SNOW PHOENIX – A1078947
Safe - 7-13-2016 Brooklyn
SNOW PHOENIX – A1078947
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / FLAME PT, DOMESTIC SH MIX,3 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/26/2016, From NY 11212, DueOut Date 06/26/2016,
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
VET CHECK – MONITOR APPETITE
BAR. ATE MOST OF DRY FOOD. NO SIGNS OF URI
CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
BARH- tolerated all handling; tense during exam
Approx. 3 yrs old
Eyes, ears and nose- clean and clear
Teeth- moderate taining
No parasites or fleas seen
Snow Phoenix’s previous owner reports she has lived with one adult in the home. She was described as friendly and outgoing around strangers, and will engage in gentle play. She has spent time around children and was respectful and gentle with them. She loves music and loves to climb. She has a medium-high activity level and was reported to scratch on furniture and chew on wires. She likes to be held and isn’t bothered when placed in a carrier.
Reaction to assessor: Snow Phoenix was calm and relaxed, lying down upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Snow Phoenix sticks her nose forward slightly and sniffs around.
Reaction to cage door opening: Snow Phoenix remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Snow Phoenix sniffs the assessor’s hand and lightly head-butts. She begins to purr, arches her back, and closes her eyes. She appears to be a little shy initially, but warms up quickly and will lean in for petting.
Reaction to pick up: Snow Phoenix remains calm and allows handling.
Snow Phoenix’s owner has reported she would urinate outside of her litter box for the last year. She has not been taken to the vet for this issue and we are unaware if any modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
Placement Determination: Average
Snow Phoenix interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. She was reported to have a history of scratching furniture and chewing on wires, and should go to a home that can safely cat-proof wires and furniture in the home. We advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating toys to keep Snow Phoenix occupied when left alone. Otherwise, this cat is showing behavior appropriate for cat parents with an average amount of experience.
Snow Phoenix is a three year old female white and flame point domestic shorthair. She was surrendered by her owner due to destructive behaviors she has been displaying in the home. Owner stated she has been scratching at items in the home as well as chewing on wires in the home. She was with her owner since she was a kitten.
Snow Phoenix has lived with one adult in the home. She is described as friendly and ougoing towards strangers and will engage in gentle play. She has spent time with children and is described as respectful and gentle towards the children. She has not been around other cats or dogs.
Snow Phoenix often scratches at furinture and owner stated she would scratch at the speakers and wooden chairs. She had a vertical rough rope scratching post owner stated she did not use. She has been having litterbox issues for the last year she has been urinating outside the box and was not taken to the vet for this issue. Snow Phoeniz is not bothered when she is bathed or when her nails are trimmed. She likes to be held and is not bothered when placed in a carrier.
Snow Phoenix loves music and loves to climb. Her activity level is described as medium to high. She sleeps in her cat bed and has been kept only indoors. She eats dry food Nine Lives brand and is nfed wet foo twice a week. She had an uncovered litterbox and crystals litter.
Upon intake Snow Phoenix was relaxed and allowed all handling, counselor was able to collar, scan (negative) and photograph.
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