BLAKE – A1102977
Safe - 2-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/11/17 **THESE 4 BLACK KITTENS CAME IN TOGETHER: PEA, BLAKE, SAMOA & TIFF…owner couldn’t keep because her newborn baby was having allergic reactions…won’t you help this young family?**
BLAKE – A1102977
FEMALE, BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/05/2017, From NY 11374, DueOut Date 02/05/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087809.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary scanned negative sex:female age:As per owner 8 months BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean ear mites negative fleas negative tense and nervous,try to flee- during examin ambx4 NOSF
Blake is a young black DSH with no known medical conditions. Owners have had Blake for 1 month and are surrendering because of allergies.
Socialization & behavior
Around strangers Blake is shy for a few minutes but will warm up to them. Blake has lived with a baby and was respectful towards the baby. Blake plays gently with adults. Blake has not lived with dogs but has lived with other cats and was relaxed and affectionate with them. Blake also played gently with the other cats in the home. During car rides Blake is nervous and will pant. Previous owners did not try to bath or trim Blake s nails. Blake enjoyed being brushed and picked up and held. Blake wasn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier.
For the new family to know
Blake was described as friendly, affectionate mellow and nervous with a medium activity level. When home with Blake she would follow you around seeking attention. Blake enjoys playing with bottle caps and balls. Blake is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with fresh step cat litter. Blake eats Friskies wet and dry food twice a day. Blake has a cat tower made of carpet but will try to scratch the furniture and curtains sometimes. When its time for bed Blake likes to sleep on top of the cat tower.
Behavior during intake
Blake was very tense during intake. Blake allowed to be scanned and collared but remained tense and would hiss and try to flee. Blake allowed all handling from counselor.
Previously lived with: Adults, cats and a baby
Behavior toward children: Respectful
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes but will warm up to them.
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, affectionate & playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate mellow and nervous with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Blake has a cat tower made of carpet but will try to scratch the furniture and curtains sometimes. She enjoys being picked up/ held and doesn’t mind being placed in a carrier.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Blake was pressed up against the back wall of the kennel watching the assessor with wide eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Blake slowly turns her head away and hides behind her blanket.
Reaction to cage door opening: Blake slowly shifts away with her tail lowered.
Reaction to touch: Blake seems uncomfortable and remains immobile when the assessor interacts with her. She has a tense/stiff body when petted;she lip licks occasionally and tolerates petting all over.
Reaction to being picked up: Blake was very tense when picked up, got antsy and leaped away.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/06/17
When I look in the cage I see four sets of bright eyes staring at me. Giant pile of kittens in box at back of cage, nobody’s moving, just watching. They’re tense, but allowed me to pet all over. Able to pick up each one and hold (they’re chunky), but they’re tense and start kicking to be put down.
When I look in the cage I see four sets of bright eyes staring at me. Giant pile of kittens in box at back of cage, nobody’s moving, just watching. Doesn’t look like anybody ate overnight. They’re tense, but allowed me to pet all over (couldn’t always tell who I was touching, they’re like one giant cat). Able to pick up each one and hold (they’re chunky), but they’re tense and start kicking to be put down. Samoa (-38) has been the bravest so far, the first to come forward. Set them up with fresh wet food and water, an addtl litter box, some catnip, and some frozen beef broth pops and some frozen tuna pops. Potential to warm up here. One of a litter of four OS kittens, K17-087809, all all-black. After initial med exams we can figure out how best to house (2×2, e.g.). UPDATE: Tiff is an adult! Possibly the father? He’s small, same size as the young’uns, all of whom are female, so Tiff is now on his own
In a kennel with apparent sisters, Blake and Samoa. Piled in back in litter box, all watching. Nobody moves when I open kennel door, but they watch. Slowly reach in and pet all three all over, then take turns picking them up. All is tolerated. Samoa is the bravest, comes forward when I add new stuff to kennel, including toys, catnip-silvervine mix and a second litter box. Need time to adjust.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fearful, trembling, allows limited handling for exam.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
_x_ Experienced cat parent- Blake 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.
S/O: BAR. Eating well.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
A: Apparently healthy
P: Based on chart review and no new signs of URI, OK for spay. Continue to monitor while at BACC
F, approx 5 mos.
O: QARH. Fearful, trembling, allows limited handling for exam.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Tense. Female.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Age est 5 months. Apparently healthy.
P: OK for OVH surgery.
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