LEX – 11397 & KITTENS – 11399, 11400, 11401, 11402, 11403
Safe - 11-10-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/10/17 **NEED YOU NOW! MOMMA & BABIES STILL HERE! Lovely Calico LEX & her 5 Kittens!
Lex 11397, Stray, 1 Year Old, Calico DSH 5 lbs.
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History: stray with 5 neonates
Observed Behavior -tries to flee
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: limited–seems wnl
H/L: NSR, NMA, 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
SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to nursing
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 4-Nov-2017 10:3:19.000
Animal Name: Lex
Age: 1 Year
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Lex was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Tries to flee
Lying in bed with a low, tense body as babies are nursing. Eyes are wide and ears are flat. She tolerates petting along her head and body while remaining very still. Follows my hand with her eyes. Nervous â€“ needs more time to adjust.
Lying down & nursing at the back of the kennel. Her eyes widen when I approached the kennel. She immediately tensed up and started looking around the room frantically. Very wary, rapid breathing. I was able to interact with her babies with no issues. She tolerates petting briefly before shifting away. Retreats into her litter box and curls up. Sprayed feliway.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Lex was tense and lying down low, pressed up against the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lex’s eyes widen and she becomes hyper focused on the assessor’s movements.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lex is wary and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Lex’s eyes dart around and she breathes more rapidly when the assessor extends his hand out. She flinches and leans back quickly when touched and tolerates petting with a very slow approach. Her eyes follow the assessor’s hand when pet along her body and she slowly shifts away when she’s done interacting.
Potential challenges comments:
Lex 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Lex tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her 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.
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 11397
Animal Name: Lex
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
If yes, Please elaborate:
Lex looks to be a 1 year old female calico cat who was found by the airport with her kittens and brought to the ACC as a stray.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
How is this cat around children?
How is this cat around other cats?
How is this cat around dogs?
For a New Family to Know
During intake Lex was nervous and tried to flee. She did not allow the counselor to collar or take her picture.
Rolo 11399, Stray, 1 Week Old, Male, Gray/White DSH
Maze 11400, Male, Cream Tabby DSH,
Razzle 11401, Stray, Male, Gray/White DSH
Sully 11402, Stray, 1 Week Old, Male, Grey/White DSH
Lexington 11403, Male, Stray, Grey/White DSH,
s/o: litter of 5 neonates with queen, all male all in good bcs, active. eyes just starting to open.
possible intention tremors seen, which could indicate cerebellar hypoplasia but at this age this is not reliable
a: healthy. possible CH
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