SAFFRON – A1114811
Safe - 6-21-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 06/21/17***DISABLED OWNER COULD NO LONGER CARE FOR HER…DESCRIBED AS FRIENDLY & AFFECTIONATE…SAFFRON is a pretty calico girl whose owner brought to shelter – needs a furever home!
My name is SAFFRON. My Animal ID # is A1114811. – P
I am a spayed female tortie domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/09/2017 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
06/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Saffron A1114811 is at risk due to behavior. Owner reports she is very shy around strangers. She displays fearful behaviors in the care center remains curled up. She low growls when touched, but tolerates gentle petting as long as you go very slow
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/14/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 6.1 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
06/09/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/09/17 17:09 Basic info: Saffron is a 6 year old Tortie female cat who was surrendered by her owner due to the fact that he is disabled and can no longer care for her. The owner stated that he got Saffron as a gift and has had her since she was 8 weeks old. Saffron has no known medical issues. Socialization: Owner stated that when around strangers Saffron is shy for days. The owner stated that she has spent time around children but hides in fear. The owner stated that when playing with adults she is gentle. The owner stated that Saffron has not spent time around other cats or dogs so it is unknown how she will react. Behavior: Owner stated that Saffron does scratch the furniture and the door in the home. When company visits the home she will hide in fear. When on the way to the ACC in the car she was crying and meowed. Saffron has never been bathed by her owner nor has had her nails trimmed so it unknown how she will react. Saffron likes to be brushed and held by her owner. When being put in the carrier Saffron struggled to get away. She isn’t bothered if she is disturbed while she is sleeping. For a new family to know: Owner described Saffron as friendly, affectionate and shy with a high activity level. When at home she will follow her owner around. She likes to play with balls string and stuffed toys. She has been kept indoors only and likes to sleep all around the home. She likes to eat dry food and only likes beef flavored wet food. She is very much litter box trained. She is used to an uncovered litter box with clumping clay. Owner stated that she does scratch the furniture and the door in the home but he never had a scratching post for her.
No Web Memo
06/15/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Shy for days Behavior toward children: Spent time around children & will hide in fear Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and shy with a high activity level. Other notes: She likes to be brushed and held by her owner. When being put in the carrier Saffron struggled to get away. She likes to play with balls string and stuffed toys. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Put into cat net, growled, no aggression, but hissing EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Saffron was curled up tight and feint sleeping when the assessor approached her. Reaction when softly spoken to: Saffron turns to make eye contact, the end of her tail flickers and she doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed. Reaction to cage door opening: Saffron remains tense and motionless. Reaction to touch: Saffron lowers her body and inches away when the assessor extended his hand out. Her ears bend flat and she low growls when touched on her head. She tolerates limited contact as long as you go slowly and stays near the back of the kennel where she feels comfortable. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Timid POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Saffron has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Saffron tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. She may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/09/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5yrs Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : o surrender because o is disabled Subjective: Observed Behavior – put into cat net, growled, no aggression, but hissing Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective limited exam d/t temperment BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: pink gums, unable to examine complete oral cavity PLN: unable to palpate H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female, unable to palpate for MGTs, shaved abdomen and briefly palpated for spay scar- nothing visible or palpable MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment from limited exam- apparently healthy Plan ok for spay and adoptions rec vet check in 2 days to see if p has adjusted to ACC and a more complete exam can be performed, if not can be performed at the time of spay Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
06/13/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
06/13/17 Pre-surgery exam — cage exam only due to behavior (hissing, retreating) S/O: BAR. EENT: Conjunctivitis, mild mucoid discharge OD, no nasal discharge HL: No sneezing A: Conjunctivitis P: Rec convenia 0.27ml SQ, unable to treat eyes topically due to behavior OK for spay
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