessor: Pretzel comes to the front and is calm, relaxed, and friendly. Reaction when softly spoken to: Pretzel solicits attention by meowing and rubbing against the cage door. Reaction to cage door opening: Pretzel remains soft and relaxed. Reaction to touch: Pretzel rubs against the assessor’s hand, begins to purr, and leans in for petting. Reaction to being picked up: Pretzel allows handling, but wiggles to be placed back down. Pretzel’s previous owners report that he was eliminating outside the litter box for three days since they took him home. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment. We also recommend that Pretzel be provided with numerous litter boxes throughout the house as he adjusts to his new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as he learns the space and successfully defecates in his main litter box(es). Behavior Determination: Beginner Pretzel interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/13/2016 POST ADOPTION PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was BEGINNER
Came back from adoption after one day Other PE wnl
08/16/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating BEGINNER
S/O: Kitten noted to be Q/BAR with mucopurulent nasal discharge on rounds Sneezing and sneeze marks in cage also noted Eating A: URI P: Move to ISO and start on doxycycline; recheck day 7 and 10
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