KIPPER – 15392
Safe - 12-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/11/17 KIPPER is a nervous kitten who needs a furever home where he can relax and regroup.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11210
Intake Date: 12/4/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 4 months
Weight: 4 lbs
Kipper was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Tense, nervous, tries to flee, allows all handling
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Kipper keeps his body lowered and was very wary of his surroundings.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Kipper’s eyes dart around the kennel and he slowly shifts away with his tail wrapped at his side.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Kipper flinches and quickly shifts away to the other side of the double kennel.
Reaction to touch:
Kipper keeps his body lowered, his ears bend flat and he quickly darts forward trying to escape the kennel. He seems very uncomfortable and currently doesn’t allow any handling.
Potential challenges comments:
Kipper 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 his 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.
Kipper 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 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.
New hope only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Kipper is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home.
He 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.
Suitability With Children:
12/07/17 Behavior: New Hope Only
Kipper was found as a stray in the clients backyard. It was born and raised out there, client was able to lure it into a carrier with food and stated that she has been able to pet it since she has been feeding it for a while. Kitten is a gray and white, DSH .
Kipper was unable to be handled during intake.
Post Surgery Note: 2:17 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 12:38 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~4-5months
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Stray
Observed Behavior – Tense, nervous, tries to flee, allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Teeth erupting normally, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, 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
Assessment: Apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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