SHADOW – A1036465
***PASSED AWAY 05/29/15*** “VERY FRIENDLY AND AFFECTIONATE” RUSSIAN BLUE CHARMER HAS A LOVELY VOLUNTEER PLEA AND A GREAT BEHAVIOR RATING, BUT THE ACC WILL KILL HIM ANYWAY – PLEASE GRANT SHADOW A DEATH ROW PARDON!!! Handsome plush-velvet Russian Blue boy SHADOW, 7 years young, was BETRAYED by his old owner, who dumped Shadow into the kill-happy ACC due to PET HEALTH. Shadow quickly caught the eye of an ACC volunteer, who lovingly writes: “In the shadows you will find him. He is shy and pensive and wonders what comes next. Hopefully a great person can offer him a great safe happy home. This sweetheart is gentle and will come out of the shadows with a little coaxing once he feels comfortable. He is truly beautiful and has so much to offer. Give him a chance to shine like the sun on a glorious day.” At home, Shadow was described as “CALM, SMART, VERY FRIENDLY, and AFFECTIONATE”. He earned a very good EXPERIENCE behavior rating even in the scary shelter. HIs old owner claimed he was having litter box issues, but NEVER TOOK HIM TO THE VET! Poor Shadow might need a change to a wet diet, or more frequent cleaning of the litter box; still, this “problem” SHOULD NOT RESULT IN A DEATH SENTENCE! But the ACC will KILL this gorgeous guy at noon tomorrow. Please don’t let them silence his purrs forever. Start RIGHT NOW to apply to foster or adopt charming SHADOW! If you can’t save SHADOW yourself, please SHARE his sad story and PLEDGE for his rescue!
My name is SHADOW. My Animal ID # is A1036465. – P
I am a male gray russian blue. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/15/2015 from NY 10027, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/19/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 11.0 LBS.
REWT 11 from 10.3lb
05/15/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/15/15 19:37 Basic Information Shadow is a 7-year old Russian blue, and was surrendered due to recent litter box avoidance, and pet allergies in the home. Her owner received her as a gift, and has had her for since she was a kitten. Owner says she doesn’t have any injuries or health concerns, and when asked what she likes most about Shadow she chose that he is calm, and smart. Personality & Behavior Owner describes Shadow as medium-active, and says he’s very friendly and affectionate. Owner says he is relaxed with children, and plays gently with them. Owner says he hasn’t been around dogs, and with cats he is just tolerant but not too playful. Owner says Shadow is litter box trained, but for the past few months he hasn’t been using it, and they don’t know why. He has been kept indoors only, and owner says he is independent and confident. According to owner Shadow has not had any past incidents with scratching or biting anyone or another animal. Owner says that Shadow doesn’t like bathing or being groomed, and will hiss, swat, and bite when attempted. Client says Shadow enjoys being brushed, and also like being held but not for a long period of time. Shadow is usually unbothered if disturbed while sleeping and clients says he doesn’t like being placed in the carrier. For a new Family to Know Shadow is used to an uncovered litter box with pellet type of litter. Owner says she has toy balls that she usually plays with, and when playing with her Shadow is gentle. Owner says Shadow likes to follow her around when home, but will sometimes stay hidden. Shadow doesn’t have a scratching post, and owner says she scratches on her couch. Shadow is normally free fed dry food, and sleeps in her bed at home. Owner says Shadow is usually scared during car rides, and sometimes loud invasive noises make her fearful. Behavior during Intake Shadow was cautious and afraid during intake. Her body remained flattened, and her pupils were dilated. Although fearful, Shadow allowed handling and showed no aggression during intake.
05/18/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: In the shadows you will find him. He is shy and pensive and wonders what comes next. Hopefully a great person can offer him a great safe happy home. This sweetheart is gentle and will come out of the shadows with a little coaxing once he feels comfortable. He is truly beautiful and has so much to offer. Give him a chance to shine like the sun on a glorious day.
05/18/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Reaction to assessor: Shadow was calm and relaxed upon approach. When softly spoken to, he remains lying down and looks at the assessor with relaxed eyes, but with ears tilted sideways. Reaction to cage door opening: Shadow remains motionless. Reaction to touch: Shadow remains in place and allows all touch, but still seems unsure with tilted ears. He leans light onto the assessor’s hand eventually and closes his eyes. Reaction to being picked up: Shadow remains soft and allows handling. As per previous owner, Shadow has a medium activity level and is very friendly and affectionate. He is relaxed around children and plays gently with them. He was tolerant around cats, but wasn’t too playful. However, his previous owner does note one concern: Shadow has not been using the litter box for the past few months. They have not consulted a veterinarian or trainer. We advise any potential adopter to be prepared for this behavior, and prepared manage it if it appears in a future home. Methods of managing and attempting to modify this behavior can be discussed with the Adoption Counselors. Behavior Determination: Experience Shadow tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/15/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH scanned negative no ear mites flea tx of activyl mod dental tartar and mild gingivitis male – intact allows handling with no restrain
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