SPONEY – A1033569
*SAFE* 04/26/15- Sponey is gorgeous, so sweet, and has the most adorable stumpy tail! She’ll make a great kitty companion for just about any family! Please pull this lovely lady from BACC today!
A volunteer writes: I don’t think you’ll have an easy time finding a nicer cat than Sponey. When you walk towards her cage, she has already noticed your presence. Once you make it clear that you’re coming to see her, she’ll greet you with a quick hello meow. Sponey started purring before I was even petting her! It will take a *lot* of willpower to step away from her once you start scratching her because she’s so unbelievably soft. She loves cuddles and will be a great lap warmer! On top of that, she’s absolutely stunning. Her amber eyes contrast with her white fur in such a special way that when she makes extended eye contact with you (which she will), you’ll just melt.
SPONEY – A1033569
I am a spayed female, calico Domestic Shorthair mix.
The shelter staff think I am about 8 years old.
I weigh 14 pounds.
I was found in NY 11236.
I have been at the shelter since Apr 18, 2015.
SPAYED FEMALE, CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/18/2015, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 04/18/2015
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
spayed, ~ 8 years
tolerates exam but restraint required
mats on lower back, clipped mates
appears healthy otherwise
applied activyl flea control
Behavior: Beginner Home
Sponey lived previously with two adults. She is noted to play gently, and her owner describes her as “friendly, affectionate, mellow, quiet, and independent.” She may scratch on furniture and drapes but also uses cardboard scratching posts. Sponey has been relaxed and easy to handle since intake. During her behavior assessment she was calm and affectionate.
Reaction to assessor: Sponey is resting in her litterbox. She looks at the assessor with soft eyes and a relaxed body.
Reaction to cage door opening: Sponey approaches the front of the cage.
Reaction to touch: Sponey head butts the assessor’s hand, allows all petting on the head and body, and allows a very gentle pick up in the cage. She calmly solicits attention throughout the interaction.
Placement determination: Beginner
Sponey interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
She has no known history of behavioral problems. This cat can go to a beginner home.
Owner Surrender Profile
REASON FOR SURRENDER
Owner is moving to a “no pets” residence. Client cannot afford to make another move.
Sponey belonged to client’s mom originally. Client owned Sponey for the past 6 years. She is currently 8 years old.
Sponey lives in a house with two adults. She plays very gently with her owner. She has never been around children so her behavior around them is unknown. She has never bitten anyone or any other animals.
Sponey has never lived nor interacted with any cats or dogs.
She has been described as friendly affectionate, mellow, quiet, and independent. She is not really active but she may play with balls or wand toys from time to time. She has never received a nail trimming, bath, or brushing, so her behavior during these events is unknown. She doesn’t mind being held or being disturbed while she is sleeping. She is afraid of being placed in carriers. When you are home she tends stay in a favorite spot on be in the same room as you. She east both dry (Purina Cat Chow) and canned food (Fancy Feast). She usually sleeps on the couch. She uses an uncovered litter box with clumping, clay, or crystal litter. She tends to scratch on the furniture and drapes and she enjoys scratching on scratching post made of cardboard.
She is litter box trained and rarely has accidents.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
During the intake Sponey was very relaxed and affectionate. She allowed to be rubbed, picked up, and collared by an admissions counselor.
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