MESCINA – A0598091
SAFE 6/5/15 A volunteer writes: Mescina is a playful, but shy old soul who is a bit on the quiet side. She is very pretty, and she would do very well in the forever home of beginner or experienced cat parents.
Manhattan Center (Prior location: Staten Island Center)
MESCINA – A0598091
SPAYED FEMALE, WHITE / GRAY, DOMESTIC SH,10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/05/2015, From NY 10306, DueOut Date 05/05/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-012647.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Nervous, but allowed handling Spayed~10yrs Mild gingivitis/tartar EENT:WNL No fleas seen Nosf
A volunteer writes:
Mescina is a playful, but shy old soul who is a bit on the quiet side. She is very pretty, and she would do very well in the forever home of beginner or experienced cat parents.
A shelter staff member writes:
Stunning Mescina was adopted from AC&C as a tiny kitten, but a sudden situation caused her to lose the home where she was loved for the past 10 years. She previously enjoyed the company of another sweet cat, who engaged her in cuddles and playtime. When the mood strikes her, anything can be a toy. Mescina has enjoyed the good things in life like coat brushings, car rides, and sunny corners to nap in, but here in the shelter she remains relaxed in her cubby. Why not give this wonderful senior lady another chance at a great home?
VET CHECK FOR GERIATRIC
QARH. ALLOWED ALL HANDLING. BCS 4/9. FRESH FOOD AVAILABLE, CLEAN LITTER
MODERATE DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, EYES CLEAR, NO OCULAR / NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL
NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION
NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION
AMBULATORY X 4
A: GERIATRIC, GINGIVITIS
P: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC. RECOMMEND FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP AT LOCAL VET WITH PLACEMENT. GOOD PROGNOSIS
Reaction to assessor: Does not come to the front but looks at me. (1)
Reaction to being spoken to quietly: Comes to the front of the cage. (1)
Reaction to cage door opening: Remains soft and relaxed. (1)
Reaction to touch: Solicits petting and attention, head-butts. (1)
Reaction to being picked up: Calmly jumps out of assessor’s arms.
Notes: Mescina came to the shelter surrendered by an owner who described her as shy and quiet. At the time of the assessment, Mescina is displaying friendly behavior. She approaches the assessor and allows all handling. Mescina is exhibiting behavior suited to beginning or experienced cat parents.
Profile 05/05/15 14:29
Mescina is a 10yr old spayed female domestic short haired cat that has no current or past medical issues according to the owner.
Social Life & Personality
Mescina has been around children and is tolerant of their presence. She doesn’t interact with them much and will keep her distance. 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. Mescina has been around dogs and appears to be very fearful of them. When one is present she will find a hiding place or remain out of sight. Mescina is an indoor only cat that is litter box trained. Mescina is described to be shy, quiet, and fearful with a medium 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 Mescina was a kitten. However she will allow you to brush her coat and this can be done without issue. Mescina doesn’t like to be held and will struggle to be released shortly after being picked up. She doesn’t like to be put in cat carriers and this will be a struggle getting her into one.
For a New Family to Know
Mescina 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 Mescina is the type to stay hidden 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. Mescina 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.
CAME IN WITH: BELLA – A0715711 – http://catarchives.urgentpodr.org/bella-a0715711/
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