CHARLIE – A1122536
Safe - 8-30-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 08/30/17*** PERFECTLY HEALTHY CHARLIE NEEDS A PLACE TO RELAX AND REGROUP!!
CHARLIE was brought in by her finder for scratching him. She is only 3 yrs old and healthy. Charlie needs an experienced adopter to give her a place to chill out and realize nobody is going to hurt her. IF YOU HAVE SOME CAT WHISPERING SKILLS HURRY AND RESERVE CHARLIE THROUGH A NEW HOPE RESCUE BY NOON!
My name is CHARLIE. My Animal ID # is A1122536.
I am a female black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/18/2017 from NY 10452, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
08/25/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Charlie A1122536 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a history of scratching her finder. Charlie has allowed very little handling or interaction in the care center, escalating to warning behaviors (swatting, growling, striking) when approached. She was released for rescue placement only after her scratch quarantine.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/19/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 6.7 LBS.
08/19/17 16:37 MICROCHIP PLACED FELV/FIV COMBO TEST NEGATIVE (-)
PET PROFILE MEMO
No Pet Profile Memo
No Web Memo
08/25/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY Minimal. Charlie was with the finder for a few days, and scratched her on the right hand when the finder attempted to pet her. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Hissing, swatting, growling during both technician and veterinary examinations. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 8/20/17 Curled up towards back, dozing. Briefly lifted head when spoken to, eyes dilated, then put head back down. Lifted head again when door opened, started growling quietly and lip licking. Slowly sniffed assess-a-hand, allowed all pets, but remained tense. Showed no interest in treats. Sprayed Feliway. 8/21/17 In den, no response to being spoken to. Started growling when door opened. Hissed, growled, and struck assess-a-hand when attempted touch. Sprayed Feliway. 8/22/17 In den, out of sight. Started hissing and deep growling when door opened. Struck assess-a-hand when offered treats. Sprayed Feliway. 8/23/17 In den, peeking through door, low body, eyes dilated. Started hissing and growling when door opened. Sniffed assess-a-hand, then retreated further into den. Ate treats once left alone. Sprayed Feliway. 8/24/17 Briefly crouched on top of den, eyes dilated, tense posture. Hissed on approach, then retreated into den. Hissed, growled, started lip licking when door opened, couldn’t coax back out. After door closed, able to lure to front very slowly with treats. Held body low, very tense, occasional hissing. Sprayed Feliway. POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Charlie has displayed fearful behavior during her stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing and warning behaviors when interacted with. 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 her 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. PLACEMENT DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY Due to the scratch history and the behavior seen in the care center, we recommend that Charlie be placed with a New Hope partner.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1-3 years based on overall appearance Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on intake History : Previous owner only had pt for a few days Subjective: Hissing, swatting, growling. Limited exam in Freeman net. Objective BAR, BCS 5/9, MMs pink EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Unable to complete PLN: Unable to palpate H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Tense, no masses palpated U/G: Female, presumed intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: Apparently healthy young female cat Plan: No treatment needed at this time Prognosis: Good 1088
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