SHEBA – A1113452
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***SAFE 06/09/17***SHEBA was dumped by her owner – claimed litterbox issues – now she needs a new home with experienced cat purrson! Sheba is already spayed.
My name is SHEBA. My Animal ID # is A1113452.
I am a spayed female calico domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 05/28/2017 from NY 11434, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
06/07/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Sheba A1113452 is at risk due to behavior. She was initially very tense and cautious of the environment, tolerating limited interactions. She appeared to have acclimated to her surroundings and is willing to come to the front to investigate, however she still remains wary of interactions and will hiss and swat when she’s had enough.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/29/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.0 LBS.
05/29/17 15:40 Pyrantel given orally Fea treatment applied topically Microchip inserted FELV/FIV test negative Feline FVRCP Product Name: nobivac Serial Number 02061286B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 06/12/17
05/28/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/28/17 16:12 Sheba is a 7 year old spayed Calico cat who was surrendered by her owner to behavior issues and house soiling. The owner stated she has had Sheba since she was 4 weeks old and she got her as a gift. Owner state that Sheba has no known medical issues but did have surgery for a blockage back in 2012. The last time Sheba was at the vet was 3 months ago. Socialization: Owner states that when around strangers Sheba is fearful. Owner stated that Sheba has been around children and is fearful. Sheba does care not play with adults or children. Sheba has not spent time around other cats or dogs so it is unknown how she will react. Behavior: Owner states that Sheba does not poop in the litter box and has been pooping on the beds in the home. Owner states that Sheba has litter box accident daily and this has been going on for the past 2 years. Sheba has been to the vet for this issues but she was never diagnosed with an illness. The owner stated that on the way here in the car she was quiet and relaxed. Sheba has never had a bath so it is unknown how she will react. When having her nails trimmed she will struggle to get away. She isn’t bothered if she is held or brushed. When being put in the carrier she struggled to get away. Owner stated that if Sheba is disturbed while she is sleeping she will hiss and swat. For a new family to know: Owner stated that Sheba is friendly, affectionate, fearful, and independent with a low activity level. When at home Sheba will follow her owner around. Owner stated that she likes tin foil balls and playing on her own. Sheba has been kept indoors only. She likes to sleep on her owner’s bed. Her favorite treats are temptations. Sheba has accidents rarely and poops outside the litter box. She is used to an uncovered litter box and uses clumping litter. Owner stated that Sheba does not scratch on things in the home and does not have a scratching post.
No Web Memo
06/04/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults and children Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers Sheba is fearful Behavior toward children: Around children Sheba is fearful Behavior toward cats: Sheba has not been introduced to any other cats Behavior toward dogs: Sheba has not been introduced to any dogs Litter box training: Sheba’s owner stated that Sheba has not been using the litter box at home Energy level/descriptors: Sheba is described by her owner as being friendly, affectionate, fearful, and independent with a low activity level. Other notes: Previous owner has stated that when at home Sheba will follow her owner around. Owner stated that she likes tin foil balls and playing on her own. Sheba has been kept indoors only. She likes to sleep on her owner’s bed. Her favorite treats are temptations. Sheba has accidents rarely and poops outside the litter box. She is used to an uncovered litter box and uses clumping litter. Owner stated that Sheba does not scratch on things in the home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fearful, tried to flee. Hissing and striking. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 06/02/17 Crouched at the back of the kennel. Very wary of her surroundings. Low body posture, not interested in interacting. Hisses when first approached. Her eyes widen and become fixated on my hand. Very tense, when touched. She raises her paw up as a warning when she’s had enough. 06/04/17 Sitting in back of kennel with a tense body. She tilts her head with ears slightly tilted and watches me unlock the kennel door, very focused on my movements. She stiffens and backs away as the assessor hand reaches towards her. She lifts her paw slowly and feint swats twice before retreating to the other side of the kennel.
EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Sheba is sitting crouched in the back of her kennel with her eyes closed and ears tilted as the assessor approaches. Reaction when softly spoken to: Sheba’s ears shift forward and her eyes remained closed when spoken to. Reaction to cage door opening: Sheba tilts her head and watches the assessor’s hand as the cage door opens. Reaction to touch: Sheba tolerates touch while backing away and hissing at the assessor. She raises her paw and retreats through her portal door. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Independent POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Inappropriate elimination Sheba’s previous owners reports that she was defecating outside the litter box. Sheba was seen by a veterinarian and has no known medical issues. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment. Sheba was very fearful towards the child that lived in the home, which may have contributed to the behavior seen. Although she was reported to have litter box accidents in the home, Sheba has been using the litter box appropriately during her stay in the care center – Fearful Sheba has displayed fearful behavior during their 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 her 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Experienced, Adult only Sheba may be more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. She may also be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
05/29/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
05/29/17 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No. History : Brought in by owner, noted to have inappropriate defecation around the house for approx. 2 yrs. Has been seen by a vet for this but no successful treatment. Subjective: Observed Behavior – Fearful, tried to flee. Hissing and striking. Sedated with Telazol 0.07 ml to facilitate exam and treatments. Evidence of Cruelty seen – No. Evidence of Trauma seen – No. Objective: BARH prior to sedation. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=200, RR=24. BCS=5/9. ORAL: Mild calculus and gingivitis. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. ABD: No masses/organomegaly palpated. U/G: Female, spay scar found. MS: Ambulatory x 4, no lameness prior to exam. INTEG: Full, clean, soft haircoat. No skin lesions, no fleas. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities prior to sedation. A: Apparently healthy except for dental disease. History of inappropriate defecation – r/o behavioral problem. P: On DOH hold. Monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis.
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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