SIMBA – A1093452
Safe - 10-24-2016 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 10/24/16*** PERFECTLY HEALTHY BLACKJACK AND SIMBA ARE TWO FIVE YEAR OLD KITTIES WHO LIVED WITH THEIR OWNER SINCE KITTENHOOD – UNTIL NOW THAT IS!! Why don’t people take their pets with them when they move? Why don’t they look for pet-friendly housing? Why do people think pets are disposable and have no feelings?? BLACKJACK and SIMBA were both found as kittens and lived together with their owner until he decided to move away and dump them in the ACC. These cats were said to have some issues with spraying BUT they are NOT NEUTERED!! This is CAT 101 – FIX YOUR CATS!! Sadly as we read both of their bios – the issues described are ones of a clueless owner who clearly didn’t put much effort or attention into owning his cats. THESE CATS DID NOTHING WRONG TO DESERVE TO BE ABANDONED. NOW BOTH OF THEM ARE AFRAID AND FOR GOOD REASON. PLEASE GIVE BLACKJACK AND SIMBA A CHANCE TO HAVE A REAL FUREVER HOME WITH A CAT PURRSON WHO WILL GET THEM FIXED, PLAY WITH THEM, AND SHOW SOME LOVE AND CARE. NEW HOPE RATINGS ARE SO UNFAIR – THEY MEASURE THE CAT’S FEAR ONLY IN THE SHELTER. PLEASE OFFER TO HELP BLACKJACK AND SIMBA TONIGHT! YOU MAY END UP WITH TWO VERY LOVING PURR-BUGS IN TIME!!
My name is SIMBA. My Animal ID # is A1093452.
I am a male org tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/14/2016 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2NYCHA. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-077965.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.3 LBS.
0.5 cc activyl topically 0.82 cc pyrantel orally
10/14/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/14/16 18:46 Basic Information Simba is a 5 year old unaltered cat that was found as a kitten. He was surrendered due to moving out. There are no known injuries or health problems. Socialization Around strangers, he is fearful by hiding away. He has never been around children and does not play with adults. He has lived with 4 other cats and has been fearful around the cats by hiding. Owner claims he doesn’t play with the other cats. He has never been around dogs. There is no bite history of a person but has bitten one of the cats living in the household but did not break skin. Behavior Owner issues on behavior is hiding in fear. He meows in the car rides. He has had accidents outside the litterbox a few times a week by spraying and has been going on for more than 3 years. The owner has never given him a bath, trimmed his nails, or brushed his coat. He struggles being held and picked up. He is afraid of being put into the carrier; he pushes his body away from the carrier For the new family to know Owner described him as shy and fearful. his activity level is low and tends to rarely seek attention. He is not a fan of toys. He was kept mostly indoors. He mostly has accidents and uses a uncovered litterbox. He scratches on furniture vertically and scratches on wood. Behavior upon intake Cat was struggling while putting in carrier and attempted to flee. Counselor could not take proper intake photo or collar.
No Web Memo
10/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
As per previous owner, Simba is fearul around strangers and will run and hide. He’s never been around children and he doesn’t play with adults. Simba lived with 4 other cats and has been fearful around them and will run and hide. His previous owner reports that he is fearful and has been having accidents a few times a week by spraying outside his litter box for about 3 years. He struggles when held or being picked up and is afraid of being put inside a carrier. His owner describes his as shy and fearful with a low activity level. Reaction to assessor: Simba was resting on top his feral den with his paws folder under his body. Reaction when softly spoken to: Simba rises up then slowly backs away and presses his body up against the back wall. Reaction to cage door opening: Simba remains motionless and starts to lip lick. Reaction to touch: Simba starts to growl when the assessor extends his hand out then quickly shifts away and hisses. He avoids contact then he hisses and quickly lunges forward when the assessor pulls his hand away. Simba allows no contact and continues to lunge after the kennel door is closed. Simba’s previous owner reports that he was eliminating (urinating) outside the litterbox but we are unaware of what, if any, modification steps were taken to try and address this behavior. We cannot be sure whether this behavior will continue in a different home environment, but we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litterbox should this behavior continue in a home environment. We also recommend that Simba be provided with numerous litter boxes throughout the house as he adjusts to his new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as he learns the space and successfully defecates in his main litterbox(es). Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Simba is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently 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
10/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned negative sex:male-intact age:1 yr as per owner BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean ear mites negative fleas negative tense,nervous,hissed and try to bite -used net and cat gloves during examin unable to put the collar ambx4 NOSF
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