POLO – A1119782
Safe - 8-18-2017 Staten Island
*** SAFE 8/18/17 *** Polo is a year old friendly kitty who is currently on DOH hold – will need a home when hold is up.
Staten Island Center
My name is POLO. My Animal ID # is A1119782.
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/25/2017 from NY 10314, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
08/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1119782 Polo – NHO determination; Polo appears calm and neutral and may solicit attention when coaxed, but he appears to have pet-induced aggression. He remains neutral when approached, but starts to vocalize loudly when his cage door opens. He does show interest and initially head-butts for attention, however seems conflicted and will retreat suddenly. He repeated this behavior, but suddenly bites without additional warning signs.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/15/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.9 LBS.
combo test ( – ve )
07/26/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/26/17 15:40 During intake Polo was nervous and allowed limited handling, when Polo would become overly nervous Polo would back away and attempt to flee.
No Web Memo
08/14/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Name and A#: Polo A1119782 Date: 8/14/2017 KNOWN HISTORY: Polo came to the shelter as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment. During intake, Polo was nervous and allowed limited handling. He eventually became overly nervous, backed away, and attempted to flee. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: During his initial medical exam, Polo was friendly and allowed all handling. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 07/26/17 Came forward and swatted at a volunteer today while they were attempting to place a pipe-cleaner toy on his kennel, causing scratch marks on their hand. After the incident, staff approached his kennel and he rushed to the front of his kennel, appearing very aroused and overstimulated. When another staff member approached his kennel, he hissed and displayed distance-increasing behaviors. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Polo was relaxing at the front of the cage. Reaction when softly spoken to: Polo looked up at the assessor, body and eyes soft and relaxed. He began to rub against the cage bars while vocalizing loudly. Reaction to cage door opening: Polo continued to vocalize loudly with increasing volume, and swatted at the front of the cage. Reaction to touch: Polo leaned in to touch with the Assess A Hand but then backed away suddenly and bit. He then leaned back in to petting with the Assess A Hand, repeating the same behaviors – soliciting touch, relaxed, and then biting with no appropriate warning signs. Reaction to being picked up: Did not attempt ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively VOCAL: Talkative CHARACTER TYPE: Demanding, Bold RECOMMENDATIONS: – Placement with a New Hope partner – Polo is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. He tolerates limited handling before becoming agitated and attempting to swat, scratch and bite. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Pet-induced aggression Initially Polo solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body he will swat or attempt to bite. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Polo becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/27/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – growling but tolerated exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam, clean adult teeth seen PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, patch of alopecia at dorsal thorax CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment alopecia, Wood’s lamp negative 7/25/17- R/O hx of trauma vs dermatophytosis vs mites vs other Plan Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery after DOH hold
08/15/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
Subjective: pre-neuter exam Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam, clean adult teeth seen PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, hair mostly regrown at previous patch of alopecia CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment alopecia- nearly resolved Plan neuter today
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