MELISSA – A1051154
Urgent 9-18-2015 Manhattan Rescue: HVARS Please honor your pledges: http://www.hvars.org/
***SAFE 09/18/15***MELISSA is a 5 year old sleek black female cat with beautiful green eyes. One day she was sleeping in her owners bed and peering out the window, and the next thing she knew, she was dumped at the shelter in a small noisy cage. She isn’t used to strangers and is fearful in the shelter. She was a great cat companion. She lived with 3 kids and she was very good with them. She was surrendered because the owner decided she didn’t have time for MELISSA anymore. Poor MELISSA, didn’t do anything wrong, and now she will be put to death if she’s not fostered today! She is playful and mellow and loved taking baths in her owner’s sink!! Because she is fearful and scared in the shelter, she will need to be fostered through New Hope Rescue, so she can settle down and have a chance to find her forever home. Please give sweet MELISSA that chance, to be loved by a family, who will keep her forever. She deserves the best. Please save MELISSA TODAY!!
My name is MELISSA. My Animal ID # is A1051154.
I am a spayed female gray domestic mh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/12/2015 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/12/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 12.5 LBS.
Gave Pyrantel 1.2 cc
09/12/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/12/15 17:28 Basic Info: Melissa A1051154 is a 5yr old spayed female who was given to the owner by a previous owner 2yrs ago and is being surrendered due to the owner no longer wanting Melissa. Her last vet visit was in 2014 and she has no current health problems/injuries. Socialization: Around strangers Melissa is fearful & aggressive at times, she’ll hiss & swat. Melissa’s lived with 3 children ages 9yrs, 10yrs & 12yrs and is relaxed/affectionate, gentle & exuberant also with adults. She’s never been around other animals and has never bitten/scratched any person or animal. Behavior: During car rides Melissa will meow/cry. Melissa loves bathing herself when she sees a faucet running. She struggles when her nails are trimmed. She enjoys being brushed at times and she struggles to be put into a carrier. If she comes to you for attention/affection she likes being pet, not so much being held. For A New Family to Know: Melissa is described as friendly, affectionate ( she likes to come to you for affection/attention), playful, mellow at times, shy, fearful & aloof of strangers and is independent with a low-high activity level. The owner likes how pretty she is and Melissa enjoys looking out the window. Melissa enjoys mouse, string & wand toys. She’s an indoor only cat who slept with the owner. She eats both dry & wet food. Melissa uses an opened litter box with clumping litter within. She doesn’t have a scratching post and the owner hasn’t noticed if she’s scratched on items in the home. Intake Behavior: Melissa tolerated being scanned (+) then she began to hiss/howl, spit and swat. Due to these behaviors were we unable to take her picture on the back drop or collar her.
No Web Memo
09/15/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Around strangers Melissa is fearful & aggressive at times, she’ll hiss & swat. Melissa’s lived with 3 children ages 9yrs, 10yrs & 12yrs and is relaxed/affectionate, gentle & exuberant also with adults. Also, described as friendly, affectionate ( she likes to come to you for affection/attention), playful, mellow at times, shy, fearful & aloof of strangers and is independent with a low-high activity level. Reaction to assessor: Melissa looks tense in her cage when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Melissa remains crouched down at the back of the cage, alert with eyes wide open. Reaction to touch: Melissa slowly sniffs the assessor’s hand, but began to swat and hiss. Placement determination: NH ONLY Melissa is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room. She is stressed in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting. 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
09/12/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan pos 9851210030065 spayed BARH try to bite, scratch, growling and hissing
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http:// information.urgentpodr.org/ adoption-info-and-list-of-rescu es/
If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected]
Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.
*We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.*
For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please read here:http:// information.urgentpodr.org/ acc-placement-status-descriptio ns/
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see:http:// information.urgentpodr.org/ frequently-asked-questions/
You can call for automated instructions 212-788-4000
View all entries in: Safe Cats 2015-09