SKITS – A1104221
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*** SAFE 03/04/17 *** This handsome kitty’s previous owner was having a hard time adjusting to Skits’ shy demeanor in a busy household, and poor Skits has found himself here at the shelter! Though he can startle easily and is cautious of new people, Skits has shown his incredibly sweet side as well. He appreciates petting, will approach and head-butt for attention (once he’s had time to become acquainted, of course!), and even let our feline behavior team hold him for a bit! This young guy would be happiest in a calm, quiet home with no children, and he’s willing and ready to move in and start his new life with a new forever family!
My name is SKITS. My Animal ID # is A1104221.
I am a neutered male gray domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/21/2017 from NY 11421, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
02/28/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Skits A1104221 is at risk due to behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/22/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 11.8 LBS.
.6 ccs pyrantel given in food
02/22/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/22/17 08:31 Basic Information: Skits is a 3 year old altered domestic short hair. She was given to the owner by a friend 2 years ago and is being surrendered because of Skit’s behavior. She has been to a vet recently and has no know health problems or injuries. Socialization: When strangers visit the home, Skits hides and will take a few days to warm up to the person. She has not spent time with children, dogs, or other cats. Behavior: Skits is afraid of baths. He is afraid of having his nails trimmed and will struggle. He enjoys being brushed. He struggles when held. For A New Family to Know: Skits is described as mellow, shy, and fearful. He has a medium activity level. When people are home he tends to lay in his favortie spot. He likes to play with string, wand toys, and toy mice . He is free fed dry cat food. He is litter box trained and is used to a hooded box with clumping litter. He scratches on furniture and his cat pot made of rough rope.
No Web Memo
02/28/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Skits has never interacted with children, dogs or other cats. Behavior toward strangers: Skits hides and takes a few days to warm up to new people. Litter box training: Skits is litter-box trained and is used to a hooded box with clumping litter. Energy level/descriptors: Medium activity level; Mellow, shy, fearful. Other notes: Skits likes to play with string, wand toys, and toy mice. He likes being brushed. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/22/17 Lying low in a rear corner of kennel, quiet, head and eyes down, motionless. Extremely loud in the room, so difficult to interact. Doesn’t move when I open cage door and extend my hand slowly. Doesn’t sniff my fingers, but does allow me to give head rubs and some nose scratches. Didn’t react much to the touching. Didn’t display any aggression, remained quiet. Sprayed Feliway, gave fresh wet food and some treats, plus a catnip toy. Adding to socialization list. 02/27/17 He’s become a little braver, when the room’s quiet, will spend time in other sections of his triple kennel. When I approach he’s in the middle kennel, lying in his box, wide-eyed. I opened a cage door and easily coaxed him forward, though he was somewhat wary. He comes all the way to the front and to me, allowing petting and gently head-butting. He often spins away, quickly returning to me for more attention. I was able to pick up and hold him. I gave him some more head rubs, then started to shut the door. He hissed as I was closing the door and retreated, hissing some more, ears flattened. Skits doesn’t seem quite sure how to respond to attention, is wary. He gets startled easily by movements in the room and out in the hallway. A really handsome cat that could use a stable, experienced, serene home to build confidence. 02/28/17 At times, especially when the room’s quiet, he’s social, attention-seeking, appreciative of petting. He gets startled easily, though, and is still tense and wary in this really stressful, loud environment. He’s allowed me to pick him up and is much more active than when he arrived, using all three sections of his triple kennel. Really handsome grey boy, only 3yo. Needs a quiet, stable, mellow home that will allow him to build his confidence and feel assured by his surroundings. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, Skittish, Independent
RECOMMENDATIONS: _X_ Experienced, adult home only Behavior observations _X_ Experienced, Adult Only Skits tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. 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 his/her new home and family at his/her own pace.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/21/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
02/21/17 Microchip scan neg. MN, approx 3 yrs. Per surrendering owner – cat will try to bite and is set off by loud noises. O: Very fearful, hissing, striking and trying to bite. Sedated with Telazol 0.15 ml IM to facilitate exam. ORAL: mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Good dental condition. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. H/L: Lungs clear. No murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD/UG: Neutered male. Abd palpation WNL. MS: Amb x 4 prior to sedation. Slightly overweight, BCS=6/9. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. A: Apparently healthy. History of behavior problems. P: Monitor while at BACC. Cover portion of cage to allow him to hide as he adjusts. May need behavior consult, anti-anxiety medications or other behavioral therapy when placed. Excellent prognosis.
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