Urgent - Brooklyn
MEDUSA was surrendered for allergies – is 5 yrs old and spayed – needs a new furever home this time.
MEDUSA – A1124036
SPAYED FEMALE, BRN TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 09/01/2017, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 09/01/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARh- anxiousduring exam. attempted to flee and hissed multiple times Spayed female 5 yrs old Eyes, ears and nose- clear Teeth- moderate staining and tartar No parasites or fleas seen NOSF
Medusa is a 5 year old Brown merle DSH spayed cat who was surrendered by her owner due to allergies. The owner stated that he got the cat from his ex-girlfriend and he has had her for the past 2 years. The owner stated that Medusa has no known medical issues.
Owner stated that when around strangers Medusa is friendly and outgoing. She has not pent time around children so it is unknown how she will react. When playing with adults Medusa is gentle. Medusa has not spent time around other cats or dogs so it is unknown how she will react.
Owner stated that Medusa has had a few litter box accidents over the past year. She is pooping outside of the litter box and this happens rarely. Medusa has not been to a vet for this problem. Owner stated that he did not think she was comfortable with were the litter box was and he could not move it due to his roommates complaining. When being bathed Medusa will struggle to get away. She has never had her nails trimmed so it is unknown how she will react. She enjoys being brushed. Medusa isn’t bothered if she is held, put in a carrier or disturbed while she sleeps.
Owner described Medusa as friendly affectionate and independent with a medium activity level. Medusa loves to have her belly rubbed. When at home she likes to sit on her owner lap and follow them around. She likes to play with string and wand toys. Medusa has been kept indoors only and eats both wet and dry food. Medusa does not like Halo brand cat food. Medusa is used to an uncovered litter box with feline pine pellet litter. Medusa scratches on a scratching post made out of rough rope and carpet.
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing.
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, but she’s had a few litter box accidents over the past year.
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly affectionate and independent with a medium activity level.
Other notes: She loves to have her belly rubbed.
anxious during exam. attempted to flee and hissed multiple times
Lying in back of kennel, face tense. She makes eye contact with wide eyes when spoken to. She stands up when I open the kennel door and sniffs my hand. Tilts her head as if to head-butt my hand, then backs away with her tail wrapped around her body. Retreats through portal. Shy and unsure, but once I begin petting her she leans in and relaxes. Warms up with continued petting, head-butting my hand and begins to roll around kennel floor.
Cage Condition: Cage is re-arranged
Reaction to assessor: Medusa was hiding underneath the bogus paper.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Medusa meows from underneath but doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Medusa is hesitant and alert.
Reaction to touch: Medusa’s eyes widen and she leans away when the assessor extends his hand out. She warms up quickly with attention, then brushes against the assessor’s hand, gives head butts and allows petting all over her body.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid, Affectionate, Sweet
Inappropriate elimination – Medusa’s previous owners report that she was eliminating (defecating) outside the litter box a few times over the past year. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
Experienced cat parent – Medusa may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
*Enrichment notes continued*
Sitting in cubby, ears forward and eyes alert. She comes forward when coaxed and steps out into her kennel. Allows petting along head and body while leaning in and head-butting my hand with energy. Tail is raised as she purrs. Vocalizes in front of kennel after interaction has ended. Doing great! Ok to take off of socialization list.
*Enrichment notes continued*
Hiding underneath bogus paper. She lifts her head when I open the kennel door and comes forward out from beneath her paper to greet me. Allows petting along the head and body while leaning in with energy. Goes through portal and begins to eat wet food after a few moments of interaction. She allows further petting from the other side of her kennel while rolling around the kennel floor and purring loudly. Begins to knead. Burrows back under paper when someone new enters the room. Still focused on environment – pauses to look outside into the hall every few minutes. A kennel right by the entrance might not be best for her. Sweet and shy – very affectionate once approached. Doing well.
Hiding in back of cubby. She looks around the room when I open the door, eyes alert, and allows petting along her head and body while leaning in. She rolls over in her cubby and head-butts my hand with energy. Not comfortable enough to leave her cubby and come out into her kennel – seems to be overwhelmed by all the noises and people. Looks around the room with big eyes and pinpoint pupils. She may be more comfortable in room 6 – room 1 seems to be a bit overwhelming for her. She pushes my hand away with continued petting, cubby is small and cramped. Sprayed feliway.
Lying in back of cubby, eyes alert and ears forward. Body is relaxed. More calm than yesterday, she allows petting along her head and body while head-butting my hand and leaning against my arm. Purrs and rolls over onto her side with continued petting. Allows all touch for duration of session, not distracted by environment at the moment. May be because the room is not so crowded. Did well today. Sprayed feliway.
Lying in back of cubby. Chirps and comes forward when I open the kennel door and head-butts my hand in greeting. Feeling brave today – she sticks her head out of her cubby and into her kennel. Steps out when coaxed and allows further petting from in her kennel, leaning in as she raises her tail. She jumps down onto the kennel floor and leans against my arms and stomach. Comes forward to sniff my nose. Purring. Showing improvement daily, becoming more comfortable in adoptions. Social eater. Very affectionate – did great today!
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2yr
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – scared and cautious, but will be amenable to exam and handling if go slow, seems to like being pet
Evidence of Cruelty seen – No
Evidence of Trauma seen – No
T = P = 180 R = 38 BCS 6.5
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Good condition
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dry haircoat dorsally
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: overweight 2 yr fs dsh, otherwise overtly healthy
Plan: continued monitoring, weight loss with placement
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