SMOKE – A1124861
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***SAFE 09/15/17*** SMOKE NEEDS A RESCUE ANGEL TONIGHT! SMOKE is a curious, affectionate kitty who needs an experienced cat purrson to help him adjust and come out of his shell. He is attention seeking but still has a hissy side to him. SMOKE needs a quiet home where he can decompress and relax. If you have some cat whispering skills, this is the cat for you!! PLEASE RESERVE SMOKE THROUGH A NEW HOPE RESCUE BY NOON!
My name is SMOKE. My Animal ID # is A1124861.
I am a neutered male gray domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 13 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a SEIZED on 09/08/2017 from NY 11238, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
09/11/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1124861 Smoke – Smoke is at-risk with an adult only determination. He displays conflicting behaviors and hisses when approached, but shows interest in interacting and will lean in for petting. He may be uncomfortable when touched on certain areas of his body and will hiss when touched along his back, however he still approaches the front and allows more petting.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/09/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 15.3 LBS.
Feline FVRCP Product Name: Nobivac 1-HCP Serial Number #02061285B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 09/23/17 0.70 Pyrantel PO 0.8 Paradefense applied Felv/FIV: negative microchip inserted
09/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/08/17 18:59 The cat was unable to be handle
No Web Memo
09/11/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Unknown Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: Yes, Smoke reported to have bitten his previous owner on leg with no provocation Litter box training: Unknown Energy level/descriptors: Unknown MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Tense in back of cage. Hissing, striking. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 09/10/17 Sitting crouched in back of kennel, ears tilted. Makes eye contact. He moves his head forward to smell my hand and then tolerates petting along his head and body while turning his head to continue to try to sniff my hand. Retreats though portal with continued interaction, body low, and begins to growl. Unsure. Needs more time to adjust. 09/11/17 Sitting upright in back of kennel. Hisses as the cage door opens, then comes forward to smell my hand. He leans in for petting, allowing touch along his head and shoulders, then turns to hiss as my hand touches his back. He comes forward to allow further petting, leaning in with tail raised and quivering. Reacts by hissing each time my hand passes along his back or anytime my hand stays in one place for too long. Conflicted behaviors, may also be a sign of petting induced aggression. Loves catnip. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Smoke is sitting in his litterbox as the assessor approaches, body slightly tensed and ears forward Reaction when softly spoken to: Smoke makes eye contact and sniffs the air when spoken to Reaction to cage door opening: Smoke tilts his ears and looks around the room as the cage door opens Reaction to touch: Smoke hisses as the assessor’s hand moves towards him. He then leans in for petting when touched, standing up to come forward and head-butt the assessor’s hand. Tail is raised and quivering. Tail begins to wave back and forth with continued interaction, but he offers no other correction. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Independent, Curious, Affectionate
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Fearful Smoke has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed conflicted 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 him 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 Smoke tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. 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
09/09/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~13-14 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Seized, on DOH hold Subjective: Observed Behavior – QAR. Tense in back of cage. Hissing, striking. Limited exam done in net Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 6/9 EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Geriatric, overweight Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Good
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