Animal Profile


Oreo Nami

Hello, my name is Oreo Nami . My animal id is #66743. I am a desexed male white cat at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years 2 months 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 8/9/2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - no pets allowed.

Oreo Nami is at risk for behavioral concerns. Oreo Nami has had difficulties adjusting to the care center environment. While he has shown some social behavior, he has not allowed most care to be given by his handlers. We believe that Oreo Nami would do well in most homes given time to adjust and acclimate to his new surroundings. Medically there is no concerns for him at this time.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 12.3 lbs

8/12/2019

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~8yrs based on PE. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative. placed History : O surrender. O unable to keep P in apartment due to threat of eviction Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR. Striking with nails extended in kennel. Lunging forward toward LVT, growling and yowling. Netted from the kennel and sedated for exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen - none Objective BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: dc 2/5; pd 1/5 PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal. Assessment dental disease overweight Prognosis: excellent Plan: remove from adoptiosn and placed in holding await behavior assessment. gabapentin 100mg/ml -- give 1.2ml PO q12h while in shelter SURGERY: neutered

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 5. Red

During intake Oreo Nami allowed all handling without issues. He allowed counselor to collar, scan for a microchip, pick up and place in a carrier, and give pets to his head.

Date of Intake: 8/10/2019

Spay/Neuter status: Unknown

Is this cat having litter box issues?: No

Basic Information:: Oreo Nami is a domestic short hair who was brought in as an owner surrender

Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 3 children

How is this cat around strangers?: Oreo Nami is said to be shy for a few minutes towards strangers. It is said that he does not play with adults.

How is this cat around children?: Oreo Nami previously lived in a house with 3 children ranging in ages from new born to 13 years old.

How is this cat around other cats?: Behavior is unknown

How is this cat around dogs?: Behavior is unknown

Behavior Notes: It is unknown how Oreo Nami will react during car rides, when being given a bath, having his nails trimmed, and having his coast brushed.

Bite history:: No known bite history

Energy level/descriptors:: Medium

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: No known bite history

For a New Family to Know: Oreo Nami is described as independent, assertive, and confident. It is said that his favorite activity is playing with a laser pointer. It is said that when in the house he will stay in his favorite spot. His favorite toy is said to be the laser pointer. He was kept indoors and is used to sleeping in the bed with family members. He was fed both dry and wet food 3 times a day and is said to prefer wet food. It is said that he is litter boxed trained and used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. It is said that he will scratch on a scratching post made out of cardboard.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 2 adults, 3 children Behavior toward strangers: Oreo Nami is said to be shy for a few minutes towards strangers. It is said that he does not play with adults. Behavior toward children: Oreo Nami previously lived in a house with 3 children ranging in ages from new born to 13 years old. Behavior toward cats: Unknown. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown. Bite or Scratch history: None. Litter box training: Yes. He used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Energy level/descriptors: medium energy/independent, assertive, and confident. Other notes: It is said that his favorite activity is playing with a laser pointer. It is said that when in the house he will stay in his favorite spot.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 8/12/19 Bright, alert and responsive. Striking with nails extended in kennel. Lunging forward toward LVT, growling and yowling.

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 08/19/19 When approached Oreo was sitting in the lower cubby. Totally uninterested. Followed "squeeze up" treat trail to large kennel area. Allowed head rubs and kitty talk , then stayed in large area and groomed himself. 08/20/19 Fast asleep when approached. Woke up but did not advance forward. Perked up for treats and followed treat trail for a bit. Body only partially out of cubby. Then he would retreat back in. Shy and unsure but sweet and will mellow with time and regular interactions. 8/21/19 In the upper cubby with a low body posture. Makes eye contact with dilated pupils. Comes forward when offered treats and eats them in front of the assessor. Allows gentle strokes on the head but hisses at the scratcher in discomfort. Resumes eating his treats at the end of the interaction. 8/22/19 More tolerant of touch today. He looks out with almond-shaped eyes and pushes up against hand when pet, and then leans in for cheek rubs and closes his eyes. He is tense when pet along his body, however, and his fur pilo-erects slightly, but will eat treats after. Starts to huff a bit, so ended interaction to keep it on a positive note. 8/28/19 At first he seemed to be doing better, eating treats while consistently allowing petting on the head. This went on for a little while and then without warning he lifted his head up from the treats and gave a big hiss, which he repeated a few seconds later and I ended the interaction. Petting induced aggression? 08/31/19 Perched in upper cubby when approached. Followed treat trail but at the end not to interested in chicken cutlet. Sweet kitty will allow head rubs but has tendency to become over stimulated quickly. 09/03/19 Initially asleep in kennel hard to awaken. Slowly approached and allowed brief head petting before retreating back to cubby. Keeping interactions brief since Oreo can quickly become over stimulated. 9/4/19 Oreo N. Was in his cubby and I was able to reach through his side door to offer treats and we did 3 sessions of petting his head while eating and after the 3D session he gave a little hiss and I ended the interaction leaving some treats on the shelf which he came out for. 09/07/19 Oreo is taking awhile to be coaxed out. Slowly he emerges to the front but clearly is not interested in treats or toys. Allowed brief head rub then retreated back to cubby.

Reaction to assessor:: Oreo Nami is resting in his litter box with a soft body.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Oreo Nami perks up and makes eye contact with dilated pupils.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Oreo Nami doesn’t come forward when coaxed with treats.

Reaction to touch:: Oreo Nami sniffs the scratcher tool when extended. He allows petting on the head leaning in for cheek rubs. He also does along his body but focuses on the scratcher tool and lip licks anxiously.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Sweet,Affectionate,Independent

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Oreo Nami tolerates attention and petting but may be stressed in the shelter. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.