SWEETIE – A0857420
Safe - 8-10-2016 Manhattan
**SAFE 08/10/16** RETURNED TO THE ACC….what more horrifying words are there? SWEETIE is sadly one of those returns and finds herself back at the ACC. SWEETIE has been at the ACC for a month and the shelter says her behavior is deteriorating…..so why in a month’s time haven’t they gotten this lovely cat adopted?? No one at “Clear the Shelters” day wanted a spayed, friendly adult cat?…..Give us a break, ACC.
So instead of moving SWEETIE into a foster situation to help her get adopted, the ACC has just plopped her on the list so it’s one less problem they have to deal with…
SWEETIE IS A NICE CAT WHO KNOWS SHE HAS BEEN BETRAYED AND WANTS TO BE LOVED AGAIN!!!
Make that happen for her tonight!! Apply to FOSTER or ADOPT her NOW!!
My name is SWEETIE. My Animal ID # is A0857420.-P
I am a spayed female white and brn tabby domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/22/2016 from OUT OF NYC, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/06/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 10.2 LBS.
06/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/22/16 11:36hrs Sweetie is described as reserved, independent and quiet. She lived in a home with children aged 9, 10, and 14 years old. She is tolerant of the children but prefers to be on her own. She is an indoor cat only. BEHAVIOR Sweetie will spend most of the day on her own. She will relax on the arm of the sofa or a pillow on the floor. She would walk out on the terrace to enjoy the sun sometimes. She will apporoach her owner when she wants attention and stay for a moment of petting but run off soon after. Sweetie is accustomed to grooming herself. She enjoys being brushed. When there are guest in the home she will hide most of the time. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Sweetie enjoys playing with small toy balls. She enjoyed using her carpeted scratching post in the past. Sweetie has been scratching the arms of the leather chair in the home since her scratching post was removed. Sweetie is accustomed to using a covered litter box. She eats dry cat food only. She doesn’t eat canned food when she is provided with it. During intake Sweetie hid in the rear of her carrier. When she was approached she would remain hidden. When she was removed from her carrier, she attempted to slowly walk away. She was collared, scanned for a microchip(positive) and photographed.
No Web Memo
08/05/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sweetie has been at the care center for over a month, and the stress of the long stay in the shelter appears to be resulting in a behavioral deteriorating. She is less tolerant of touch and handling than she was during her first few weeks. Her previous owner describes an independent, quiet, tolerant cat, but recently Sweetie has begun avoiding interaction, sometimes hissing, and sometimes swatting, though at other times remaining affectionate and interactive. It is in her best interest to move into a stable home environment quickly where she can feel comfortable. We recommend experienced adopters who will allow her to adjust to her new home and new family at her own pace. 7/26/16 eval: Reaction to assessor: Sweetie comes to the front and is calm and relaxed. Reaction when softly spoken to: Sweetie sniffs around. Reaction to cage door opening: Sweetie remains soft and relaxed. Reaction to touch: Sweetie head-butts and nudges the assessor’s hand with her head. She begins to purr and her tail quivers. Reaction to being picked up: Sweetie becomes tense and struggles to be put back down. When placed back into her kennel, she swipes the assessor’s hand without nails and her tail sways from side to side. Behavior Determination: Experienced, recommend an adult home Sweetie solicits attention and tolerates petting, but may dislike being picked up. Because she swiped after pick up and displayed agitation afterwards, we recommend she goes to a home with experienced cat parents, without young children. 6/25/16 eval Sweetie’s former owner described her as reserved, independent and quiet. She lived in a home with children aged 9, 10, and 14 years old. She is tolerant of the children but prefers to be on her own. Reaction to assessor: Sweetie looks neutral in the cage when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Sweetie remains crouched position on her cage bedding, alert with eyes wide open. Reaction to touch: Sweetie stands with tail up, slowly engages then leans into the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting. Reaction to Being Picked up: She becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage. Placement determination: Average Sweetie interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scanned positive 0A115C1E45 QARH Mild dental tartar Allows handling Ear mites and flea comb negative Activyl applied for fleas prevention Spayed Nosf
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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