DAISY – A0660110
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SAFE 3/5/17 —- 10 YRS OLD – OWNER DUMPED
DAISY is currently being housed at the offsite quarantine facility for cats exposed to Avian Influenza. She has been cleared of influenza and is ready to find a great new home—that’s where you come in! If you can help please let us know!
DAISY – A0660110
SPAYED FEMALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC LH,10 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 12/10/2016, From NY 10002, DueOut Date 12/10/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative Sex: Spayed; spay scar palpated Age~ Approx- 1 0 yrs Geriatric obese cat BARH AMBX4 Eyes: Clear / wnl Ears: Clean/ wnl Nose: Clear / wnl Teeth: Moderate dental tartar BCS: 4 Skin: APH / WNL Hair Coat: Slightly matted Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam Medication: None NOSF
Initial Exam (12/10/16)
Sex: Spayed; spay scar palpated
Age~ Approx- 1 0 yrs
Geriatric obese cat
Eyes: Clear / wnl
Ears: Clean/ wnl
Nose: Clear / wnl
Teeth: Moderate dental tartar
Skin: APH / WNL
Hair Coat: Slightly matted
Behavior: Tense and nervous during exam
some dental tartar
anisocoria reported by staff but eyes appear wnl
2/6 heart murmur
abd hard to assess
obese, heart murmur
recc gradual weight loss, monitor heart murmur
Daisy’s previous owner reports she is friendly around strangers. She has not spent time with children, but has lived with another cat and was tolerant with this cat. She has also lived with a small breed dog and was respectful around this dog as well. The owner reports she dislikes sudden or loud noises, and may attempt to scratch when this happens. She allows to be held, but will try to wiggle loose if held for too long. She was best described as a friendly, mellow, and quiet cat with a low activity level. The owner reports if you ask her for a kiss, she will give you one. She also tends to follow the owner around at home.
Reaction to assessor: Daisy was calm and relaxed upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Daisy looks at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes and blinks softly.
Reaction to cage door opening: Daisy becomes alert and steps back slightly.
Reaction to touch: Daisy was hesitant of touch, but sniffs the assessor’s hand when placed in front of her. She allows gentle petting on her head and body, although she tenses up when stroked against her back. She will turn her head to sniff the assessor’s hand some more, but slowly tucks her paws underneath her body afterwards.
Behavior Determination: Experienced
Daisy tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. She may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Because the owner reports she dislikes loud noises, we recommend any future home with children conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.
At the back of the cage, hunched in place, head down, eyes dilated. Left eye appears more dilated than right? Flinched when touched, then held immobile. Sprayed feliway.
Facing front today, but still tense, head down, eyes dilated. Flinched slightly when first touched, but otherwise tolerated all pets and didn’t move. Sprayed feliway.
Moved to holding. Resting, head down on bedding. Lifted head and eyes became dilated when door opened. Lowered head again when pet, remained stiff, no other response. Sprayed feliway.
Similar to yesterday. Lay in place, head down, eyes dilated. Seems depressed or shutdown. Tolerated or slightly leaned head away from pets. No other response. Sprayed feliway.
(I-47) Relaxed lying down in her milk crate, a little hesitant at first but warms up pretty quickly. Licks hand and appreciates petting all over. Loves chin rubs, slowly comes forward to investigate. Gentle and sweet girl.
Daisy is a 10 year old spayed domestic long hair. Owner is surrendering her because her pet scratched her after owner turned over onto the cat while sleeping. Daisy was adopted from ACC ten year ago. Owner stated Daisy has no medical issues and last saw a vet a few years back.
Daisy is friendly around strangers. She has not lived or spent time with kids. She does not play. She lived with a 4 year old male cat. Owner stated they are tolerant of each other. Owner stated she lived with a small dog and was respectful of the small dog. Owner stated Daisy scratched her on her legs. Owner was sleeping and may have turn over onto the Daisy and this is when the scratch happened. This incident took place on 12/09/16.
Owner stated Daisy does not like it when you scream or loud or sudden noises. She may attempt to scratch. She meows a lot when placed in a carrier. Owner has never bathed her or trimmed her nails. She is not bothered if brushed. She does not like being brushed under her belly. She does not like being held for too long, she will try to get loose.
For a New Family to Know
Daisy is described as friendly, mellow, and quite with a low activity level. Owner stated that if you ask her for a kiss she will give you one. She will follow you around when home. Owner stated she does not play with toys. She was kept indoors only and slept on owner’s bed. She was fed Fancy Feast. Owner gave her 1 to 2 cans of wet cat food once a day. She uses an uncovered cat litter box with clumping style litter; she uses a scratching post made out of cardboard.
Behavior during Intake
Daisy tolerated all handling. No signs of aggression were displayed.
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