PRIMROSE – A1108350
Safe - 4-16-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 4/16/17 “Who will help meow-t ?” Primrose is coming out of her shell. Make her part of your family today!
These adorable housemates are excited to start their lives in new forever homes! They would be happiest in adult-only experienced kitty homes
Primrose A1108350, 8 Months Old, Spayed Black DSH, Female, 5.8 lbs
I came in with Group/Litter #K17-092789.
Microchip scan neg.
Age est 8 months.
History – Arrived with a group of cats from the same household. No medical concerns noted.
Observed behavior – Shy, trembling, allows all handling.
Evidence of cruelty – No.
Evidence of Trauma – No.
O: QARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=220, RR=20. BCS=5/9.
ORAL: All adult teeth erupted. Excellent dental condition.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing. Ears clean AU.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. No dyspnea.
ABD: Soft, non-painful, no palpable masses/organomegaly.
UG: Female, not spayed.
MS: Amb x 4, no lameness.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. No skin lesions, no parasites.
NEURO: Mentation appropriate, no neuro. deficits.
A: Apparently healthy 8 mo. old kitten.
P: OK for surgery.
S/O: QARH. Very shy and hiding under cage papers. Eating/drinking well.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.
MS: Amb x 4, BCS=5/9.
A: Apparently healthy based on this and previous exam.
P: OK for OVH surgery.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Primrose was brought in without information on her behavior in her previous home. She lived in a home with lots of other cats. She tolerated handling during intake, but may attempt to flee.
Observed behavior – Shy, trembling, allows all handling.
Sitting crouched in the back corner of kennel with a low body. Licks lips when spoken to and continues to lip lick when pet along head and body. Sniffed hand when offered tuna and sniffed treats with wide eyes. Needs time to adjust.
Her kennel was completely re-arranged. She was hiding underneath her bogus paper stress meowing. Becomes alert and sits up when the door opens. Wary, eyes darting around. Sniffs when I extended my hand forward. Accepts petting, but body feels a bit tense. I was able to coax her forward. Unfortunately she is easily startled and seems to react to any loud noises or sudden movements.
Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor: Primrose was meowing softly, but she slowly stops meowing upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Primrose looks at the assessor with soft eyes and appeared unsure.
Reaction to cage door opening: Primrose becomes alert and lies down, flat. She looks at the assessor and meows softly again.
Reaction to touch: Primrose sniffs the assessor’s hand and was hesitant of contact, but she allows gentle petting along her head and body. She may try to shift away at times, but continues to allow contact. Her ears tilt slightly during the interaction and starts to meow again.
Reaction to pick up: Primrose becomes tense during pick up, but allows handling. After a moment of being held, she wiggles to leap back into her kennel.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
VOCAL: Somewhat chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Timid, Curious
– Fearful – Primrose has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center. 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.
– Experienced cat parent – Primrose tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. She may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Sitting crouched in the back corner of kennel with a low body. Licks lips when spoken to and continues to lip lick when pet along head and body. Sniffed hand when offered tuna and sniffed treats with wide eyes. Needs time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Her kennel was completely re-arranged. She was hiding underneath her bogus paper stress meowing. Becomes alert and sits up when the door opens. Wary, eyes darting around. Sniffs when I extended my hand forward. Accepts petting/ attention. Body feels a bit tense . Seems to enjoy Friskies party mix. I was able to coax her forward. Unfortunately she is easily startled and seems to react to any loud noises/ or sudden movements. I gave her a hidey box and sprayed feliway.
Vocal today, meowing repeatedly, but would slowly stop as I approach her kennel. She lies flat against her bedding as the cage door opens and appeared unsure. She sniffs my hand when offered, but seemed hesitant of touch. She might try to shift away, but remains in place when pet. Her ears tilt sideways and she begins to meow again, unsure of the interaction, but tolerant.
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