CHURRO – A1106168
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My name is CHURRO. My Animal ID # is A1106168.
I am a male gray tabby and black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/13/2017 from NY 10473, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
03/17/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Churro A1106168 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/16/2017 Exam Type VET STATEMENT – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 11.0 LBS.
Based on visual exam (no sign of URI) and chart review, this pt is cleared for surgery tomorrow. 1088
03/13/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/13/17 20:36 when i open the carrier the cat was calm, i place another carrier in front of the carrier and the cat walked in calmly.
No Web Memo
03/16/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Churro was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. During intake, the counselor reports he was calm as they opened his carrier and walked into another carrier when placed in front of him. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Observed Behavior – Exam in net – growling, then striking and hissing whenever touched. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 3/15/17 In den, hissed, spit, and struck den wall on approach. Making snorting or grunting sounds. Stuck head out, eyes dilated, ate nearby treats. Hissed when touched. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Churro had a low body posture behind his den, becoming alert upon approach and hisses. Reaction when softly spoken to: Churro begins to growl and lip licks. Reaction to cage door opening: Churro does not allow the cage door to open, he charges to the front and strikes. He retreats to the back afterwards and continues to growl loudly. Due to this reaction, the behavior assessment was ended to reduce additional stress. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Unable to tell VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Independent POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Fearful – Churro has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior when handling is attempted. 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 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Placement with a New Hope partner – Churro is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, scratch, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment, and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
03/14/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History – stray. Subjective Observed Behavior – Exam in net – growling, then striking and hissing whenever touched. Evidence of Cruelty seen – none. Evidence of Trauma seen – none. Objective) BAR. BCS=5/9. Limited exam due to behavior. EENT: Eyes clear, ears NE, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: not examined. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: HR= 220, NSR, NMA, CRT < 2. Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Unable to examine. U/G: Male – 2 testicles. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment) 4 yo M intact cat Plan) ok to neuter.
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