PRINCESS – 12489
Urgent - Brooklyn
7 year old Princess was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. She will need follow up dental check. Princess is hoping to have a new home for the holidays!
Intake Date: 11/13/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 7 years
Weight: 6 lbs
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~7yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – QARH. Allowed all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar and wear, mild gingivitis
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
Assessment: Mild dental disease, underweight
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Consider dental cleaning with placement
SURGERY: OK for surgery
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 16-Nov-2017 11:16:20.000
Animal Name: Princess
Age: 7 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: Adults and children (ages 4 & 9)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Respectful and plays gently
Behavior toward cats: Lived with another cat and was relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Lived with another cat and was relaxed and respectful
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, cute, quiet and independent with a medium activity level
Other notes: She wasn’t bothered when getting baths and liked the warm water. Enjoyed getting brushed but would struggle to get away when having her nails trimmed. Doesnâ€™t mind being picked up/held.
QARH. Allowed all handling
Crouched in back of kennel, pressed up against litter box. She tolerates petting along her head and body while turning to face my hand and watch me pet her back. Licks lips. Turns her head back towards the litter box after interaction has ended.
Lying curled up in cubby, ears forward and tail wrapped around feet. She stands up as I open the cubby and vocalizes softly. She allows petting along her head and body while leaning in and rolling over onto her side. Rubs and nuzzles her face against my hand. She comes out into her kennel when coaxed and allows further petting with a raised tail. Begins to eat dry food – possibly a social eater. Doing much better today! Sweet and pretty lady. Likes temptations treats. Sprayed feliway.
Lying down in the back of her cubby. She perks up and inches forward when I extended my hand out. She rubs against my hand and gives head butts. Very sweet! She’s very food motivated- I was able to coax her out the cubby with party mix. Outside the cubby she’s a bit wary but leans in and solicits attention when pet. Much more relaxed today! Sprayed feliway.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Princess was curled up in her litter box with her tail wrapped around her body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Princess slow blinks at the assessor and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Princess remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Princess looks around the kennel then lip licks when approached. She’s wary of her surroundings but allows gentle petting on her and body. She turns her head and watches the assessor’s hand then lip licks. After a few minutes of attention she leans in and rubs her cheeks against the assessor’s hand.
Potential challenges comments:
Princess has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Princess may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 12489
Animal Name: Princess
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Bred By Owner
Date of Intake
Princess is a tortie colored 7 year old female DSH. Owner has had Princess for 7 years and is surrendering because of allergies in the home.
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Princess is friendly and outgoing. Princess plays gently with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Princess has lived with children ages 4 and 9 and was respectful towards them. Princess played gently with the children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Princess lived with another cat and was relaxed and affectionate with the cat. Princess would also played gently with the cat.
How is this cat around dogs?
Princess lived with a dog and was relaxed and respectful around the dog.
During car rides Princess will meow. Princess wasn’t bothered when getting baths and liked the warm water. Princess enjoyed getting brushed but would struggle to get away when having her nails trimmed. Princess wasn’t bothered when being picked up and held but would jump out of your arms after a few minutes. Princess was afraid of the carrier but allowed to be placed in with no problem.
Princess does not have a bite history.
For a New Family to Know
Princess was described as friendly, cute, quiet and independent. When home with Princess she would either follow the previous owner around or be in a favorite spot of hers. Princess enjoyed playing with balls and strings. Princess ate Purina dry food twice a day. Princess is litter box trained and used a covered litter box with Febreeze clumping litter. Princess had a rug scratching post she liked to use but would also scratch on the polyester chair or cardboard boxes. When it was time for bed Princess liked to sleep on her cat bed.
During intake Princess was talkative. Princess allowed to be scanned and collared with a loose wiggly body and enjoyed being pet. Princess would lean into counselors hand to be pet. Princess allowed all handling and was very sweet.
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