SUNNY – A1106823
Safe - 4-2-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 4/2/17 SUNNY IS A BIT UNSURE OF HER SURROUNDINGS AND NEEDS A HOME ASAP WHERE SHE CAN RELAX AND FEEL SAFE.
SUNNY – A1106823
FEMALE, ORANGE / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH,1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/22/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 03/25/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary 03/22/17 History – Stray No MIC on Intake Female 1Yo Subjective – BAR-H Observed Behavior – Allowed to examine, req scruffing and blanket, may flee, hissed Evidence of Cruelty seen – No. Evidence of Trauma seen – No. Objective: BAR-H. mm=bright pink, moist, CRT<2 s. ORAL: NAD EENT: No o/d No n/d Ears clean. H/L: Lungs clear, no m/a. ABD: WNL. U/G: Entire MS: Amb x4 NEURO: No obvious neurologic abnormalities INTEG: Full, clean haircoat. No skin lesions. A: Apparently healthy P: Intake
Experienced, adult home only – Sunny solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to her becoming agitated quickly with physical contact we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
Sunny was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Allowed to examine, req scruffing and blanket, may flee, hissed
Cage Condition: No change
Crouched near the front, trembling. Feint sleeps, becomes alert and focused when door opens. Leans forward to sniff hand, accepts touch. Allows petting on head, body perked up when touched along back. Easily startled. Retreated to the back when someone walked by kennel. Starts to lip lick and grumbles. Gave her a kuranda bed.
Hiding underneath bed, comes forward when spoken to softly. A little wary, looks around at surroundings, tail lowered. Sniffs hand and accepts touch. Leans in for attention, gentle head butts. Food motivated, loves temptation treats. After a couple soft passes along her body she backs away, hisses and swats. She’s showing signs of petting induced aggression. Tried to keep interaction short, sprayed feliway.
Relaxed and grooming herself at the back of the kennel. She comes forward when coaxed, is curious & looks around. When she’s done investigating she rubs her cheeks against the kennel door. Relaxed when door opens. Sniffs hand then leans in gently allowing petting and rubs all over her body. She head butts & solicits briefly before getting agitated. Quickly whips around, hisses then retreats to the back of the kennel. Takes a minute or two to relax. Allowed all handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, Curious, Affectionate
Pet-induced aggression – Initially Sunny solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body she begins to hisses and growls at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. 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 Sunny becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
Monitor appetite, monitor for signs of conjunctivitis
S/O: BARH. Allowed handling. Eating dry food with excellent appetite
EENT: Teeth clean, eyes clear, very mild redness of eyelids, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
A: Apparently healthy
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
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