COOKIE – 16986
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*** SAFE 01/05/18 *** COOKIE was dumped by her owner because of litterbox issues. She also has dental issues and needs further evaluation to see if anything is medically wrong that would cause the issue. Please give her a new furever home!
Hello, my name is Cookie. My animal id is #16986. I am a desexed female black cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old. – P
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 26-Dec-2017, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – aggressive to other animals.
ZIP Code From: 11239
Cookie is at risk for behavior concerns (Experience determination). Cookie allows petting but shutters away and becomes very uncomfortable from loud noises and other stimuli in the care center. Cookie also been displaying inappropriate elimination behavior (not using a litter box).
My medical notes are…
Weight: 12.46 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
KNOWN HISTORY:: KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 1 adult and 1 child (6yrs old) Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing with strangers Behavior toward children: Relaxed and tolerant Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: She was introduced to the family’s new dog recently and did not get along with it. She would hiss and arch her back when he approached her. Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes, but lately she’s been urinating outside her litter box. Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level Other notes: She likes to play with balls, string and wand toys, stuffed toys and catnip toys.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Initially allowed handling but became tense, hissed once
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 12/29/17 Checked 9:45 am Defecated inside the litter box. No urine found in cage.
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Cookie was crouched and becomes alert when the assessor approaches the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Cookie moves into her litter box then rolls over on her side. She keeps her tail wrapped at her side and slow blinks at the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Cookie remains alert and focused.
Reaction to touch:: Cookie slow blinks and seems unsure of contact. She squints and backs at first, but slowly starts to warm with attention and eventually leans in for rubs. She arches her back and rolls around when pet, but she still seems a little wary of her surroundings and isn’t confident enough to come forward.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Affectionate
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Inappropriate elimination
Potential challenges comments:: Cookie’s previous owner reports that she was eliminating (urinating) outside the litter box, but we are unaware of what, if any, modification steps were taken to try and address this behavior. Please note as well that Cookie’s previous living situation may have contributed to the behavior seen. She was recently introduced her to the family’s new dog and they didn’t get along. She would hiss and arch her back when he approached her. We cannot be sure whether this behavior will continue in a different home environment, but 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. We also recommend that Cookie be provided with numerous litter boxes throughout the house as she adjusts to her new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as she learns the space and successfully defecates in her main litter box(es).
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Cookie may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. She may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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