TOBY – 19260
Safe - 2-1-2018 Staten Island
SAFE 2/1/18 TOBY IS FIV POSITIVE – Toby and Mack appear to be bonded. When separated in different dens and kennels, Mack stress meowed and displayed anxious behavior. Once placed in the same kennel, Toby and Mack laid together and seemed very relaxed and comforted. Mack especially appears more calm when around his house mate (easier to pet in kennel together then when they were separated).
It is difficult to tell whether or not their behavior is due to stress from coming into the shelter, or due to separation. Since they appear to appreciate each other’s company we’re keeping them housed together during their stay, however we have yet to determine whether they are indeed bonded. Behavior will continue to monitor them during their stay, but we’d like to give them time to acclimate before separating them again. We will separate the two later this week and record their behavior during the separation. If they continue to display signs of increasing stress or anxiety during separation, we recommend these two have placement together.
Staten Island Center
*BONDED WITH MACK*
Toby 12960, 8 years old, Gray and White DSH, Neutered, 10 lbs, Owner Surrender 1/27/18
L V T Notes: 12:11 PM
Missing all teeth
Wheezing noted, no signs of URI seen.
As per owner: cat has been wheezing most of life
No fleas seen
Animal ID: 19260
Animal Name: Toby
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Toby is an 8 year old neutered male. Owner has had Toby for 6 years but had to surrender due to moving.
Previously lived with:
2 Adults, 1 Child
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Toby is friendly and outgoing.
How is this cat around children?
Owner had a 15 month old child in the home and stated that Toby was always respectful around the child.
How is this cat around other cats?
Owner had another neutered male cat in the home and stated that both animals were relaxed and respectful around each other
How is this cat around dogs?
Owner did not have any dogs in the home so behavior is unknown
Toby enjoys having his coat brushed and being picked up and held. He is not bothered when someone disturbs him while he is sleeping. When the owner would try to bathe him, trim his nails or put him into a carrier, he would struggle to run away.
Toby does not have a bite history
Owner stated that Toby had his teeth pulled out several years ago and always sounds congested when he breathes.
For a New Family to Know
Toby is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow and talkative. He has a medium activity and likes to play with balls, string toys and wand toys. In the home, Toby likes to follow the owner around from room to room and sit on the owner’s lap. He was kept indoors only and is litter box. In the home, he used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Owner had a scratching post made of cardboard that Toby would like to use frequently but would sometimes scratch on the couch. In the home, Toby was fed both wet and dry food brand 9 Lives.
Behavior during intake: Toby has a soft body during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture without any issues.
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