CROIX – A1104832
Safe - 3-3-2017 Brooklyn
***SAFE 03/03/17***HEALTHY…NEUTERED…GENTLE…..ONLY ONE YEAR & 7 MONTHS OLD…
My name is CROIX. My Animal ID # is A1104832. – P
I am a neutered male gray tabby and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/27/2017 from NY 11216, owner surrender reason stated was ATT ANIMAL.
03/02/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Croix A1104832 is at risk due to behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/28/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 9.4 LBS.
PE: WNL Exam & surgery performed by Dr. PAAR Feline neuter Anesthesia – 0.10mL Telazol induction. Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. 0.58 symbadol injectable and 0.41mL Onsior Injectable for pain management.
02/27/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/27/17 14:58 Basic Information: Croix is a 5 year old unaltered domestic short hair . He was bred at home and is being surrendered because of a pet conflict. Criox has not been to a vet but has no known health problems or injuries. Soialization: Croix has been living in the hallway area of a 4 apartment house. When new people enter the building is fearful and hides from them. He has never met a dog or children to know how he would behave around or with them. He has lived with another adult female cat and they have always been affectionate (grooming and sleeping) and relaxed with each other but the other cat gave birth a week ago and she is now very protective of the kittens and is fighing with Croix. Behavior: Croix has never been bathed or have his nails trimmed. He enjoys having his coat brushed. He struggles when held. He is not bothered when placed in a carrier or when woken up from sleep. For a New Family to KNow: Croix is describe as fearful and has a medium activity level. He enjoys play with balls. He has never been outside. He is fed a can of wet food twice a day. He is litter box trained and is used to a hooded litter box with clumping litter. He does spray but he is unaltered and has been livign with an unaltered female cat. He has a cat tree made out of carpet and rough rope that his scratches on. Admissions Behavior: When Croix’s carrier was opened he lick his nose and had dilated eyes. He allowed to be pet and picked but when placed on counter for photos, he attempte to flee. He allowed to be repositioned and held for his photo. He di dnot hiss or swat throughout the admissions process.
No Web Memo
03/02/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults and other cats Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and hides from them Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Lived with a female cat and was relaxed and affectionate with her. The female cat gave birth and is now protective of her babies and will fight with Croix Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes. He does spray but he is unaltered and has been living with an unaltered female cat. Energy level/descriptors: Fearful and has a medium activity level. Other notes: Enjoys having his coat brushed and struggles when held. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Crouched at back of carrier, eyes dilated, licking lips; no hissing or growling, does not try to lunge or strike; jumps at loud sounds and sudden movement ENRICHMENT NOTES: 03/01/17 Near the front, pressed against the side wall, huge eyes, unmoving. Able to approach and pet, but tense, tight body posture, doesn’t react much to the petting. Lying down flat against litter box, alert when approached. He sniffed my hand when extended slowly and was hesitant of contact, but once stroked gently on his head the first few times, he started to warm up. He leans in for cheek rubs, arches his back, and slowly shifts his body to a more comfortable position. He still seemed unsure of environment, but appears to appreciate petting and attention. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Croix was tense and curled up behind his litter box at the back of the kennel. Reaction when softly spoken to: Croix’s ears rotate, his whiskers fan out and his eyes are focused on the assessor’s movements. Reaction to cage door opening: Croix flinches and lowers his body Reaction to touch: Croix keeps his eyes fixated on the assessor’s hand and seems very wary of his environment. He lip licks when touched, seems a little uncomfortable and starts grumbling with prolonged interactions. He remains immobile throughout the interaction and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back, and another if applicable VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish, choose another, and another
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful- Croix has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. 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: Experienced, adult home only- Croix tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his 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 who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/27/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan : neg Sex: male intact Est age: 1-2 years Med Beh (BLUE) Crouched at back of carrier, eyes dilated, licking lips; no hissing or growling, does not try to lunge or strike; jumps at loud sounds and sudden movement S/O: Cat is BARH, nervous, but allows all handling. BCS 3-4/9. EENT – eyes dilated OU. Healthy dentition (grade 0-1/4 dental dz). H/L auscult wnl. Abdomen soft, non-painful. U/G – both testicles palpable in scrotum. Amb x 4. Skin/coat – wnl. A: Apparently healthy P: Give vaccines, pyrantel and MC. Perform CT. Schedule neuter. Continue to monitor while at BACC. PROGNOSIS: EXCELLENT
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