SNOWBALL – A1119724
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*** SAFE 07/30/17 *** 13 year old Snowball lost her home when owner became sick. She seems to be a little stiff in her back area and should have a follow up vet visit.
This snow-white senior lady is stressed in the shelter environment and would benefit most from placement with a New Hope partner. She needs time to de-stress in a stable home environment where her behavior can be further assessed.
My name is SNOWBALL. My Animal ID # is A1119724.
I am a female white domestic mh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 13 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/25/2017 from NY 11212, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
07/28/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Snowball A1119724 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination and for her medical condition (see notes below). She has allowed minimal handling in the care center and offers distance-increasing behaviors (hissing, yowling, moving away) when approached.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/28/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 7.4 LBS.
MC, cbc/chem Test/UA – unable to do due to her behavior. sedation is not recommended as per DVM 0844. can be done later if she calms down
07/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/25/17 13:07 Snowball was very tence but she allowed the counselor to colar her and take her picture with no problem. She also didnt mind being picked up by the counselor.
No Web Memo
07/28/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Snowball was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Allows full examination. Tense, does not attempt to flee ENRICHMENT NOTES: 07/26/17 Sitting crouched in back of kennel, tail wrapped around body and ears flat. She makes eye contact as I open the kennel door and hisses. Hissing and yowling as the bear-claw approaches, backing away with a tense body and ears tilted. Limited interaction so as not to unnecessarily add to stress. Needs some time to adjust. 07/27/17 Lying in center of kennel horizontally with a low body. She vocalizes loudly as I open the kennel door, then hisses. Turns head to face me, ears are flattened. She is not interested in treats at the moment. Tolerates petting along her head and body while vocalizing loudly, meows are long and drawn out. Very uncomfortable with interaction at this time. Shortened interaction due to stress. 07/28/17 Stress meowing, low body posture. Hunched over, ears bent flat, looks very uncomfortable. Her tail was tucked under body, not open to interacting. She retreats to the back of the cage, defensive posture & displays distance increasing behaviors when approached. Loud, drawn out meows, very stressed. Relaxes a bit when spoken to softly. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish, Demanding, Social POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Snowball 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: Placement with a New Hope partner – Snowball is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. She 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/25/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~11 12 years Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned, no chip History : Found as stray Subjective: QAR Observed Behavior Allows full examination. Tense, does not attempt to flee Evidence of Cruelty seen none Evidence of Trauma seen none Objective P =186 R =30 BCS 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Slight dental tartar with mild gingivitis over caudal molars PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. Urine staining over tail and front feet. Significant hair matting over dorsum. Appears stiff/arthritic on back/PLs CNS: mentation appropriate no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NE Assessment Hair matting Underconditioned Plan Rabies vax FVRCP vax Pyrantel administered Effipro administered Tech Check to clip hair matts/bathe this evening Prognosis: Good SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
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