BLANCA – 22096
Safe - 3-13-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/13/18 A volunteer writes: With her black mask on her face, beautiful white body, and stealthy all black tail, I think Blanca might be a super-hero in disguise. Her powers are providing pure love and affection to anyone in need. She came right to the front of the kennel when I approached and purred away while I stroked her head, and body. She loves scratches on the side of her face and behind the ears. If you need some unconditional love in your life – Blanca will rescue you.
Blanca is an 8 year old spayed female that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Blanca for 3 years but had to surrender due to personal problems. She is already spayed but needs out now to a home where she can decompress and relax. Please help this pretty girl today.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11419
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 8 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 9 lbs
Previously lived with: 1 Adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first, but opens up.
Behavior toward children: Spent time with children and was respectful and tolerant
Behavior toward cats: Lived with 2 male cats and would display distance increasing behaviors
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, playful and independent with a medium activity level
Other notes: She doesnâ€™t mind having her coat brushed and being picked up and held. Likes to play with balls and string toy
Lying in front of kennel, body relaxed and ears forward. Allows petting along head and body while standing up and leaning in. Raises tail. Allows all petting. Ate all treats given. Sweet girl, has potential to warm up.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Blanca was relaxed and comes forward to greet the assessor.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Blanca paces back and forth while rubbing her cheeks against the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Blanca remains calm.
Reaction to touch:
Blanca leans in for attention and gives gentle head butts when pet along her body. Her tail sways and she rubs up against the assessor’s arm for attention. She seems to prefer being pet on her head and tends to whip around and vocalize when pet along her lower body for too long.
Reaction to being picked up:
Blanca hisses and struggles to be put down.
Uncomfortable with pick up
Potential challenges comments:
Blanca did not appear to like being picked up during their behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend any future home with children be counseled in respecting the catâ€™s space and for the family to use care when picking her up, especially while she is still adjusting to her new home.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats
Blanca remains social and easy to handle with her human caretakers, but please be aware that Blanca may be uncomfortable around other cats. Their previous owner reports that she displays distance increasing behaviors when approached by the other cats in the home. Due to the described behaviors, we recommend Blanca goes to a home with no other cats OR into a multi-cat home with cat parents experienced with introducing new cats slowly and gradually over a long period of time.
Blanca 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.
Blanca is an 8 year old spayed female that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had Blanca for 3 years but had to surrender due to personal problems
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Blanca is shy for a few minutes at first but once comfortable, she is friendly.
How is this cat around children?
Owner did not have any children in the home but when friends and family members would come to the home with children of all ages, Blanca was respectful and tolerant.
How is this cat around other cats?
Owner had another cat in the home, 2 males and stated that Blanca would hiss and swat when the other animals approached her food.
How is this cat around dogs?
Owner did not have a dog in the home so behavior is unknown
Owner has never tried to bathe Blanca. She is not bothered by having her coat brushed and being picked up and held. When someone tries to trim her nails or put her into a carrier, Blanca will try to run away. Owner reported that Blanca is fractious when taken to the vet.
Blanca does not have a bite history
For a New Family to Know
Blanca is described as friendly, sometimes playful and independent. She has a medium activity level and likes to play with balls and string toys. In the home, Blanca liked to be in the same room as the owner. She was fed both wet and dry food (brand not provided). Blanca was kept indoors only and is litter box trained. She used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter in the home. Owner did not have a scratching post in the home but stated that Blanca would sometimes scratch on the leather furniture in the home.
Behavior during intake: Blanca had a tense body during intake. Once outside of her carrier, she began to hiss and fleed. Counselor was able to get her into a carrier and no other handling was done.
Vet Notes: 1:13 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 8yo
Microchip noted on Intake? yes
Microchip Number (If Applicable): 981020017055939
History : O/S
Subjective: BAR. Fractious. Growling, hissing, swatting, lunging, in the carrier. Had to restrain in net. Limited PE.
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: limited exam, no obvious abnormalities seen
PLN: not assessed
H/L: NSR, NMA, mm pink. Lungs clear, eupnic. Difficult to auscultate due to growling, vocalizing, hissing.
ABD: unable to palpate due to behavior
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no ectoparasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
ctm until transfer/adoption
A volunteer writes: With her black mask on her face, beautiful white body, and stealthy all black tail, I think Blanca might be a super-hero in disguise. Her powers are providing pure love and affection to anyone in need. She came right to the front of the kennel when I approached and purred away while I stroked her head, and body. She loves scratches on the side of her face and behind the ears. If you need some unconditional love in your life – Blanca will rescue you.
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