ROYAL – A1103280
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*** SAFE 02/23/17*** CAME IN WITH QUASIMODO – A1103284
My name is ROYAL. My Animal ID # is A1103280. – P
I am a neutered male brn tabby domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
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 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS Normal, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 10.9 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 18:17 Basic Information: Royal is a two year old domestic short hair cat who was surrendered due to his previous owner having too many pets. Socialization: Around strangers Royal 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. Royal has lived with cats of various ages and was relaxed, affectionate and played exuberantly with them. Royal has never been around dogs so it is unknown how he will react to being around them. Behavior: Royal has never scratched another person or animal and is relaxed riding in a car. Royal will have litter box accidents when someone upsets him and will urinate and defecate outside of the litter box. Royal’s previous owner did not attempt to give him a bath, trim his nails or place him in a carrier so it is unknown how he will react to these events. Royal enjoys being brushed, picked up/held and doesn’t mind being disturbed while he is resting/sleeping. For a new family to Know: Royal is described as affectionate with a low activity level. Royal favorite activity is sleeping. When at home Royal will stay in his favorite spot and doesn’t play with toys. Royal was kept indoors only and likes to sleep in the kitchen. Royal was fed both wet and dry food from the brand Purina. Royal used a hooded litter box with clumping litter. Royal likes to scratch on smooth wood. Intake behavior: Royal 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: Affectionate with a low activity level Other notes: At home stays in his favorite spot and doesn’t play with toys. Likes to scratch on smooth wood. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Recently cleaned Reaction to assessor: Royal was crouched in the corner with wide eyes focused on the assessor. Reaction when softly spoken to: Royal’s eyes dilate; he slowly looks around for an exit and doesn’t come forward when coaxed. Reaction to cage door opening: Royal flinches and becomes alert. Reaction to touch: Royal looks around the kennel frantically and starts to low growl when the assessor approaches. His ears bend flat, he continues to lip lick and tolerates petting on his head briefly. After a couple soft pets he shifts away with his tail tucked under his body. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/12/17 Royal is tense and wary, hunched to one side of the kennel, head and eye down. Allowed some soft, gentle passes over head and body, but uncomfortable with touching, lip licks, shifts body away. 02/14/17 Sitting at back of kennel, hunched back, alert. With a slow, gentle approach, he lets me give a few head scratches, but is tense and seems uncomfortable. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Very fearful, tense, growling and hissing. 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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