PEA – A1102976
Safe - 2-11-2017 Brooklyn
**THESE 4 BLACK KITTENS CAME IN TOGETHER: PEA, BLAKE, SAMOA & TIFF…owner couldn’t keep because her newborn baby was having allergic reactions…won’t you help this young family?**
PEA – A1102976
FEMALE, BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/05/2017, From NY 11374, DueOut Date 02/05/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087809.
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary scanned negative sex:female age:8 months as per owner BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean ear mites negative fleas negative nervous,will flee,growling and try to bite-used net during examin ambx4 NOSF
Pea is a young black DSH with no known medical conditions. Owners have had Pea for 1 month and are surrendering because of allergies.
Socialization & behavior
Around strangers Pea is shy for a few minutes but will warm up to them. Pea has lived with a baby and was respectful towards the baby. Pea plays gently with adults. Pea has not lived with dogs but has lived with other cats and was relaxed and affectionate with them. Pea also played gently with the other cats in the home. During car rides Pea is Quiet. Previous owners did not try to bath or trim Peas nails. Pea enjoyed being brushed and picked up and held. Pea wasn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier.
For the new family to know
Pea was described as friendly, affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level. When home with Pea she would follow you around seeking attention. Pea enjoys playing with bottle caps and balls. Pea is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with fresh step cat litter. Pea eats Friskies wet and dry food twice a day. Pea has a cat tower made of carpet but will try to scratch the furniture and curtains sometimes. When its time for bed Pea likes to sleep on top of the cat tower.
Behavior during intake
Pea was quiet and a little tense during intake. Pea allowed to be scanned and collared but remained tense and tried to flee. Pea allowed all handling.
Previously lived with: Adults, cats and a baby
Behavior toward children: Respectful
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes but will warm up to them.
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, affectionate & playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Pea has a cat tower made of carpet but will try to scratch the furniture and curtains sometimes. He enjoys being picked up/ held and doesn’t mind being placed in a carrier.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Pea was pressed up against the back wall of the kennel watching the assessor with wide eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Pea sinks his head down trying to avoid eye contact.
Reaction to cage door opening: Pea slowly shifts away with her tail lowered.
Reaction to touch: Pea retreats into her litter box and focuses on the assessor with wide eyes. She lip licks and watches intensely as the assessor slowly pets her along her body. She’s tense/ stiff and remains immobile throughout the interaction.
Reaction to being picked up: Pea was very tense when picked up, got antsy and leaped away.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/06/17
When I look in the cage I see four sets of bright eyes staring at me. Giant pile of kittens in box at back of cage, nobody’s moving, just watching. They’re tense, but allowed me to pet all over. Able to pick up each one and hold (they’re chunky), but they’re tense and start kicking to be put down.
When I look in the cage I see four sets of bright eyes staring at me. Giant pile of kittens in box at back of cage, nobody’s moving, just watching. Doesn’t look like anybody ate overnight. They’re tense, but allowed me to pet all over (couldn’t always tell who I was touching, they’re like one giant cat). Able to pick up each one and hold (they’re chunky), but they’re tense and start kicking to be put down. Samoa (-38) has been the bravest so far, the first to come forward. Set them up with fresh wet food and water, an addtl litter box, some catnip, and some frozen beef broth pops and some frozen tuna pops. Potential to warm up here. One of a litter of four OS kittens, K17-087809, all all-black. After initial med exams we can figure out how best to house (2×2, e.g.). UPDATE: Tiff is an adult! Possibly the father? He’s small, same size as the young’uns, all of whom are female, so Tiff is now on his own
In a kennel with apparent sisters, Blake and Samoa. Piled in back in litter box, all watching. Nobody moves when I open kennel door, but they watch. Slowly reach in and pet all three all over, then take turns picking them up. All is tolerated. Samoa is the bravest, comes forward when I add new stuff to kennel, including toys, catnip-silvervine mix and a second litter box. Need time to adjust.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fearful, trembling, allows limited handling for exam.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Skittish
_x_ Experienced cat parent- Pea may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
S/O: BAR. Eating well.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
A: Apparently healthy
P: Based on chart review and no new signs of URI, OK for spay. Continue to monitor while at BACC
F, approx 5 mos.
O: QARH. Fearful, trembling, allows limited handling for exam.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Tense. Female.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Age est 5 months. Apparently healthy.
P: OK for OVH surgery.
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