BABY – A1120802
Safe - 8-10-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: AnimalKind Please honor your pledges: http://animalkindny.org/makeadonation/
***SAFE 08/10/17*** PERFECTLY HEALTHY BABY ALLOWS GENTLE PETTING BUT NEEDS A HERO TONIGHT! BABY was dumped for allergies. She is not at all comfortable in the shelter and will most likely relax and be her old self once rescued. PLEASE RESERVE THIS ONE YEAR OLD PRETTY GIRL BY NOON!
My name is BABY. My Animal ID # is A1120802. – P
I am a female white and brown domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/04/2017 from NY 11418, owner surrender reason stated was ALLERGIES.
08/07/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1120802 Baby – Adult only determination; Baby is very alert and cautious when approached and does not appear to be thriving in the shelter environment. She hisses with any sudden movement or noise and focuses on the person during interactions. She tolerates petting with a slow approach, but continues to hiss and appears very uncomfortable.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/05/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.6 LBS.
08/05/17 Pyrantel PO MC Effipro applied topically felv/fiv negative Feline FVRCP Product Name: Nobivac Serial Number 02061287B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 08/19/17 Rabies Product Name: 1-Rabies Serial Number: 182849 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 8/5/18 Veterinarian: 0844
08/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/04/17 16:16 BASIC INFORMATION Baby is a brown tabby DSH cat that is 8 years old. Baby was rescued as a kitten on the street. The owner is surrendering Baby due to allergies. Baby has no known illness. SOCIALIZATION Baby has never lived with children. She hisses at stranger and keeps her distance. Baby displays the same behavior around stranger and seeks to hide. Baby around the family is aloof and independent. She has never lived with dogs or cats. BEHAVIOR Baby has never had a bath nor had her nails trimmed. She does not enjoy being picked up. When she is fearful and load noises she hides. She always uses her uncover litter box. She has never had a bit or scratch history. FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW Baby is described as shy, fearful and mellow. She enjoys sleeping on top of the cable box in the living room. She does not care much for cat toys but she likes to play with strings or bags on the floor. She sometimes play by herself chasing her tail .She enjoys a diet any dry cat food. When the owner comes home she greets them by the door but then goes to the bedroom. Baby does not enjoy being picked up much and keeps to herself. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Baby during intake was very fearful. But she allowed minimal handling. She hissed and display whale eyes.
No Web Memo
08/07/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Hisses and keeps her distance Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats or dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes, uses an uncovered litter box Energy level/descriptors: Baby is described as shy, fearful and mellow. She is aloof and independent around her family. Other notes: She enjoys sleeping on top of the cable box in the living room. She does not care much for cat toys but she likes to play with strings or bags on the floor. When the owner comes home she greets them by the door but then goes to the bedroom. Baby does not enjoy being picked up much and keeps to herself. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Observed Behavior – Hissing on approach, striking when opening cage ENRICHMENT NOTES: 08/06/17 Lying in front of kennel with a tense body. Makes eye contact and hisses when spoken to. Stress meowing. Begins to tremble. Backs away and hisses as the bear-claw moves forward. Hisses and evades touch, leaning away and lowering body to avoid contact while watching the bear-claw with wide eyes and flat ears. Continues hissing. Tolerates petting while lowering body and hissing. Trembling in front of kennel after interaction has ended. Ate treats after I closed kennel door. Needs time to adjust. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Baby hisses and becomes alert, but sits upright and looks at the assessor. Reaction when softly spoken to: Baby meows very softly and slowly approaches the front to sniff around. Reaction to cage door opening: Baby hisses and focuses on the cage door. Reaction to touch: Baby shifts away to avoid contact, but will occasionally sniff the assessor’s hand. She allows gentle strokes with a slow approach, but focuses on the hand and continues to hiss. She appears very uncomfortable, but does not try to bite or swat. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Somewhat chatty CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Independent
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. 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 will 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/05/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam 8/5/17 Estimated age: Owner reported 8yrs, appears to be young cat, 1yr Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – BAR. Hissing on approach, striking if opening cage – sedated with telazol 0.15ml IM Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, no spay scar seen or palpated, nipples small MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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