CHEETAH – 21819
Safe - 3-18-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 3/18/18 LONG STAY & STAFF FAVE!! CHEETAH is ready to run free (in a new home) Meet this young girl @ MACC. WATCH HER VIDEO! A volunteer writes: An aura of her wild relatives surrounds this pretty, friendly, confident girl, who has the kind of lithe, athletic figure we’re all wishing for or slavishly working toward. Take her home, and every day you’ll be able to admire her ancestral roots from across the room and her domesticity when she’s snuggled up against you on your couch. Another volunteer writes: Her name totally suits her. She looks a bit like a cheetah in coloring, but also her behavior. She is very energetic and wants to play. She tries to grab you through the bars with her paws to get your attention. She is very sweet and loves attention. She purrs a lot and uses her scratching post all the time. She is clean and an adorable girl.
CHEETAH needs a new home asap!
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10458
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: —
Age: 3 years
Weight: — lbs
Medical Assistant: 1:04 AM
re wt from 11.5 to 12.9
Post Surgery Note: 3:12 PM
Already spayed per Chameleon record.
Vet Notes: 2:59 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? y
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender
Observed Behavior -allows exam, calm
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: female-unable to confirm spay
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
Behavior Assessment Date:
Cheetah was brought in with limited information on their behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
Just returned from medical exam. Crouched towards front, eyes fully dilated, tense. Hissed on approach. Sniffed offered treats, didn’t eat. Started playing gently when given mouse toy. Hissed loudly when door opened, retreated to back, raised paw, leaned away from touch. Covered cage and left alone for now.
Soliciting attention by the front but randomly hissed, possibly reacting towards the cat below who was hissing and growling. Increasing distance when attempted to touch, sitting upright at the back, alert with eyes wide and focused. Unable to touch, dodges the hand.
Standing in main compartment, eyes dilated but soft posture, eating dry food. Came to the front when spoken to, tail up. Sniffed hand, leaned and arched into pets, purred, ate offered treats. Rubbed against and reached through the bars after door closed.
Reaction to assessor:
Cheetah remained soft and relaxed when approached by the assessor.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Cheetah becomes alert with eyes wide open, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Cheetah becomes curious, engages the front with tail up, looking around.
Reaction to touch:
Cheetah leaned into the assessor’s hand and purrs during the touch. She then proceeded to head-butt but retreated. Cheetah sat upright in place with one leg slightly up while focusing on the hand with pupils dilated. When attempted to pet again she slowly paws it to stop.
Potential challenges comments:
Cheetah is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Cheetah becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Cheetah may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to her new home and family at her own pace.
A volunteer writes: An aura of her wild relatives surrounds this pretty, friendly, confident girl, who has the kind of lithe, athletic figure we’re all wishing for or slavishly working toward. Take her home, and every day you’ll be able to admire her ancestral roots from across the room and her domesticity when she’s snuggled up against you on your couch.
Another volunteer writes: Her name totally suits her. She looks a bit like a cheetah in coloring, but also her behavior. She is very energetic and wants to play. She tries to grab you through the bars with her paws to get your attention. She is very sweet and loves attention. She purrs a lot and uses her scratching post all the time. She is clean and an adorable girl.
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