STARBUCK – A1051014
Safe - 8-4-2017 Brooklyn
***SAFE 08/04/17*** SOCIAL AND AFFECTIONATE STARBUCK WAS RETURNED DUE TO A RAMBUNCTIOUS CHILD IN THE HOME!! Starbuck was adopted as a kitten but a 4 yr old in the home did not know how to play nice – so owner brought her cat back to the ACC! Starbuck played gently with adults and has purrfect house manners. STARBUCK MUST BE RESERVED BY NOON!!
My name is STARBUCK. My Animal ID # is A1051014. – P
I am a neutered male white and brn tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/25/2017 from NY 11385, owner surrender reason stated was CHILDCONFL.
08/02/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Starbuck A1051014 is at risk due to behavior. Starbuck is solicitous of attention, but tends to become overstimulated during petting. After a couple of strokes, his tail begins to sway side to side and he hisses before batting the person’s hand gently with his paw. When petting stops, he continues to solicit attention again.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/26/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 15.6 LBS.
Feline FVRCP Product Name: Nobivac 1HCP Serial Number#02061287B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date:08/09/17 Rabies Product Name: Nobivac 1-Rabies Serial Number 170036 Location of Vaccination:RHL Revaccination Date:07/26/18 Veterinarian: 0587 effipro applied Felv/Fiv test-neg
07/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/25/17 19:40 Starbuck is a 2 year old neutered male brown tabby and white cat who was surrendered to the ACC due to child conflict. THe owner stated that she adopted Sytarbuck from the ACC and she has had him since he was 8 weeks old. The owner also stated that Starbuck has no known medical issues. Owner stated that Around strangers Starbuck is friendly and outgoing. He has spent time around children and he is fearful due to the fact he lived with a 4 year old that used to pick him up and grab at him. When playing with adults Starbuck is gentle. He has not spnt time in the home with other dogs or cats so it is unknown how he will react. Strabucks has scratched a child before due to the fact the child kept trying to pick him up. Owner stated that due to the fact he is now fearful of children he will swat and try to scratch them. On the way to the ACC in the car Starbuck was quiet. Owner stated that when being bathed or having his nails trimmed he isnt bothered. He enjoys being held and brushed. He isnt bothered when being put in the carrier or disturbed while he rest. Owner described Starbucks as friendly affectionate and playful with a medium activity level. When at home he will follow his ownr around. He likes to play with balls string and wand toys. He has been kept indoors only and eats dry food. He is very much litter box trained and never has accidents. Starbuck is used to a hooded litter box with clumping litter. Starbucks does not scratch on furniture and will scratch on his post made out of carpet.
No Web Memo
07/28/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Fearful due to the fact he lived with a young child that used to pick him up and grab at him. Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: He has scratched a young child when he kept trying to pick him up Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level. Other notes: He doesn’t mind being bathed, having his nails trimmed, being picked up or having his coat brushed. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Growling at us from inside cage. Fighting – in net. Needed sedation to examine. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 07/26/17 At front of kennel, leaning against cage door. Allows all petting during interaction, leaning in with tail raised and remaining in the front. Later on, after interaction has ended, I see him hissing and growling – long drawn out whining in-between hisses. Rolls over onto his side and then begins to hiss again. Conflicted behavior. Needs more time to adjust. 07/27/17 At front of kennel as I approach, head-butting kennel door with ears forward as he growls. HE remains in the front of his kennel as I open the kennel door and tilts his head, paw raised. I give him a treat which he gobbles up right away. I clicker train him and reward him each time to comes forward while remaining relaxed or allows me to touch his head. Food motivated. Did well today. Will continue to clicker train. Conflicted behaviors – has potential to warm up. 07/28/17 Social & friendly at the front of the cage. Constantly soliciting attention, relaxed body. He sniffs my hand, nuzzles up and allows petting all over his body. His tail sways when pet and he occasionally becomes very focused on his surroundings. Takes a few seconds for him to focus back on me. His tail thrashes with prolonged interactions and shows signs of overstimulation. Head flips, focuses and bats at my hand (no claws). Relaxes after a few seconds then goes back to soliciting attention. Doesn’t mind being held; a bit tense but he allows it. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Energetic VOCAL: Somewhat chatty CHARACTER TYPE: Affectionate, Demanding, Social
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Overstimulation – Starbuck is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Starbuck becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Starbuck solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to Starbuck showing signs of overstimulation we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/26/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 yo MC Microchip noted on Intake? yes – 98102001323 9213 History : Adopted from ACC in Sept 2015. O surrender due to behavior issues. Subjective: BARH. Observed Behavior – Growling at us from inside cage. Fighting – in net. Needed sedation to examine. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective Gave 0.15 cc telazol, not sedate – possibly did not get much of it. Gave another 0.1 cc telazol. Still awake and growling but able to exam. T = P = 200 R = eup BCS= 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: teeth clean PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MC MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: ne Assessment Healthy 2 yo MC DSH – overweight. Plan: Retro test – neg. Vx, flea tx. Pyrantel to go in food. Prognosis: Good.
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