PENELOPE – A1060344
Urgent 12-18-2015 Brooklyn
***GONE 12/18/15***PRECIOUS PENELOPE! This gorgeous female cream colored girl lived in the same home since she was a kitten. Now after 12 years, the owner has dropped her at the shelter because of the owner’s personal problems. It’s hard to believe anyone could desert this sweet innocent girl-cat with the big scared eyes! PENELOPE is a gentle cat. She lets herself be pet and is open to affection. She used to sleep in her owner’s bed, so she’s a cuddler!!! Now, she’s on the list for lethal injection tomorrow, if this beauty isn’t fostered or adopted! In the past month she has defecated outside the box a few times, but the owner never took her to the vet to get it checked out. Because she has had litter box issues recently, it’s recommended that PENELOPE go to an experienced pet home, so they can take her to the vet and remedy the problem. Her temperament is sweet as can be, and she’d make a wonderful sweet cat friend! Please think of taking this older girl to be your pet friend for the rest of her hopefully long and happy life!
My name is PENELOPE. My Animal ID # is A1060344. – P
I am a spayed female cream domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 12 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/12/2015 from NY 11205, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/12/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.4 LBS.
12/12/15 01:50 pm
12/12/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/12/15 13:46 Basic Information: Penelope is a twelve year old cream female domestic shorthair cat, she was surrendered due to personal problems her owner is facing. She has been with her family since she was a kitten and is described as mellow. quiet and independent. Personality: Penelope has lived with two adults and one dog. She has not been around children or other cats. Around dogs she is respectful but owner stated she generally kept her distance. She is mostly housetrained and recently has been defecating outside the litterbox. She has been kept only indoors and has a low activity level. Behavior: Penelope often claws at the floors, owner stated he has hardwood in his home. She did not have a scratching post at home. Penelope was not bathed, or had her nails trimmed. Owner stated she enjoyed being brushed and and is not bothered when she is held. She has been defecating outside the litterbox for the last month, owner stated he did not take her to the vet and it occurs a few times a week. He belives it was due to changes in the home. For a new family to know: She uses clay litter and a hooded litterbox. She likes ot play with ball toys and string. When home she tends to stay in a favorite spot or stay hidden. In car rides she is relaxed and will sleep. She eats dry food and is fed twice a day. She usually sleeps in her owners bed. Upon intake Penelope was calm and had a loose body, she allowed all handling. Counselor was able to scan (negative), collar and photograph.
No Web Memo
12/16/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Penelope was bought into the care center due to her previous owner no longer being able to care for her. Penelope has lived with two adults and one dog. She has not been around children or other cats. Around dogs she is respectful but owner stated she generally kept her distance. She is mostly housetrained but recently has been defecating outside the litterbox. She has been kept only indoors and has a low activity level. Penelope’s previous owner reports that she was eliminating outside the litterbox but we are unaware of what, if any, modification steps were taken to try and address this behavior. Please note as well that Penelope’s previous living situation may have contributed to the behavior seen. We cannot be sure whether this behavior will continue in a different home environment, but we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litterbox should this behavior continue in a home environment. We also recommend that Penelope be provided with numerous litterboxes throughout the house as she adjusts to her new living space. Reaction to assessor: Penelope does not come to front but looks at you calm and relaxed When spoken quietly: Penelope slowly comes to the front of cage to sniff the assessor Reaction to door cage opening: Penelope seems a little nervous but does not retreat Reaction to touch: Penelope allows petting and attention with a slow and gentle approach Try picking cat up: Penelope is tolerant of this type of handling with a slow and gentle approach Behavior Determination: Experience At the time of the assessment Penelope was displaying shy behavior, comes to the front of the kennel, interacts with the assessor, allows attention and tolerates all petting. Penelope is displaying behavior appropriate for a experience cat owner due to her litter box problems.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
12/12/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: scan negative Sex:female -spayed Age: approximately 12 yrs old BARH Eyes: clean Ears: clean and ear mites negative Nose: nasal discharge present Teeth:mild staining and dental tartar BCS: 3/5 Skin: has flea dirt and flea negative teeth:clean Hair Coat: well groomed Declawed: no Any injuries: none seen Behavior:hissed and try to bite NOSF
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