NALA – A1123087
Safe - 9-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 9/11/17 NALA HAS 3 VIDEOS!! This adorable pair of housemates (Nala and Midnightly) have come such a long way in the couple weeks they’ve been at the Brooklyn Care Center! Both kitties were shy and appeared uncomfortable in the shelter environment, but now they frequently come forward for attention, are quite engaged and friendly when meeting new people, and are ready to find loving forever homes!
Midnight and Nala having both been peeing outside of the litterbox. Midnight has also been straining. Owner did not take them to vet.
NALA and MIDNIGHTLY were dumped at the shelter for litterbox issues – which may not even be the cat’s fault. These housemates deserve a chance for a new home. NALA is already spayed and ready to go.
NALA – A1123087
SPAYED FEMALE, ORG TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,4 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason HOUSE SOIL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/23/2017, From NY 11223, DueOut Date 08/23/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-108904.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 years Microchip noted on Intake? n History : vague history of periuria (both cats not using box apparently, other cat straining) Subjective: Observed Behavior – netted, frantic behavior. admission team reported swatting–no seen Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 200 R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited. teeth seem clean H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: limited U/G: urinated during exam, grossly normal MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: apparently healthy Plan: no treatment Prognosis:good
Nala is a 4 year old altered female black cat. She was a gift to the owner and she has had her for close to 4 years. She is surrendering Nala due to house soiling, allergies, and a new baby on the way. She has no injuries or health problems that she is aware of.
Around strangers, Nala is very fearful and will hide in a different room. She has lived with teenagers and was tolerant of them. She does not play with children or adults. Nala has lived with another cat and was very relaxed and tolerant of him. Nala has not lived with dogs so her behavior around them is unknown. She has not bitten a person or another animal.
Nala has been peeing outside of the litter box for a couple months and has not seen a vet for this. She is also fearful of people and will hide. Nala is quiet during car rides. The owner has not given Nala a bath, trimmed her nails, or brushed her coat. She will struggle when placed in a carrier.
Nala is described as a shy and independent with a low activity level. She likes to sleep near sun patches and hang out with the other cat. She was kept indoors only and fed dry food. Nala has daily accidents and was provided with an uncovered box with clumping clay litter.
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and will hide
Behavior toward children: Lived with teenagers and was tolerant of them
Behavior toward cats: Lived with other cats and was relaxed and tolerant
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, but has been having accidents for a couple months
Energy level/descriptors: Shy and independent with a low activity level.
netted, frantic behavior
Lying in litter box with a low body, ears flat. She tolerates petting along her head and body while lowering herself further and lip licking. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage Condition: Cage recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor: Nala was lying down against the back wall of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Nala lip licks then turns her head away and doesn’t come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Nala remains motionless.
Reaction to touch: Nala lip licks and leans away when the assessor extends his hand out. She lowers her head and squints when touched but slowly starts to warm up with attention. After a few soft pets she nudges the assessor’s hand and gives head butts. She allows petting all over her body with a slow approach.
Reaction to being picked up: Nala was tense when picked up, then tried to wiggle out of the assessor’s hand.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid
Inappropriate elimination – Nala’s previous owners report that he was eliminating (urinating) outside the litter box for a couple months. 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, adult home only – Nala tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her 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.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4 years
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : vague history of periuria (both cats not using box apparently, other cat straining)
Observed Behavior – netted, frantic behavior. admission team reported swatting–no seen
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 200 R = wnl BCS 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: limited. teeth seem clean
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
U/G: urinated during exam, grossly normal
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: apparently healthy
Plan: no treatment
CAME IN WITH
A1123088 – MIDNIGHT
Came in With
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