LUCY – A1120902
Safe - 8-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 8/11/17 LUCY was surrendered to the shelter because owner is going away and can’t take cat along. Lucy has lived with other animals in prior home. Poor Lucy is frightened at the shelter and needs a new family.
Lucy A1120902 – 4 month neutered gray tabby:
Lucy A1120902 is a four month old, brown-tabby, female cat. She was surrendered because the previous owner is going away and can’t take the animal along. Lucy has never suffered any health issues or injuries.
Lucy is shy and fearful. When strangers come into the home Lucy will run and hide. Lucy will hide until the unknown person leaves the home. Lucy has lived in a home with 2 dogs and another cat. Lucy didn’t initiate much interaction with the other pets however Lucy never had a problem with any of the pets inside the home. Lucy has also been around the client’s grandson. Lucy would attempt to play with the child however he was fearful of her so he would just run away.
Lucy has never bitten anyone or animal. No known bite history. Lucy isn’t bothered by the following: being picked up and held, loud sounds and sudden movements. Lucy is fully litter box trained with no record of accidents. Lucy allowed the previous owner to cut her nails with no issue.
For a New Family to know
Lucy is a friendly and affectionate cat with a medium activity level. She rarely seeks attention. Lucy was fed only dry foods and lobed bacon covered snacks. Lucy loves all toys. She will play with herself for hours. Lucy was indoor only.
Behavior during Intake
Lucy maintained a soft posture while at QAC. Allowed all handling. Scanned negative.
Previously lived with: Adults, 2 dogs and a cat
Behavior toward strangers: Runs and hides
Behavior toward children: Spent time around children but mostly kept to herself
Behavior toward cats: Mostly kept to herself
Behavior toward dogs: Mostly kept to herself
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly and affectionate cat with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Doesn’t mind being picked up or held. He loves toys and plays for hours.
Nervous and shaking/cowering but friendly and allowed all medical handling
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Lucy was curled up in the back of the cage with his body pressed up against the back wall of the cage.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Lucy looks over at the assessor, curls up tight and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Lucy is tense and alert.
Reaction to touch: Lucy lowers his head and curls up when the assessor extends his hand out. He closes his eyes and tolerates gentle pets on his head and along his body. He remains immobile when pet, lip licks then turns his head away when he’s had enough.
Reaction to being picked up: Lucy is tense when picked up and immediately jumps back into the cage.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid
Fearful – Lucy 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 him 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 cat parent – Lucy may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 16 weeks
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : owner surrender
Observed Behavior – nervous and shaking/cowering but friendly and allowed all medical handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl R = eupneic BCS: 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: all adult incisors but kitten canines
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, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
CTM while at BACC
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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