DELILAH – A1105995
Safe - 3-19-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 3/19/17 Beautiful 1 year old torbie DELILAH is a sight to behold and a cat to hold @ MACC
DELILAH IS A CALICO GIRL WHO WAS DUMPED WITH A LARGE GROUP BY OWNER WHEN MOVING.
MANHATTAN CENTER (Previously Staten Island)
DELILAH – A1105995
SPAYED FEMALE, CALICO, DOMESTIC MH,1 yr
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/13/2017, From NY 10301, DueOut Date 03/13/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-090324.
DVM Intake Exam Findings
Observed Behavior – nervous
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
EENT: ear mites. right ear has pea sized inflammatory nodule at edge of ear canal. Otoscopic exam: no other masses seen.
Oral Exam: clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact female
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
mass in ear may be associated with infection from mites, or a standalone issue (less likely)
tresaderma AU bid x 10d
amoxiclav vid x 10d
recheck 5 days’
Previously lived with: An adult with multiple cats
Behavior toward strangers: Shy
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: lived in multiple cat setting
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Y
Observed Behavior – nervous
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Did not come to front but remained neutral
Reaction when softly spoken to: Does not come to front but remains neutral
Reaction to cage door opening: Remained motionless
Reaction to touch: Allows minimal touch with assess-a-hand and some gloved
Reaction to being picked up: Retracted body and retreats to back of kennel
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate,
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid,
Delilah has displayed fearful behavior during her 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 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.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Click here if Beginner or Average.
Please note that this cat is being treated for a medical condition at the time of evaluation. It is difficult to determine at this time how the medical condition may be affecting the behavior.
– Experienced cat parent
Delilah tolerates some attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter.
The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
Delilah is a 1 year old spayed female DMH that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Delilah for 1 year but had to surrender due to too many animals in the home.
According to the owner, around strangers Delilah is shy for a few minutes at first but once comfortable, she plays gently with adults. She has never been around children or dogs so behavior is unknown. Owner had 49 others cat in the home & stated that Delilah was always relaxed and respectful around the other animals and would enjoy playing with the other cats in the home. She has never bit another animal or person while in the care of the owner.
Delilah is not bothered by being picked up/held or if someone disturbs her while she is sleeping. She is afraid of being given a bath and will try to run away. Owner has never tried to trim her nails, brush her coat, or put Delilah into a carrier so behavior is unknown.
For a New Family to Know:
Delilah is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, shy around new people and quiet. She has a high activity level and loves to play with all types of toys. In the home, she liked to follow the owner around from room to room or stay in her favorite spot depending on her mood. Delilah was kept mostly indoors only & is litter box trained. In the home, she used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Owner did not have a scratching post in the home but did state that Delilah would scratch on old furniture in the home. Owner fed Delilah dry food only (different brands).
Came in With
- CUDDY BUDDY - A1105998
- ALAINA - A1105999
- BLUE - A1105989
- GOLDEN - A1105985
- PIXAR aka PIXIE - A1105986
- PRINCE - A1105987
- BEAR - A1105996
- ELLIE - A1105991
- HARRY - A1105990
- MARK - A1105993
- STEVEN - A1105997
- STRIPES - A1105994
- CREAMY - A1105726
- CRYSTAL - A1106061
- FREDDIE - A1106059
- INDIA - A1106001
- KIT KAT - A1106000
- NIKOLAI - A1106060
- ALEX - A1106186
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