SELENA – A0456016
Safe - 2-12-2016 Brooklyn
**SAFE 02/12/16** SENIOR SELENA’S OWNER ABANDONED HER AT THE ACC AT THE AGE OF 14 YEARS OLD! PLEASE HELP THIS CALICO MAINE COON GIRL HAVE A NICE RETIREMENT HOME! SELENA was dumped in the shelter. She is 14 years old and was said to be a Maine Coon. SELENA lived with a family that included a one year old child and a dog. She wasn’t fond of the child but did tolerate the dog. She was described as affectionate and liked to sleep with her owner, and also was playful. SELENA was also said to have no health or behavior problems. But now that she has spend a few days at the ACC, she has the kitty sniffles and they are going to end her life at noon Monday! You see SELENA is not happy being abandoned in the shelter and has not been friendly at all to the assessor – giving her a NEW HOPE ONLY rating. SELENA deserves a retirement home not a lethal injection at noon. GIVE THIS GIRL A DEATH ROW PARDON TONIGHT – CONTACT A RESCUE TO PULL HER TO SAFETY NOW!
My name is SELENA. My Animal ID # is A0456016.
I am a spayed female calico domestic mh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 14 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/02/2016 from NY 11238, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/05/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/02/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/02/16 20:15 BASIC INFORMATION Selena is a Calico Maine Coon. Who was adopted by owner, she is being brought into our care center because her previous owners she was given to moved away. There aren’t any known health or behavioral problems. SOCIALIZATION Around stranger Selena is shy for a few minutes, its best that you don’t approach her but allow her to approach you. With adults she is gentle and cuddly. She has been around children a 1year old and she was aggressive towards her, she was hissing and attempted to swat. She hasn’t spent time with any other cats. Around dogs she has become very tolerant. There is no known history of her biting another person or animal. BEHAVIOR Often Selena scratches and damages furniture. If her litter box isn’t changed she has litter box accidents. These accidents only occur when her box isn’t changed; she is both peeing and pooping out of the box. It has been going on for less than a month and no vet has been seen for the problem. She has never been bathed or had her nails trimmed. She isn’t bothered when her coat is being brushed she enjoys it. When she is being picked up to be held it is a struggle. Being placed in a carrier she isn’t bothered when he owner does it but when strangers try she hisses. She isn’t bothered when she is disturbed in her sleep. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Selena is described as affectionate, her activity level is medium. When home Selena tends to be in her favorite spot on the couch. She likes to play with her toy balls. Mostly kept indoors, she sleeps on her bed or with her owner. Selena eats both wet and dry food mixed. He favorite treat is Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Her litter box accidents are rare. She uses a covered litter box with mixed clumping and Clay Fresh Step litter. During intake limited handling was allowed from counselor to be scanned (positive) and photographed, Unable to collar due to aggressive behavior displayed such as hissing and growling.
No Web Memo
02/05/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Our enrichment facilitator has interacted with Selena and at the time she was at the front. Calm and relaxed. Rubs against door. Sniffs hand. Allows petting on head. Starts to grumble then hisses. Ears bend flat and body arches. As per previous owner, Around strangers Selena is shy for a few minutes, it is best that you don’t approach her but allow her to approach you. With adults she is gentle and cuddly. She has been around children a 1year old. She was hissing and attempted to swat. She hasn’t spent time with any other cats. Around dogs she has become very tolerant. Reaction to assessor: Selena does not come to front but remains neutral When spoken quietly: Selena does not come to front but remains neutral Reaction to door cage opening: Selena remains motionless Reaction to touch: Selena hissed at the assessor with her ears back Try picking cat up: Did not attempt Behavior Determination: NewHope Selena seems to not be thriving in this environment and at the time of the assessment she was displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room. Selena 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
02/04/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scanned positive with chip#4355124971 BARH – screams, lunges at bars, tries to claw, tries to scratch – 0.1mL Telazol given for exam S~ 14 years (shaved; spay scar found) Ears waxy – cleaned Eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth – receding gums, missing incisors and a few pre-molars, upper right canine cracked, mild gingivitis Mildly underweight all food eaten in cage Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted Nails long – trimmed NOSF
02/04/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
VET CHECK – GERIATRIC EXAM EXAM UNDER SEDATION DUE TO TEMPERMENT ON INITIAL MILD DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, EARLY NUCLEAR SCLEROSIS, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION INTEG WNL; SPAYED FEMALE A: GERIATRIC, GINGIVITIS P: REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT. GOOD PROGNOSIS
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