FIGURO – A1059745
Safe 12-10-2015 Brooklyn Rescue: Staten Island Hope Please honor your pledges: http://www.statenislandhoperescue.org/
***SAFE 12/10/15*** FIGURO COULD BE AN OPERA DIVO!! FIGURO likes a nice, quiet atmosphere while he is contemplating his next aria…Apparently he didn’t get that for two years when a neighbor “gifted” him to his former owner…FIGURO got pestered by three kids and took on an aloof aspect and his owner didn’t bother to work with him or neuter him or bring him for vet visits…SO, no big surprise that this quiet guy is not doing well at the ACC and that he has a NEW HOPE rating…..SOME CATS ARE INDEPENDENT LIKE SOME PEOPLE…As a culture, we don’t kill people because they like a solo life, it shouldn’t happen to animals either. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A QUIET COMPANION WHO IS A SELF-STARTER WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE HOUSE…..CONSIDER FIGURO!! MAKE SURE HE GETS A SECOND ACT TOMORROW BY APPLYING TO FOSTER OR ADOPT HIM TONITE!!
My name is FIGURO. My Animal ID # is A1059745.
I am a male gray domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 12/05/2015 from NY 11237, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/07/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.5 LBS.
12/06/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/06/15 12:00 Basic Information: Figuro is a male grey domestic shorthair cat who was surrendered due to behaviors he has been displaying in the home. He was a gift from a neighbor and has been with his owner for two years. He is described as independent, aloof, and quiet. Personality: Figuro has lived with two adults and three children, around children he is described as fearful and standoffish. Owner stated when her children would attempt to play with him or get near him he will either hide or hiss when they are near. He has not been around other cats or dogs. His activity level is described as medium and he has been kept only indoors. Behavior: Figuro does not like baths and will hiss and scratch when near water. His owner stated she did not attempt to trim his nails or did not take him to the vet. He does not like being placed in a carrier and will struggle and hiss. He is litterbox trained and never has accidents in the home. He did not have a scratching post at home and would scratch on furniture mainly the couch. For a new family to know: Figuro uses clumping litter and an uncovered litterbox. He likes to play with string toys and will usually play independently. When home he tends to stay hidden or seek out a quiet spot. Figuro eats Purina brand dry food and is free fed. His favorite treats are temptations and he usually sleeps on the floor or in a dark spot. Upon intake Figuro was tense had a firm body and retreated to the back of the carrier. When counselor tried to collar and scan (negative) he hissed and swatted, was not handled.
No Web Memo
12/08/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Figuro was bought into the care center by his previous owner due to behavior problems. Figuro has lived with two adults and three children. Around children he is described as fearful and standoffish. The previous owner stated when her children would attempt to play with him or get near him he would either hide or hiss when they are near. He has not been around other cats or dogs. His activity level is described as medium and he has been kept only indoors. Reaction to assessor: Figuro does not come to front but remains neutral When spoken quietly: Figuro does not come to front but remains neutral Reaction to door cage opening: Figuro becomes stiff, alert Reaction to touch: Figuro hisses but allows limited petting with a very slow approach Try picking cat up: did not attempt to pick up Figuro due to fearful behavior Behavior Determination: NewHope Figuro seems to not be thriving in this environment. At the time of the assessment Figuro was displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He is extremely fearful and currently tolerates very limited petting. 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
12/06/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 3 YO; 13.5 LB Sedation required for exam: 0.15cc Telazol administered Overweight EEN Clear Skin and coat clear FELV/FIV test Negative BARH (when not sedated) NSF
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