SHADOW – A1063281
Safe - 2-14-2016 Manhattan
SAFE 2/14/16 A volunteer writes: Shadow is a mush mouse! she is very vocal about getting affection. She prefers petting to treats. She comes to the front of the cage so you will take notice of her. Come to the Manhattan center and fall in love with shadow!
SHADOW – A1063281
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK, DOMESTIC MH MIX,12 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/19/2016, From NY 10031, DueOut Date 01/29/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary scan negative ear mite negative flea comb negative- treated with activyl spayed- scar seen GERIATRIC HEALTHY reported to have urinary track problems- placing on vet check tEnse, aggressive at times duirng exam
ear mite negative
flea comb negative- treated with activyl
spayed- scar seen
reported to have urinary track problems- placing on vetcheck
tense, aggressive at times during exam
reported on rx soft food for urinary issues
Very sweet abd friendly
EENT: mod dental disease
ABD: palpation snp, no palpable bladder abnormality
CV/L no murmurs or arrhythmia
INT: shiny soft coat
A: reported h/o bladder issues
P: ok to put pt on royal canine S/O canned
Super sweet! Meowing for attention, rubbing against bars. Rolls over on approach, ate treats from hand, and arched into pets. Comfortable being held.
Incredibly affectionate. Rolls over on approach, leans into pets, and purrs.
At the front, meowing and super friendly. Rubs against and reaches between bars. Leans and arches into pets.
Extremely friendly and attention-seeking. At the front, meowing, rubbing against and reaching through bars. Ate treats from hand, leaned and arched into pets.
Still very vocal and attention-seeking. At the front, meowing, reaching through bars. Arched into pets. Extremely friendly.
No change, still extremely vocal and affectionate.
No change. Still super friendly and highly food motivated.
Still very attention-seeking and vocal. Meowing is antagonizing neighboring cat. Likes to reach through bars, may be interpreted as swatting, but is attention-seeking behavior, not aggression.
Shadow’s former owner stated around children 12 years and older she is relaxed and affectionate and when she plays she is gentle. She has not been around other cats. Around dogs she is defensive, she lunges, hisses and growls. She has a high activity level; she was described as playful, confident, friendly, affectionate, quiet and independent.
Reaction to assessor: Shadow immediately comes soliciting at the front of the cage.
Reaction to door opening: Shadow remains standing at the front of the cage, relaxed body posture, soliciting attention.
Reaction to touch: Shadow head-butts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body.
Reaction to Being Picked up: During the pickup she remains calm however, when she noticed another cat above her cage she began to hiss and growl, but does not redirect onto the assessor.
Placement determination: Experience
Shadow remains social and easy to handle with her human care takers, but please be aware that Shadow may be uncomfortable around other cats (seen during the interaction) and dogs (as specified from the previous owner). She has been noted to hiss whenever she sees another cat in the shelter, but will continue to solicit attention from the assessor. Due to this behavior, we recommend Shadow goes to a home with no other cats and dogs in a home or with adopters experienced with introducing new cats/ dogs slowly and gradually over a long period of time.
Shadow is a 12 year old spayed domestic medium hair who was found as a stray 11 years ago. Her previous owner had to surrender her because she bit her. She has a urinary tract problem and is on a special food diet because she cannot digest hard food. The last time she went to the vet was last year. The two things her previous owner liked most about her were; she’s good company and is very adventurous.
Social Life and Personality:
Around children 12 years and older Shadow is relaxed and affectionate and when she plays she is gentle. She has not been around other cats. Around dogs she is aggressive, while aggressive she lunges, hisses and growls. She is litter box trained and was kept indoors only. She has a high activity level; she was described as playful, confident, friendly, affectionate, quiet and independent.
Shadow has bitten a person in the past 10 days and the bit did draw blood. She has never bitten an animal. She tolerates baths and isn’t bothered if her nails are trimmed. She enjoys having her coat brushed and being picked up. She isn’t bothered if she is placed in a carrier or if she is disturbed while sleeping.
For a New Family to Know:
Shadow used clumping cat litter in an uncovered litter box. She liked to play with balls, stuffed toys, and string and wand toys. She had a vertical scratching post made of rough rope and cardboard. When her previous owners were home she would tend to follow them around and when she played she was gentle. In car rides she meow/cries. She ate wet Pro Plan Purina lamb food. At night she slept anywhere comfortable.
Behavior during intake:
Shadow allowed me to pet her and went into her carrier easily. Her body was relaxed. She sat for pictures and allowed me to collar without showing any signs of aggression. When I was picked up her carrier and began walking she started to hiss and growl.
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