WHISKAS – A0894141
Gone - 9-7-2016 Manhattan
***GONE 09/07/16*** AVERAGE RATED WHISKAS RETURNED BECAUSE OF THE OLD “ALLERGIES” EXCUSE! He’s 5 years old and already NEUTERED and needs a new owner because previous owner DUMPED him after their mother moved in and has allergies! He’s lived with s child and is tolerant and allows petting. He will play somewhat rough with adults but then again, who knows how rough the owner played! Please offer to FOSTER OR ADOPT WHISKAS and this time make it stick!
My name is WHISKAS. My Animal ID # is A0894141. – P
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/20/2016 from NY 10030, owner surrender reason stated was ALLERGIES.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/05/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 16.2 LBS.
08/20/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/20/16 20:41 cat was surrendered because previous owner’s mother moved in and she has severe allergies to cats. previous owner says whiskas is shy for a few minutes and will hide from strangers but will then warm up and rub on people’s legs. he has lived with a 4-9 year old boy. he is usually tolerant of the child and will allow them to pet him, and if he becomes overwhelmed he will just walk away. he play exhuberantly and somewhat rough with adults but does not like to play with children. he has never lived with other cats or dogs. he will sometimes scratch the furniture, but does so less when there is something else for him to scratch- post, cardboard, etc. he will hide from strangers. whiskas enjoys being picked up and held. his previous owner described him as friendly, affectionate, independent, and quiet. he has a medium activity level and loves to follow his owner around the house. he usually sleeps in bed with his owner. he is used to an uncovered litter box and has used all types of litter. whiskas’ owner says that he is the “best cat” and that he is devastated to have to let go of him and jealous that a new person will get to have whiskas in their home. at the acc, whiskas allowed counselor to pick him up and put him on the table. he allowed for collaring and pictures. his tail was between his legs the entire time, but when counselor pet his face he would purr.
No Web Memo
09/06/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Whiskas’s previous owner described a friendly, affectionate, independent, and quiet cat in the home. He was social during his initial behavior evaluation. However, Whiskas does not appear to be thriving in the busy shelter environment, and began hissing and spitting when approached in adoptions. Back in the quieter holding room he tolerates all handling and petting, though he continues to appear uncomfortable in the shelter environment. We feel that he remains appropriate for an adopter with an average amount of cat experience, but we feel it is in his best interest to move into a stable home quickly. 8/23 evaluation: Previous owner stated Whiskas is shy for a few minutes and will hide from strangers, but will then warm up and rub on people’s legs. He has lived with a 4-9 year old boy. He is usually tolerant of the child and will allow them to pet him, and if he becomes overwhelmed he will just walk away. He play exhuberantly and somewhat rough with adults, but does not like to play with children. He also has never lived with other cats or dogs. Reaction to assessor: Whiskas looks neutral, lying down on his cage bedding when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Whiskas remains in place, alert with eyes wide open. Reaction to touch: Whiskas accepts the stroke while he remains immobile and seems to appreciate the petting on the head and body. Reaction to Being Picked up: He becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage. Placement determination: Average Whiskas 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
08/20/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive 985121007395706 QARH Mild dental tartar Very tense and Nervous Neutered Ear mites and flea comb negative Nosf
04/19/2011 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating NO CONCERN
BARH eating very well H/L nsf no signs of blood seen ok to go to adoption
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