PRINCESSA – 12916
Safe - 11-29-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/29/17 Princessa is a beautiful girl who needs an experienced foster or adopter.
Princessa 12916 – 5 yr. spayed white/brown tabby long haired, OS:
Princessa’s previous owner had her for only a month, so there is limited information on her behavior history or tendencies in a home environment. She lived with 2 adults and 1 child during this time, and according to the owner, she will growl and hiss at strangers. Princessa has swatted at the owner’s 4 year old child after being approached by the child, but has not bitten a person or another animal. The scratch was not severe and Princessa did not display any further reaction afterwards. Princessa was reported to like sleeping on beds and couches.
Observed Behavior – Walked out of carrier. Tense
Calm and curious, she comes forward slowly when approached and sniffs through bars. Allows petting all over and gives head butts. She didnâ€™t mind being picked up, remained calm in my arms. Enjoys tuna.
Lying in back of kennel with a relaxed body, ears forward. Tail is wrapped around feet. She chirps and makes eye contact when spoken to, then leans in for petting as my hand passes along her back. She stands up and comes forward with her tail raised to allow further petting, tilting her head down and giving me a gentle head-butt. Sweet girl, allowed all petting for the duration of the session. Did well today! Ate all treats offered.
At front of kennel as I approach, tail raised. She leans in for petting and allows touch all over. Purrs and makes eye contact. Loves treats and catnip. She remained calm and allowed all petting for the duration of the session. Doing well!
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Princessa was lying down, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Princessa looks at the assessor and chirps, and then starts to play with her toy.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Princessa remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Princessa sniffs the assessor’s hand and accepts petting on her head and body. She may turn around to look at the assessor’s hand when pet along her body at times, but she does not appear to get overstimulated and does not display any further reaction, allowing the assessor to pet her all over.
Reaction to being picked up:
Princessa remains calm and allows handling.
H – Healthy
Princessa interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. She may need time to warm up to her new home and family, so we caution any future home with young children conduct a thorough interaction before adoption, but this cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Suitability With Children:
11/22/17 Behavior: Average
asic Information:Princessa is a 2 year old white and brown tabby cat. She came to the center as an owner surrender.
Previously lived with:2 adults, 1 child
How is this cat around strangers?According to the owner, Princess will growl and hiss at people.
How is this cat around children?Owner reports that Princessa does growl, hiss, and swat at her 4 year old child.
How is this cat around other cats?Princessa has not lived with cats so her behavior is unknown.
How is this cat around dogs?Princessa has not lived with dogs so her behavior is unknown.
Behavior NotesOwner reports that Princessa has no litter box issues but does hiss, growl, and swat at people and items.
Bite history:Princessa has swatted at the owner’s young child but has not bitten a person or another animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?NoMedical NotesOwner is not aware of any medical problems or injuries.
For a New Family to KnowPrincessa likes to sleep around on beds and couches. She eats both wet and dry food. She was kept indoors only. Her owner is not aware if she scratches at furniture and does not own a scratching post.
Behavior Notes:During intake, counselor did not observe any growling, hissing, or swatting reported by owner. Limited handling was done but Princessa allowed to be scanned and have her collar removed.
Vet Notes: 5:22 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Owner reports 2 yrs, appears older, ~5yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? yes 985121003292793
History : Owner surrender, DOH bite hold
Observed Behavior – BARH. Walked out of carrier. Tense
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate dental staining, chipped canines, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Spayed, scar seen
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Mild dental disease
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Consider dental prophylaxis in future
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