MITTENS – A1103179
Safe - 2-11-2017 Staten Island
*** SAFE 02/11/17 *** ONLY 4 MONTHS OLD, SHY & SCARED
Staten Island Center
My name is MITTENS. My Animal ID # is A1103179.
I am a female brn tabby and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/04/2017 from NY 10309, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/07/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 4.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/07/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/07/17 14:46 Finder did not have any interaction with animal as it came into our facility in a trap. Behavior during intake: Mittens was fractious in the den but counselor was able to transfer from trap to den without any issues. Once in the den, Mittens kept charging at the den door trying to flee. No handling was done due to this behavior.
No Web Memo
02/09/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Mittens came to the shelter as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment. Upon intake, Mittens was fractious in the den but counselor was able to transfer from trap to den without any issues. Once in the den, Mittens kept charging at the den door trying to flee. No handling was done due to this behavior. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: clean, den not being used. Reaction to assessor: Mittens is hiding behind his den. Reaction when softly spoken to: Mittens is tense, eye wide, ears down. Reaction to cage door opening: Mittens thrashes around the cage, looking for an exit. Reaction to touch: Mittens growls and attempts to flee. Reaction to being picked up: did not attempt. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: attempting to flee. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Nervous VOCAL: hisses CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Skittish, Not Socialized RECOMMENDATIONS: _X_ Placement with a New Hope partner POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Fearful Mittens has displayed fearful behavior during his 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/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. Behavior observations – New Hope Only Mittens is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She attempts to escape is extremely fearful in the shelter 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
02/07/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
initial scan negative Barh female ~ 4 months the cat is attempting to flee No fleas seen Ambx4 EENT: wnl NOSF
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