SALEM – A1072892
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***SAFE 05/12/16***SALEM HAS CERTAINLY GOTTEN A RAW DEAL….His surrender reason is “ALLERGIES” but the fine print reads HOMELESS….So now SALEM is here having a difficult time at the ACC. It looks like SALEM may have some petting induced aggressiong, but as usual no mention is made of a vet visit or contacting a behaviorist to find out the cause. SALEM was fine with kids and lived happily with another cat once he accepted him. SALEM also slept with his owner. SALEM NEEDS A COMPETENT VET VISIT AND AN UNDERSTANDING HOME….One that lets cats come around on their own time and doesn’t force behavior. PLEASE HELP SALEM TONIGHT!! He’s easy-pickins for the ACC and they will have no problem dispatching him at noon tomorrow unless someone steps up!! SHOW SOME PANTHER POWER TONIGHT AND APPLY TO FOSTER OR ADOPT NOW!!
My name is SALEM. My Animal ID # is A1072892. – P
I am a neutered male black domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/08/2016 from NY 10028, owner surrender reason stated was ALLERGIES.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/08/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 12.5 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/08/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/08/16 19:07 Salem is an adult-senior male DSH cat. His owner got him from another shelter when he was a kitten and surrendered him because he doesn’t have a place to stay. When strangers come to his home, Salem approaches them, walks around them, and may jump up on furniture to sniff them. He sometimes rubs against them but will soon hiss at them (possibly if/when they touch him). He hisses a few times. If they walk away, he does too. If they stay near him, he may swat at them. He has run up to small children who he’s never met before, rubbed against them, and tolerated touching/petting. Their parents usually pick them up and he hisses at the parents. He’s never hissed at a child. When strangers approach Salem’s owner, he hisses at them and swats if they don’t back away. He has bit his owner 4-5 times, most recently 1 month ago, never drawing blood. This occurs while his owner pets him; Salem looks at him and then puts his mouth on his hand or arm, applying little pressure. He hasn’t bit/scratched anyone else. Another male cat lived with him when he was a young adult and the other cat was 2 months – 2 years old. At first, he avoided him and hissed at him. Slowly he became relaxed, affectionate, and tolerant with him. They groomed each other, slept together, cuddled together, and played exuberantly together. Salem is relaxed in the car. He doesn’t mind being picked up, held, or woken up by his owner. He is nervous when his owner puts him in a carrier and struggles when his owner bathes him. He allows his owner to wrap him in a towel and trim his nails. He walks away when his owner brushes him. Salem’s owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, and medium energy. He follows him around and sits in his lap. He plays with bottle caps, boxes, and bags. He lived inside and slept on the couch, window sill, or with his owner. He ate wet (chunky or shredded) and dry Friskies cat foods. He’s littertrained, used a hooded litterbox with clumping litter, and doesn’t have accidents. He scratched the couch, rug, and chair, and didn’t scratch his vertical carpeted scratching post. Salem was rolling around on his side and head butting his carrier when I opened the door. He continued this as I started scanning him (-) but then hissed at me. I pulled the scanner away and he hissed again, standing forward at the front of his carrier. I didn’t take him out of his carrier for pictures or collar him.
No Web Memo
05/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Salem’s former owner describes him as friendly, affectionate, and medium energy. He follows him around and sits in his lap. Reaction to assessor: Salem immediately comes soliciting at the front of the cage. Reaction to door opening: Salem remains standing at the front of the cage, soliciting attention, alert with eyes wide open. Reaction to touch: Salem head-butts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body. However, during the touch he becomes agitated then began to stress meow, hiss, and quickly nips while he continues to solicit attention. Placement determination: Experience / no child Initially Salem solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body he begins to stress meow, hisses, and nips at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Salem becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/08/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
SCAN NEGATIVE BARH HISSING, GROWLING, TRY TO SCRATCH LIMITED PE THROUGH NET NEUTERED MALE. MILD TARTAR. AMB X 4 APPLIED ACTIVYL 1.3 CC PYRANTEL WITH FOOD. NOSF
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