SPARKLE – A1102858
Safe - 2-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/11/17 Sparkle is a shy brown tabby who’s a little uncertain about how he feels being in the shelter environment. He allows gentle head scratches and back rubs, but we think he would feel most comfortable in a calm home environment that allows him time to explore. Sparkle would be happiest in an experienced kitty home with no children that knows he needs time to adjust at his own pace.
SPARKLE – A1102858
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX, 9 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/03/2017, From NY 11210, DueOut Date 02/06/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary scan neg male, ~1 years non sociable, tensed, hissing and growling, attempted to flee, limited exam and unable to put collar due to behavior barh EENT- wnl skin/coat- dry ambx4 nosf
male, ~1 years
non sociable, tensed, hissing and growling, attempted to flee, limited exam and unable to put collar due to behavior
Cage exam only due to behavior
S/O: QAR. Ears back, eyes wide, tense. BCS 4/9
EENT: Teeth clean, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: Normal RR/RE
INTEG: Coat appears full
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Apparently healthy on visual exam only
P: Scheduled for full exam on 2/8 if behavior allow. Good prognosis
Full exam under sedation at time of neuter
S/O: QAR, tense in back of cage prior to sedation.
EENT: Mild gingivitis, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear
ABD: Normal abdominal palpation
INTEG: WNL, full coat, no signs of ectoparasites, wounds, alopecia or dermatitis
MS: Ambulatory x 4 prior to sedation
A: Gingivitis likely from adult teeth eruption, changing age to 9months; no other concerns on exam
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognois
Routine neuter performed
Exam & surgery performed
Anesthesia – 0.10mL Telazol induction.
Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
0.36mL Buprenorphine 0.3mg/mL injectable for pain management.
KNOWN HISTORY: Unknown
Sparkle was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Sparkle was pressed up against the back of the kennel with her body lowered and ears bent flat.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Sparkle lip licks then focuses his attention to the assessor and wouldn’t come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Sparkle remains motionless.
Reaction to touch: Sparkle lip licks when the assessor approaches then closes his eyes when touched. He remains immobile throughout the interaction and doesn’t seem to mind when petted on his head. His body feels a bit tense and he watches the assessor when rubbed along his back.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/06/17
Ears flattened, huge eyes, pressed against back wall of kennel when I approach. With a very slow approach I was able to extend my fingers to him, which he sniffed, and give a really quick head scratch, but he was not ready for more.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Tensed, hissing and growling, attempted to flee, limited exam
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Skittish
_X_ Experienced, adult home only
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Experienced, Adult Home Only
Sparkle 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. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
Ears flattened, huge eyes, pressed against back wall of kennel when I approach. With a very slow approach I was able to extend my fingers to him, which he sniffed, and give a really quick head scratch, but he was not ready for more. Added a Kuranda bed, which he is now resting on top of. Left some tuna treats and a catnip-and-silvervine-infused plush toy. Sprayed Feliway.
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