KARL – 8756
Urgent - Brooklyn
How Are We Passing Up This Adorable Shy 4-Month Old Here @ BACC Meet KARL!
Karl 8756, Stray, Neutered Male Grey Tabby, 4 Months Old, 3.8 lbs.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
Hx pale mm
P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for surgery tomorrow
Estimated age: 3mos
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
History : litter of 3 found in basement of building, mother apparently passed away
Subjective: BARH, covered with fleas, pale
Observed Behavior – struggles, hisses, tries to bite, will flea
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
P = 200
EENT: Eyes clear, ears – mild black discharge, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: cln
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: female intact
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, tons of fleas and flea dirt, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: not done
3 mo F DSH.
Pale MM – r/o flea bite anemia.
Topical flea tx.
Routine intake plan.
Re-check VC in 2 days – check MM.
Temporary waiver due to anemia.
Karl was brought into our care center as as a stray so we have no previous history available.
struggles, hisses, tries to bite, will flee.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Karl is lying curled up in the front of his kennel as the assessor approaches, ears tilted and tail wrapped around body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Karl opens his eyes and makes eye contact when spoken to.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Karl lifts his head and watches the assessor’s hand as the cage door opens. body tensing.
Reaction to touch:
Karl tolerates petting along his head and body while turning to watch the assessor’s hand, ears flattening. Tail wraps tighter around body and face is tensed.
Potential challenges comments:
Karl is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. He may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes s/he has potential to warm up to people. Kittens less than 8 weeks of age can be socialized by almost anyone; however, kittens between 2-4 months may require more time and skill in order for them to be comfortable around people. Please speak to an adoption counselor to learn more about socialization techniques.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Karl tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Suitability With Children:
10/08/17 Behavior: Experience
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