MEOWSA – A1057049
Safe 11-12-2015 Manhattan
**SAFE 11/12/15** Who knows? Maybe karma has something special lined up for the kind of person who would describe their cat as “independent” and then dump said cat into the ACC “because her owner schedule doesn’t allow time for Meowsa to be properly cared for.” MEOWSA is DEAF and is SO UNHAPPY THAT SHE WHINES at the ACC, so congrats on unprecedented levels of selfishness to that former owner. For those who are looking at MEOWSA now, know this: She is SPAYED, her owner surrender notes show a DELIGHTFUL and WELL-ADJUSTED GIRL at home but she’s scared out of her mind at the shelter. This BEAUTIFUL, DEAF GIRL can only be saved by a NEW HOPE rescue group, tonight!
My name is MEOWSA. My Animal ID # is A1057049.
I am a spayed female white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/05/2015 from NY 11218, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/11/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.1 LBS.
Deaf confirmed NOSF
11/05/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/05/15 19:25hrs Meowsa is described as a spayed 6 year old cat that has been cared for by her owner for the past 3 years. Meowsa is deaf. She is being surrendered because her owner schedule doesn’t allow time for Meowsa to be properly cared for. SOCIAL LIFE & PERSONALITY Meowsa is described as friendly, talkative and independent. She lived in a single adult household as the only pet. Meowsa was introduced to another cat and dog in the past and she was curious of the other animals. She would approach and sniff them. She is an indoor only cat. BEHAVIOR Meowsa enjoys having her head scratched and lying next to her owner relaxing. Her owner stated that she will struggle to get away if picked up. She becomes scared and attempts to run when her owner tries to cut her nails. She is accustomed to grooming herself but enjoys being brushed. Meowsa owner stated that she meows whenever she wants food or attention. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Meowsa is used to using a hooded litter box filled with Fresh step clumping litter. She enjoys playing with toy balls and string. She likes to scratch at the upholstered back of her owner’s couch and the carpet. She has a carpeted cat tree that she scratches but her owner stated that she enjoys scratching on cardboard. She is accustomed to eating Friskies dry cat food and the occasional Sensational cat treat after her meal. She would sleep at the foot of her owner’s bed or behind the couch. DURING INTAKE Meowsa remained at the front of her carrier meowing. When a hand was extended towards her she would sniff it but continue to meow. When she was let out of her carrier, she would allow the Admissions Counselor to extend a hand in front of her and she would sniff it. She bumped her head against the counselor’s hand but would then turn and hiss. After two more attempts to pet her head after slowly approaching her, she would low growl and hiss. She was scanned for a microchip (negative) and photographed but not collared.
No Web Memo
11/08/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Meowsa’s previous owner states that she is friendly, talkative, and independent. She lived in a single adult household as the only pet. Meowsa was introduced to another cat and dog in the past and she was curious of the other animals. She would approach and sniff them. She enjoys having her head scratched, but will struggle to get away if picked up. Reaction to assessor: Meowsa was hiding in a box upon approach. Reaction when softly spoken to: Meowsa does not react. Reaction to cage door opening: Meowsa sticks her head out from the opening of the box and looks at the assessor. Reaction to touch: Meowsa sniffs the assessor’s hand and allows brief petting on her head, but she whines after a short time and hiss. When attempting to pet her again, she swats. Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Meowsa is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat, is extremely uncomfortable in the shelter environment, and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. 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
11/05/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Limited exam due to aggression (Will hiss, swat, charge, and try to bite) Scan negative Spayed female — according to the owner BARH 6 years Ears are clean Mild dental staning and tartar — appear to be missing incisors on both top and bottom jaw Flea comb negative Eyes and nose are clear — no signs of URI According to the owner cat is Deaf Gave dewormer in food Gave activyl NOSF
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