SASSY – A1042854
*** SAFE 07/09/15 *** The two things the owner liked most about Sassy; she is sweet and likes to lays on owners chest.” APPARENTLY BOTH THOSE THINGS WERE NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE SASSY FROM HER OWNER’S “PERSONAL PROBLEMS” OR THE ACC’S KILL LIST…..SASSY is 5 years old and already SPAYED…Her owner said that they kept her mostly indoors but that they occasionally let her roam outside. SASSY became fearful around other cats and children, so would need time for new introductions. SASSY IS A NICE CAT WHO HAS HAD HER WHOLE WORLD PULLED OUT FROM UNDER HER….PLEASE CONTACT A NEW HOPE RESCUE TONIGHT SO THIS GIRL GETS THE CHANCE SHE DESERVES….SASSY NEEDS A HOME AND THE ACC DOESN’T NEED ANOTHER STATISTIC….
My name is SASSY. My Animal ID # is A1042854.
I am a spayed female gray and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/05/2015 from NY 10461, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/07/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.6 LBS.
Aggressive; not allowed to check for spay scar.
07/05/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/05/15 20:11 Basic information: Sassy is a 5 year old female cat who is spayed, the previous owner had her for the whole five years. She was last seen by a vet last year in June. The two things the owner liked most about Sassy; she is sweet and likes to lays on owners chest. Social Life & Personality: Around children and other cats Sassy is aggressive and fearful she scratched and hissed, she has been around one child, 9 years old. She does not play with children or other cats. She is litter box trained. She was kept indoors mostly but was able to roam outside and come and go as she pleased. Her activity level is medium however; she is playful, confident, shy, mellow, friendly, assertive, fearful and affectionate. Behavioral Issues: Sassy often scratches people and hides in fear. When given a bath, picked up or held and put in carrier, she isn’t bothered, she enjoys having her coat brushed. For a New Family to Know: Sassy uses clumpy cat litter; she used a hooded cat box. She likes balls, wand toys, catnip toys, chasing and string to play with. She likes scratching on a cardboard scratch post and on the carpet. When the previous owner was home Sassy tend to follow her around, be in the same room or at her favorite spot in her cat house where she slept. She played gentle but exuberant with the previous owner. In the car the cat meows/cries. She eats wet meow mix and dry Friskies food. Her favorite treats are temptations.
No Web Memo
07/08/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Reaction to assessor: Sassy becomes stiff and alert upon approach. When softly spoken to, she focuses on the assessor and is wary of the environment. Reaction to cage door opening: Sassy remains immobile. Reaction to touch: Sassy focuses on the assessor’s hand and hisses. Her ears tilt sideways and lifts paw up to prepare to swat, but does not strike and attempts to flee from the cage. As per previous owner, Sassy often scratches people and hides out of fear. Sassy is fearful and becomes defensive around children and other cats. She was kept indoors mostly but was able to roam outside and come and go as she pleased. Her activity level is medium however; she is playful, confident, shy, mellow, friendly, assertive, fearful and affectionate. Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Sassy 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 fearful in the shelter environment, and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. She may have a known history of behavioral issues that need to be addressed. 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
07/06/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Spayed female–must shave BARH Mild staining on teeth Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Pyrantel given on food NOSF Hissing and swatting when approached, exam through carrier
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