TABITHA – A1103478
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TABITHA – A1103478
FEMALE, CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,8 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NO TIME
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/11/2017, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 02/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE EXAMINED/ VACCINATED IN NET FEARFUL IN BACK OF CAGE, HISSES AND WILL STRIKE IF PUSHED/HANDLED JUEVENILLE CAT, LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD AGE ESTIMATED AT 8 MONTHS NO APPARENT ILLNESS, EYES, EARS, NOSE CLEAR HAIRCOAT IN GOOD CONDITION VISUAL INSPECTION OF VENTRUM SHOWED NO SIGN OF SPAY FEMALE INTACT reccomend xrays to differentiate neoplasia vs pregnancy
Tabitha 2 year’s old Female, Domestic Sh mix. She was come to her previous home as a stray. Tabitha was surrendered due to the family not having time and too many pets in the home. She has no known health issues or injures, and has not been to a vet recently.
Around strangers Tabitha is shy at first, she will try to hide and run away if the individual approaches. Tabitha has lived with a 14 year old child who she is respectful and will occasionally be playful with the child. Tabitha has lived in a home with one other female cat and a male Shih Tzu. Around the Female cat Tabitha, likes to nibble on the cat if she approaches Tabitha. When the male Shih Tzu approaches Tabitha she swats at him until he moves away.
Tabitha does not like to be brushed, or petted she will hiss at the person if they attempt to do so. Tabitha is described as playful and confident by her previous owners. She has a low activity level and enjoys playing with string toys. Tabitha likes to scratch on the walls. Tabitha is free feed both wet and dry food. She is litter-box trained and uses a hooded litter box with crystal litter.
Upon intake Tabitha was very uncomfortable she allowed the counselor to hold. However, later on she grew more stressed and escaped of the table. When the counselor tried to approach Tabitha the second time she hissed and swatted at the counselor. A net was used to capture Tabitha and she was placed in a feral den.
At very back of cage, lying low in litter box, behind a shut den. Removed the den, Tabitha didn’t move. Couldn’t coax forward with treats. With a really, slow approach, extended my hand to her; she hissed, but didn’t otherwise react or move. She’s fearful, not ready for much interaction yet, needs time to adjust. Sprayed Feliway, left a pinch of catnip, some treats and a feather toy.
In litter box again this a.m., quiet, alert, attentive to me. Doesn’t get up when I open cage door, but hisses when my slowly extended hand approaches her head; doesn’t otherwise react; she’s still wary about being here. Trying toys I was able to coax her out of her box and to begin to play. She definitely has a playful side. Using a mouse toy, feathers on pipe cleaners and a couple springs, I had her moving and engaged. She’s still wary of being touched, but is making progress. Will try addtl toys and keep working with her. She’s only 8mos! Returned to check on her, and she was back in her box. Quickly coaxed her out with a feather toy and she began to play. Gorgeous kitten, making progress.
S/O: BAR. Tense in back of cage. Normal E/D/U/D. Unable to handle due to behavior
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: Normal RR/RE, no sneezing
A: Apparently healthy
P: At this time, OK for spay tomorrow. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
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