ATHENA aka PIPER – 12679
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*** SAFE 12/30/17 *** ATHENA (aka PIPER) was adopted from the ACC back in November. She is a little shy but sweet and would do best with an experienced foster or adopter.
Hello, my name is Athena . My animal id is #12679. I am a desexed female gray tabby kitten at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 months 1 weeks old. – P
I came into the shelter as a returns on 22-Dec-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- no time for animal.
Athena is at risk for behavioral reasons. Athena accepts initial physical contact, but then proceeds to hiss, paw, and nip to prevent further interaction. Medically, we have no concerns for Athena at this time, she presents as a healthy young cat.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 3.68 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 3 adults Behavior toward strangers: Athena is shy around strangers for a few minutes but will eventually approach and allows to be petted and picked up. Bite or Scratch history: none Litter box training: yes Energy level/descriptors: high energy level Other notes: Athena is a playful, confident, and talkative kitten.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 12/22 Observed Behavior – Hissing and would strike given opportunity but could be restrained for exam
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 12/26/17 Sitting up on bedding, soft posture, wide-eyed and alert, looking around. Reached out and patted assess-a-hand through the bars, hissed quietly. Gently nipped when first touched, then escalated to grumbling and swatting. 12/27/17 [Clicker training] Gets very excited when smelling tuna and will pounce toward the front and reach out with paws excitedly, pressing her head against the cage door. She huffs and puffs as she tries to get a hold of tuna. Quickly caught on to giving fist bumps, but she tends to grumble and swipes hard sometimes. Only rewarded whenever she gave gentle fist bumps. Kept interaction short. At the front, eyes wide and dilated, already seems to be overstimulated. Started waving energetically through the bars on approach, some grumbling. Grumbled louder when eating treats. Pawed and nipped assess-a-hand when touched. 12/28/17 Dozing at back on bedding. Woke and stretched when door opened, soft eyes and body. Leaned into a few pets, then nipped assess-a-hand. Allowed further pets while eating treats, then when done, started hissing, grumbling, nipping, and swatting.
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Athena remains neutral, lying down playing on her cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Athena remains loose body rolling around playing with her toy, alert with soft eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Athena slowly increases distance, eyes wide, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:: Athena accepts a brief touch on the head, but began to hiss, paw, and nip at the assessor’s hand preventing the interaction to continue.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate
VOCAL:: Somewhat chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: : Bold,Curious,Independent
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Athena may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to her new home and family at her own pace.
WAS SAFE 11/18/17
Intake Date: 11/15/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 3 months
Weight: 3 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Observed Behavior -hissing, allows exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: decid teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact female
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
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