PONCHO – A1109924
Safe - 4-29-2017 Brooklyn
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Poncho would be happiest in an experienced kitty home that allows him to explore and warm up at this own pace.
Poncho A1109924, 8 Months Old, White and Black DSH, Neutered, 7.9 lbs, Owner Surrender 04/24/17
No MIC on Intake
Observed Behavior – Easy to handle, shivering – timid
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: NAD
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated,
U/G: Male Entire
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Not performed
Assessment – Cat appears to be in good health
Plan – Intake
SURGERY: Okay for sx
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Spent time around children visitors, was tolerant
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, used and uncovered box
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, and quiet with a high activity level
Other notes: Loves water and enjoys baths. Doesn’t mind being picked up/held or placed in a carrier. Enjoys playing with balls and stuffed toys.
Easy to handle, shivering – timid
Cage Condition: Cage recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor: Poncho was lying down in his litter box feint sleeping.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Poncho stays still and doesn’t react when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Poncho shifts away.
Reaction to touch: Poncho seems very hesitant to make contact and moves away when the assessor extends his hand out. He freezes when touched on his head and remains completely immobile when touched along his body.
Reaction to being picked up: Poncho was tense when picked up and stays curled up in the assessor’s arms.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
Experienced cat parent – Poncho may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Sitting crouched in back of kennel with ears flattened, facing forward. Makes eye contact when spoken to, then glances away. Breathing accelerates as I approach and he backs away when I attempt to pet him with the bear-claw, ears flattening more as he lowers his body. Remains low bodied and ears flatten all the way down as bear-claw strokes him along the head and back. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Went to Glendale for surgery
Squished inside his litter box, feint sleeping. Doesn’t really react when I call his name. Shifts weight and leans away when the door opens, keeps tail wrapped at his side. Slowly gets up to move away, freezes when I touched him on his head. Seems nervous, completely immobile when touched along his back. After a couple minutes he starts to loosen up and leans against my hand when rubbed on his cheeks. Tense when picked up, stays curled up. Allowed handling.
Poncho is an 8 month old unaltered domestic short hair. He was given to the owner as a gift and is being surrender because the owner is allergic. Poncho has not seen a vet but has no known health problems or injuries.
Poncho is friendly and outgoing when new people visit his home. He has had children visitors that are 1 year old. He is tolerate with the children. He is exuberant during play. He has not spent time arounf other cats or dogs.
Poncho meows a few times on car rides but quiets down. The owner state that he loves water and enjoys baths. Poncho has never had his nails trimmed or been brushed. He is not bothered if picked up or held. He is not bothered going into a carrier.
For a New Fmaily to Know:
Poncho is described as friendly, affectioante, playful, mellow, and quiet. He has a high activity level. He likes to play with balls and stuffed toys. He is kept indoors and is litter box trained. He is used to an uncovered litter box. He is feed wet and dry cat food. he has not scratched on anything in the home.
Poncho had a relax body and allowed to be picked up, collar, scanned, and photographed without struggle. He was hesistant to come out the carrier and needed to be picked up out of the carrier. Ponchp maintained a relaxed body throughout the admissions process.
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