LEMON – A1104924
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SAFE 3/17/17- I’m a really cool cat who has been here sooo long…won’t you take me home today?!?”
POOR LEMON HAS BEEN HERE FOR 2 WEEKS ! HAS NO INTEREST. LEMON WAS ABANDONED AT THE SHELTER AND NEEDS A NEW HOME!
LEMON – A1104924
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / BLUE TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,4 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/28/2017, From NY 11224, DueOut Date 03/03/2017,
S: The patient is stable. No vomiting, diarrhea, coughing or sneezing. Fractious cat.
O: BCS 5/9 Euhydrated
skin- matted hair
Ug- Intact male
Lungs- Normal bv sounds
Plan: Surgery castration
Exam & surgery performed
Anesthesia – 0.12mL Telazol induction.
Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
0.64ml Simbadol and 0.45ml Onsior for pain management.
Lemon was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Crouching in center of kennel, tense, wary, has an abrasion on nose. Wide eyes, hisses when I open cage door and slowly extend my hand. Sniffs fingers and then hisses, shifts weight back. Gave a plush catnip toy and he began playing with it right away. Seems curious about interacting.
Cage Condition: Cage recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor: Lemon was curled up in her litter box at the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Lemon lip licks when the assessor calls his name then starts to slow blink.
Reaction to cage door opening: Lemon lowers his head.
Reaction to touch: Lemon squints when the assessor approaches and lowers his head when pet along his head. He was a little tense/stiff when rubbed and slowly warms up the longer you interact with him. After a couple soft passes he leans in for attention and rolls over on his side. He allows petting but still seems a little wary of his surroundings.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
Experienced cat parent- Lemon may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Crouching in center of kennel, tense, wary, has an abrasion on nose. Wide eyes, hisses when I open cage door and slowly extend my hand. Sniffs fingers and then hisses, shifts weight back. Gave a plush catnip toy and he began playing with it right away. Seems curious about interacting. Adding to socialization list. Gave some tuna and wet food.
Went for S/N today.
In adoptions; should do in-kennel interactions. Seems tense and wary this morning, hissing at times, moving around a lot in kennel. Needs a slow, gentle approach. Will warm up with attention and petting, but gets distracted easily. Right by the door, unfortunately, a poor location for him. Gave some tuna and chicken and toys, sprayed Feliway.
Quiet, relaxed when I approach kennel. With a little coaxing he comes to me at the front after I open the door. He comes to me for petting, rubbing his face gently against my hands a little. Appreciated head and shoulder rubs, was friendly and relaxed. Became tense when I gave his rear a few scratches and let me know he wasn’t up for that. Resumed rubbing face gently on my hands, appreciating head rubs after. Gave some new toys and treats.
At front of his kennel, meowing for attention when I approach. Calm and friendly when I open cage door, receptive to head rubs, rubs his face against my hands. Tried to give some soft, gentle passes along back and rear, but he wasn’t up for much touching in those areas. Gave some treats and new toys, plus a little catnip-silver vine mix.
Right at the front of the kennel, meows for attention. Sat and talked softly with him with the kennel closes, our faces close, his body posture and eyes soft. He seemed to enjoy the conversation. He does seem more skittish today, though, after I open a kennel door; the location (very loud barking dogs across the hall and he’s right by the door) and stay here seems to be stressful for him. He was less tolerant of being touched anywhere but his head today. The intake notes suggest a rather hard road to reaching his current situation, so it’s understandable that he’s still nervous (especially in his current cage location) and not fully trusting. Sprayed Feliway, gave Temptations treats (!) and added some catnip-silver vine and new toys to his kennel. He can be coaxed to the front or the other side of his kennel with the Temptations. He does like attention but doesn’t seem fully comfortable or confident.
At front of kennel again this morning, bright and alert, meows for attention, calm and relaxed. Appreciates attention with a slow approach, leans in for more head rubs, rolls around a little. Becomes anxious when I attempt to pet rear area, wasn’t receptive to being picked up. Needs a slow approach and an experienced person that can read his signs and let him guide the attention. Enjoys Temptations treats.
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