CHARLIE – A1030934
CHARLIE – A1030934
The shelter staff think I am about 10 years old.I weigh 15 pounds.I was found in NY 10025.
I have been at the shelter since Mar 21, 2015.
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC LH,10 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/21/2015, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 03/24/2015,
INTIAL EXAM 3/21:
no ear mites
flea tx of activyl
mod dental tartar
allows handling and restrain scare but seeks attention
S/O: BAR, EATING, FRIENDLY
EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC
SOME DENTAL DISEASE
CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS
ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER,
MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 7/9
GU: NORMAL URINE OBSERVED AFTER PALP OF BLADDER
Charlie has never been around children or dogs to know his behavior with them. He has lived with cats and is respectful of them but does not play with them. Charlie struggles when held and when having his coat brushed. He hides and will bite when being placed in a carrier. However, his previous owner does note one major concern: Charlie has been defecating outside his litter box for more than 3 years. The owner believes that Charlie had this problem because he lived in home with about 20 other cats. We advise any potential adopter to be prepared for this behavior, and prepared manage it if it appears in a future home. Methods of managing and attempting to modify this behavior can be discussed with the Adoption Counselors. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Reaction to assessor: Charlie looks neutral in his cage when approached by the assessor.
Reaction to door opening: Charlie remains crouched down in his litter box, alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to touch: Charlie allows the stroke then head-butts the assessor’s hand and remains immobile in place.
Reaction to Being Picked up: He becomes antsy then jumped back into his cage.
Charlie has reportedly defecated outside the litterbox in his previous living situation, but living with 20 other cats may have contributed to this behavior. We cannot be sure though, as we have limited details of this behavior. However, he has been using his litterbox in his cage in the care center. 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 Charlie be provided with numerous litterboxes throughout the house as he adjusts to his new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as he learns the space and successfully defecates in his main litterbox(es).
Reaction to assessor: Charlie looks calm, relaxed, and friendly when approached. When softly spoken to, he looks at the assessor with relaxed eyes.
Reaction to door opening: Charlie remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Charlie remains in place for petting, begins to purr, and lightly rubs his cheeks against the assessor’s hand.
Reaction to Being Picked up: Charlie remains calm and allows handling.
Charlie is a 10 year old neutered brown tabby with long hair. He has been in his home for 10 years. He is being surrendered because the owner’s mother is sick and he needs to surrender the cats to ensure his mother stays healthy. Charlie has no injuries or health problems or injuries.
Social Life and Personality:
Charlie has never been around children or dogs to know his behavior with them. He has lived with cats and is respectful of them but does not play with them. He has been kept indoors and has a low activity level.
Charlie struggles when held and when having his coat brushed. He hides and will bite when being placed in a carrier. The owner has never woken Charlie up, given him a bath, or trimmed his nails when they are being done.
Litter Box Issues:
Charlie has been defecating outside his litter box for more than 3 years. The owner believes that Charlie had this problem because he lived in home with about 20 other cats.
For a New Family to Know:
Charlie is used to clumping litter inside an uncovered litter box. He likes to play with balls and cat nip. Charlie scratches on a horizontal post made out of carpet. When people are home they usually find Charlie lying in his favorite spot. He is gentle and exuberant during play. He has never been in a car or train to know how he would behave during the ride. He is fed both wet and dry food. His favorite treats are temptations. He likes to sleep in the recliner.
Charlie was tense and hides in the back of the carrier. He allowed handling and did not show any aggressive behaviors.
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