MIMI – A1120776
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SAFE 8/21/17 – DECLAWED- Cute Mimi is looking for her forever family @MACC. MIMI was brought in when owner became ill – she is not happy and very hissy and needs a new place to call home.
MIMI – A1120776
SPAYED FEMALE, ORG TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,1 yr, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/16/2017, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 08/16/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1.5 yr Microchip noted on Intake none History : owner surrender Subjective: owner surrender Observed Behavior – striking fractious in ferrel den Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BAR visual exam due to behavior EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted MSI: Ambulatory x 4 CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment appears healthy Plan nh only Prognosis: good SURGERY: spayed
DVM Exam 8/17/17:
Estimated age: 1.5 yr
Microchip noted on Intake none
History : owner surrender
Subjective: owner surrender
Observed Behavior – striking fractious in ferrel den
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
visual exam due to behavior
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
MSI: Ambulatory x 4
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan nh only
LVT Exam 8/16/17:
Limited exam within freeman net
Sex: Spayed as per owner
Age~ Approx- 1 yr, 6 months
Eyes: Clear / wnl
Nose: Clear / wnl
Teeth: Very Slight dental tartar
Skin: APH / WNL
Hair Coat: WNL
Behavior: Hissing, growling and try to bite during exam
Previously lived with: Adults and children, ages 6 and 8
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and retreats for a few minutes, but gets comfortable after.
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, affectionate, and respectful, playing gently
Behavior toward cats or dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, uses an uncovered litter box with crystal litter.
Energy level/descriptors: Mimi is a friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow and shy cat with a medium energy.
Other notes: Mimi is declawed. She is a lovely cat that loves to just sit on the window and watch people. She follows you around when at home but sometimes be in her favorite spot.
Observed Behavior – striking, fractious in cat den
Laying at back, tense posture, eyes fully dilated. Started growling quietly on approach. After being spoken to calmly for a long while, returned slow blink and started grooming. Became tense again, started hissing, growling, and lip licking when door opened. Sniffed assess-a-hand, then swatted and retreated.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Mimi was inside her cat den.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Mimi shifts around and pokes her head out of the opening to look. She inches slightly forward and her body is half-way out from the opening, but she shifts back inside her den after.
Reaction to cage door opening: Mimi becomes alert and pokes her head back out.
Reaction to touch: Mimi rushes forward to sniff the assessor’s hand, but lowers her head to avoid touch. She dodges petting and uses her paw to gently pat the assessor’s hand away. She appears curious and conflicted, but will gently bat the assessor’s hand playfully after. She allows gentle petting, but will lie on her side and continues to playfully pat the assessor’s hand.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Curious, Playful
– Fearful – Mimi has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her 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.
– Experienced cat parent – Mimi tolerates brief attention and petting but appears to be fearful or stressed in the shelter. She may need time to warm up to her new home and family. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Due to her stress levels in the care center, we recommend any future home with children conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.
Mimi is a one and a half year old, declawed, female cat. She was surrendered by owner for health reasons. Owner stated that that Mimi is a beloved cat that would steal your heart as soon you meet her. Mimi has no signs of illness or injury.
Mimi is a shy cat around strangers–she retreats for a few minutes of meeting a stranger but gets comfortable afterwards. Mimi lived and spent time with two children age six and eight; and, was relaxed, affectionate and respectful around them. She is gentle when she played with adults and children. She did not spend time with other cats or dogs and never bit a human or another animal.
Mimi is well-behaved and sleeps when riding in a car for her vet visits. Owner never brushed her coat, trim her nails or bath her. She isn’t bothered if picked up and held but owner prefers not to and she isn’t bothered if disturbed while sleeping.
For a new Family to know
Mimi is a friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow and shy cat with a medium energy. She is a lovely cat that loves to just sit on the window and watch people and was kept mostly indoors. She follows you around when at home but sometimes be in her favorite spot. She slept wherever she wanted-owners couch or bed or any soft clothing– and was fed dry cat food three times daily. She is house/litter box trained and used an uncovered litter box with crystal cat litter. Luna does not scratch on anything because she is declawed.
Behavior during Intake
Mimi had a very stiff body during intake. She struggled and hissed and did not allow handling.
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