SAFE 04/08/15- SOCKS – A1031133 – BROOKLYN, NY
SAYS HER FORMER OWNER OF SOCKS: ‘gentle with everyone’ and ‘loves to play with string and toys’. Yet, tonight, SOCKS life hangs in the balance due to her former owner having ‘personal problems’. SOCKS earned a New Hope rating which means she was not available for adoption, just for/to rescue because the ACC deems what they term ‘concerning behaviors’ in that SOCKS, who is just 2 years old is hiding under her blanket and attacking the walls of her cage. This is not unknown, it is the stress exhibited by a young cat who is absolutely terrified and is called ‘cage phobia’. Once out of a cage, in a quiet room with someone kind, SOCKS would learn she is really safe and be just fine. She’s simply had too much bad happen in her life-she was a cat who had her whole life crumble. Don’t let this otherwise healthy young girlcat be destoyed as though she were simply dispensible. She isn’t-she matters! For a small space in your bathroom SOCKS can have life if you offer to foster her! Please connect with a rescue, and save SOCKS now!!! She’s an innocent little cat who is paying for her former owners personal problems with her life! SAVE SOCKS NOW!
My name is SOCKS. My Animal ID # is A1031133.
I am a female white and black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/23/2015 from NY 11221, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/06/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 7.4 LBS.
No Final Exam
03/23/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/23/15 20:33 NAME: Socks REASON FOR SURRENDER The owner is having personal problems. RELATIONSHIP The owner got the cat from a friend as a gift 2 years ago. Socks is estimeted to be around 2. PEOPLE The owner states Socks is gentle with everyone. OTHER ANIMALS It is unknown how Socks is with other pets. PERSONALITY/HABITS Socks is an inside cat with a medium activity level. She likes her coat being brushed and to be held. She plays with stuffed toys and string. She scratches on everything. TRAINING She is trained to use an uncovered litter box with clay litter, but will not use it if the litter is not changed. MEDICAL There are no known medical issues at this time. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Socks was very friendly and allowed petting and handling. She was very quiet at intake and stayed to the front of the carrier. She was very easy to collar, but would not look at the camera for a photo.
No Web Memo
03/31/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Review: 3/27/15 Socks is exhibiting some concerning behaviors in adoptions. She is sporadically attacking her blanket and walls of her cage even though there is nothing in there. In an attempt to see if she was uncomfortable due to her kennel we had her moved to another cage to see if it was due to some sort of scent that she didn’t like or something of that nature. Unfortunately, when moved to another cage she displayed the same behavior. When first approaching the cage Socks seemed calm, and allowed the assessor to proceed to open the cage door and pet her softly. Socks accepted the petting and allowed me to remove her blanket from her kennel since this was the area of concern as she did seem to become agitated from her blanket. After doing so and closing the kennel door, Socks ran very close to the front of the cage and was growling, swatting and hissing at the assessor, at times she would even turn towards one of the walls in the cage and exhibit the same behaviors as described earlier. In addition, to this display Socks also started to redirect towards the assessor. Because of this very drastic change in behavior the behavior team believes that Socks should go to a rescue as she is not thriving in the shelter environment at this time. Eval: 3/26/15 Owner Profile: Socks was bought into the care center because her previous owner was having personal problems and was unable to care for Socks. The owner states Socks is gentle with everyone. Socks has never been introduced to other animals so her behavior towards them are unknown. She is trained to use an uncovered litter box with clay litter, but will not use it if the litter is not changed. Notes: At the time of the assessment she was displaying good behavior, did not come to the front of the kennel but interacts with the Assessor, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. Socks is displaying behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents. Reaction to assessor: does not come to front but looks at you, calm, relaxed and friendly (1) When spoken quietly: does not come to front but looks at you, calm, relaxed and friendly (1) Reaction to door cage opening: remains soft and relaxed (1) Reaction to touch: allows petting and attention (1) Reaction to toy or novel object: interested but cautious (2) Try picking cat up: tolerant of this type of handling. Placement Determination: Average
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
03/24/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative Female;~ 2 years old A little tense but allows handling for exam Mild gingivitis Some stainging of the teeth AMBx4 BARH NOSF
03/27/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating AVERAGE
S/O: Vet check for concerns about patient’s recent change in behavior. Behavior staff reported that patient has been having sudden episodes of attacking cage door at random/when no one is near by, throwing food/litter around the cage. Reportedly, this is a recent change in behavior, as she was much more gentle and tolerable of handling on initial intake. Behavior would like to rule out any medical causes. On presentation, patient was in the back of the cage in her litter box, growling. When attempted to approach with her blanket, patient hissed and swatted at the blanket. A behavior staff member was able to coax her closer to the cage door, which she approached cautiously. Attempts were made to perform a general exam, however patient became quickly agitated and was placed in her cage to rest. Visually, patient appeared BARH. P: 1. Advised behavior that change in behavior could be due to stress in the new enviornment, scents of other cats, noises echoed in the cage, etc. Visually appeared healthy – but unable to perform full exam without sedation. Recommended that she be New Hope placement/foster and determine if behavior changes in a household environment.
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