SIMBA – 10458
Safe - 10-29-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 10/29/17 SIMBA is a very pretty girl who is already spayed. She is sweet but nervous in the shelter after her owner dumped her there. She is healthy and needs a new home.
Intake Date: 10/22/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 3 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 8 lbs 10.88 oz
10/23/17 – enrichment notes for Simba:
Lying in back of kennel with a flat body. Makes eye contact and flattens ears when I approach, begins to growl and maintains eye contact. She tolerates petting along her head and body while flinching and continuing to growl. Shifts weight and turns to watch the bear-claw, eyes wide and body low. Uncomfortable, needs more time to adjust. Gave her a shoreline cover and sprayed feliway.
Previously lived with: 3 Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and hides
Behavior toward children: Usually keeps her distance
Behavior toward cats: Lived with another cat and was relaxed and gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: High activity level
Other notes: She isnâ€™t bothered with being placed in the carrier and walks in.
Very sweet but tense and nervous. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Lying in back of kennel with a flat body. Makes eye contact and flattens ears when I approach, begins to growl and maintains eye contact. She tolerates petting along her head and body while flinching and continuing to growl. Shifts weight and turns to watch the bear-claw, eyes wide and body low. Uncomfortable, needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel with a low, tense body. She tolerates petting initially, backing away and turning head to watch my hand. Hisses. Hissing stops and she begins to sniff my hand. She raises her rear and tail into the air when pet along the back, then stands up and steps forward, leaning in for petting and raising her tail. Turns head and head-butts my hand, tail raised and quivering slightly. She tenses her body and tilts her ears when she hears a loud noise in the room â€“ focused on environment. Crouches down in back of kennel and wraps tail around body after interaction has ended and cage door is locked. Likes treats. Sheâ€™s showing improvement â€“ has potential to warm up here.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Simba was tense, crouched at the back of the kennel and hisses upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Simba lip licks and grumbles when spoken to softly.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Simba is tense and continues to hiss.
Reaction to touch:
Simba hisses, her ears bend flat and she lowers her head when the assessor extends his hand out. She sniffs and accepts gentle petting on her head and along her body. After a few minutes of attention she starts to warm up, leans in when rubbed, gives head butts and slowly approaches the front of the kennel.
Potential challenges comments:
Simba has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Simba tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
Suitability With Children:
10/24/17 Behavior: Adult Only
Simba is an f 2 year old altered female Calico. She came to her home 2 years ago as a kitten and was surrendered due to the owner moving into an apartment that does not allows pets.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Simba is shy and she hides away.
How is this cat around children?
She has lived with children and usually stays hidden away from the children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Simba has lived with another cat in her home that was her litter mate and was relaxed and gentle with the cat.
How is this cat around dogs?
Simba has never been around a dog.
Simba struggles during a bath and only likes to be held for a short period of time. Simba isnâ€™t bothered with being placed in the carrier and walks in.
Simba has no bite history.
high activity level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Simba has no known health issues or injures and has no vet history.
For a New Family to Know
Simba rarely seeks attention and likes playing with balls and strings. She only stays indoors and eats Dry food Meow mix 1-2 times a day. Simba is litter-box trained with an uncovered box with Arm & Hammer litter. Simba likes to scratch on the walls
Upon intake Simba was hissing and very tense while in the carrier. Once Simba was out of the carrier she was still timid but allowed the counselor to collar her and take a photo.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2-3 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Observed Behavior – very sweet but tense and nervous. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult dentition with mild dental tartar, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FS (spay tattoo noted when ventrum shaved), no MGTs, no vulvar d/c
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
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