LARA – 31567
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SAFE 6/30/18 Meet Lara! This 10 month old kitty is a little scared is hoping someone will take her home @MACC. Poor LARA was dumped at the shelter by her owner. She was extremely upset, and not allowing handling. She needs a home asap where she can decompress and relax. Please help this panther kitty today.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10459
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Red
Weight: 5 lbs
Vet Notes: 12:44 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~10months based on PE.
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake.
History : Surrendered by O due to housing issues.
Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR; did not allow handling. Hissing, lunging, swatting and biting when attempting to remove from kennel. Sedated for exam.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
EENT: Eyes clear, ears have mild black debris; AU; no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 0/5; pd 1/5
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact female
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: grossly normal
fear / anxiety
sedated with 0.3ml DKT IM
reversed with 0.1ml antisedan
gabapentin 200mg/ml — give 0.3ml PO q12h x 7 days
ear cytology — positive for ear mites
ivermectin 0.09ml SQ; repeat in 2 weeks
Okay for surgery
Animal Behavior Saved At: 21-Jun-2018 17:10:11.000
Animal Name: Lara
Age: 10 Months
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults
Behavior toward strangers: previous owner stated Lara is friendly and outgoing with strangers with her play being described as gentle
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box trained: yes
Energy level/descriptors: medium energy level
Other notes: Former owner stated Lara is friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow and quiet cat.
Subjective / Observed Behavior – did not allow handling. Hissing, lunging, swatting and biting when attempting to remove from kennel.
Resting at front, head down, tense, eyes fully dilated. Started grumbling on approach. Lifted head and screamed when touched. Left alone for now.
Crouched at front, tense, eyes fully dilated. Started growling on approach. Hissed and struck immediately when shown assess-a-hand, then retreated and hunched down in litter box.
Crouched position at first then sits upright, hisses and attempts to charge the front, but remains at the back with pupils dilated.
Curled up asleep on bedding next to den. Opened eyes when spoken to. Lifted head and became alert when door opened, started stress meowing. Lightly swatted assess-a-hand when touched, did not aggress further, continued laying in place. Sat up and ate offered treats after door closed.
Reaction to assessor:
Lara remains crouched position turned sideways at the back of the cage.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lara sits upright, hisses with eyes wide and pupils dilated.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lara stiffens up, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Lara slowly sniffs the assessor’s hand, seems curious, but cowards in place and tucks in head. During the attempt to pet, she began to growl but accepts a brief touch on the head while ears turn sideways and body leans on to her side. Quickly after, Lara swats off the hand when petted along the body then runs into the cat den to hide.
New hope only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Lara is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She is stressed 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.
Animal ID: 31567
Animal Name: Lara
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Lara is a female black cat that was brought in as an owner surrender.Previous owner found her as a stray and only had her 3 weeks before getting evicted.
Previously lived with:
owner and owners spouse
How is this cat around strangers?
previous owner stated Lara is friendly and out going with strangers with her play being described as gentle
How is this cat around children?
Lara has not lived with or spent time with children while in previous owners care
How is this cat around other cats?
Lara has not lived with or spent time with other cats while in previous owners care
How is this cat around dogs?
Lara has not lived with or spent time with dogs while in previous owners care
Previous owner stated Lara has no behavior issues.Previous owner stated Lara hid for the first few days after she was brought home.
Previous owner stated they never attemptred to give Lara a bath or trim her nails.
Lara isnt bothered when put in a carrier or when disturbed while sleeping.
Lara enjoys being brushed and being picked up and held
Lara does not have a bite history
lara is said to have a medium energy level
Previous owner found Lara as a stray and only had her 3 weeks so medical history is unknown
For a New Family to Know
lara is described as a friendly,affectionate,playful,mellow and quiet cat with a medium activity level
When at home with previous owner lara was said to follow them from room to room
Lara enjoyed playing with wand toys and sleeping on owners bed or on a windowsill.
Lara was kept indoors after previous owner found her as a stray
Lara was fed 9 lives wet and dry food,her food was left out so she could graze.
Laras favorite treats were temptations
Lara is litter boxed trained andused to using a hooded litter box with Arm & hammer clumping litter.
Lara had a cardboard scratching post
Laras favorite activities were looking out the window and chasing the occasional fly that got in through said window.
previous owner stated their favorite thingabout Lara was that she loved belly rubs
Lara allowed all handling including collaring,petting, positioning for a photo and getting put into a carrier.
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