SAMOA – A1102978
Safe - 2-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/11/17 **THESE 4 BLACK KITTENS CAME IN TOGETHER: PEA, BLAKE, SAMOA & TIFF…owner couldn’t keep because her newborn baby was having allergic reactions…won’t you help this young family?**
SAMOA – A1102978
FEMALE, BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/05/2017, From NY 11374, DueOut Date 02/05/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087809.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scanned negative sex:female age:As per owner 8 months BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean ear mites negative fleas negative tense and nervous -during examin ambx4 NOSF
Samoa is a young black DSH with no known medical conditions. Owners have had Samoa for 1 month and are surrendering because of allergies.
Socialization & behavior
Around strangers Samoa is shy for a few minutes but will warm up to them. Samoa has lived with a baby and was respectful towards the baby. Samoa plays gently with adults. Samoa has not lived with dogs but has lived with other cats and was relaxed and affectionate with them. Samoa also played gently with the other cats in the home. During car rides Samoa is Quiet. Previous owners did not try to bath or trim Samoa’s nails. Samoa enjoyed being brushed and picked up and held. Samoa wasn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier.
For the new family to know
Samoa was described as friendly, affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level. When home with Samoa she would follow you around seeking attention. Samoa enjoys playing with bottle caps and balls. Samoa is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with fresh step cat litter. Samoa eats Friskies wet and dry food twice a day. Samoa has a cat tower made of carpet but will try to scratch the furniture and curtains sometimes. When its time for bed Samoa likes to sleep on top of the cat tower.
Behavior during intake
Samoa was quiet and a little tense during intake. Samoa allowed to be scanned and collared but remained tense and tried to flee. Samoa allowed all handling.
When I look in the cage I see four sets of bright eyes staring at me. Giant pile of kittens in box at back of cage, nobody’s moving, just watching. Doesn’t look like anybody ate overnight. They’re tense, but allowed me to pet all over (couldn’t always tell who I was touching, they’re like one giant cat). Able to pick up each one and hold (they’re chunky), but they’re tense and start kicking to be put down. Samoa (-38) has been the bravest so far, the first to come forward. Set them up with fresh wet food and water, an addtl litter box, some catnip, and some frozen beef broth pops and some frozen tuna pops. Potential to warm up here. One of a litter of four OS kittens, K17-087809, all all-black. After initial med exams we can figure out how best to house (2×2, e.g.). UPDATE: Tiff is an adult! Possibly the father? He’s small, same size as the young’uns, all of whom are female, so Tiff is now on his own
In a kennel with apparent sisters, Blake and Samoa. Piled in back in litter box, all watching. Nobody moves when I open kennel door, but they watch. Slowly reach in and pet all three all over, then take turns picking them up. All is tolerated. Samoa is the bravest, comes forward when I add new stuff to kennel, including toys, catnip-silvervine mix and a second litter box. Need time to adjust.
S/O: BAR. Eating well.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
A: Apparently healthy
P: Based on chart review and no new signs of URI, OK for spay. Continue to monitor while at BACC
F, approx 5 mos.
O: QARH. Fearful, trembling, allows limited handling for exam.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Tense. Female.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Age est 5 months. Apparently healthy.
P: OK for OVH surgery.
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