SIMON – A1099841
Safe - 3-24-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/24/17 Orange is the New Black! @ ACC! SIMON needs placement ASAP!
Simon A1099841- 6 years old, Neutered, Domestic Short Hair, Orange Tabby, OS
(B-04)Marta was relaxed, meowing softly and waiting by the door to say hi. Her body was relaxed, she appreciates attention and doesn’t mind being picked up. Simon walked over to investigate and leaned in for attention when I started petting him. He closes his eyes when rubbed, chirps and pilo-erects his tail with continued contact. Simon and Marta greeted, seemed relaxed and cuddled up and took turns grooming each other. Sushi is very chatty and had her own cozy spot on top her milk crate. She jumps down when coaxed and seems to tolerate the other cats unless they get too close to her. She quickly swats (no claws) and becomes tense when they get in close proximity of her. Lolly stays hidden inside his feral den and displays distance increasing behaviors when other cats or people enter his space.
Alert, moving around a lot in cage, but noticeably steps gingerly, doesn’t focus on me, but did come forward to me for head rubs, leaned head in for more. Grumbled some at times, but not at me. No aggression, but tense and wary, very curious about surroundings. Rearranged items in cage without any problems. Gave some treats and sprayed Feliway. 2nd visit: Seems almost confused, something must have happened i the home he came from. Uncomforable and hissing some, wasn’t too thrilled to have stuff in his cage moved, but never became aggressive or attempted to bite or swat. Vocalizes. Gave some more treats and a new catnip toy.
He was resting initially, calm and relaxed by the back. He blinked softly when softly spoken to, but mostly ignored the assessor. While interacting with a neighboring cat, he became very irrate and started to growl and yowl loudly, focusing on the assessor. He appeared extremely stressed, continuing to vocalize, and then started to vomit. Left alone for now.
Has a screen cover, is very vocal this morning. There’s a lot of commotion in the room, not an ideal situation for an interaction with Simon. Will spend an extended session with him early tomorrow morning, when no one else is here. Seems very uncomfortable, curled up in litter box, has kicked all the gravel out. Sprayed Feliway, gave some treats and a new catnip toy. Looking forward to meeting with him in the a.m.
Starts to meow and yowl whenever I come near his kennel. He yowls even louder as I lifted the his cage cover and focuses on me, extremely tense and wary. Tried to coax him by speaking to him gently and blinking my eyes, but he continues to vocalize and seemed adament about being left alone. Left him alone to prevent further stress.
Very brief interaction, gave a frozen tuna pop and some new toys, fresh food and water. Lying in box and vocal when I remove cage cover, not really focusing eyes on me. Lifts up when I open cage door, sniffs my extended fingers, lets me give head rubs, extends chin for more. Never fully comes forward, but becomes quieter with the interaction and stays quiet after I move on, with the cover still off. Difficult to read this cat, something must have happened in the previous home and/or a medical condition has developed which is affecting his behavior. Was never aggressive or threatening to me, seemed to appreciate attention; generally seems very uncomfortable.
Simon has been in our Quarantine Facility: Simon is cleared to go to foster at any time.
– Marked improvement in liver values and T. bili on repeat BW today
– To go home on oral medications
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