MICHAELA – A1037617
**GONE 06/01/15** Please find a New Hope rescue to pull MICHAELA to safety tomorrow, or her bright eyes will be closed forever, tomorrow afternoon. Just look at her sweet little face! This excellent cat lived with her former family from the time she was just 2 months old, and she spent her days hanging out and “looking pretty.” Her former owners told the shelter that she needs about a day to warm up to people, so when she didn’t immediately fall in love with the ACC staff? Yeah. They gave her a New Hope rating and slapped her on the kill list. There is NO time to waste! Please pledge toward her her care, please share her story, and please make sure that you work with a New Hope rescue if you can foster/adopt MICHAELA, because YOU could be the person who saves her life!
My name is MICHAELA. My Animal ID # is A1037617.
I am a female brn tabby and calico domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/26/2015 from NY 10468, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/29/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 8.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/26/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/26/15 16:09 Basic Info: Michaela is a 3yr old female Torbie DSH feline who was given to the owner as a gift from a neighbor when she was 2months old. Michaela is being surrendered due to the family going through personal problems. Michaela has no known health issues/injuries but has never been to a vet. Socialization: Michaela needs some time (about a day) to warm up to new people. She doesn’t play much and just hangs around “looking pretty”. When she does play with adults or children she’s gentle and sometimes exhuberant. Michaela lived with a 4yr old and they got along. Michaela has never lived with other animals, nor has she ever bitten/scratched any person or animal. Behavior: Michaela didn’t have a scratching post so she used the living room rug. She’s meows at first during car rides. Michaela sometimes urinates outside the litterbox. She struggles at first during bathtime and likes to be petted but not picked up much unless she comes to you for it. For a New Family to Know: Michaela is described as friendly & affectionate at times, mellow, quiet & independent. Her activity level is described as low-medium. Michaela has no favorite activities, doesn’t play with toys and stays in her favorite spot. The owner believes Michaela should be adopted by a single person/couple or family with older children/teens who’ll know to give her her space. Michaela is an indoor Cat who sleeps on the sofa. Michaela eats friskies dry food in an open bowl. She uses an uncovered litterbox with clumping litter. Intake Behavior: Michaela was fearful/nervous with a tense body at first but allowed to be scanned, collared & to be taken pictures of. She walked out of the carrier into the kennel once we gave her some space, she retreated to the back but allowed to be petted.
No Web Memo
05/29/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Michaela needs some time (about a day) to warm up to new people. She doesn’t play much and just hangs around “looking pretty”. When she does play with adults or children she’s gentle and sometimes exhuberant. Michaela lived with a 4yr old and they got along. Also, Michaela has never lived with other animals. Michaela sometimes urinates outside the litterbox. Michaela’s previous owner reports that she was eliminating urinating outside the litterbox , but we are unaware of what, if any, modification steps were taken to try and address this behavior. Please note as well that Michaela’s previous living situation may have contributed to the behavior seen. We cannot be sure whether this behavior will continue in a different home environment, but 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 Michaela be provided with numerous litterboxes throughout the house as she adjusts to her new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as she learns the space and successfully defecates in her main litterbox. Reaction to assessor: Michaela looks tense in her cage when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Michaela retreats to the back, alert with pupils fully dilated. Reaction to touch: Michaela allows a stroke, but slowly leans away from the assessor’s hand, hisses with ears back then growls. Placement determination: NH ONLY Michaela’s is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room. She is stressed in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate 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
05/27/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative tense, hissing mild tartar female cat NOSF
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