SAMANTHA – A1062755
Safe - 1-19-2016 Brooklyn
**SAFE 01/19/16** SPAYED and SAD SAMANTHA is a 10 year old girl that’s just had her world turned upside down! Her elderly owners, who have had her since she was a kitten, are moving into a retirement home that does not allow pets. This has left a girl that needs vetting and love, all alone in the cold shelter that will kill her if no one steps up by noon, tomorrow! She has nuclear sclerosis and bilateral ulcers on upper lip. SAMANTHA is RESCUE ONLY because of her fear, as is well understood, after being ripped from the only home she’s ever known, for 10 YEARS! PLEASE, contact a NEW HOPE RESCUE NOW and offer to FOSTER or ADOPT SAMANTHA and let her GOLDEN YEARS be the best years of her life!
My name is SAMANTHA. My Animal ID # is A1062755.
I am a spayed female brn tabby and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/12/2016 from NY 11236, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/13/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.1 LBS.
0.7ml pyrantel give in food
01/12/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/12/16 11:45 Basic Information: Samantha is a 10 year old altered domestic short hair with a mackerel brown tabby pattern. She was found as a kitten and has been in the same home for since. The owners are surrendering because they elderly and moving to a retirement center in Florida that does not accept pets. Samantha has no known health problems or injuries but has not seen the vet recently. Socialization: Samantha is not very social. She has lived with 2 elderly people and had little visitors. She is fearful when strangers visit and hides from them. When visitors stay over not she will not come out to eat or use the bathroom. She does not play with people and prefers to play alone. She has children visitors that are 3 years old and up. She hides from them and if they approach her, she will hiss. She has not been socialized with cats or dogs. She has had a large dog visit and she hid from the dog. Behavior: Samantha has never bitten a person or another animal. She usually hides when she is scared. She meows during car rides. The owner have never bathed her or trimmed her nails. She enjoys being brushed. She struggles when picked dup or held. She is not bothered when placed in a carrier or disturbed from sleep. For a New Family to Know: The owners describe her fearful and independent. She is kept indoors and has a medium activity level. Her favorite activities are climbing and observing. She rarely seeks attention but will sit next to her owners. She likes to play with boxes, balls, and anything she can roll. The owners believe that Samantha would do best in a quiet home with few visitors. She likes to sleep on anything soft. She is fed small portions (~4oz) of friskees dry cat food 3-4 times a day. If she over eats she will vomit. She does best with multiple small portions. She is given wet food as a treat. She is litter box trained and is used to clumping litter inside an uncovered box. She scratches on her horizontal cat post made out of carpet. Admissions Behavior: Samantha sat in the back of the carrier with a tense body. When the carrier was approached she started to hiss. When the counselor scanned her for a microchip, she hissed, flattened her ears, hissed, and growled. She was not collared and her photo was taken inside the carrier to prevent further stress.
No Web Memo
01/14/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
As per previous owner, Samantha is not very social. She has lived with two elderly people and had little visitors. She is fearful when strangers visit and hides from them. When visitors stay over night she will not come out to eat or use the bathroom. She does not play with people and prefers to play alone. She has children visitors that are three years old and up. She hides from them and if they approach her, she will hiss. She has not been socialized with cats or dogs. She has had a large dog visit and she hid from the dog. Reaction to assessor: Samantha was at the back of the cage and she appeared tense When spoken quietly: Samantha was at the back of the cage and she appeared tense Reaction to door cage opening: Samantha becomes stiff and alert Reaction to touch: Samantha hisses, strikes and does not allows petting at all Try picking cat up: Did not attempt to pick up due to fractious behavior Behavior Determination: NewHope Samantha seems to not be thriving in this environment and at the time of the assessment. Samantha was displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. She is extremely fearful and currently does not tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/12/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Behavior: fractious, charges forward; sedated with 0.1ml telazol for exam Microchip: scan negative Sex: spayed female; visible spay scar seen when shaved Age: 10 years old; geriatric Mentation: BARH Eyes: slightly clooudy Ears: clean Nose: wnl Teeth: moderate wear; has bilateral oral ulcerations on upper oral mucosa BCS: 3/5 Skin: wnl Hair Coat: well groomed Declawed: no Nail trim given
01/12/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
EXAM UNDER SEDATION DUE TO TEMPERMENT MILD DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, BILATERL ULCERS AT ROSTRAL UPPER LIP ~0.5CM THICKNESS, NUCLEAR SCLEROSIS OU, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATATION; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION INTEG WNL SPAY SCAR SEEN A: GERIATRIC, RULE OUT RODENT ULCER VS NEOPLASIS VS OTHER P: ADMINISTERED BUPRENEX SR 0.13ML SQ AND CONVENIA 0.32ML SQ. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT. FAIR PROGNOSIS
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