LUCY – 29024
Safe - 6-1-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 6/1/18 LUCY HAS A VIDEO! Lucy was brought in as an owner surrender due to the owner’s declining health and having to move in with a family member who is allergic to cats. Lucy is 6 years old and spayed. LUCY is a 6 year old spayed girl who is upset that her owner left her in the shelter along with her housemate John Jay. She is stressed and needs a new place to call home where she can relax and regroup. Anyone want a gorgeous house pantherette? Adopt Lucy now.
Intake Date: 5/24/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 6 years
Original Location: 10036
L V T Notes: 5:48 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, could not place
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: retreating and resisting handling, falls to back and starts swatting at air then flees, limited exam to avoid stressing
Sex: spayed female
Estimated Age: reported 6y
Subjective: surrendered with housemate
Oral Exam: mild staining
Heart: could not auscultate
Lungs: could not auscultate
Abdomen: could not palpate
Musculoskeletal: overweight BCS 6.5-7/9
Preliminary Assessment: overweight
Plan: DVM intake, CT and MC when calm
Animal Behavior Saved At: 27-May-2018 15:20:32.000
Animal Name: Lucy
Age: 6 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 child, 1 turtle
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing, will play gently
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and quiet. Will run away if the child is too excited, but can play gently.
Behavior toward cats: Very playful and affectionate with the other resident cat, often sleeping together.
Behavior toward dogs: Has spent time with them and prefers small dogs; she will hiss and smack at larger dogs.
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, used both hooded and uncovered boxes, as well as a variety of litters.
Energy level/descriptors: Lucy is described as being friendly, very affectionate, confident, playful, independent, and quiet with a medium activity level.
Other notes: She will follow her owner around closely when they are home. Lucy’s favorite thing to do is play, snuggle, and be pet. She likes toys that crinkle, string and wand toys, and catnip toys.
Observed Behavior: retreating and resisting handling, falls to back and starts swatting at air then flees, limited exam to avoid stress
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Lucy approaches the front and sits upright, looking at the assessor with soft eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lucy sniffs and rubs her body against her cage furnishings, then lies down and rolls onto her side.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lucy greets the assessor by the opening, her tail waving softly from side to side.
Reaction to touch:
Lucy sniffs the assessor’s hand and accepts petting. She leans in for cheek rubs, begins to purr, and her tail quivers.
Reaction to being picked up:
Lucy is tense during pick up, but she remains calm when held.
H – Healthy
Lucy interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Animal Behaviour Saved At: 5/24/2018
Animal ID: 29024
Animal Name: Lucy
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Lucy was brought in as an owner surrender due to the owner’s declining health and having to move in with a family member who is allergic to cats. Lucy is 6 years old and spayed.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 1 child, 1 turtle
How is this cat around strangers?
Lucy is friendly and outgoing with strangers. She will play gently with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Lucy has been around children aged 9-13 years old. She is relaxed and quiet around them. If the child is too excited and wants to play, she will run away. Lucy can play gently with children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Lucy lived with John Jay. Other that her sibling, she did not spend time around other cats. With John Jay, she was very playful and affectionate. They would sleep together.
How is this cat around dogs?
Lucy has been around large and small dogs. She prefers smaller dogs. She will hiss and smack at larger dogs.
Lucy meows and cries during car rides. Her owner never tried to give her a bath or trim the cat’s nails. She enjoys having her coat brushed. She is not bothered when put into a carrier or when disturbed while sleeping or resting. She will struggle to be put down if held too long.
Lucy has no bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Lucy is described as being friendly, very affectionate, confident, playful, independent, and quiet. She will follow her owner around closely when they are home. Lucy’s favorite thing to do is play, snuggle, and be pet. She likes toys that crinkle, string and wand toys, and catnip toys. She has been kept indoors only. She would sleep in a box with her brother, John Jay. She was fed Friskies or Meow Mix dry food twice a day. She used the litter box and did not have accidents. She has used an uncovered and hooded box, as well as multiple types and brands of litter without issue. She will scratch the furniture. She had a vertical scratching post made from a rope material that she liked, as well. The owner’s favorite thing about her is how affectionate and sweet she is. She also stated that she likes how attached Lucy gets to her humans.
Upon intake, Lucy allowed all handling. She was nervous and licked her lips quite a bit, but was easily transferred from his first carrier to his second.
CAME IN WITH
John Jay 29025
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