HELENA – A1116524
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SAFE 7/22/17 Helena is a beautiful kitty that had been in the hallways of a building for a few days. She would love to find a home.
Helena A1116524 – 2 yr spayed white cat, stray:
Helena was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
eyes wide in carrier, seems shy, but warms up quickly. Little restraint required throughout exam, and allows all body parts to be touched. Becomes more relaxed and curious during exam. Soft growl when cleaning back leg after blood draw, but does not escalate.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Helena was crouched in the back of the kennel with her paws folded under her body.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Helena lip licks and focuses on the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening: Helena lifts her head up and becomes alert.
Reaction to touch: Helena lip licks and remains completely motionless when the assessor extends his hand out. She squints and feels tense when pet along her body. She continues lip licking and eventually tilts her head allowing rubs and soft pets on her head and cheeks. She grumbles when she’s had enough then slowly turns her head away.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid
Experienced cat parent – Helena 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 and any future home with children should conduct a thorough interaction.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1-2yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Cat was picked up by field. Caller explained that cat had been in the hallways of the building for a few days.
Subjective: Cat is BARH
Observed Behavior – eyes wide in carrier, seems shy, but warms up quickly. Little restraint required throughout exam, and allows all body parts to be touched. Becomes more relaxed and curious during exam. Soft growl when cleaning back leg after blood draw, but does not escalate.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
T = NA P = 170 R = sniff BCS 4/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Grade 1/4 dental dz
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NMA, CRT < 2, 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
Rectal: not performed
Assessment: Apparently healthy
Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior eval. Okay to spay.
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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