MYSTIQUE – A1060367
Urgent 12-15-2015 Manhattan
***GONE 12/15/15*** MYSTIQUE’S BEHAVIOR WAS A MYSTERY TO HER OWNER WHO NEVER BOTHERED WITH HER AND NOW HAS DECIDED ABANDONMENT IS THE WAY TO GO! MYSTIQUE is an independent lady who is unspayed and was given as a gift to her ex owner 7 years ago! During these years, it seems that MYSTIQUE had lived with a Pomeranian dog, and a 6 year old and is afraid of children, nor does she like the dog. Gee, the more we read in her notes, the more we realize that there must have been other things going on in the household to cause MYSTIQUE’S mysterious behavior. Pom’s can be dominant dogs and of course a small child left to his own devices can certainly be loud and could tease and scare the cat. Sadly, now MYSTIQUE’S owner has decided that MYSTIQUE is the aggressive one, after all, and dumped her in the kill happy shelter. MYSTIQUE is PERFECTLY HEALTHY. She is just not used to being handled a lot and sadly was NEW HOPE rated. This girl seems like she has gotten the short end of the stick from her owner and now faces death at NOON Tuesday. There are always reasons for bad cat behavior and if you read between the lines, you will see that poor MYSTIQUE was a product of her environment. GIVE THIS 8 YEAR OLD PANTHERETTE A NEW CHANCE TO HAVE A HAPPY LIFE – CONTACT A RESCUE TO GET HER OFF THE EUTH LIST AND INTO A LOVING HOME.
My name is MYSTIQUE. My Animal ID # is A1060367.
I am a female black domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/12/2015 from NY 10027, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/12/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.1 LBS.
12/12/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/12/15 18:52 Basic information Mystique was brought in as an owner’s surrender due to her being reactive to owner’s family members. Owner has had mystique for the past seven years after receiving her from a friend. When asked two things she likes most about her owner chose how quiet and independent she is. Personality & behavior Mystique is described as shy, mellow, and independent with a medium activity level. Mystique lived with a six year old, and owner says she is afraid of children and will sometimes attempt to scratch them. Mystique lived with as Pomeranian, and owner says the two had to be kept separate due to Mystique’s aggression. Mystique was kept indoors only, and is said to be litter-box trained. Owner says she never has accidents. Owner says there have been past incidents of Mystique scratching family members if they are attempting to touch her or in the bathroom. According to owner the last incident was about a month ago. Owner says Mystique does not like to be touched, and will attempt to swat when interacted with. Mystique is said to only be calm if she is the one initiating the interaction. For a New Family to Know Mystique’s former owner recommends she go to a home with no other animals and no children. She used the pellet form of litter with an uncovered litter-box. Owner says she enjoys string, and scratched on different furniture in the home due to not having a post. When home mystique normally stays hidden and rarely seeks attention. Mystique was fed dry food only; owner says she will not eat wet food. Mystique normally slept in the bathroom, and owner says she is unbothered if disturbed while sleeping. Behavior during intake Mystique was initially alert during intake, but still calm. While in owner’s kennel she allowed counselor to touch her, and allowed scanning. Once removed she no longer tolerated any touching and counselor had to use cat gloves to place her inside of a feral den. Mystique swatted and attempted to bite counselor while inside of the feral den. Due to Mystique’s behavior no further handling was conducted.
No Web Memo
12/14/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
As per previous owner, Mystique is described as shy, mellow, and independent with a medium activity level. Mystique lived with a six year old, and owner says she is afraid of children and will sometimes attempt to scratch them. Mystique lived with as Pomeranian, and owner says the two had to be kept separate due to Mystique’s aggression. Mystique was kept indoors only, and is said to be litter-box trained. Owner says she never has accidents. Owner says there have been past incidents of Mystique scratching family members if they are attempting to touch her or in the bathroom. Owner says Mystique does not like to be touched, and will attempt to swat when interacted with. Mystique is said to only be calm if she is the one initiating the interaction. Reaction to assessor: Mystique hisses at the assessor. Reaction when softly spoken to: Mystique continues hissing at the assessor. Reaction to cage door opening: Mystique becomes stiff and alert. Reaction to touch: Mystique hisses and retreats, then swats at the assessor. Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Mystique is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. She 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
12/12/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: scan neg Sex: female, no spay scar seen Age ~ 8 yrs Mentation: BAR Eyes: clear Ears:clean Nose: clear/ clean Teeth:moderate dental tartar; left upper canine broken If abnormal BCS: 3/5 Behavior: was difficult to exam, swating, hissing and growling in the feral den. Was sedated with 0.1 ml by 0731
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