NINJA – A1123580
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*** SAFE 09/05/17 *** 7 year old NINJA was brought to shelter by owner for moving. He was initially cooperative but when he realized he was being dumped, he became upset. Ninja has a heart murmur which may need follow up vet check. He is already neutered and ready for a new home. Ninja is a big 17 lb panther boy – please help him today.
My name is NINJA. My Animal ID # is A1123580. – P
I am a neutered male black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/28/2017 from NY 11434, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
08/31/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Ninja A1123580 is at risk for concerns that he is not thriving in the shelter environment. His previous owner describes an affectionate, relaxed cat, but in the care center Ninja has been uncomfortable with handling and has needed time to warm up. He has begun hissing and growling when approached in his condo, so out of concern for his stress levels we recommend that he move into a stable home environment quickly.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/29/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 17.1 LBS.
Feline FVRCP Product Name: Nobivac 1-HCP Serial Number #02061289B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 09/12/17 Rabies Product Name: 1-Rabies Serial Number: 182849 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 08/29/18 Veterinarian: 1027 Paradefense applied Felv/FIV: negative microchip inserted Pyrantal PO
08/28/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/28/17 17:27 Basic information Ninja is a 7 year old neutered black DSH with no known medical conditions. Owner has had Ninja for 5 years and is surrendering because they are moving. Socialization Ninja has lived with a child the age of 8 and is relaxed and affectionate with them. Ninja plays gently with both children and adults. Ninja has not lived with other cats. Ninja lived with a dog for a very short time and would hiss and hide from him. Around strangers Ninja is shy for a few minutes. Ninja does not have a scratch or bite history. Behavior In car rides Ninja will cry. Ninja enjoys being brushed. Ninja doesn’t like getting bathes and will struggle to get away. Previous owner did not attempt to trim Ninjas nails before. Ninja is afraid of being placed in carriers and will struggle to get away. Previous owner did not pick Ninja up much. For the new family to know Ninja was described as affectionate, loveable, talkative and independent with a medium activity level. Ninja enjoys playing with balls. When home with Ninja he will follow you around the house. Ninja eats 9 lives and delicats wet and dry food. Ninja is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Ninja did not have a scratching post at home and liked to scratch on the material sofa and the carpet. Behavior during intake Ninja was quiet during intake. Ninja allowed to be scanned and enjoyed being pet but became agitated quickly. Ninja started to growl and hiss and did not allow any more handling.
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08/31/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Previously lived with: Adults and a 8yr.old child Behavior toward strangers: Shy Behavior toward children: Relaxed and affectionate Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Lived with a dog briefly and was fearful Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, loveable, talkative and independent with a medium activity level. Other notes: He’s afraid of being placed in carriers and will struggle to get away. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: initially cooperative but with ears back, hissing. After and palpation became irate and needed to be netted. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 08/29/17 Lying in front of kennel with a relaxed body, ears forward. Lifts head and yawns when spoken to. Backs away when I open the kennel door, body tense, and licks lips. Hisses. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning to watch the bear-claw and hissing again. Needs more time to adjust. 08/30/17 Lying in front of kennel with a relaxed body, ears forward. He tenses when I open the kennel door and hisses when touched. Tolerates petting with ears flattened, turning head to watch my hand pass along his back. Not too interested in treats. Needs more time to adjust. He approaches the front of his kennel curiously, body low and ears forward after session has ended. Vocalizes softly. May have potential to warm up. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Ninja was lying down and sprawled out across the back of the kennel. Reaction when softly spoken to: Ninja turns towards the assessor, lip licks then grumbles. Reaction to cage door opening: Ninja tenses up and hisses. Reaction to touch: Ninja’s ears bend flat, he continues lip licking and he hisses when the assessor extends his hand out. He hisses initially but tolerates petting on his head as long as you go slowly. He seems very uncomfortable with a lot of attention and remains tense and motionless. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Ninja has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. 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 – Ninja may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/29/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7 reported Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – initally cooperative but with ears back, hissing. After abd palpation became irate and needed to be netted. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 160 R = wnl BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: HM 2/6 Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated 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: heart murmur Plan: echo in future, monitor HM Prognosis: fair
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