QUASIMODO – A1103284
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*** SAFE 02/23/17 *** CAME IN WITH ROYAL -A1103280
My name is QUASIMODO. My Animal ID # is A1103284. – P
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/11/2017 from NY 11429, owner surrender reason stated was TOO MANY P. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-088286.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/14/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL Normal, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 8.0 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ Experienced, adult home only- Royal tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to hisnew home and family at his own pace. POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Fearful – Royal has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him 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.
AT RISK MEMO
No At Risk Memo
02/11/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/11/17 19:16 Basic Information: Quasimodo is a five month old domestic short hair cat who was surrendered due to his previous owner having too many pets. Socialization: Around strangers Quasimodo is shy for a few days and plays gently with adults. v has never been around children so it is unknown how he will react to being around them. Quasimodo has lived with cats of various ages and was relaxed, affectionate and played exuberantly with them. Quasimodo has never been around dogs so it is unknown how he will react to being around them. Behavior: Quasimodo has never scratched another person or animal and is relaxed riding in a car. Quasimodo will have litter box accidents when someone upsets him and will urinate and defecate outside of the litter box. Quasimodo’s previous owner did not attempt to give him a bath, trim his nails, place him in a carrier brush him, pick up/hold him or disturb him while he is resting/sleeping so it is unknown how he will react to these events.. For a new family to Know: Quasimodo is described as shy with a high activity level. Quasimodo’s favorite activity is running. When at home Quasimodo will stay in his favorite spot and doesn’t play with toys. Quasimodo was kept indoors only and likes to sleep in the kitchen. Quasimodo was fed both wet and dry food from the brand Purina. Quasimodo used a hooded litter box with clumping litter. Quasimodo will scratch on furniture, drapes and carpet. Intake behavior: Quasimodo was nervous during intake and attempted to flee, could not be collared or have picture taken on backdrop.
No Web Memo
02/14/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor Only Previously lived with: Adults and other cats Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few days Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, affectionate and played exuberantly with them. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite history: None Scratch history: None Litter box training: He’ll have litter box accidents when someone upsets him and will urinate and defecate outside of the litter box. Energy level/descriptors: Shy with a high activity level Other notes: At home stays in his favorite spot and doesn’t play with toys. Likes to scratch on the furniture, drapes and carpet EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Quasimodo was lying down flat across the back of the kennel. Reaction when softly spoken to: Quasimodo’s eyes widen, his ears bend flat and he seems very wary of his surroundings. Reaction to cage door opening: Quasimodo flinches and becomes alert. Reaction to touch: Quasimodo has a tense/stiff body and slinks down when the assessor approaches. He hisses when touched and tolerates petting and rubbing with a very slow approach. After a couple soft pets he shifts away with his tail tucked under his body. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/12/17 Terrified, just wants to hide. Quiet, ears flattened, weight shifted to rear, moves from one side of the very back of the kennel to the other to avoid interaction. Needs time to adjust. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fearful, allows all handling. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
Medical rating was UNKNOWN – Normal, behavior rating was NONE
No Initial Exam
Came in With
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