REX – A1102383
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***SAFE 02/16/17*** Standing Tall & Handsome In This Corner We Have REX!
REX WAS DUMPED BY HIS OWNER – IS A YEAR AND A HALF OLD – WAS SAID TO BE PLAYFUL – NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED CAT PURRSON!!
My name is REX. My Animal ID # is A1102383.
I am a male black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/28/2017 from NY 11218, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/07/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 11.9 LBS.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: “Allowed all handling (low growl during CT). Nervous, tense.” ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Bold, Social, Calm, Mellow, Playful, Intelligent, Independent RECOMMENDATIONS: _X_ Experienced cat parent __ Experienced, adult home only __ No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats __ Single-pet home __ Placement with a New Hope partner Behavior observations X__ Experience Rex tolerates attention and petting but may be stressed in the shelter. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He/she may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
01/28/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/28/17 13:49 Basic Information: Rex is a 1 and a half year old unaltered domestic shorthair. He was given as a gift when he was two months old. He has no health concerns and appears healthy. He was surrender due to behavior change in the home. Social Life and Personality: Rex has lived with one female adult and been around children. Owner stated Rex is timid and curious towards strangers. He is tolerant towards children but hiss only once when a 4 year old was laying in the bed. Rex has never been around other animals. He’s indoors only and actvity level is to a medium. Owner describes Rex as mellow. Behavior: Rex has bitten and scratched owner within past 10 days. Further information in behavior memo. He doesn’t have litter box issues. He never had a bath or nail trim. He likes to be brushed and held. For a New Family to Know: Rex is trained to use the litter box that has a hood. He likes to play with strings, wand toys and scratching post made out of cardboard. He likes to play with plastic spoons. He will sleeps on owner’s bed and eat wet and dry food together. Owner believes Rex will do best in a home with no children. Intake Behavior: Upon intake Rex was calm and relaxed. He scanned negative for a microchip and allows all handling.
No Web Memo
02/07/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoor only Previously lived with: _1 female adult and __ children ages ___ (has lived with children, unknown how many or what ages) Behavior toward children: Tolerant Litter box training: Yes ENRICHMENT NOTES: 01/29/17 Curled up tightly at back of cage, next to box, wide-eyed, alert but not making a lot of eye contact. With a slow approach, he lets me rub his chin and give head scratches; lets me pet along back but a little anxious about being touched on body yet, gives very clear signals, but no aggression at all. Return to giving him head rubs, he doesn’t get up, stays wide-eyed. He’s tense and unsure, needs some time to adjust to this environment. Sprayed a little Feliway, gave him a toy, chicken treat and some fresh food and water. 01/30/17 More active today, standing near front of cage, wide-eyed. Making more eye contact today. Seems to be eating well and using box appropriately. He began eating from a bowl of fresh wet food when offered and let me pet all over while he consumed the Friskies pate. Has a really looong tail. Killed his plush toy during the night! (Pulled the stuffing out.) Gave him a new one. Still tense and unsure here, but allows handling and should continue to warm up. 02/06/17 Lying at front of kennel, relaxed, casually observes me approaching. Lifts up when I open cage door, appreciates head rubs. Becomes a little anxious when I reach over him and attempt to give gentle passes over body, gave a clear signal that he preferred sticking to head and shoulder rubs; doesn’t like to be picked up. Good appetite, using box appropriately. More tolerant of body petting while eating, but clucks a little to say he’d appreciate other attention. Likes to play, big cat, athletic build. 02/07/17 Curled up on blanket, relaxed, quiet. Looks up with soft eyes, doesn’t get up when I open cage door. When I reach in slowly he lifts head for rubs. He intently follows my hands when I reach over for some gentle body passes, prefers to keep petting to his head. Remains calm and lying down. Social housecat, would do best with an experienced home who can read his language and play appropriately. Has a playful side, will likely be a lot more active in a home, has seemed to rest more here. May have a little bit of an independent streak.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/28/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan neg ~1.5yrs, male intact S/O: QARH. Allowed all handling (low growl during CT). Nervous, tense. BCS 5/9 EENT: Teeth clean, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear ABD: Normal abdominal palpation INTEG: Full hair coat, no signs of ectoparasites, no wounds, dermatitis or alopecia MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness UG: Externally normal intact male A: Apparently healthy P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis OK for neuter at this time
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