CARLO – A1102891
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SAFE 2/18/17 NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD AND WAS ALREADY DUMPED FOR A NEW BABY!! CARLO IS NERVOUS AND NEEDS A FUREVER HOME!
CARLO – A1102891
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NEW BABY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/04/2017, From NY 11414, DueOut Date 02/04/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary scan neg ~8-10months, male S/O: QARH. Nervous, exam done through net due to growling and hissing. BCS 5/9 EENT: Teeth clean, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear ABD: Not palpated INTEG: Full coat, wnl MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness UG: Intact male A: Apparently healthy on exam through net P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
Basic Information: Carlo is an 8 month old unaltered male domestic shorthair. He was found as a stray a month ago and been with owner ever since. He appears healthy and doesn’t have any health concerns. Owner surrenders Carlo due to behavior change in the home.
Social Life and Personality: Carlo lived with two adults, a three year old and new born. Owner stated Carlo is fearful and will run if someone comes by him. When strangers come to the house he hides and doesn’t adjust until days later. Carlo is respectful and tolerant towards three year old in the home but will hiss at new born. Carlo didn’t live with another cat however she spent time with a bull dog and she will hiss, pounce, and growl at the dog. Carlo was indoors only and activity level was low. Owner describes Carlo as assertive, shy, fearful and talkative.
Behavior: Carlo has never bitten or scratched anyone. He was never given a bath and struggles to get nail trim. He doesn’t like being picked up and held but will tolerant brushing of the fur. Carlo does have litter box issues daily spraying on owner clothes. Carlos has never been to the vet for this reason.
For a New Family to Know: Carlo will only defecate in litter box that’s provided with a hood. He will sleep on diner room chair and eat dry food called Purina Chow. He rarely seeks attention or stays hidden but he is interested in playing with his own ball. Owner believes he will do best in a home with an elderly person who no children or other animals.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Carlo was fearful with ear plane ears but he didn’t hiss or growl. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed handling when approached slowly.
Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoors
Previously lived with: 2 adults and 2 children, a newborn and a 3 year old
Behavior toward children: Respectful and tolerant, but hisses at the newborn
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful, hiding and he takes a couple of days to adjust
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Hiss, pounce, and growls
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Will only defecate in a hooded litter box
Energy level/descriptors: Low activity level
Other notes: Described as assertive, shy, fearful and talkative. He rarely seeks attention and mostly stays hidden, but is interested in playing with balls.
Cage Condition: Cat hiding under bedding
Reaction to assessor: Carlo remains underneath and does not display a reaction when approached.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Carlo ignores the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening: Carlo shifts away and attempts to move to the other kennel.
Reaction to touch: Carlo shifts his weight back and appeared tense, wary of contact and lip licking. He closes his eyes when touched and allows petting with a slow approach.
Tense and wary, at back of kennel with flat ears and wide eyes, cage is a mess. With a slow approach he allowed me to pet along his back and ate some chicken I offered. Needs some time to adjust.
Built a “wall” out of blanket and liner paper, was hiding behind it. Motionless when I open cage and slowly approach, peeling back the wall. Ears are partially flattened, makes some eye contact, tense and wary. Going slowly and gently, he lets me give head pets, but is uncomfortable and begins to shift away, eventually moving to the other side of his kennel via the porthole. Body posture and eyes are softer with the limited touching, but he’s still wary.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Independent
_x_ Experienced, adult home only – Carlo tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands he may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
_x_ Single Pet Home – Their previous owner reports he did not get along with their dog, even when introduced slowly. Due to the behaviors described by the owner, we recommend Carlo goes to a home with no other pets OR into a multi-pet home with adopters experienced with introducing new pets slowly and gradually over a long period of time.
_x_ Inappropriate elimination – Carlo’s previous owner reports he has been spraying on their clothes in the home. There could be multiple reasons to why he may be displaying this behavior, but it is our understanding that spraying of objects is usually a sign of stress, and often associated with a change in the household. We have noticed he has been using litter box during his stay in the care center, but we advise any potential adopter to be prepared for this behavior, and prepared manage it if it appears in a future home. Methods of managing and attempting to modify this behavior can be discussed with the Adoption Counselors.
_x_ Fearful – Carlo has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center. 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.
S/O: QARH. Nervous, exam done through net due to growling and hissing. BCS 5/9
EENT: Teeth clean, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear
ABD: Not palpated
INTEG: Full coat, wnl
MS: Ambulatory x 4, no apparent lameness
UG: Intact male
A: Apparently healthy on exam through net
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
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