FINN – A1115108
Safe - 6-20-2017 Brooklyn
***SAFE 6/20/17***HANDSOME & HEALTHY GINGERBREAD MAN NEEDS YOU! FINN is 6 yrs old and needs a home!
My name is FINN. My Animal ID # is A1115108.
I am a male orange and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/12/2017 from NY 11416, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
06/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Finn A1115108 is at risk due to behavior. He keeps a low body posture and tenses up when approached for interaction, sometimes growling. He does not allow any touch and will hiss and strike to avoid contact.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/14/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 11.5 LBS.
.55 ccs pyrantel given in food
06/12/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/12/17 16:33 Upon intake Finn tried to flee and had to be netted while in the carry he swatted and lunged for the carrier door.
No Web Memo
06/15/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Finn was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Patient is hissing, and will bite. P.E. limited due to behavior during intake ENRICHMENT NOTES: 06/13/17 At back of kennel, sitting half upright with a tense body. He tolerates petting briefly, backing away and flattening his ears before raisin his paw to swat the bear-claw and hissing. Needs more time to adjust. 06/14/17 At back of kennel with a low body and tilted ears. He tenses and backs away as the bear-claw reaches forward. Hisses as the bear-claw passes along his head and shoulders, turning his head to watch with wide eyes, ears flat and paw raised. Not interested in treats today. Needs more time to adjust. 06/15/17 Curled up tight in his litter box and low growls when you approach the kennel. Low body posture, tries to avoid eye contact. Seems very stressed, not open to interacting. Offered him some treats to coax him forward but had no luck. He backs away and displays distance increasing behaviors when you try and interact with him. I gave him a cat den and sprayed feliway. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Timid POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: Placement with a New Hope partner – 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, bite, 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/13/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 6 years Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: patient is hissing, and will bite. P.E. limited due to behavior during intake. Sedation with Telazol 0.18 IM provided moderate sedation Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 172 R = 24 BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: unable to examine PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male, two testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment – intact male Plan – stray hold, then neuter Prognosis: SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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