ANGELICA – A1116590
Safe - 7-6-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 7/6/17 ANGELICA lost her home to landlord issues – why not adopt this pretty calico girl today? Only an 11 month old kitten but stressed in the shelter.
ANGELICA – A1116590
SPAYED FEMALE, CALICO / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,11 mos
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/26/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 06/26/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 11m Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – growling throughout exam, struck once Evidence of Cruelty seen – Evidence of Trauma seen – Objective P = 120 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female (reported)–not shaved 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: ohe Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Angelica is an 11 month old female calico cat who was surrendered by her owner due to the fact she is moving. The owner stated that she has had her since she was a kitten. Angelica was found on the street when she was a few weeks old. Angelica has no known medical issues.
Owner stated that when around strangers she is friendly and outgoing. Angelica has never spent time around children so it is unknown how she will react. When playing with adults she is gentle. Angelica has spent time around other cats and she is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with other cats she is gentle. Angelica has never spent time around dogs so it is unknown how she will react.
Angelica has never bitten a person or another animal. She does scratch the furniture and will try to run out the door at times. On the way here in the car she was quiet. Angelica has never had her nails trimmed or been bathed so it is unknown how she will react. She isn’t bothered if she is put in the carrier, brushed or held.
For a new family to know;
Owner described Angelica as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level. She likes to play with balls and string. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry cat food. Angelica is very much litter box trained and is used to an uncoverd litter box with clumping litter. Angelica had a vertical scratching post in her previous home made out of rough rope.
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Spent time with other cats and was relaxed and affectionate.
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: No
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Playful mellow and shy with a medium activity level.
Other notes: He doesn’t mind being brushed, picked up or placed in a carrier. She does scratch the furniture and will try to run out the door at times.
Growling throughout exam, struck once
Lying down, sniffing around. Seems wary of the environment, but remains calm. Sniffs my hand and meows softly, allowing gentle strokes. Grumbles after about a minute and seemed unsure of movement going on around her.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Angelica was relaxed and lying down on her blanket.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Angelica turns her head towards the assessor, slow blinks then rolls over on her side.
Reaction to cage door opening: Angelica is calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Angelica leans forward to sniff the assessor and accepts petting/attention. She purrs softly, rolls around and rubs up against the cage furnishings. Her tail sways from side to side when touched, she meows loudly and guides the assessor’s hand to where she wants attention.
Reaction to being picked up: Angelica becomes tense and whines and thrashing her tail back and forth. She grumbled then swatted at the assessor when she was placed down.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
VOCAL: Somewhat chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Calm, Affectionate
Overstimulation- Angelica 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 Angelica 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.
Experienced cat parent – Angelica may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 11m
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : o surrender
Observed Behavior – growling throughout exam, struck once
Evidence of Cruelty seen –
Evidence of Trauma seen –
P = 120 R = wnl BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact female (reported)–not shaved
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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