CAILLOU – A1119259
Safe - 8-13-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: CT Cat Connection Please honor your pledges: http://ctcatconnection.org/
***SAFE 08/13/17*** HANDSOME CAILLOU LOVES FOOD AND WAS DOING WELL WITH CLICKER TRAINING BUT THE ACC SAID HE’S GOTTA LEAVE!! CAILLOU is a gorgeous long haired orange and white kitty who was surrendered for a pet’s conflict. His owner had him on Prozac for his behavior. But they also said he was affectionate and playful despite his behavior. He is quite a character but may have problems living with other cats. Caillou needs a home of his own, and now!! PLEASE RESERVE THIS VERY SMART BOY BY NOON!!
My name is CAILLOU. My Animal ID # is A1119259. – P
I am a neutered male org tabby domestic lh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/08/2017 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was PETS CONFL.
08/11/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Caillou A1119259 is at risk for behavior concerns in the shelter environment. He seems to be easily over aroused and was initially difficult to handle, though he shows great interest in training (clicker training) and is highly food-motivated, responding very well to learning new skills during enrichment sessions, but we are concerned that we cannot meet his behavioral needs and he will quickly deteriorate in the shelter.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/09/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 14.9 LBS.
.75 ccs pyrantel given in food
08/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/08/17 15:37 During intake Caillou was extremely aggressive towards counselors. He was growling, hissing and spitting when in the carrier. No handling was done
08/11/2017 WEB MEMO
08/11/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 1 Adult and 2 other cats Behavior toward strangers: Displays distance increasing behaviors Behavior toward children: Spent time around a young child and was relaxed, affectionate, and respectful Behavior toward cats: Lived with 2 cats. He was tolerant of one and displayed distance increasing behaviors towards the other. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: Yes, he bit one of the other cats living in the home (3 yrs. ago) Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, playful, and aggressive at times with a medium activity level Other notes: He doesn’t mind having his coat brushed but will move away after a few minutes. Okay being picked up/held and walks into a carrier when you place food inside. He is currently on Prozac for his aggressive behavior. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Needed to be sedated for exam ENRICHMENT NOTES: 08/10/17 Sitting crouched in front of kennel, hissing and growling as I enter the room. Yowls loudly as I lift the cage cover and hisses. He eats the tuna I place in front of him while grumbling. I click and reward each time he sniffs my hand, then each time he sniffs my hand without growling or hissing. He responds well to the clicker training and is now sitting upright in front of the kennel, no longer hissing. He remains calm and sniffs my hand each time I hold it out towards him. He gives the kennel door one head-butt towards the end of the interaction. Very uncomfortable, needs time to adjust. Food motivated and loves tuna. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Caillou was lying down at the front and starts to growl and hiss when you approach his kennel. Reaction when softly spoken to: Caillou yowls and continues to growl with his eyes focused on the assessor’s movements. Reaction to cage door opening: Caillou hisses and remains focused on the assessor’s hand. Reaction to touch: Caillou rises up, continues hissing and raises his paw up ready to swat. He pauses then lip licks and slowly leans forward when the assessor extends his hand and sniffs. He seems conflicted and slowly leans in allowing gentle pets on his head. His tail sways back and forth, and he gently leans in and gives head butts when you approach him slowly. He seems very stressed and can only tolerate very brief slow interactions before getting agitated and displaying distance increasing behaviors.
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Caillou 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 him 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Caillou tolerates attention and petting but may be stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. The enrichment team has been working with him and has been clicker training him to be more comfortable around people. He’s been showing some improvement and allows limited handling but is still stressed and needs more time to adjust to his environment. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home. No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats – Please be aware that Caillou may be uncomfortable around other cats. Their previous owner reports that he lived with 2 cats and was tolerant of one but displayed distance increasing behaviors towards the other and bit him. Due to the described behaviors, we recommend Caillou 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/08/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7 reported Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – needed to be sedated for exam 0.2ml telazol IM Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 120 R = wnl BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: upper right carnassial tooth severe forl lesion. otherwise moderate DDZ PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted,matted coat (shaved) CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: forl lesion, matted Plan: eventually needs dental Prognosis: good
Caillou A1119259, 7 Years Old, Orange and White Tabby DLH, Neutered, Owner Surrender
Basic information: Caillou is a 7 year old neutered orange tabby DLH. Caillou showed up on his owner’s front door and she has had him for 5 years. She needs to surrender him because he is currently on Prozac for his aggressive behavior; she is also relocating and will be staying with a friend who is allergic to cats. Caillou has no known physical health problems or injuries and has not seen a vet recently.
Socialization: Around strangers Calliou is somewhat aggressive, he will growl, his ears will go back, and he will position himself to jump at the person and possibly scratch. He has spent time with his owner’s foster child who was ages 6-9 years old. Around her Calliou is relaxed, affectionate and respectful. When playing with adults and children Caillou plays somewhat rough; he has lived with two other cats. Around the other cats Calliou was aggressive with one whom he bit (three years ago), and the other cat he is very tolerant. He has no living history with dogs and has no recent bite history.
Behavior: Caillou scratches the wooden cabinets in his owner’s home, during car rides he will cry/meow at first but will eventually relax. Calliou has never had a bath, nails are only trimmed when at the vet and he is under sedation during that time. When having his coat brushed he isn’t bothered but after a few minutes he will want to move away. Caillou isn’t bothered when being picked up; being placed in the carrier, his owner will place food inside the carrier and wait for him to enter it. Calliou isn’t bothered if disturbed while sleeping.
For a New Family to know: Calliou family would describe him as affectionate, playful, and aggressive at times. He has a low to medium activity level; when your home he will follow you around. Calliou is kept indoors only, he sleeps down stairs in the lower half of the home; and he eats dry/wet food 2 times a day. He uses an uncovered litter box with pellet litter, he has three different types of scratching post; rough rope, carpet and cardboard.
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