REX – 12144
Urgent - Brooklyn
NEW PHOTOS! Owner brought his one year old neutered cat REX to the shelter. Handsome Rex is nervous and would love to be adopted asap!
Intake Date: 11/9/17
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 1 year
Previously lived with: 1 adult and 1 child
Behavior toward strangers: Timid initially, but is gentle and friendly after a few minutes
Behavior toward children: Allows the child to pick him up and is relaxed and gentle
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, but defecates outside the litter box a few times a week
Energy level/descriptors: Rex is friendly, affectionate, and playful with a very high activity level.
Other notes: He likes to follow the owner around and plays with balls, strings.
Observed Behavior – Allows all handling. Nervous
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Rex was lying down, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Rex looks at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes, and then sniffs around.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Rex remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Rex sniffs the assessor’s hand and accepts petting. His ears tilt to the side initially, but he warms up and leans in for cheek rubs. He gets up after and his tail begins to quiver, and then he explores around his kennel.
Reaction to being picked up:
Rex is a bit tense during pick up, but remains calm when held.
Potential challenges comments:
Rex’s previous owners report that he was defecating outside the litter box for a few times a week. We are unaware if any modification 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.
H – Healthy
Rex interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Suitability With Children:
11/12/17 Behavior: Average
This animal came from:FriendOrigin AddressSpay/Neuter statusYesDate of Intake9-Nov-2017
Is this cat having litter box issues?YesIf yes, Please elaborate:Rex does have accident outside of his litter a fe times a week. the owner stated that Rex has been defecating outside of the box, but has not been to the vet.
Basic Information:Rex is a 1 year old altered male cat. He came to his home as a gift to his friend and was surrendered due to his owner moving out of the Country.
Previously lived with:1 Adult, 1 child
How is this cat around strangers?Around strangers Rex is timid and first but after a few mintues Rex is gentle an friendly.
How is this cat around children?Rex has lived with the owner’s 7 year old child allows the child to pick him up and is relaxed and gentle.
How is this cat around other cats?Rex has never been around cats.
How is this cat around dogs?Rex has never been around dogs
Behavior NotesRex likes being brushed and held. He has never had his nails trimmed and has never had a bath. Rex isn’t bothered with being placed in the carrier.
Bite history:Rex has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors:very high activity level
For a New Family to KnowRex is friendly, Affectionate, and playful. He likes to follow the owner around and plays with balls, strings. Rex is fed dry food and wet food. Rex is litter box trained but has accidents. Rex has a hooded box and likes to scratch on the wood,carpet, and curtains.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake Rex was timid but allowed the counselor to collar him and take a photo.
Vet Notes: 12:04 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~1yr
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – QARH. Allows all handling. Nervous
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm
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: Apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
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