HANDLER – A1037947
***SAFE 06/04/15***PUT A HOLD ON SAD AND SCARED TABBY HANDLER Just a couple of days ago, year and a half old Handler, a healthy and neutered terrific tabby boy, was minding his own business with his feline friends, when he got lured and stuffed inside a trap and carted off to the kill-happy shelter. He’s got to be wondering, “What in the world am I doing here?” Naturally, he is a cat who feels threatened and vulnerable in the ACC environment, and you know what? Handler has every right to feel that way, because “threatened” and “vulnerable” are two words that apply to him in spades. That doesn’t mean those words will continue once he gets into a relaxed home setting. If you are planning to bring a new cat home, lock it in a live trap and subject it to an abusive environment 24/7, then this is not the cat for you. There IS no animal that would be “right” for such treatment. If you want to bring home a new cat, allow for some decompression time, and then build up a mutually loving relationship, Handler could be your cat! Let’s offer this sad and scared fella a new “leash” on life. Please contact a NH rescue and do everything possible to save this cat’s life tonight.***
My name is HANDLER. My Animal ID # is A1037947.
I am a neutered male gray tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/29/2015 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K15-015852.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/31/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.3 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/29/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/29/15 16:04 Handler is a large gray tabby mix. HAndler was surrendered to the shalter as a stray and carried in inside a feral cat trap. There was no direct contact between the cousnelor and the cat.
No Web Memo
06/02/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Notes: Handler was brought to the care center as a stray so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies previous to what we seeing during the evaluation. He seems to not be thriving in this environment and at the time of the assessment he 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 does not tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time. Reaction to assessor: does not come to front but remains neutral (2) When spoken quietly: does not come to front but remains neutral (2) Reaction to door cage opening: becomes stiff, alert (3) Reaction to touch: growls, hisses, does not allows petting at all (5) Try picking cat up: did not attempt to pick the cat up, fractious behavior Placement Determination: NewHope
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/30/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 1.5 YO; 8.3 LB Sedation required for exam 0.1cc Telazol administered by 1086 FELV/FIV test – negative Small spot of allopecia left hind area BARH NOSF Actyvil applied
CAME IN WITH:
CEDRIC – A1037970
DL HUGLEY – A1037971
BILL MURRAY – A1037948 and GRIFFIN – A1037949
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