SILK – A1102879
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***SAFE 02/15/17*** FELV+ Gray Tabby Girl – SILK – Needs You at BACC!
My name is SILK. My Animal ID # is A1102879.
I am a female gray and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/04/2017 from NY 11216, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/04/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 5 C – SEVERE CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.3 LBS.
applied frontline topically ct:positive nail trmed
02/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/04/17 08:34 Silk is a grey and white tabby that is possible 4 years old. Finder noticed Silk wandering the building. The client decided to bring the cat to ACC. Finder stated that Silk was fearful but was lured with food into the carrier. Silk during intake was fractious. She allowed to be tranfered into carrier. But she began to hiss and swat when attempting to collar & photographed.
No Web Memo
02/07/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unknown Silk was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. EVALUATION: Cage condition: No change 02/05/17 Crouching in litter box, doesn’t appear to have eaten overnight, food looks untouched. Huge eyes, alert, ears flat and back, low growling. Not receptive to interaction at this time. Added a cover to one side of her kennel, sprayed Feliway and gave some chicken and a bowl of fresh wet food. 02/06/17 Not allowing any handling, lunges at front of cage when approached. Sprayed Feliway and left a variety of treats. 02/07/17 Lying flat in litter box, huge eyes, ears pinned back. Quiet, lots of eye contact. Wasn’t receptive to attempts to interact, will lunge/swat. Keeping screen cover on the litter-box side of her kennel, where she primarily resides. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Ears pinned back, hissing, swatting. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ Placement with a New Hope partner- Silk is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time. POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Fearful- Silk 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/04/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 5 C – SEVERE CONDITIONS , behavior rating was NONE
scan neg ~3yrs, female S/O: BAR. Ears pinned back, hissing, swatting. Sedated for exam by LVT EENT: Very mild dental tartar, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear ABD: Slightly distended abdomen, small soft palpable mass in abdomen INTEG: Full coat, no wounds, dermatitis, alopecia seen MS: No apparent lameness prior to sedation UG: Female, slightly enlarged mammary tissue, no lactation A: Soft abdominal mass – rule out normal bowel vs fetus (early pregnancy) vs other; FELV+ P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Rec spay. Fair/poor prognosis due to FELV
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