TIGGER – A1087213
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TIGGER – A1087213
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC MH MIX,19 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason HOUSE SOIL
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 08/25/2016, From NY 10463, DueOut Date 08/25/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative QARH Severe dental tartar with missing teeth Allows handling Neutered Ear mites and flea comb negative Geriatric healthy Nosf
Severe dental tartar with missing teeth
Ear mites and flea comb negative
Tigger’s previous owner reports he has only lived with adults, but has lived with dogs. The owner says he loves to play, enjoys petting, uses a scratching post, and loves to cuddle and be picked up. The owner says he is a really sweet cat and may do best in a home with adults only.
Reaction to assessor: Tigger was calm and relaxed by the front.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Tigger’s ears tilt slightly sideways, but he looks at the assessor with soft eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening: Tigger remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Tigger was a bit hesitant, but accepts petting and slowly leans in and begins to purr.
Reaction to being picked up: Tigger was a bit tense during pick up, but remains calm when held.
Tigger’s previous owners report that he has started urinating around the home. The owner believes he may have kidney stones, but we are unaware if any modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home. 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.
Behavior Determination: Average
Tigger 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.
CAT INFORMATION SHEET
Where did this cat come from? My Home
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Family / Friend
Does this cat have a microchip? No
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS CAT IN? I CANT CARE FOR HIM ANYMORE, HE IS 19 YRS OLD IVE HAD HIM HIS WHOLE LIFE
RELATIONSHIP: He’s old – I’ve owned for whole life
PEOPLE: Lives with _ adults ONLY
OTHER ANIMALS: Has lived with dogs
PERSONALITY: Loves to play, Enjoys Petting, Uses a scratch post, Loves to cuddle & be picked up
HABITS: Eats both
Any medical problems that you’re aware of? Please provide as much detail as possible. POSSIBLE KIDNEY STONES
Is there anything that could be done to help you keep your cat or that could be done so the cat could continue to live in your neighborhood? NO
What kind of home do you think would be best for this cat? ADULTS ONLY HOME
Is there anything else we should know? HE IS A SWEET CAT
A volunteer wrote: My name is Tigger, and I’m a 19 year old guy. They say men get more distinguished with age, and well, it’s true! I would love to be a furry companion again and spend my retirement years in a safe and loving home. I hope you will consider helping me.
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