NOVA – A1036672
***SAFE 05/22/15*** PERFECTLY HEALTHY NOVA WAS DUMPED FOR MOVING AND NOW THIS SCARED HOUSE PET IS GOING TO DIE FOR HER FEAR!!! NOVA is a spayed 6 year old kitty whose owner had her since she was a kitten. Her owner is now moving into her parent’s home and they don’t allow pets due to allergies. You would think that finding a loyal pet a good home would be an important thing to do. But sadly NOVA was dumped in the ACC where she is PERFECTLY HEALTHY but afraid because she was abandoned there. She did allow some petting but growled and hissed so the ACC slapped her with a NEW HOPE rating which means you will have to contact a rescue to pull her to safety. NOVA IS A GOOD GIRL AND DESERVES TO LIVE IN A FUREVER HOME – PLEASE DON’T LET THE ACC MAKE HER A STATISTIC – CONTACT A RESCUE NOW TO SAVE HER LIFE.
My name is NOVA. My Animal ID # is A1036672.
I am a spayed female brn tabby and brown domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/17/2015 from NY 11206, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/18/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 18.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/17/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/17/15 19:46 BASIC INFORMATION Nova is brown tabby cat, spayed, 6 years of age. Owner had Nova since she was a kitten. She was purchase from a breeder, that had a little of kitten. Owner is surrendering Nova because he is moving to his parent’s home and they do not allow cats due to allergies. SOCIALIZATION Nova as a kitten was introduced to children of various ages. She was affection and genital .Now as an adult cat she has not been around other children. Nova will slowly approach strangers around the house. She will sniff adult and seek for attention. Owner describes her as friendly and aloof towards stranger. BEHAVIOR She allows being picked up and held, but prefers to sit near people. When she is held for too long she tries to flee. She does not mind having her nails trimmed and enjoys being brushed. She struggles and meows going into a carrier. She tries to flee during baths and very vocal car rides. She does not allow being held for a long, but will sit next to people and allow petting. She scratches the wood bed frame. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Nova was described as affection and aloof. She enjoys long naps on the window sill. She can sit for hours look outside the window. She loves any twined toys and strings. She is very mellow and play style is gentle with adult. She loves unlimited Purina dry food. She slept on owner’s bed. Nova is litter trained and has never had an accident. She had an open litter box. She loves to greet owner at the door and follower owner around. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Nova was brought in a carrier. She allowed to be collar, scanned (negative) and photographed. Her body was a bit tense, she attempt to hide her face and lip licking. She allow counselor to pet her and slowly handle.
No Web Memo
05/20/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Reaction to assessor: Nova looks neutral in her cage when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Nova remains lying down on her cage bedding, alert with soft eyes. Reaction to touch: Nova accepts the touch on the head, but along the body she began to low growl and hiss at the assessor’s hand. Placement determination: NH ONLY Initially Nova solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body she begins to hiss and growl at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Nova becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.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
05/17/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative very nervous, growling mod tartar obese abdomen shaved and spay scar seen NOSF
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]tsondeathrow.org
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:…/
You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Cats 2015-05