RALPH – 12064
Safe - 11-11-2017 Staten Island Rescue: AnimalKind Please honor your pledges: http://animalkindny.org/make-a-donation/
SAFE 11/11/17 — 12 year old RALPH was dumped at the shelter because owner said he peed on the carpet. He admitted that this was the first time he did it and he had no prior issues til that day. So owner just picked up cat and took to the shelter. Gee ya think he could have taken his senior cat to the vet to see if anything medically was wrong? RALPH is very nervous in the shelter and needs a new home. In his home he was affectionate and gentle with children. Owner said he took Ralph to a groomer but not to a vet in years. Ralph needs an adopter who will give him the care he needs and not dump him back at the shelter.
STATEN ISLAND CENTER
Location: Staten Island
Intake Date: 11/08/17
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 12 years
L V T Notes: 12:56 PM
Neutered male ~ 12 years old
Owner Stated the cat peeing on the Carpe.
Very nervous, growling, body tense, ears flat, difficult to handle.
As per Dr. 1385
Blood work and urine analysis required.
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
The reason the owner surrendered was due to the cat urinating on the carpet the morning of the intake date. Owner stated that he is litter box trained and has not had any issues until that day. Owner did not bring Ralph to a veterinarian to be examined to check if it was due to a medical issue and had not taken him to a veterinarian for years.
Ralph is a 12 year old neutered male that the previous owner had for approximately 8 to 10 years. Owner is not aware of any injuries or health problems.
Previously lived with:
Adults & another cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Ralph usually hides.
How is this cat around children?
Ralph has been around children 2 years and older. Around children, Ralph is usually relaxed, affectionate, respectful, and played gently.
How is this cat around other cats?
Ralph lived with a 16 year old female spayed cat and was described as respectful and tolerant. Owner stated that Ralph did not play with the other cat in the home but, they would lay down/sit next to each other on the window ledge.
The owner also stated that he had another cat in the past that he surrendered to us a few years ago and they werenâ€™t getting along one day so, he scratched her (Ralph did not break any skin, just removed a bit of fur). The owner decided to surrender the other cat though and keep Ralph at the time due to that.
How is this cat around dogs?
Ralph has not been around dogs so, his behavior is unknown.
Owner stated that Ralph would initially meow then calm down and relax during car rides. Ralph does not have any litter box issues. The owner never tried brushing Ralph’s coat so, his behavior is unknown. Owner stated that Ralph enjoyed being picked up/held when being held by his wife and would be uncomfortable and meow when he would attempt to hold Ralph. When being put into a carrier Ralph meows. Ralph usually went to a groomer for grooming. Owner stated that the groomers described him as: When being given a bath and having his nails trimmed he isn’t bothered but struggled when being shaved.
Ralph has never bitten a person or another animal.
Medium Activity Level
For a New Family to Know
Owner described Ralph as affectionate, mellow, and shy. In the home Ralph likes to be in his favorite spots. The owner did not provide Ralph with any toys so, he is not sure what kind of toys Ralph likes. Ralph was kept indoors only. Owner stated that Ralph was fed Friskies wet food and would use the litter box exclusively. Ralph used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Owner stated that Ralph does not scratch on anything.
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