PUDDLES – A1068206
Safe - 4-5-2016 Brooklyn
Puddles gradually warms up with quiet, patient interaction, allowing all handling. He’s uncomfortable in the shelter, showing as timid and wary, so Puddles should go to an experienced person in a calm, stable home.
PUDDLES – A1068206
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,2 yrs, 6 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/21/2016, From NY 11366, DueOut Date 03/24/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – hides in litter box, tense, allows all handling N~ 2 1/2 years Left ear tipped Ears – moderate infestation of ear mites. Activyl given prematurely; 0.12mL Ivermectin given SQ. Eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth stained Coat dirty No flea dirt or parasites noted NOSF
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Pubbles was relaxed and quiet upon intake. Puddles allowed all handling.
VET CHECK – MONITOR FOR VOMITING
Q-BAR. NO VOMIT SEEN. EATING WELL. NORMAL URINE AND STOOL. NO SIGNS OF URI
CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. EXCELLENT PROGNOSIS
BARH – hides in litter box, tense, allows all handling
N~ 2 1/2 years
Left ear tipped
Ears – moderate infestation of ear mites. Activyl given prematurely; 0.12mL Ivermectin given SQ.
Eyes, nose, throat clear
No flea dirt or parasites noted
BEHAVIOR: Our enrichment facilitator has interacted with Puddle and at the time he was in the litter box. Puddles was tense and licking his lip. Puddles sniffed the facilitator hand and allows petting. Puddles gets up and slowly comes forward leaning in for attention. Puddles appears wary of his surroundings.
Reaction to assessor: Puddles watches the assessor from the back of the cage
When spoken quietly: Puddles continues to watches the assessor from the back of the cage
Reaction to door cage opening: Puddles appears nervous but remains motionless
Reaction to touch: Puddles tries to avoid be touched but allows petting. Over time Puddle warms up and seeks attention
Try picking cat up: Puddles is tolerant of this type of handling but tense.
Behavior Determination: Experience
Puddles was brought to the care center as a stray so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies previous to what we are seeing in the care center. At the time of the assessment he was displaying timid behavior; does not seek attention from the assessor and becomes alert when the kennel was open. Retreats as I started to get closer but after a steady slow approach using soft voices he relaxed a little. I was able to pet him and interact with him. I was also able to pick him up and although he was tense no fractious behavior was display. We recommend that Puddles go to a home with experienced cat parents.
03/22/16 Tuesday (Day 1)
Sinks into litter box, tries to hide. Sniffs hand. Tolerates petting with a slow approach. Eyes fixated on all movements. Body curled up.
03/23/16 Wednesday (Day 2)
In litter box. Nervous. Leans away at first. Allows petting. Relaxes when offered wet food. Doesn’t move but leans in for rubs. Wary of surroundings.
03/24/16 Thursday (Day 3)
Body low in litter box. Tense, lip licks. Sniffs hand. Allows petting. Takes a bit but slowly comes out shell. Gets up and slowly comes forward. Leans in for attention. Lightly rubs against hand. Wary of surroundings.
03/27/16 Sunday (Day 4)
Lip licks at the back. Sniffs hand. Hesitant of contact. Allows petting all over. Opens up when offered wet food. Raises body up. Doesn’t come forward. Still nervous.
03/28/16 Monday (Day 5)
Body lowered in litter box. Lip licks. Turns away. Tolerates petting. Doesn’t get up or acknowledge contact. Leans away.
03/29/16 Tuesday (Day 6)
Near the front. Lowered body. Lip licks. Allows petting all over. Takes time to become comfortable. Raises body but doesn’t come forward.
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