SAMANTHA – A1082050
Safe - 7-27-2016 Brooklyn
**SAFE 07/27/16** HEARTBREAKING! Lovely SAMANTHA had been with her previous owners for the majority of her life, having been GIFTED to them by a “neighborhood store owner.” Yeah, that seems legit, and it also seems to have played out the way GIFTING so often does……the cat has a temporary home so long as it’s convenient for the humans who may not have wanted her in the first place. At the first sign of the tiniest consideration that would need to be made to keep the cat in the family, BOOM! Straight out the door and straight INTO the ACC. It’s no wonder that SAMANTHA earned a NEW HOPE rating, since cats are intelligent and sensitive creatures who respond honestly to the HORRORS they find themselves in. Samantha KNOWS she is in grave danger at the ACC and naturally, she wants the people she loves to scoop her into their arms and make everything better. NOT HAPPENING! This spayed torbie beauty is going to be pinned down to a stainless steel table tomorrow, frantically struggling and searching for the people she loves….and where will they be? Probably in that new place they moved into WITHOUT HER! She is scheduled to die a terrified death, never understanding WHY it all went so wrong, unless a NEW HOPE RESCUE pulls her to safety tonight!
My name is SAMANTHA. My Animal ID # is A1082050.
I am a spayed female torbie domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/21/2016 from NY 11221, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/21/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.3 LBS.
Activyl 0.5 mls topically Pyrantel 0.8 mls orally
07/21/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/21/16 10:58 Samantha is a two year old spayed torbie domestic shorthair. She was surrendered by her owner due to owner moving into a facility that does not accept pets. She was with her owner since she was a kitten and was a gift from a neighborhood store owner. Samantha has lived with three adults. She is described as friendly around strangers and will engage in gentle play. She has spent time with children ages four and is described as relaxed and will engage in gentle play. She has not been around cats or other dogs. Samantha will scratch at furniture in the home, she will scratch at the suede couch. She is relaxed during car rides. Samantha will struggle when bathed but will tolerate pet wipes. She is not bothered when her nails are trimmed or when she is held. She is not bothered when placed in a carrier. Samantha is described as friendly and affectionate. Her activity level is described as medium, she lives to play with balls and stuffed toys. She has been kept only indoors. She sleeps in her owners bed and eats dry food Nine Lives food. She is litetrbox trained and had a hooded litterbox and Freshstep litter. Upon intake Samantha was relaxed and allowed all handling, counselor was able to collar, scan (negative) and photograph.
No Web Memo
07/24/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
As per previous owner,Samantha has lived with three adults. She is described as friendly around strangers and will engage in gentle play. She has spent time with children. She is described as relaxed and will engage in gentle play. She has not been around cats or other dogs. Reaction to assessor: Samantha was rubbing on the cage door solicting attention When spoken quietly: Samantha continues to rubbing on the cage door solicting attention Reaction to door cage opening: Samantha starts to strike and swat at the assessor when attempt to open the cage. Reaction to touch: Samantha does not allow petting or attention Try picking cat up: Did not attempt to handle Samatha Behavior Determination: NewHope Samantha was brought to the care center as a stray so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies previous to what we are seeing during the evaluation. She seems to not be thriving in this environment and at the time of the assessment Samantha was displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room. She may require further investigation before placement in a home. She currently does not tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/21/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan Negative BARH S ~ 2 years old Behavior- shy at first but does come to front of cage/carrier. friendly, illicits attention, allowed all handling, petting, and being picked up. EEN- clean and clear Teeth- white, no tartar Coat- clean with no fleas/dirt/parasites PE-WNL NSF on exam
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