TIMMY – 17530
Safe - 1-13-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 1/13/18 TIMMY is a healthy boy whose owner dumped at the shelter. He is not a happy camper and needs a home where he can relax and regroup.
Brooklyn Center (Previously Manhattan Center)
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10460
Intake Date: 1/2/18
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 4 years
Weight: 8 lbs
Previously lived with: 1 Adult and 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and hides from guests
Behavior toward children: Fearful and hides from children
Behavior toward cats: Lived with a male cat and was relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Shy, mellow and independent with a medium activity level
Other notes: He struggles when picked up/held or having his nails trimmed. He likes to play with string and wand toys, and catnip toys.
Hisses and spits in cage
Crouched on top of kuranda bed, body and face tense. He tolerates petting along his head and body while leaning away and tilting his ears, tail wrapping around body. Eyes are squinted shut. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Timmy slow blinks when the assessor approaches, then curls his body up.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Timmy keeps his eyes focused on the assessor’s movements and didn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Timmy leans away and hisses.
Reaction to touch:
Timmy lip licks, his eyes dart around and he shifts around trying to dodge the assessor’s hand when approached. His ears bend flat, he sniffs the assessor and tolerates gentle petting on his head with a slow approach. He arches his back and his body starts to relax with petting. After a few soft pets he shifts his body weight, inches forward and gives head butts while rolling around.
Potential challenges comments:
Timmy has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
H – Healthy
Timmy tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
01/07/18 Behavior: Average. Although timid and shy at first, Timmy has acclimated to his new environment and now allows all petting and handling. He leans in for petting and rolls over. Comes forward, arching into further petting while purring. Allows pick up with a tense body and then jumps back into his kennel, turning his head around to give a head-butt. Timmy can go to a home with new or experienced pet parents.
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Timmy is a dilute orange and white, DSH male who was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He has no known health issues or injuries and has not seen a vet recently. He was surrendered due to the family moving to a location that does not allow pets.
Previously lived with:
In home with owner and cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Timmy is shy and hides from guests when they come in the home. He does not come out and approach for attention.
How is this cat around children?
Timmy is fearful and hides from children. He should not go to a home with young children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Timmy has lived with his brother since birth and is affectionate and relaxed around him.
How is this cat around dogs?
Timmy has not interacted with dogs before.
Timmy’s owner has not bathed him but he is able to brush him, Timmy will pull away and struggle when his owner tries to trim his nails or pick him up.
Timmy has no bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Timmy is Shy, mellow and independent. He stays in his favorite spot and rarely seeks attention. He likes to play with string and wand toys, and catnip toys. He has been an indoor cat, sleeps in his cat tree, and is litter box trained using an uncovered box with clay or clumping litter. He likes to scratch on carpet.
Timmy was hissing during intake and did not allow for handling.
Vet Notes: 1:39 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 3-4 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Observed Behavior -Hisses and spits in cage, was netted for exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: limited exam due to net
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
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