BELLA – A0715711
5-18-2015 Staten Island
SAFE 05/18/15 – A staff member writes: “Bella has a young soul and loves to daydream. She lies on her side, tail tip flicking gently back and forth, and she purrs – thinking about her next treat, toy, or petting session. This affectionate cat seeks attention and rolls around, purring loudly, when it is granted to her. Brave Bella isn’t afraid of dogs or children, and loves to play with just about anything that seems right at the time. Sure, Bella doesn’t look like a kitten – but she certainly has all the charms of one!”
Staten Island Center
BELLA – A0715711
I am a spayed female, brown tabby Domestic Shorthair.
The shelter staff think I am about 8 years old.
I weigh 12 pounds.
I was found in NY 10306.
I have been at the shelter since May 05, 2015.
Nervous, but allowed handling
VET CHECK FOR GERIATRIC
BARH. ALLOWS ALL HANDLING. BCS 6/9. FOOD AVAILABLE, CLEAN LITTER
MILD DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, EYES CLEAR, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL
NORMAL THORACIC ASUCULTATION
NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION
AMBULATORY X 4
Reaction to assessor: Does not come to the front but remains neutral. (2)
Reaction to being spoken to quietly: Does not come to the front but looks at you, soft and relaxed. (1)
Reaction to cage door opening: Remains soft and relaxed. (1)
Reaction to touch: Appreciates petting and attention, purrs, rolls. (1)
Reaction to being picked up: Tense and nervous during this type of handling.
Notes: Bella came to the shelter surrendered by an owner who described her as playful and affectionate. At the time of the assessment, Bella is displaying affectionate behavior, though is nervous with certain types of handling. Bella is exhibiting behavior suited for average cat parents who can allow her time to readjust to a new home environment.
Bella is a 9yr old spayed female domestic short haired cat that has no current or past medical issues according to the owner.
Social Life & Personality
Bella has been around children and is tolerant of their presence. She doesn’t interact with them much but when she does she allow petting and may even rub up against them. The owner isn’t sure how she will respond in the presence of another cat besides the one she has lived with. They did get along and played in a gentle manner. Bella has been around dogs and appears to be very curious of them. She has never really interacted with one but isn’t afraid to be in the presence of one. Bella is an indoor only cat that is litter box trained. Bella is described to be playful, friendly, and affectionate with a high activity level.
The owner isn’t sure how Bella would respond to grooming agents such as receive a bath or nail trim due to never attempting to do so since Bella was 6weeks old. However she will allow you to brush her coat and this can be done without issue. Bella likes to be held and takes well to being put in a cat carrier.
For a New Family to Know
Bella was brought up using clumping litter and a standard litter box. She like to play with cat toys and will play with just about anything according to the previous owner. When in the home Bella is the type to follow you around seeking attention or be in a favorite spot. When interacting with humans she plays in a gentle manner. She took well to traveling in the car and appears to be fine. Bella was brought up eating both wet/dry food and the brand the owner gave was Purina Cat Chow and there was no preference in what brand of wet food.
A staff member writes: “Bella has a young soul and loves to daydream. She lies on her side, tail tip flicking gently back and forth, and she purrs – thinking about her next treat, toy, or petting session. This affectionate cat seeks attention and rolls around, purring loudly, when it is granted to her. Brave Bella isn’t afraid of dogs or children, and loves to play with just about anything that seems right at the time. Sure, Bella doesn’t look like a kitten – but she certainly has all the charms of one!”
CAME IN WITH: MESCINA – A0598091 http://catarchives.urgentpodr.org/mescina-a0598091/
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