SOPHIE – 15391
Urgent - Brooklyn
VIDEO & NEW PHOTOS! 3 year old SOPHIE is a neutered boy who was dumped by his owner. He is healthy, and loves attention and was kneading at intake. Sophie needs a home and a new cuddle buddy for the holidays!
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11230
Intake Date: 12/4/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 3 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 11 lbs
Previously lived with: 1 Adult and 3 cats
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and will hide or run away
Behavior toward children: Fearful and will run away when approached
Behavior toward cats: Playful and exuberant
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, and shy with a very high activity level
Other notes: She likes playing with balls, being brushed, being picked up and isn’t bothered with going into the carrier.
Attention seeking, allows all handling, starts kneading on approach
Reaction to assessor:
Sophie was relaxed and lying down on top his kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Sophie hops down from his perch and gently rubs up against the kennel door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Sophie is calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Sophie purrs and leans in for attention, allowing gentle pets and rubs along his body. He’s sweet, social and incredibly affectionate.
Reaction to being picked up:
Sophie is calm, relaxed and allows all handling.
H – Healthy
No young children
Sophie interacts with the observer and appreciates attention, but is fearful around children and will run and hide from them. His behavior remains suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience, provided the adopter is aware of these behaviors and is able to comfortably manage them. Though we believe this cat is displaying behaviors appropriate for new or experienced cat parents, he may not be a great fit for young children. Any home with older children prepared to adopt this cat should conduct a thorough interaction and endeavor to monitor this cat around their children to prevent these behaviors from being reinforced.
Sophie interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. His behavior in the care center remains social and he is displaying behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents, but because their owner reports he may hide whenever children are present, we recommend any future home with children conduct a thorough interaction.
Suitability With Children:
12/07/17 Behavior: Average, No Young Children
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Sophie is a 3 year old altered male cat, he came to his home when he was a kitten and is being surrender due to the owner having no time and too many cats.
Previously lived with:
1 adult, 3 cats
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Sophie is very shy and will hide or run away if the individual tries to approach him.
How is this cat around children?
Sophie is fearful of children and will run and hide if they approach him.
How is this cat around other cats?
Sophie has lived with three other cats in the home and is playful and exuberant.
How is this cat around dogs?
Sophie has never been around dogs.
Sophie likes to scratch on furniture and will hide in fear. Sophie likes being brushed, carried and isn’t bothered with going into the carrier, but will cry one in the carrier for a while. Sophie does like to chew on plastic in the home.
Sophie has no bite history
very high activity level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Sophie is described as affectionate , and shy. Sophie likes playing with balls and stays indoors. He is free fed meow mix dry food and is litter-box trained with an uncovered box and hooded box with clumping litter. Sophie also has a horizontal scratching post made of rough rope,an wood but will also scratch on furniture.
Upon intake Sophie was timid but allowed the counselor to collar.
Vet Notes: 1:42 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~3yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender, reportedly has pica
Observed Behavior – Attention seeking, allows all handling, starts kneading on approach
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Mild dental staining, mild gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
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