MITTENS – A1043728
*** GONE 07/16/15 *** MITTENS CERTAINLY HAS A BIGGER “PERSONAL PROBLEM” THAN HIS FORMER OWNER TONITE…….His owner is not scheduled to die tomorrow, but MITTENS is…..MITTENS has a NEW HOPE rating because his former world filled with cats and kids is gone…MITTENS is “playful, friendly and talkative”….he is just out of his element here. PLEASE HELP FIND MITTENS A HOME WHERE HE CAN BE HAPPY AGAIN…..AT TWO YEARS OLD HE HAS A LONG LIFE AHEAD, IF SOMEONE WILL STEP UP…
My name is MITTENS. My Animal ID # is A1043728.
I am a male gray and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/12/2015 from NY 11212, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/12/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.0 LBS.
4:06pm – given RABIES AND FVRCP
07/12/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/12/15 19:32 Mittens is a gray and white male cat who is approxiamtely 2 yrs. old and is not neutered. Mittens appears to be in good health but will need to visit with a veterinarian as soon as possible. Mittens was given to his previous owner as a gift two years ago and is described as friendly and well meaning. Mittens is described as being very affectionate friendly tolerant and respectful of young children and pre-teens as well. Mittens wil play gently with them and cause no harm. Mittens has not been socialized with other cats and when confronted with a dog here at ACC became aggressive growling and hissing at the dog. Mittens is an indoor cat who is litter trained. Mittens has been described as playful friendly talkative confident assertive affectionate shy quiet mellow aloof and independent at various times. Mittens will struggle when given a bath becoming reactive by scratching at the person who is trying to bath him. Mittens has never had his nails trimmed at all. Mittens likes to have his fur brushed and is not bothered by being held placed in a carrier or disturbed while he is sleeping. Mittens will use clay litter in an uncovered litter box . Mittens likes to use a horizontal scratching post made out of carpet but will sometimes scratch the house furniture as well. Mittens plays with balls wand catnip stuffed toys string and engages in chasing games. Mittens becomes nervous when riding in cars meowing often. Mittens eats Meow Mix dry food once a day and likes to snack on meat flavored treats. Mittens likes to sleep on blankets or by the children in the house. When in the home Mittens will follow you around and stay in the same room as you but will stay hidden from strangers until he is comfortable. During the Intak process Mittens was calm and well behaved for the most part. Mittens allowed himself to be transferred into a new carrier but became nervous when it was time to collar and photograph him. Mittens allowed himself to be photographed in his carrier but would not allow himself to be collared retreating into his carrier. Mittens when calm and feeling well adjusted is friendly and open cat.
No Web Memo
07/15/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Owner Profile: Mittens was bought into the care center due to her previous owner moving to an area that does not allow pets. Mittens is described as being very affectionate and friendly. Mittens is tolerant and respectful of young children. Mittens will play gently with them and cause no harm. Mittens behavior towards other animals remains unknown. Mittens is an indoor cat who is litter trained. Mittens has been described as playful, friendly, talkative, confident, assertive, affectionate, shy, quiet, mellow, aloof and independent at various times. Notes: Mittens 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: hisses, growls at me When spoken quietly: hisses, growls at me Reaction to door cage opening: charges, hisses, growls Reaction to touch: does not allow touch Try picking cat up: did not attempt due to behavior. Placement Determination: NewHope
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/13/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
EXAM IS BASED ON VISUAL ONLY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEIGHT – NO ONE WAS AVAILABLE TO TRANQ CAT scan negative intact male weight: 9.98lbs bright eyes clean ears – em negative clean coat – flea negatuve clean teeth overall body condition is good hissed, growled, swatted, launched, attacked and bite the net with pole APH BARH NOSF
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