POPPY – 12055
Safe - 11-16-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: CT Cat Connection Please honor your pledges: http://ctcatconnection.org/
SAFE 11/16/17 Poppy is a sweet kitten but a little nervous at the shelter. She is spayed and ready to find a new loving home. Please consider Poppy.
Poppy 12055 – 7 month spayed brown tabby:
Poppy was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Very sweet but a little nervous in the cage. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Cage is re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Poppy was curled up and hiding in her litter box with her head lowered and tail wrapped around her body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Poppy curls up tighter and shrinks her body. She lip licks and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Poppy is alert and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Poppy seems unsure and and closes her eyes when the assessor extends his hand out. She accepts petting, leans in for attention and her body perks up when touched along her back. She keeps her tail lowered but slowly builds up confidence and nudges the assessor’s hand for more attention.
Potential challenges comments:
Poppy 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 her 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Poppy 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.
Suitability With Children:
11/10/17 Behavior: Experience
Lying in litterbox with a flat body, face concealed behind box. She remains still and low when spoken to, ears shifting towards the sound of my voice. She lifts her head as I open the kennel door and leans in for petting. Allows touch along her head and body, leaning in and wrapping her tail around her body. She warms up with continued interaction and stands up to nudge my hand. She then crouches back down and wraps her tail around her once again. Leans in for continued petting within her litterbox while purring. Comes forward and out of her box for treats – likes party mix. Timid initially, she warms up quickly once approached. Did well today. Sprayed feliway.
Post Surgery Note: 5:41 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 1:08 PM
S/O: QAR. Resting in back of cage
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing or sneeze marks
A: No concerns on exam
P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for surgery tomorrow
Vet Notes: 11:27 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~6-8 months
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : stray
Observed Behavior – very sweet but a little nervous in the cage. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
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