MUFFIN – A1049107
Urgent 9-20-2015 Staten Island
***SAFE 09/20/15***MUFFIN is a lovely orange and white tabby who has lived in the same home for 7 years. But now his owner is sick and can’t care for him and he’s at the mercy at the shelter, who has put him on the euthanasia list. MUFFIN’s owner says he doesn’t like other cats but was very affectionate with humans and liked to rub against them. But MUFFIN is certainly not happy to be at the shelter, away from the only home he’s ever known. He doesn’t know what he’s done wrong to deserve such a fate! Because of MUFFIN is afraid in the shelter, he hasn’t let himself be picked up or pet. He is only available through NEW HOPE rescue. This cutie deserves a chance at a great kitty life, not to die a sad and lonely death. Please rescue this love MUFFIN!!
Staten Island Center
My name is MUFFIN. My Animal ID # is A1049107.
I am a neutered male org tabby and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/25/2015 from NY 10310, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/26/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 11.3 LBS.
1.3cc pyrantel PO
08/25/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/25/15 11:56 Basic Information: Muffin is a 7yr old neutered male domestic short haired cat that has no past or current medical issues according to the owner. Social Life & Personality: Muffin comes from a home with children and is usually tolerant of them but prefers to just keep his distance and not interact with them. Muffin has been around other cats and doesn’t get along with them. According to the owner Muffin will aggressively fight with that cat. The owner explained that Muffin is fearful of dogs and in the presence of one she will keep her distance and hide. Muffin is an indoor only cat that is litter box trained. Muffin is described to be friendly, playful, and affectionate with a high activity level. Behavior Issues: Muffin has never bitten a person or another animal according to the owner. The owner has attempted to bath Muffin and muffin appears to be afraid of having this grooming agent done. as an alternative the owner just used wipes to clean Muffin. The owner has never attempted to trim his nails and isn’t sure hoe he would respond to having this done. However Muffin does enjoy having his coat brushed and will allow this with no issues. Muffin doesn’t like to be held and will struggle to be released shortly after being picked up or held. Muffin doesn’t take well to being put in a cat carrier for transport and will struggle when trying to put him in one. For a New Family to Know: Muffin was brought up using regular clay litter and a standard litter box. Muffin enjoys all sorts of cat toys and will play with just about anything according to the owner. Muffin did have a scratching post but never used it and prefered to use the furniture around the home. When in the home Muffin is the type to be in the same room and sometimes initiates interaction by rubbing up against you. When interacting with humans Muffin can be somewhat rough but most of the time he is gentle. During car rides for transport Muffin appears to be afraid and will meow/cry. Muffin was brought up eating both wet/dry food and the brands the owner gave were Friskies and 9Lives. Behavior During Intake: Muffin was brought in a cat carrier by the owner and appeared to be afraid. He was at the back of the carrier with his body low and stiff. Upon extension of my hand he hissed and swatted towards my hand. Due to fractious behavior I wasn’t able to collar or handle Muffin during the time of intake.
No Web Memo
08/28/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Muffin lived previously in a home with children, of whom he was tolerant but distant. He is noted to get along poorly with other cats, and to be frightened of dogs. His previous owner describes him as “friendly, playful, and affectionate with a high activity level.” He has been difficult to handle and has avoided interaction since intake, swatting at the Admissions Counselor and requiring sedation for his initial medical examination. Muffin did not allow the Assessor even to approach during his behavior evaluation. Reaction to assessor: Muffin is in a cage with a visual blocker to help him feel more comfortable. When the assessor lifts the blocker, he hisses and strikes. Due to this behavior, the evaluation was ended at this point. Placement determination: New Hope Only Muffin is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room. He has tried to swat and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. 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
08/25/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive: 985121001577718 Neutered;~ 7 years old Hissing, growling Sedated with 0.15cc telazol IM Matts in hind quarters removed Mild gingivitis AMBx4 BARH NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
A volunteer writes: Muffin is a friendly, playful kitty, but he likes to maintain his own space. He would do best in a home where there are adults only, and with experienced cat parents who would work with Muffin so he could become more outgoing.
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