KEIKO – A1059672
Urgent 12-11-2015 Manhattan
*** GONE 12/11/15 *** IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY ACTED DIFFERENTLY THAN NORMAL, WOULDN’T YOUR FIRST THOUGHT BE TO TAKE THEM TO A DOCTOR?? Something physically might be wrong and causing them to behave in an irregular fashion. Well, KEIKO’s owner let his unusual behavior gone on for 2-3 months!! And never bothered with a vet visit but had plenty of time to dump KEIKO in a carrier and wait in line to surrender him at the ACC!! And the ACC gave him hardly any physical/medical assessment at all…..just slapped a NEW HOPE rating on him. KEIKO is already NEUTERED and until 2-3 months ago was a happy-go-lucky cat. He needs a patient cat FOSTER to help him get a competent vet evaluation and give him the time and patience he needs…..IT’S A TALL ORDER…IF YOU CAN STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE, PLEASE CONTACT A NEW HOPE RESCUE TONIGHT AND OFFER TO FOSTER!! KEIKO IS HOPING THAT YOU WILL!!
My name is KEIKO. My Animal ID # is A1059672.
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/05/2015 from NY 10472, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/06/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 12.0 LBS.
NEUTERED MALE CONFIRMED.
12/05/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/05/15 13:02 BASIC INFO Keiko is a 3 year old neutered DSH cat. His owner got him as a gift from a friend when he was 2 months old. He surrendered him because he started scratching and biting him 2-3 months ago. His last vet visit was in 2014 and he has no known health conditions. SOCIALIZATION Keiko is shy with new people and hides from them at first. He hasn’t spent time with children or other pets. Keiko sometimes scratches and occasionally bites his owner while he is interacting with him, drawing blood but never requiring medical care. This happened most recently 1 week ago. These incidents usually occur when his owner is petting Keiko or trying to handle him in some other way. Keiko scratches/bites without vocalizing. He is careful when he walks by him because if he passes very closely, Keiko will scratch his feet. These incidents have only occurred over the past 2-3 months. He can’t think of any major changes that occurred in his home during that time. Before that, Keiko had never bit or scratched anyone. He was friendly and affectionate and was tolerant of being pet, picked up, bathed, brushed, etc. As none of Keiko’s bites/scratches have been severe, we think it’s possible that his biting and scratching was rough play. BEHAVIOR Keiko used to allow his owner to pick him up, brush him, bathe him, etc. Now, he scratches and bites his owner when he picks him up and sometimes when he pets him. Other times, he enjoys being pet. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Keiko’s owner describes him as being mellow, fearful, quiet, independent, and low energy lately. He used to be friendly and affectionate though shy. He spends time in favorite places but comes when called. He plays with balls and stuffed toys. He slept on the couch or chair. He ate dry Meow Mix food 3x/day. He’s littertrained, used an uncovered litterbox with clumping litter, and didn’t have accidents. He scratched a carpeted scratching post. INTAKE Keiko was tense in his carrier. I tipped it and he walked into his kennel and retreated to the back, tense and looking around. I reached towards him to scan him, and he growled with his head lowered and his ears somewhat back. I backed away. I returned with food and water. He remained in the back and hissed with his back arched and his head lowered.
No Web Memo
12/10/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
As per previous owner, Keiko is shy with new people and hides from them at first. He hasn’t spent time with children or other pets. Keiko sometimes scratches and occasionally bites his owner while he is interacting with him, drawing blood but never requiring medical care. Keiko used to allow his owner to pick him up, brush him, bathe him, etc. Now, he scratches and bites his owner when he picks him up and sometimes when he pets him. Other times, he enjoys being pet. Reaction to assessor: Keiko is hiding in his feral den. Reaction when softly spoken to: Keiko continues hiding. Reaction to cage door opening: Keiko becomes stiff and alert. Reaction to touch: Keiko hisses and swats at the assessor’s hand. Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Keiko is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. He may have a known history of behavioral issues that need to be addressed. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
12/06/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: negative Sex: reported neutered male, could not check Age: reported 3y Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: could not assess Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: no Any injuries: no Behavior: growling and hissing, aggresisve at cage door, could not remove collar or place ACC collar; needs to cool down Medication: N/A, preventatives given
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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