Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Mister. My animal id is #70057. I am a male orange tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 7/23/2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- homeless.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Mister is at risk for medical reasons. Mister was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Mister can become agitated with extensive handling and should go to an experienced cat adopter.

Let's get to know each other a bit more...

Staff member writes: Hello there! My name is Mister. I'm a beautiful orange boy that wants to give you love and attention but then my need to interact gets me too excited and what I need is some time to let me relax. - I would appreciate slow introductions to new people and places to help me feel safe. - I love to be loved, but on my own terms! Let's brush up on some feline body language together! - I am excitable and energetic! I will need positive outlets for my energy! - My purr motor is always running! - Playtime is essential! I love climbing tall cat trees and having fun with interactive toys!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 8.25 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:1 yr Microchip noted on Intake? none History : owner surrender Subjective: owner surrender Observed Behavior - very aggressive Evidence of Cruelty seen -none Evidence of Trauma seen -none Objective examined in netting ate well , urinated P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition PLN: not known H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: not palpated U/G: scrotal testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment appears healthy Prognosis:excellent Plan: neuter, retro virus test at neuter SURGERY: Okay for surgery


gabapentin 100mg/ml -- give 0.77 ml PO q12h while in shelter


SO BAR, sitting in kennel. Appetite appears to be good EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge and audible congestion. A URI , mild P vitamin b12 injection 0.25ml SQ one time


SO EN -- eyes are clear. mucoid nasal discharge. Audible congestion A URi, moderate P nebulization q24h x 4 days little remedies 1 drop in each nostril q12h x 3 days


Hx: has had URI scant nasal dc; appetite still off A) resolving URI P) monitor


Hx: has had URI doing well eent- no nasal dc ; no sneezing A) resolved URI P) move out of ISO

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 4. Orange

Date of Intake: 7/23/2019

Spay/Neuter status: No

Is this cat having litter box issues?: No

Previously lived with:: 1 adult

How is this cat around strangers?: Around strangers he is described as respectful

How is this cat around children?: Around children of ages 2 to 8 he is described as tolerant and respectful

How is this cat around other cats?: Not observed

How is this cat around dogs?: Not observed

Behavior Notes: He allows being picked up and being held, isn't bothered by being placed in a carrier, tends to scratch furniture and has never been bathed or had his nails trimmed.

Bite history:: No known bite history

Energy level/descriptors:: medium energy level

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No

For a New Family to Know: He is described as affectionate and friendly, He was being free fed Purina dry food and had no scratching post in the home. He enjoys playing with bells and toys and had an uncovered litter box.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 1 Adult Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers he is described as respectful Behavior toward children: Around children of ages 2 to 8 he is described as tolerant and respectful Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: No bite history Litter box training: Yes, and had an uncovered litter box. Energy level/descriptors: Medium Other notes: He is described as affectionate and friendly, He was being free fed Purina dry food and had no scratching post in the home. He enjoys playing with bells and toys.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 7/27/19 very aggressive

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 7/24/19 Wary by the front. Low growls on approach and ears tilt sideways when attempting to pet. Not interested in treats. Very tense. Needs time to adjust. 7/30/19 Resting on top of his den. Comes forward when spoken softly but retreats when door is opened. Sniffs the scratcher tool and bats it a couple of times, not allowing touch. Then he warms up a bit and eats the chicken fillet offered, allowing a few strokes along the head and back. Wary and tense. Has potential to warm up more! 7/31/19 Sitting upright on top of the den. Alert with normal shape eyes. Accepts pets and slowly leans into the hand, but after a few strokes he hisses and swats while retreating to stop the interaction. 8/3/19 Stands and comes forward on my approach, sniffs my hand. Sniffs treats. Allows me to gently pet head and back. Heads turns left and right but no hissing or swatting. 8/6/19 Might be getting an URI. Sitting in the litter box. Comes forward when coaxed with chicken fillet and eats it. He allows petting along the head and body but becomes tense and hisses at the cat next to him then nips on the scratcher tool. Ended the interaction to allow him to decompress. 8/07/19 Chirps and approaches the front when door opens, but sniffs the scratcher tool carefully before allowing touch. He pushes up against it when pet on his head, but seems sensitive on his body and will flip his head back and bat the scratcher when pet on that area. Returned attention back on head to end interaction on a positive note. 8/8/19 Sitting upright by the front with a soft body. Makes eye contact on approach and head-butts the scratcher when extended. He allows petting on the head and two strokes along his back, then he nips on the scratcher tool with moderate pressure and resumes head-butting it after. Might get over-stimulated. Rewarded with treats each time he allowed petting without nipping.

Reaction to assessor:: Mister was very alert at the front of the kennel with somewhat dilated pupils.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Mister made eye contact and made little meows.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Mister came forward almost as if to exit the kennel.

Reaction to touch:: Mister allowed all petting while being very alert and curious about life outside the kennel. He was turning left and right quickly with high energy.

Reaction to being picked up:: Mister allowed the pickup with minor vocal complaints but upon being set down he hissed and swatted at the assessor.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Lively,Energetic

VOCAL:: Somewhat chatty

CHARACTER TYPE: : Bold,Social,Insistent,Curious

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Very high energy level,Uncomfortable with pick up

Potential challenges comments:: Mister is an active young cat who would benefit from increased mental and physical stimulation to appropriately direct his energy. We recommend using fishing pole-type toys as they allow for vigorous and stimulating exercise. Puzzle feeders will also keep him engaged and exercise his brain in addition to his body. Mister did not appear to like being picked up during his behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend any future home with children be counseled in respecting the cat’s space and for the family to use care when picking him up, especially while he is still adjusting to his new home.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

RECOMMENDATIONS:: No young children

Recommendations comments:: Mister interacts with the observer and appreciates attention, but he has a tendency to become a bit excited and hiss/swat after being picked up. His behavior remains suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience, provided the adopter is aware of these behaviors and is able to comfortably manage them. Though we believe this cat is displaying behaviors appropriate for new or experienced cat parents, he may not be a great fit for young children. Any home with older children prepared to adopt this cat should conduct a thorough interaction and endeavor to monitor this cat around their children to prevent these behaviors from being reinforced.

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Mister is a lively, curious cat who tolerates attention and petting but may be stressed in the shelter. He may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.