SAFE 04/13/15 – SWEETIE – A1032678 – MANHATTAN, NY
Sweetie is someone’s pet; someone’s betrayed pet; Sweetie is a pet who has earned a New Hope rating from the shelter because he cannot understand why the person he loved, has ruined his life. That person decided to move to a place where Sweetie is not welcome. Please read Sweetie’s surrender notes because that is the true picture of him—you will meet Sweetie as he behaves in a loving home. Then, please find a New Hope rescue partner who is willing to save Sweetie, tonight.
***SAFE*** Pulled by Staten Island Hope- Donation website: http://www.statenislandhoperescue.org/
My name is SWEETIE. My Animal ID # is A1032678.
I am a neutered male white and org tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/09/2015 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/10/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
04/09/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/09/15 22:55 NAME Sweetie REASON FOR SURRENDER Owner is moving and cannot keep Sweetie RELATIONSHIP Sweeties previous owner found him as a stray about 5 years ago. He is currently about 5 years old. He scanned negative for a microchip. PEOPLE He lives in a house with 1 adult. He is sometimes respectful or fearful around children, and he usually keeps his distance. Owner stated that he does not like men and that he will usually hiss, growl, and swat at them. He has never bitten anyone. He has scratched within the last 10 days, but his scratch did not break skin. OTHER ANIMALS He has not lived with or interacted with any other animals. PERSONALITY He is a moderately active indoor only cat who has been described as shy, mellow, affectionate, quiet, and independent. He enjoys playing with bells, balls, strings, and wand toys when he does play. He isn’t bothered during nail trimmings, when you place him in a carrier, or if you disturb him while he is sleeping. He is afraid of being picked up and usually struggles to get away. He likes to follow his owner around when she is home. He eats Purina Cat Chow dry food and Fancy Feast wet food. He usually eats hairball control treats. He uses a hooded litter box with clay litter. He usually sleeps on his owner’s bed. He scratches on a vertical scratching post made of carpet. TRAINING He is litter box trained and has not had any accidents. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE He was nervous and had a stiff body, dilated pupils, and he kept licking his lips. I was able to scan him. When a male ACO walked near his carrier, he began to spit, hiss, growl, and strike, and did not allow further handling.
No Web Memo
04/12/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Reaction to assessor: Sweetie was at the front, calm and relaxed. When softly spoken to, he meows softly and rubs against the cage door. Reaction to cage door opening: Sweetie remains soft and relaxed. Reaction to touch: Sweetie head-butts the assessor’s hand, twirls around in a circle, and begins to purr. After a little while, he becomes agitated and hisses, spits, and swats at the assessor’s hand. When trying to interact with him again by speaking softly to him, he solicits attention by rubbing against random objects in his cage, but would lift his paw up to swat when the assessor’s hand goes near him. As per previous owner, Sweetie was found as a stray 5 years ago and has lived with 1 adult since then. He usually keeps his distance around children, but can be respectful or fearful at times. He may dislike being picked up, because they mentioned that he would usually struggle to get away. They said he may not like men and will usually hiss, growl, and swat at them. They described him as shy, mellow, affectionate, quiet, and independent. Behavior Determination: NH ONLY Sweetie is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, scratch, and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. He 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
04/10/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Limited PE Negative MC Neutered male BARH Good teeth Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) Dewormer on food NOSF Had to use freeman net, hissing and striking out while in carrier
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