FINN – 23775
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SAFE 4/3/18 — 3-Year Old FINN Is Very Stressed In Shelter – NEEDS PLACEMENT ASAP! FINN needs a new friend to go on adventures with @ BACC. FINN was abandoned at the shelter. He is not a happy camper and and needs a home asap where he can relax and regroup. Please help this handsome boy today.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11208
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 3 years
Weight: 11 lbs
Finn was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Lying in litterbox, body low and tense. He tolerates petting along his head and body with the bear-claw while turning his head around to watch the scratcher and hissing. Ears flatten as he shifts his weight and pulls his tail right around his body. Uncomfortable, needs more time to adjust.
Low body posture, hunched over his litter box. Pupils dilated, tail pilo-erects and starts to sway. He stress meows and pants when spoken to softly. Very uncomfortable, retreats when the door opens. Tolerates petting with the scratcher. His ears bend flat and he hisses after a few soft passes along his body. Kept interaction short due to stress. Left tuna at the front of the kennel.
Crouched near the front of the kennel, wide eyes, dilated pupils. Yowls and inches away when I pull back the cage cover. Starts breathing rapidly when approached, eyes dart around the cage looking for an exit. Didn’t seem to relax at all when spoken to softly/ playing cat music. Wasn’t interested in tuna or treats, keeps his distance. Kept interaction short due to stress.
Keeps body lowered, pupils dilated. Shifts away and starts to yowl when I pull the cage cover back. Tense and not open to interacting. Left treats at the front and kept interaction short due to stress.
Hiding underneath the kuranda bed. Very stressed. Pupils dilated, yowls when approached. Doesn’t allow any contact. Played Cosmo’s Air Cat music for him and offered treats. Kept interaction short due to stress.
Crouched in back of kennel, pupils dilated and body tense. Stress meows when I lift the cage cover and flinches when I push treats towards him. Sniffs treats curiously, ears shifting forward and pupils remaining very wide. Begins to bat at treats playful, then crouches back down and focuses on me, tail wrapping around body. I lower the cage cover back down and leave him alone. Likes sheba meaty sticks, I hear him batting his treats around as I make my way across the room.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Finn stress meows and slowly inches away when the assessor pulls back the cage cover.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Finn’s ears rotate, his eyes widen and he shifts away to the other side of the double kennel.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Finn lip licks and continues to vocalize.
Reaction to touch:
Finn presses his body up against the back of the kennel and starts breathing rapidly as the assessor approaches. His ears bend flat, he displays distance increasing behaviors and currently doesn’t allow any contact.
Potential challenges comments:
Finn 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.
New hope only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Finn 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, 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.
Date of Intake
Finn was left in the BACC lobby as a stray, history is unknown at this time.
Finn kept a low body and was licking his lips during intake. minimal handling was done.
et Notes: 11:43 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:3 y
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Observed Behavior -striking, hissing. netted
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:limited, seems wnl
H/L: NSR, NMA, , Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
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