PRINCESS – A0980348
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Princess is an elegant older lady who deserves to be in a proper retirement castle! She’s simply beautiful with stunning green eyes, and she’s happy to spend time receiving cheek rubs and chin scratches if you’ll offer. Sometimes she wants a little space to do her own thing, and who can blame her at 10 years old? This active senior girl is attentive to her surroundings, inquisitive, and likes being able to explore. After some alone time, though, expect this kitty to seek out some love, attention, and relaxation with the family! Princess would be happiest in an experienced kitty home.
PRINCESS – A0980348
SPAYED FEMALE, CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,10 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/04/2016, From NY 11222, DueOut Date 12/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH No evidence fleas Ear mites -0.14 ml Ivermectin SQ Moderate dental tartar Unable to confirm spayed or palp abdomen due to behavior NSF Friendly but objects all restraint, swats
No evidence fleas
Ear mites -0.14 ml Ivermectin SQ
Moderate dental tartar
Unable to confirm spayed or palp abdomen due to behavior
Friendly but objects all restraint, swats
age: approximately 10 yrs.
Ear, eyes and nose is clear
teeth: moderate staining and tartar
ear mites negative
unable to put collar due to behavior
nervous, hissed and try to bite-used net during examin
O: QARH. mm=lt pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Quiet and wary, but allows most of her exam.
ORAL: Mod. calculus, mild gingivitis.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
H/L: Lungs clear. No murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD: Tense, unable to palpate well.
MS: Amb x 4. Good body condition.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Apparently healthy senior cat except for dental disease.
P: Good prognosis.
Previous owner states the cat lived with 2 adults and 7 children for 5 years. The cat is friendly with strangers and children.
Basic Obs & Cage Conditions: Eating, using box / No change
Posture in Cage: Soft and relaxed;
Greeting Approach: At front of cage;
Response When Cage Opened: Remains soft and relaxed;
Extend Hand: Retreats
**The cat hisses at other cats that can be seen from her kennel
Princess was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. However, her finder has kept her for a week and reports she is friendly and plays gently with adults. She hasn’t been around children, other cats, or dogs during this time, but she enjoys being picked up and held by the finder. She was easily placed into a carrier and doesn’t mind when disturbed while sleeping. She was described as friendly, playful, shy, confident, and talkative with a medium activity level.
The enrichment team reports she was hesitant during their first interaction, but was aloof and active. She remained active the next day, skittish at times, but allows petting all over and remains friendly by the front. She focuses and appeared curious of her surroundings, but became more attentive the following day. She likes to move around a lot and constantly rubs against objects in her kennel. She allows pick up and may emit a hiss, but doesn’t struggle.
Reaction to assessor: Princess was calm, relaxed, and friendly by the front.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Princess solicits attention and rubs her head and body on the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening: Princess remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Princess head-butts and turns around to look at the assessor’s hand when touched on her body some times. Her tail quivers and waves from side to side, but she doesn’t appear to get overstimulated, even if vigorously rubbed on her body. She constantly nudges her head against the assessor and seems to appreciate attention, but she also seems to focus on her surroundings.
Reaction to being picked up: Princess was tense during pick up, but remains calm when held.
Behavior Determination: Experienced
Princess interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, and tolerates all petting, but may take some time to warm up to people and new surroundings. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents who will allow her time to warm up to her new home at her own pace.
A beautiful cat. Aloof, calm, hesitant of touch, active, won’t like being picked up much; Princess is a dumb name but does seem to fit her. Provided some fresh wet food, which she turned her nose up at, went back to blanket and began grooming. Looks amazingly clean for a stray housecat, bright eyes, plump. Left some treats. Initial med exam pending.
Alert, up and active, curious about surroundings and me. Anxious, a little skittish at times, but stays friendly when I open cage door, lets me pet all over, though doesn’t turn into the petting, more focused on moving around and checking out the environment. Picked her up and held easily, spent a little time holding her so she could look out the door. Was fine when I returned her to the cage. Bright, beautiful eyes, gorgeous plump cat. Gave her some Greenies treats.
Attentive, focuses on me and the attention I give her, appreciates petting. Busy in the cage, moving around a lot. Really rubs face on bars of cage door after I close to grab some catnip (which she enjoyed). Picked her up and held, a little tense and hissed once, but didn’t struggle. Is doing fine during interactions, but she could have limits on how much attention she’ll tolerate. Haven’t hit those yet. Gave more catnip, treats and some new toys.
Princess is a stray cat that was brought into the care centers after her finder could no longer keep her.
Around strangers Princess is friendly and plays gently with adults. Princess has never been around children, other cats, or dogs so it is unknown how she will react to being around them.
While with her finder Princess scratched on a fabric chair. Princess’s previous caretaker did not attempt to give her a bath, trim her nails, or brush her so it is unknown how she will react to those events. Princess enjoys being picked up/held, being placed in a carrier and doesn’t mind being disturbed while she is resting/sleeping.
For a New family to Know:
Princess is described as friendly, playful, shy, confident and talkative with a medium activity level. When at home Princess will follow around her caretakers and was kept indoors only. Princess was fed dry food only and is litter box trained. Princess used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter.
Princess was unable to be collared or have picture taken on backdrop she began to growl when staff attempted to take her out of her carrier.
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