FELICIA – A1065479
Safe - 2-24-2016 Manhattan
*** SAFE 02/24/16 *** FABULOUS FELICIA LEANED INTO PETTING AND PURRED LOUDLY FOR THE ASSESSOR BUT SHE WAS SLAPPED WITH AN EXPNOCHILD RATING FOR BEING OVERSTIMULATED AND NIPPING!! Does anyone in the shelter understand normal cat behavior? Poor FELICIA was brought in and abandoned in the shelter lobby. Naturally she is nervous and afraid being in such a scary place for any animal. No information was left with her but this 2 year old with the bright green eyes may have been a family pet who was no longer wanted. She is not sick, and she was happy to purr and be petted by the assessor and then – OOOPS – she remembered she was in the shelter and afraid, and she nipped a bit. So what? Does that constitute a death sentence? FELICIA needs a foster or adopter now or at noon tomorrow, they will end her young life. CAN YOU HELP FELICIA NOW? CONTACT A RESCUE TO PULL HER TO SAFETY. FELICIA IS DEPENDING ON YOU TO SAVE HER LIFE NOW!
My name is FELICIA. My Animal ID # is A1065479. – P
I am a spayed female black domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/18/2016 from NY 10453, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/19/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 C – MINOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.1 LBS.
0.1m ivermectin SQ for earmites
02/18/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/18/16 14:35 not easy to handle
No Web Memo
02/21/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Felicia was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. The finder reports she was not easy to handle. She was very tense during her initial medical exam, and would attempt to flee. She hisses, swats, and was constantly growling during the exam. Reaction to assessor: Felicia was resting upon approach. Reaction when softly spoken to: Felicia wakes and looks at the assessor. She sniffs the assessor’s hand by the door. Reaction to cage door opening: Felicia remains soft and relaxed. Reaction to touch: Felicia was hesitant at first, but sniffs the assessor’s hand and lean into petting. She beings to purr loudly and arches her back into touch. However, after a few soft passes, she hisses, nips the assessor’s hand, and retreats to the back and attempts to hide. The assessor stopped the interaction to prevent further stress. Behavior Determination: Experience No Child Felicia solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body she begins to hiss and nip at the assessor, and then retreat from contact. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Felicia becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/18/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 C – MINOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating was NONE
Microchip: Negative Sex: Spayed female Age 2 years Mentation: BARH Eyes: Clear Ears: Earmites positive Nose: Clear Teeth: Mild staining and tartar If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None present Behavior: Very tense, will flee, hissing, swatting and constant growling during the exam Medication: None NOSF
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