SPADES – 21407
Safe - 3-12-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 3/12/18 — 10 Month Tabby boy want to be your ace of Spades @MACC. SPADES is a 10 month old kitten that is part of a hoarding group that sadly ended up at the ACC. Spades is described as being affectionate, playful and friendly with the other cats.
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**
Vet Notes: 10:31 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10m
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : O surrender. part of a hoarding case. On DOH hold.
Subjective: BAR. Multiple notes of not being able to handle pet due to behavior.Multiple notes of cats eyes being dilated. Cage-by exam only, cat’s eyes appear normal, mildly dilated but normal direct PLR response bilaterally. P appears nervous, ears down, stays low to the cage, and then went to hide in carrier.
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: NE
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
apparently healthy on visual exam
ctm at macc until transfer/adoption
H/L auscultation needed
Okay for surgery pending H/L auscultation
Animal Behavior Saved At: 5-Mar-2018 14:6:32.000
Animal Name: Spades
Age: 10 Months 1 Week (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 1 adult and 29 cats
Behavior toward strangers: Had not had much interactions with strangers
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Affectionate, playful, and friendly
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, used an uncovered box with clay non clumping cat litter.
Energy level/descriptors: Spades is a friendly, affectionate, shy and quiet cat with a medium activity level.
Other notes: When at home, Spades tends to be sleeping on his owner’s bed.
Appears nervous, ears down, stays low to the cage, and then went to hide in carrier.
In middle of cage, eyes dilated, body low, looking around. Slowly backed away and retreated into den on approach, then came back out with some coaxing, very alert. Backed slowly away again when door opened, moved to other kennel. Paused briefly when offered treats, then retreated rest of the way into den. Very anxious, covered cage and left alone for now.
Laying on bedding next to den, eyes dilated. Became alert, tense when cage cover lifted. Stood and backed away when door opened. Slowly walked back and forth between kennels to avoid touch. Stiff posture, tail held under.
In den on approach, sat up and looked through holes when spoken to, eyes dilated. Stayed immobile and out of reach at first, then came out of den, body held low, moved to crouch in litter box. Tense posture, wary, stood again and moved around cage to avoid touch. Ate offered treats when left alone.
Resting next to den, eyes dilated, but soft posture. Sat up and became alert when door opened. Moved quickly to other kennel to avoid touch, then doubled back and fled into den.
In den on approach, poked head out after much coaxing. Sniffed hand, then moved quickly around cage to avoid touch, eyes dilated, body held low. Lay down on bedding after door closed, still alert, looking around. Slowly ate offered treats when left alone.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Spades was sleeping in his litter box.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Spades wakes and looks at the assessor with soft eyes. He blinks sleepily and wraps his tail around his body.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Spades sits upright and blinks softly.
Reaction to touch:
Spades focuses on the assessor’s hand and backs away to avoid contact. He lifts his paw, but does not strike and will continuously try to shift away. He allows petting when he slinks away, but will continue to try to avoid touch.
Potential challenges comments:
Spades has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and displays discomfort with extended handling. 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Spades tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He appears independent and may need time to warm up to his new home and family. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
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