NAVIN – 24052
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SAFE 4/6/18 NAVIN was dumped by his owner. He is a bit growly about it and needs a new furever home this time. NAVIN is already neutered and ready to be your new best friend.
Intake Date: 3/30/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 6 years
Original Location: 10003
Vet Notes: 4:29 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6yrs (reported)
Microchip noted on Intake? N
Microchip Number (If Applicable): N/A
History: owner surrender
Observed Behavior – nervous, cowered in back of den w/ dilated pupils, growled during exam, limited exam performed w/ towels
Evidence of Cruelty seen – N
Evidence of Trauma seen – N
T = DNP
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Grade 2-3 dental dz
PLN: Not palpated d/t demeanor
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Not palpated d/t demeanor
U/G: Neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Dental dz, otherwise apparently healthy adult neuterd male cat
Plan: ok for placement. Rec dental cleaning when placed.
Permanent waiver due to already neutered.
Navin was brought in with limited owner information so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Nervous, cowered in back of den w/ dilated pupils, growled during exam
Crouched down on his cage bedding with eyes wide open, lip licking in place and curious looking towards sudden noises while accepting the touch
Resting on shelf, tense, eyes dilated, whiskers straight out. Lay in place when door opened, eyes started wandering. Allowed all pets, minor lip licking, remained alert.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Navin is hiding in his den on approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Navin peeks out at the assessor, eyes dilated.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Navin remains hidden.
Reaction to touch:
Navin tolerates the stroke, but shifts in place and curls up tighter.
Potential challenges comments:
Navin 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Navin tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children.
Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
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