LEO – 20166
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*** SAFE 02/15/18 *** Introducing Lovely Wallflower Housemates Kate and Leo @BACC! LEO is a handsome kitty who is nervous in the shelter. He needs a furever home and some follow up dental care.
Hello, my name is Leo. My animal id is #20166. I am a male gray cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old. – P
I came into the shelter as a aco impound on 07-Feb-2018.
ZIP Code From: 11385
Leo is at risk for behavior concerns. Leo is very fearful in the care center, and obviously uncomfortable with touch and petting, flinching whenever this is attempted. We suggest that Leo would be best suited to a cat experienced, adult only, home. Medically, Leo has some mild dental disease, but otherwise presents as a healthy cat.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 7.16 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~4 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : stray
Observed Behavior – Nervous and tense in feral den. Was removed from feral den and restrained easily. Easily handleable for PE and procedures.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult dentition with mild dental disease and halitosis, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dry, dull, thinning hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Mild dental disease
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
KNOWN HISTORY:: Leo was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 02/07/18
Nervous and tense in feral den. Was removed from feral den and restrained easily
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 02/08/18
Lying in back of kennel with a flat, tense body. Tolerates petting along head and body while remaining very still and avoiding eye contact. Ears are tilted. Needs more time to ajdust.
Lying down completely flat on top the kuranda bed. Pupils dilate and his ears bend slightly. He lip licks and tries to shift away, looking for an exit when I extend my hand out. He flinches when touched, seems very uncomfortable with petting and starts to vocalize. I offered treats but he wasn’t interested.
Lying on top of kuranda bed with a low, tense body, pupils dilated. Raises head to sniff bear-claw as it reaches towards him and tolerates slow, gentle petting along head and body while turning head slowly to watch the claw, ears tilted. Not interested in treats at the moment. Nervous, needs more time to adjust.
Cage Condition:: Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:: Leo was lying down completely flat on top the kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Leo’s pupils dilate and his ears bend slightly.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Leo flinches and looks around the kennel frantically for an exit.
Reaction to touch:: Leo lip licks and tries to shift away, looking for an exit as the assessor extends his hand out. He flinches when touched, seems very uncomfortable with petting and starts to vocalize.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Skittish,Independent
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Leo has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Leo tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
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