CALIPSO – 15389
Safe - 12-9-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/9/17 Calipso is a spayed young kitten that is a bit nervous at the shelter and would do best in an experienced home.
Calipso 15389 – 6 month spayed black/white kitten:
Calipso was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Allows handling but tries to get away, slightly tense.
Standing in back of kennel, body tense and ears tilted. Makes eye contact and shifts away from bear-claw. Tucks tail between legs and watches me with wide eyes. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Calipso was lying low at the back of the kennel with her ears tilted forward and tail wrapped around her body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Calipso slow blinks at the assessor and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Calipso lip licks and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Calipso tenses up and seems hesitant of contact when approached. She closes her eyes when pet on her head, but slowly starts to warm up with attention. Her body weight shifts, she starts to purr then gently nudges the assessor’s hand and gives head butts.
Reaction to being picked up:
Calipso was tense when picked up and quickly leaped back into the kennel.
Potential challenges comments:
Calipso is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. She may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes she has potential to warm up to people. Kittens less than 8 weeks of age can be socialized by almost anyone; however, kittens between 2-4 months may require more time and skill in order for them to be comfortable around people. Please speak to an adoption counselor to learn more about socialization techniques.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Calipso 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.
Suitability With Children:
12/07/17 Behavior: Experience
Basic Information:Calipso was found as a stray at home depot warehouse, history is unknown. Client stated the cat first appeared about 6 months ago when born from another cat at the location.
Behavior Notes:Calipso ran when being transferred by counselor, hid in the corner and was afraid. No handling was able to be done.
Post Surgery Note: 2:12 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 12:12 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~6months
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Stray
Observed Behavior – Allows handling but tries to get away, slightly tense
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Teeth clean, adult dentition almost fully erupted, pink mm, no oral ulcers
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
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.
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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