ALEX – A1118940
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***SAFE 08/03/17*** AMAZING ALEX LOVES PETTING AND TREATS!! Can I Introduce 3 Year Old ALEX. She is social and affectionate but she does get over-stimulated when playing and with petting. She should have an experienced cat purrson adopt her so they won’t return her like her former owner did for normal cat behavior. PLEASE ADOPT ALEX BY RESERVING HER THROUGH A NEW HOPE RESCUE BY NOON!!
My name is ALEX. My Animal ID # is A1118940.
I am a spayed female gray tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/18/2017 from NY 11691, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
08/01/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Alex A1118940 is at risk due to behavior. Alex initially displayed fearful behaviors and shows discomfort when touched. She has warmed up to attention, however, but she shows signs of overstimulation; she will roll around and purr when petted, but will pat the assessor’s hand when she becomes too aroused.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/30/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 11.7 LBS.
low-moderate appetite – ate about half of dry food, none of wet food.
07/18/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
7-18-17 4:36pm Cat eats wet food, uses litter box. Cat hides from strangers. Do not like to be handle.
No Web Memo
07/26/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Alex was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: striking , trying to bite ENRICHMENT NOTES: 07/19/17 Lying in litter box with a flat body, ears tilted. He makes eye contact when spoken to and hisses repeatedly as the bear-law reaches towards him, body stiff as he leans away. Very uncomfortable at this time. Needs more time to adjust. 07/23/17 Lying in litter box with tail wrapped around body, ears forward and eyes alert. She moves her head forward and vocalizes softly as I reach towards her slowly. She then swats at my hand, ears flattening, breaking my glove but not my skin. I try clicker training her – she likes treats. I click and reward every time she comes forward or sniffs my hand. Not ready to be pet yet – hisses and swats at my hand both times that I attempted to touch her head. Needs more time to adjust. 07/25/17 Sitting crouched in front of kennel. Chirps when spoken to. She stands up when I open the kennel door and allows petting along her head and body with the bear-claw, leaning in with enthusiasm and giving the bear-claw head-butts. I switch over to the assessor hand and she continues to allow petting, rolling over onto her side and purring. I concentrate petting on her lower back to see if she get overstimulated or uncomfortable but she offers no correction and continues to allow petting, relaxed. Did great today! Really beginning to warm up. 07/26/17 Rolling around in her litter box, rubbing against the cage furnishings. Very vocal and affectionate. She accepts petting all over, nuzzles up and gives head butts. Her body perks up and she boosts her rear when pet along her body. Her tail sways from side to side and she appears to show signs of overstimulation. She nips and bats at my hand when she gets too aroused then slowly relaxes and goes back to seeking attention.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively VOCAL: Somewhat chatty CHARACTER TYPE: Affectionate, Calm POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Overstimulation – Alex is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Alex becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Alex solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to Alex showing signs of overstimulation we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – striking , trying to bite–ultimatley desatedd with 0.15 telazol IM Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 100 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: wnl PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: tattoo–spayed MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: no treatment Prognosis: good
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