CANTALOUPE – A1120467
Safe - 8-10-2017 Brooklyn
*** SAFE 08/10/17 *** 3 month old feral kitten is in need of experienced adopter or foster to give a place to decompress. Came in with another kitten and adult cat. MELON also listed tonight.
My name is CANTALOUPE. My Animal ID # is A1120467. – P
I am a spayed female gray tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 WEEKS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/01/2017 from NY 11432, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-106265.
08/06/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1120467 Cantaloupe – Adult only determination; Cantaloupe displays fearful behaviors and does not appear to be thriving in the shelter environment. She hisses when approached and keeps a low body posture, attempting to shift away to avoid contact. Though she tolerates gentle strokes, she remains tense and breathes rapidly; very uncomfortable throughout the interaction.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/04/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 2.2 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
08/01/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/01/17 10:05 Cantalop a gray tabby kitten that is possibly 3 months old. The kitten is a stray kitten that lived in finder’s backyard. Finder would accossionaly feed the stray cats in the neighborhood. The kitten is fearful and does not allow any handling. The kitten during intake came in a trap but did not allow any handling and attempted to flee.
No Web Memo
08/05/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Cantaloupe was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Launches into air, bites indiscriminately. Screams when touched ENRICHMENT NOTES: 08/02/17 Lying in center of kennel, huddled next to sibling. Smells bear-claw cautiously when I place it on the floor. Backs away and tilts ears as I lift the bear-claw, tolerates petting along head and body while hissing and retreating through portal. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway. 08/03/17 Curled up by back of kennel next to sibling. Alert, sniffs when approached. Focuses on hand and shifts away as I reach forward. Hisses repeatedly during interaction. Will slowly shift away, but doesn’t show any other distance – increasing behaviors. Will eat treats, but still very tense, tolerating petting along head and body. Needs time to warm up. Sprayed feliway. 08/05/17 Pressed up against the back wall of the cage. She hisses then looks around and scans her surroundings for an exit. Low body posture, alert and tense. She scurries away and dodges my hand when attempting to touch her. Very tense, continues hissing, flinches slightly but tolerates touch. Rapid breathing, very nervous. She doesn’t display any other distance increasing behaviors. Wasn’t interested in tuna. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish, Affectionate, People Oriented POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Kitten socialization – Cantaloupe 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Cantaloupe tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/01/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:2 month Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: feral Observed Behavior – launches into air, bites indiscriminantly. screams when touched Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 200 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: decid teeth H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: no exam U/G: female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan OHE Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
08/02/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
08/03/17 Pre-surgery exam S/O: QAR. Tense in back of cage EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing A: Apparently healthy P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for surgery tomorrow
CAME IN WITH
A1120466 – MELON
A1120468 – GRAPEFRUIT
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