YOSHIMI – A0685119
**SAFE 05/28/15** Yoshimi is a stunning cat who belongs on the cover of Cat Fancy magazine, rather than among the gallery of cats the ACC is planning to kill tomorrow. This spayed lady was originally adopted from the ACC, but was returned because her former owners did not know how to deal with her assertive behavior. Considering that Yoshimi is so obese that she cannot even groom herself, and has the hard mats studded across her back to prove it, one is not completely surprised that Yoshimi is acting a bit edgy. Yoshimi must be frustrated to be so uncomfortable in her own body, and she must long to return to a comfortable existence with owners who know how to properly take care of her. This EXPERIENCE-rated beauty queen might be the first cat to die tomorrow afternoon, unless someone steps up to foster/adopt her, tonight!
My name is YOSHIMI. My Animal ID # is A0685119. -P
I am a spayed female black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/15/2015 from NY 11237, owner surrender reason stated was ATT ANIMAL.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/16/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 15.4 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/15/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/15/15 16:45 BASIC INFORMATION: Yoshimi is an 8 year old black cat that was adopted into her family when she was a kitten. Her owners state she engages with them in a way that is too rought (stalking ankles, biting and scratching drawing blood, hissing) and have to keep her in a separate part of the apartment. The owners have been unsuccessfully able to manage her behavior and think it is unfair for her to live her life separated from a family. Her owners brought her to the shelter in hopes that she will find a more experienced cat owner. SOCIALIZATION: Yoshi has only lived with 2 adults and one other spayed female cat who is 4 years younger than her. The owners state that she allows her male owner to handle her more and for long periods of time. The male owner is allowed to pet and hold her for an estimated time from of close to a minute. Her female owner is only alloted around 30 seconds before Yoshi will hiss, scratch, and bite the the owner. She will bite, scratch, and hiss at her male owner, but will also lay on her back and knead the air when he is petting her. Yoshi never does this for the female owner. The owners state that she is not gentle and she has never been around children. Yoshimi was 4 years old when the owners brought in another kitten. Yoshi has never been gentle with the kitten (who is now 4 years old) even when the the other cat has a soft body language and sending friendly signals. She has never drawn blood on the other cat and they state it is because the male owner intervenes. She has drawn blood from both owners (not with in the last year). BEHAVIOR: Yoshi is an inside cat with a low to medium activity level. She does not play with toys, although she enjoys catnip. The owners stated that she is aggressive about her teriroty. For instance, if she is in the middle of the living room and you come into the space she’ll charge your feet and attack them. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW: The owners describe her as shy, assertive, and fearful. She has 2 hooded litter boxes and always uses them. The owners have never attempted to bathe her or trim her nails. She scratches her nails on the couch, a wicker basket, and the bedframe. She has been eating dry (Iams Hairball control) and wet food in separate bowls once a day. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE: Yoshi was very quiet at intake. She allowed the counselor to scan and collar her. Yoshi was tranferred from one carrier to another without issue.
No Web Memo
05/19/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Owner Profile: Yoshimi was bought into the care center by her previous owner due to her behavior. Yoshimi lived with two adults and one other spayed female cat who is 4 years younger than her. The previous owner stated Yoshimi randomly swats at their feet and hisses. She also did not get along with the other cat and would attack her. Yoshimi was eventually put in a separate part of the house. Notes: Yoshimi at the time of the assessment was displaying fearful behavior; does not seek attention from the assessor and becomes alert when the kennel was open. Remains motionless as I started to get closer but after a steady slow approach using soft voices she relaxed a little and I was able to pet her and interact with her. I was also able to pick her up and although she was tense no fractious behavior was display. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Reaction to assessor: does not come to front but remains neutral (2) When spoken quietly: does not come to front but remains neutral (2) Reaction to door cage opening: remains motionless (2) Reaction to touch: seems indifferent to my presence and touch (2) Try picking cat up: tolerant of this type of handling but tense. Placement Determination: Experience
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/16/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan positive: 0A102A0229 spayed, 8 years tolerates exam & clipping well, with gentle restraint Obese thick, hard mats of fur on back ability to groom self appears impaired by obesity NOSF clipped mats applied activyl flea control
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