BARNEY – A1046069
*SAFE* 08/13/15 Poor Barney was surrendered to the ACC because he was urinating outside the litterbox for a month according to his owner. They never bothered to bring this sweet cat to the vet to see why this was happening and dumped him at the ACC instead. Barney is very sweet and affectionate. He needs your help before he makes it to the dreadful euth list.
Barney – A1046069 – 6 yr. neutered Russian Blue, OS
Basic Information: Owner believes Barney is 4-5 years old. Barney is a altered male domestic shorthair. Owner was given Barney as a gift. Owner surrenders Barney due to house soils.
Social Life & Personality: Barney lived with 4 adults and children ages 7 and 15 years old. Owner stated Barney was relaxed and tolerant towards everyone in the household. Barney behavior is unknown towards other animals. He is indoors only and like to stay in the basement of the house. His behavior is to a medium and his behavior is described as playful, mellow, confident, friendly, assertive, talkative and independent.
Behavior issues: Barney has never bitten or scratched anyone to owner’s knowledge. Owner stated he likes to scratch on anything leather but never on the scratching post provided for him. Barney was never given a bath but when he had his nail trim he was afraid. Barney doesn’t like to be picked up and held and will struggle when in owners arms. Owner stated Barney been urinating outside the litter box for a month and doesn’t know why.
For Family to Know: Barney uses a litter box that is left uncovered. He likes to play with nice toys and stay to himself in the basement. He eats wet and dry food that’s left out for him all day.
Upon intake cat was curious and eager to flee. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Reaction to Assessor: Barney was calm and relaxed upon approach. He looks at the assessor and has his legs tucked in when softly spoken to.
Reaction to cage door opening: Barney rushes forward for attention and is soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Barney head-butts the assessor, starts to purr, and remains in place for petting.
Reaction to being picked up: Barney prefers to be put back down, but continues to solicit attention.
As per previous owner, Barney has lived with 4 adults and children ages 7 and 15 years old. He was relaxed and affectionate towards everyone in the home. He was kept in the basement and was described as playful, mellow, confident, friendly, assertive, talkative, and independent. He was never provided with a scratching post, so he likes to scratch on leather. The owner stated Barney has been urinating outside the litter box for a month and does not know why. They provided him with an uncovered litter box, but we are unaware if any modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
Behavior Determination: Beginner
Barney interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
ears,eyes and mouth clear
.51ML activyl applied
1.2ML dewormer given
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