BABY – A1110024
Gone - 4-29-2017 Brooklyn
***GONE 04/29/17***PUT BABY IN YOUR CORNER! 10 YEAR OLD BABY…DUMPED DUE TO “PERSONAL PROBLEMS” NEEDS A NEW HOME!
My name is BABY. My Animal ID # is A1110024. – P
I am a female white and brn tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/25/2017 from NY 11211, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
04/28/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Baby A1110024 was placed At Risk for behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/27/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 9.1 LBS.
.5 ccs pyrantel given in food
04/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/25/17 13:39 Basic Info: Baby is a 10 year old Female DSH. Who was surrendered to the ACC due to the fact that she has bitten her owner on several times the last time being about a month ago? Baby’s owner also stated that Baby was scratching his furniture. Baby’s owner has had her since she was 6 weeks old. Baby has no known medical issues. Socialization: Owner stated that when around strangers Baby is fearful and aggressive. She will hiss and swat at them when they approach her. Baby has spent time around children and is fearful and aggressive. Owner stated that he does not allow the children to play with Baby. Owner stated that Baby doesn’t play with adults. Baby hasn’t spent time around other cats or dogs so it is unknown how she will react. Behavior: Owner stated that Baby has bitten him 6 times in the past 9 months and the last time was about a month ago. Baby does scratch the furniture and will hide in fear. During the car ride here baby vomited. Baby is very much litter box trained and never has litter box accidents. Baby has never had a bath, her nails trimmed or been brushed before so it is unknown how she will react. Owner stated that his wife is able to hold baby and after a few minutes she will struggle to get away. He also stated that if he were to hold baby she would bite him. When being put in the carrier Baby struggled and hissed. Baby will hiss if she is disturbed while she is sleeping. For a new family to know: Owner described Baby as friendly at times, shy, and fearful with a medium activity level. Owner stated that baby does not have any toys in the home and rarely seeks attention. Baby has been kept mostly indoors and likes to sleep under the bed in a box. Baby eats both dry and wet food. Baby is very much litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Baby does scratch the furniture and her owner stated that he had a carpet scratching post for her in the home.
No Web Memo
04/28/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults and children Behavior toward strangers: Fearful & displays distance increasing behaviors Behavior toward children: Fearful & displays distance increasing behaviors Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: Yes, has bitten multiple times over a period of 9 months Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Shy, and fearful with a medium activity level. Other notes: Baby had a carpet scratching post but still scratched at the furniture. Baby has a multiple bite history, but we have limited information as to what the triggers are or the severity of the bites. Doesn’t like being held and will struggle and hiss. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fractious, hissing, striking out, will not allow handling. 04/26/17 Hiding in feral den. She doesn’t respond or come out when called, remains unresponsive when kennel door opens. I will check on her again when she’s been moved from cat exam. Adding to socialization list. 04/27/17 Sitting crouched in litterbox with ears flat. Tilts head when I speak to her, alert and eyes focused on me. She hisses and swats at the bear-claw as it approaches – a strong swat. Not interested in further interaction today. 04/28/17 Sitting up at the front, looking around at her surroundings. Meows then leans forward to sniff. Backs away quickly and squints. Appears unsure, slowly moves away with her tail tucked under her body. Becomes alert and focused on the assessor’s movements. Leans forward to sniff, closes her eyes and tolerates petting very briefly. Gets irritated then backs away and hisses. Not fully comfortable being touched, retreats to the other side of the double kennel. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Baby has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
Destructive behavior – Baby is reported to have a history of scratching furniture, and should go to a home that can safely cat-proof couches, drapes in the home. We advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating toys to keep Baby occupied when left alone. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Baby tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. She may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/26/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
04/16/17 DVM exam. History – Brought in by owner, no medical concerns noted. Microchip scan neg. Age 10 yrs. Observed behavior – Fractious, hissing, striking out, will not allow handling. Sedated with Telazol 0.1 ml IM to facilitate exam/treatments. Evidence of cruelty or trauma – No. O: Sedated. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=200, RR=20. BCS=5/9. ORAL; Mod. to severe calculus, gingivitis. EENT: No oculonasal discharge. Scarred pinna AD. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD: No masses/organomegaly. UG: Female, no spay scar found. MS: Amb x 4 prior to sedation, no lameness noted. INTEG: 1.5 cm x 1 cm pigmented mass associated with caudal nipple on left side. Does not extend into deeper tissue and is loosely attached to skin. NEURO: Mentation appropriate prior to sedation. PLN: No enlargements noted. A: 10 yr old female cat with dental disease and skin mass. P: Permanent waiver from OVH surgery due to age. Rec. dental cleaning and mass removal when placed. Good prognosis.
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