ZEUS aka KIZZY – A1102046
Safe - 1-27-2017 Brooklyn
My recent mom unfortunately was a little scared of kitties and didn’t understand when I was trying to play with her…I’m an independent talkative fellow who will warm up to you when given the chance…I’m really a social butterfly at heart!”
Kizzy is a male black and white domestic shorthair. He was surrendered due to his owner facing personal problems. He was found as a stray kitten and was with his owner for the last five months. Kizzy was not taken to the vet by his owner.
ZEUS aka KIZZY – A1102046
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLACK, DOMESTIC SH,1 yr, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/23/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 01/23/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary 01/23/17 Microchip scan neg. O: QARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Calm, a little shy, allows all handling. ORAL: All adult teeth erupted. EENT: AD – Mild wax buildup. No mites found on smear. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmus/arrhythmias. ABD/UG: Intact male, both testicles palpable. MS: Good body condition. Amb x 4. INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. A: Apparently healthy. Age est. 1.5 years. P: Excellent prognosis.
Kizzy is a female black and white domestic shorthair. She was surrendered due to her owner facing personal problems. She was found as a stray kitten and was with her owner for the last five months. Kizzy was not taken to the vet by her owner.
Kizzy has lived with two adults in her previous home. She was described as shy around strangers and will generally take a few minutes to warm up to new people. She has not been around cats, dog or children. Kizzy has not bitten within the last ten days.
Kizzy often scratches at the furniture in the home; she will scratch at the fabric couch and walls. Kizzy often scratches when she engages in play and will occasionally swat at owners leg when owner walked passed. Kizzy was bathed and owner stated she enjoys water. Kizzy did not have her nails trimmed. Owner stated she will struggle when held and placed in a carrier. Owner describes Kizzy as an independent and talkative cat. Kizzy has been kept only indoors she plays with her stuffed toys. Kizzy used an open litterbox and any brand litter.
Upon intake Kizzy was relaxed and had her front paws tucked while in the carrier. Counselor was able to pet her and she walked out the carrier. She was receptive to petting and counselor was able to scan (negative), collar and photograph.
Kizzy was surrendered due to owner stating Kizzy was attacking her. Upon further questoning it was revealed that Kizzy was trying to play with her but since she is afraid of cats she saw it as aggression. She stated she would run passed her legs and occassionally scratch her. Client was explained about play behavior and she admitted she was terrified of cats and thought owning a cat would help her. She was informed about cat care and socialization, she stated she never pet and rarely interacted with Kizzy in the home.
As I approached the cage Kizzy was sitting low at the back, facing me, alert and quiet. When I opened the door and extended my hand he crouched forward, sniffed my fingers and made some eye contact. He allowed me to give some head rubs and began to lift his head and neck into my hands, appreciating and enjoying the petting; his body remained low, crouched. He hissed and pulled back a little when I removed a dirty food bowl and replaced with a fresh serving, but quieted quickly and began to eat. Although nervous and wary yet, he is a social cat that has really good potential to warm up here; seems like a fella that wants to play; added two small toys (small plush pillow and a felt ball) to see if he uses; will try others going forward. Right side of his face seems to be slightly swollen and/or drooping somewhat, or gives that appearance, with his right eye blinking somewhat often. Appears to be eating well and using his litter box appropriately.
Microchip scan neg.
O: QARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Calm, a little shy, allows all handling.
ORAL: All adult teeth erupted.
EENT: AD – Mild wax buildup. No mites found on smear.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmus/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Intact male, both testicles palpable.
MS: Good body condition. Amb x 4.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Apparently healthy. Age est. 1.5 years.
P: Excellent prognosis.
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