FRANK – A1106040
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Frank A1106040 – 8 month male white w/ brown tabby kitten, stray:
Finder was able to pick Frank up and bring to BACC in his hands.
Behavior during intake: Frank had a soft and relaxed body during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, and take a picture without any issues. When counselor attempted to collar Frank, Frank turned around and nipped counselor on the hand but did not break skin.
Frank was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Anxious, hissing when approaching cage, req restraint to handle
Dilated eyes, looking around, focusing on his surroundings, but shows interest in me and will try to sniff me when approached. He is very cautious, becoming tense with sudden movements or noise, but will sniff my hand and accept brief touch with a slow approach before retreating again. He seems to soften a little when coaxed, but needs time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Frank is social, friendly and reaches out with paws at the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Frank brushes his whole body up against the kennel door.
Reaction to cage door opening: Frank is calm and relaxed
Reaction to touch: Frank allows petting gently on his head and on most of his body. He appears to get overstimulated pretty quickly then grabs the assessor’s hand and nips with moderate pressure. After a couple of seconds he relaxes then goes back to soliciting attention.
Reaction to being picked up: Frank was a bit tense when picked up but remained calm and allowed all handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively
VOCAL: Somewhat chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Playful, Affectionate, Demanding
Overstimulation- Frank is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. 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 Frank becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
Experienced, adult home only- Frank solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to him becoming overstimulated quickly we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
History – Stray
Subjective – BAR-H
Observed Behavior – anxious, hissing when approaching cage, req restraint to handle
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: NAD
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Did not assess too fractious
MSI: Ambulatory x 4,
INTG skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Not performed
Assessment – Patient appears to be in good health
Plan – Intake
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