FERGIE – 14965
Safe - 12-29-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/29/17 A volunteer writes: If you are looking for a sweet, sociable companion, look no further than beautiful Fergie. She is affectionate and likes to be petted while she eats. Fergie would make a fine addition to any lucky family. She is waiting for a meet and greet with you in our Brooklyn location.
**FERGIE is a very sweet but nervous girl. She has some dental issues and is hoping for a home where she can get some TLC and love!
Intake Date: 11/29/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Sex: Spayed Female
Age: 6 years
Original Location: 11203
Vet Notes: 10:49 AM
URI noted on rounds
S/O: BAR. Attention seeking
EENT: Eyes clear, moderate mucoid nasal discharge
MS: Ambulatory x 4
P: Rec doxycycline 0.7ml PO q24 x 10 days. Excellent prognosis
Post Surgery Note: 2:57 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 1:15 PM
S/O: BARH. Active, resists restraint
ORAL: adult dentition, mild to moderate dental disease, no oral lesions
EENT: Pink mm, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
HL: NMA, RR, Lungs C&E
ABD: tense NP, NMP
INTEG: GHC, no ectos noted
MS: Ambulatory x 4
UG: FI, no vulvar d/c, no MGTs
A: Apparently healthy
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for surgery tomorrow
Vet Notes: 1:43 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~6-7 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : stray
Observed Behavior – very sweet but was nervous and urinated/defecated during exam. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted, some dried blood on nose from rubbing on the front of the cage
Oral Exam: adult dentition with moderate dental disease, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, underweight
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
Animal Behavior Saved At: 17-Dec-2017 13:24:53.000
Animal Name: Fergie
Age: 6 Years 3 Weeks
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Retest pending socialization
Next Test Date:
Fergie was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Very sweet but was nervous and urinated/defecated during exam.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Fergie was curled up and resting on her bedding at the back of the cage.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Fergie lifts her head up and glances over at the assessor with soft eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Fergie lip licks and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Fergie shrinks her body and lip licks when the assessors extends his hand out. She seems hesitant of contact and flinches slightly when touched. Her body tenses up, she keeps her tail at her side, but slowly starts to warm up with attention. After a few seconds she starts to lean and solicit attention. She keeps her body lowered and doesn’t feel comfortable enough to come forward.
Potential challenges comments:
Fergie has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. 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.
H – Healthy
Fergie may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
12/17/17 Behavior: Average.
Although Fergie displayed fearful behavior when initially brought in, she has acclimated to the shelter environment and now comes forward to solicit attention. She vocalizes when spoken to and allows all petting. Her tail quivers and she allows the assessor to pick her up, purring softly throughout the interaction. This cat can now go to a home with beginner or experienced cat parents.
A volunteer writes: If you are looking for a sweet, sociable companion, look no further than beautiful Fergie. She is affectionate and likes to be petted while she eats. Fergie would make a fine addition to any lucky family. She is waiting for a meet and greet with you in our Brooklyn location.
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