CALEB – A1104511
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SAFE 3/4/17 NEEDS PLACEMENT ASAP OR WILL BE KILL LISTED! POOR CALEB IS STRESSED IN HIS NEW SURROUNDINGS – PLEASE HELP THIS ADORABLE ORANGE CREAMSICLE BOY ASAP!
CALEB – A1104511l
NEUTERED MALE, ORG TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/23/2017, From NY 10455, DueOut Date 02/26/2017,
Caleb A1104511 has been in the care center for about a week and appears to be shut down. He allows all petting and handling, but he doesn’t give any type of reaction during interaction and mostly stays by the back of his cubby, curled up with his head lowered. The behavior team has attempted to clicker train him in hopes to get him to open up, but he has not warmed up to his caretakers. We feel that it is in Caleb’s best interest to move into a stable home environment as quickly as possible.
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile
Caleb was brought in as a stray. The finder found him on the street, the finder placed Caleb in a cat carrier and brought him to the shelter. No other information could be provided during intake.
During intake Caleb had tense, stiff body. Sydney would retreat from handler. He eventually allowed to be scanned (negative), collared, pictured, placed in a cat kennel.
Caleb was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. His finder was able to place him into a carrier and bring him to the care center. He was tense and stiff during intake, retreating from the handler, but he eventually allowed handling to be conducted.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Meows, tail tapping, stays in one place for exam.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Caleb was sleeping upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Caleb wakes and looks at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening: Caleb remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Caleb accepts petting and lifts his head up slightly to sniff the assessor’s hand. He begins to purr lightly and seems to appreciate attention, but would bury his head back down for the rest of the interaction.
Reaction to being picked up: Caleb was tense during pick up, but nuzzles against the assessor when held.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Calm
_X_ Experienced cat parents – Caleb tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Curled up in litter box when approached. He shifts his head slightly when coaxed and appeared unsure of contact, but he allows touch and will purr lightly. He remains immobile during the interaction and seemed more comfortable having his head down, but will allow you to lift his head up and looks at you with beady eyes. He is very timid, but tolerates petting and handling. Could use some extra attention to try to bring him out of his shell.
Asleep in litter box. Woke when door opened, remained in place, slightly stiff posture, eyes not really open. Flinched when touched, otherwise remained immobile. Sprayed feliway.
Clicker training: Too nervous to eat tuna when offered, so I would close the cubby door and walk away for a minute. He eats the tuna each time, so we did a couple of repetitions. He finally started to eat in my presence (with some coaxing) around the 5th time, inching his head slowly forward to lick the tuna. I rewarded each time I pet him in hopes he would warm up with attention. He also rewarded each time he looked around, made eye contact, or did anything that was a positiive step forward. I also tried to move the tuna a bit further away from him to get him to uncurl his body. He shifted his body very slightly, but only to a certain distance (two inches away from him). He is still very timid, but he did very well! Will do another session later today.
Curled up behind litter box today, eyes mostly closed, pressed into corner. Lifted head slightly when door opened, no real reaction to being touched. Sprayed feliway.
He remains by the back, curled up and has his tail wrapped against his body. Little to no reactions as I open the cubby door and remains immobile as I pet him gently on his head and body. I coaxed him and touched his cheeks. I even lifted his head to scratch his chin, but when I pull my hand away he buries his head again, curls his body in, and blinks.
Initial Exam: 02/23/17
Sex: Male intact
Estimated age: 3-5 years based on dentition and facial features
Fleas: Large amount of flea dirt.
S: Meows, tail tapping, stays in one place for exam
O: BAR-H, BCS 6/9, MMs pink and moist
EENT: Black granular discharge AU. No discharge OU, nose. Moderate tartar and gingivitis.
PLNs: Not enlarged.
H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds.
Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated
M/S/I: Amb x4. Dirty fur coat. No skin lesions noted.
UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical.
1. Ear mites
2. Dental disease
3. Flea dirt
Short-term prognosis: Excellent
P: Ivermectin 0.12 ml SQ today and in 14 days. Recommend dental cleaning.
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