TAZZY – A1085466
Safe - 9-3-2016 Staten Island
***SAFE 09/03/16*** MOVING SHOULD NOT BE AN EXCUSE FOR DUMPING YOUR CAT!! TAZZY IS GOING TO DIE BECAUSE SHE HAS NO HOME!! This sweet shy girl was used to living with a family for the past 4 years. She was good with other cats and even a toddler!! Her ex owner said that she was shy but will play when she gains confidence. A volunteer writes: Tazzy is a special gal who likes other cats, and when given a bit of time, she will warm up to strangers and children. Tazzy has it all – she’s friendly, affectionate, mellow, independent, and talkative. Her activity level is said to be at medium. This ebony cutie would seem to fit into a variety of forever homes – could that home be yours? TAZZY’S OWNER ABANDONED HER AND NOW THE ACC IS TOO. SHE WAS STRESSED IN ADOPTIONS SO THEY JUST WANT TO KILL HER AT NOON. WE CAN’T LET TAZZY DIE BECAUSE SHE IS SHY. PLEASE HELP HER TONIGHT. CONTACT A RESCUE NOW TO SAVE HER LIFE.
Staten Island Center
My name is TAZZY. My Animal ID # is A1085466. – P
I am a spayed female black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/15/2016 from NY 10306, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/16/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
08/15/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/15/16 16:13 Basic Information: Tazzy is a 7 year old spayed female DSH that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Tazzy for the last 4 years but had to surrender due to owner moving. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Tazzy is shy at first and will hide. Once she is comfortable, she will play exuberantly. She has been around a toddler and owner stated that she was nervous and shy at first but once she was comfortable she was respectful of the child. Owner had other cats in the home at one point and stated that Tazzy liked to play with them. Owner mentioned that it takes Tazzy a while to warm up to other cats at first but once she does she is respectful and relaxed around them. Tazzy has also been around small dogs and was tolerant of them. She has never bit another animal or person. Behavior: Tazzy is tolerant of having her coat brushed, and being picked up/held. When owner tried to bathe her, Tazzy kept meowing. She is not bothered by having her nails trimmed. When Tazzy is disturbed while sleeping, she will purr. For a New Family to Know: Tazzy is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, shy, independent, and talkative with a medium activity level. In the home, she liked to be in her favorite spot. Tazzy likes to play with balls, string toys catnip toys and mice. She was kept indoors only & is litter box trained. Tazzy used an uncovered litter box with clay litter in the home. Owner did not have a scratching post in the house but did state that Tazzy used carpet mats to scratch on and owner’s mattress. She was fed both wet & dry food brand Friskies. Behavior during intake: Tazzy was nervous and at the back of the carrier during intake. She allowed me to transfer from carrier to den, scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues. When I started petting her, her body relaxed and she started leaning into my hand.
08/23/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Tazzy is a special gal who likes other cats, and when given a bit of time, she will warm up to strangers and children. Tazzy has it all – she’s friendly, affectionate, mellow, independent, and talkative. Her activity level is said to be at medium. This ebony cutie would seem to fit into a variety of forever homes – could that home be yours?
08/17/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
**UPDATE 08/29/16** Tazzy does not appear to be acclimating well to the adoptions room and will squeeze by the back of her cubby, hissing and spitting when approached. Due to her stress level in the care center, we feel that quick placement into a stable home environment is in her best interest. Date: 08/17/16 Tazzy’s previous owner reports she is shy around strangers initially, and will hide. Once she is comfortable, she will play exuberantly with them. She has been around a toddler and was also nervous and shy at first, but once she was comfortable she was respectful of the child. She has been around other cats and liked to play with them. She may take some time to warm up to the other cats, but is respectful and relaxed around them after. She was tolerant of the small dogs she has been around. She was best described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, shy, independent, and talkative with a medium activity level. Reaction to assessor: Tazzy becomes stiff and alert when approached. Reaction when softly spoken to: Tazzy looks at the assessor, and then looks around her surroundings. She has a low body and appears to be tense. Reaction to cage door opening: Tazzy remains motionless. Reaction to touch: Tazzy lowers her head and was hesitant of touch. She allows gentle petting on her head and body, but her body is tense and she appears nervous and unsure. Behavior Determination: Experienced Tazzy tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. She may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Any future home with young children should conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
initial microchip scan negative female spayed approx 7 years old qar no eye, ear or nasal discharge no fleas seen amb x 4 allowed all handling
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