SAM – A1104324
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***SAFE 03/01/17*** POOR SAM! HE IS A SHY BOY WHO WAS BROUGHT TO THE SHELTER WITH HIS HOUSEMATE SPOT-A1104325 (NOT LISTED). CAN YOU BE HIS HERO TONIGHT?
My name is SAM. My Animal ID # is A1104324. – P
I am a male silver and black domestic mh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/21/2017 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-089169.
02/24/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Sam A1104324 is At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/21/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.5 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/21/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
Unknown profile, owner has dementia
No Web Memo
02/24/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Name and A#: ____Sam______________________ Date: ________________ KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoor Litter box training: Y Energy level/descriptors: Other notes: Although surrendered Sam owner is mentally(dementia) unable to give any history EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cat hiding under linen, Reaction to assessor: continued to hide, totally ignoring Reaction when softly spoken to: No reaction, continued to hide Reaction to cage door opening: Remained motionless Reaction to touch: Allows assess-a-hand contact Reaction to being picked up: Would not allow remained in “crouched” position ENRICHMENT NOTES: 2/22/17 Heart murmur. Pressed to back of cubby, stiff posture, eyes dilated, ears sideways. Started hissing when spoken to. Left alone for now. 2/23/17 In cubby, very stiff posture, eyes fully dilated, whiskers straight out. Tolerated pets, but still remained immobile and started lip licking MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back, VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE, Shy, RECOMMENDATIONS: [Overall placement determination] _x_ Experienced cat parent POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Fearful BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Sam is displaying fearful behavior during his 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 him 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. Sam tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/21/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scanned neg intact male approx 2 years old s/o; heart murmur 3/6 large framed cat 5/9 een enl mild dental tartar a; heart murmur P: recc investigation of HM prior to neuter fair prognosis
Came in With
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