DAYDREAM – A1103022
Safe - 2-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/11/17 This round-faced kitty has many exciting years ahead of him, and just needs to find the perfect people to take him home! Daydream needs time to adjust in a less stressful environment, such as a home, where he can explore and grow accustomed to new people and surroundings at his own pace.
Daydream A1103022, Stray, 5 Years Old, Male, Black/White DSH, 9.5 lbs.
Microchip scan neg.
MI, approx. 5 yrs.
O: BARH. Limited exam due to behavior – swatting, trying to bite.
ORAL: No obvious lesions when hissing, full oral exam not performed.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge. Not ear tipped.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Intact male. Unable to palpate abdomen.
MS: Amb x 4.
INTEG: Full, unkempt haircoat.
A: Apparently healthy based on limited exam.
P: OK for neuter surgery.
S/O: QAR. Tense in back of cage.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing or sneeze marks
A: Apparently healthy
P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI on cage exam, OK for neuter. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
Exam & surgery performed
Anesthesia – 0.1ml Telazol IM induction.
Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
0.1ml Hydromorphone IM and 0.43ml Onsior SC for pain management.
KNOWN HISTORY: Unknown
Daydream was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Daydream was lying down flat at the back of the kennel with his paws folded.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Daydream’s eyes widen then hisses when the assessor calls his name.
Reaction to cage door opening: Daydream inches away slowly.
Reaction to touch: Daydream arches his back then hisses when the assessor approaches. He displays distance increasing behavior and currently doesn’t allow petting.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/06/17
Left ear-tipped. As I approached his kennel, he began backing up and hissed. Not receptive to interaction. Gave some chicken and sprayed Feliway.
Added a den to his cage, which is using. Doesn’t allow touching, doesn’t seem to be eating a lot, though he did eat a frozen beef broth pop I gave him. He is using his box appropriately.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Limited exam due to behavior – swatting, trying to bite.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back,
CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish
_x_ Placement with a New Hope partner – Daydream is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and 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.
_x_ Fearful- Daydream 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.
Left ear-tipped. As I approached his kennel, he began backing up and hissed. Not receptive to interaction. Gave some chicken and sprayed Feliway. Initial med exam pending.
In a poor location, very open spot. Added a den to his cage, which is using. Doesn’t allow touching, doesn’t seem to be eating a lot, though he did eat a frozen beef broth pop I gave him. He is using his box appropriately.
I keep checking the left ear and it definitely appears tipped, but perhaps it’s just a cut; initial med indicates intact, though. Behavior suggests a community cat, not social or open to any handling.
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