LINDA – A1116508
Rescue Only - Brooklyn
***UNKNOWN 07/20/17***LIVED PEACEFULLY WITH CHILDREN…SPAYED…ONLY FOUR YEARS OLD…Owner said he had “no time” for his cat Linda who is already spayed and ready for a furever home this time!
My name is LINDA. My Animal ID # is A1116508.
I am a spayed female brn tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/16/2017 from NY 11372, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
07/19/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1116508 Linda – NHO determination; Linda’s previous owner reports she is shy around strangers and takes some time to warm up to them. She is very tense and cautious when approached for interaction in the shelter. She displays distance-increasing behaviors when pet, but would head-butt and lean against cage furnishings when coaxed – showing interest in interacting, though still conflicted. She only allows brief petting on her head before hissing and swatting to prevent further contact.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/18/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 14.0 LBS.
.7 ccs pyrantel given in food
06/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/25/17 14:15 Basic Information: Linda is a 3 year old Spayed Calico DSH. Her original owner moved back to Mexico and left her with his nephew. He needs to surrender Linda because he has no time and no space for her in his apartment; he has had Linda for three months in his home. Linda has no known health problems or injuries; she has not seen a vet recently. Socialization: Around strangers Linda is shy, its takes her a few minutes to come around. She has lived with a 6 year old and was respectful, relaxed, and usually tolerant. When playing with adults or children she is gentle. Linda has no history with other animals, and no bite history. Behavior: Linda his housetrained, she has no history of being in a car ride. When given a bath Linda would struggle, she has never had her nails clipped. Linda isn’t bothered when being picked up/held, she will put up a struggle to be placed in a carrier. Linda isn’t bothered if disturbed while sleeping. For a New Family to Know: Linda’s family would describe her as independent, confident, and mellow. She has a medium activity level, when home she likes to be in her favorite spot. Linda is kept indoors only and eats dry food 2 times a day. She uses a hooded litter box with crystal cat litter, and does not have a scratching post.
No Web Memo
07/19/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults and 6 year old child. Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers Linda is shy, it takes her a few minutes to come around. Behavior toward children: Around children Linda is respectful, relaxed, and usually tolerant. When playing with adults or children she is gentle. Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Linda uses a hooded litter box with crystal cat litter and has had no reported accidents in the home. Energy level/descriptors: Linda’s family would describe her as independent, confident, and mellow. She has a medium activity level. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Needs to be sedated for examination. ENRICHMENT NOTES: Lying in back of kennel with a low body, face tense. She hisses as I reach towards her and tolerates petting along her head briefly before turning to swat once at the bear-claw as it moves down past her shoulders. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway. 07/18/17 Lying in back of kennel with a low body, ears tilted. Her eyes are fixated on me as I open the kennel door. She hisses and growls as I reach towards her and tolerates gentle petting along her head and body before turning her head and striking the bear-claw one with her paw, claws extended. She comes forward and sniffs the air when I open the treat bag. I click and give her a treat to build and association. I will continue clicker training tomorrow – she is looking up at me and hissing in-between eating treats. Needs more time to adjust. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Linda makes eye contact and hisses as the assessor lifts her cage cover. Reaction when softly spoken to: Linda head-butts her kennel wall and rolls over onto her side when spoken to. Reaction to cage door opening: Linda hisses, crouched down with a low body and ears flattened as the cage door opens. Reaction to touch: Linda tenses her body and turns her head to watch the assessor’s hand when touched on her head. She swats at the assessor’s hand with one hard swat, claws extended, as it goes past her shoulders. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Independent, Bold
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Fearful Linda has displayed fearful behavior during her stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Placement with a New Hope partner Linda is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat / scratch / is extremely fearful 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/17/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3-5 yo based on dentition Microchip noted on Intake? No History : P presents as owner surrender Subjective: BARH- Needs to be sedated for examination Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = 156 (sedated) R = 24 (sedated) BCS: 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate calculus on molars- gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spayed female- scar seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Overweight Dental Disease Plan Prognosis: Excellent
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