MESSI – A1110550
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*** SAFE 05/12/17 *** MESSI is an adorable 10 month old kitten who is fearful. He needs an experienced foster or adopter who is willing to help socialize him.
My name is MESSI. My Animal ID # is A1110550. – P
I am a neutered male black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 11 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/30/2017 from NY 11235, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
05/04/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Messi A1110550 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/02/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.9 LBS.
PE: WNL Exam & surgery performed by Dr. #1276 Feline neuter Anesthesia – 0.15mL Telazol induction. Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. 0.48mL Simbadol injectable and 0.36 mL Onsior for pain management.
04/30/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/30/17 13:02 Messi came to the ACC taped up in a box. She was transfered from the box to the fereal den with no handling due to the fact she was hissing as soon as the counselor opened the box.
No Web Memo
05/03/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Messi was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fearful, hiding in back of carrier with wide eyes, ears flat. Will not allow handling and will flee. Limited exam due to fractious behavior. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Messi was curled up tight in a ball at the back of the kennel. Reaction when softly spoken to: Messi watches the assessor with wide eyes, his ears slowly bend flat and he is focused on all movements. Reaction to cage door opening: Messi remains motionless. Reaction to touch: Messi’s eyes dilate and he becomes fixated on the assessor’s hand. He starts to breathe rapidly when touched and tolerates slow gentle pets on his head before shifting away. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Messi has displayed fearful behavior during their 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 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Messi 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/30/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
04/30/17 DVM exam. History – Stray cat captured in yard, no known medical concerns. Microchip scan negative. Age est 10 months. Observed behavior – Fearful, hiding in back of carrier with wide eyes, ears flat. Will not allow handling and will flee. Limited exam due to fractious behavior. Evidence of cruelty or trauma – No. O: BARH. HR=220, RR=30. BCS=5/9. ORAL: Not assessed. EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD: Tense, no obvious masses/organomegaly. UG: Male, intact, both testicles palpable. MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. INTEG: Full haircoat, no obvious skin lesions but unable to examine skin fully. NEURO: No neurologic deficits. PLN: No enlargements noted. A: Apparently healthy approx 10 month old cat. P: OK for neuter surgery. Excellent prognosis.
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