TIERRA – A1102965
Safe - 2-19-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 2/19/17 A volunteer writes: I found Tierra all curled up in a ball with wide eyes, and I thought she would never accept my petting. But this young, all black beauty couldn’t have been happier to receive them.
**Looking for a home*** Soft Kitty, warm kitty, little ball of furrr @MACC — CAME IN WITH SITARA
TIERRA – A1102965
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/10/2017, From NY 10454, DueOut Date 02/13/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-088203.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary 2/10/17 Sex: Female Scan: Negative Estimated age: 1-3 years Fleas: Moderate amount of flea dirt. S: Hissing, swatting. Netted for minimal exam. O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink EENT: No discharge OU, nose. Oral exam not performed. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Slightly tense, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. UG: Female A: Apparently healthy female cat Short-term prognosis: Excellent P: Spay 1088
Initial Exam (2/10/17)
Estimated age: 1-3 years
Fleas: Moderate amount of flea dirt.
S: Hissing, swatting. Netted for minimal exam.
O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink
EENT: No discharge OU, nose. Oral exam not performed.
H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds.
Abd: Slightly tense, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated
M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted.
A: Apparently healthy female cat
Short-term prognosis: Excellent
Pre/Post S/N (2/13/17)
*fractious cat – visual exam prior to sedation – PE under anesthesia
BARH – BCS 5/9
MM/CRT – pink, wnl
H/L – nma, no c/s; nsf
amb x 4; snp abd.
PE – unremarkable
A: ok for spay surgery
Pre/Post S/N (2/13/17)
Exam & surgery performed
Anesthesia – 0.08mL Telazol induction. Intubated. Isoflurane/O2 maint.
Sx. – Routine OVH. Ventral midline incision. Subcuticular closure with absorbable suture. Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision.
0.48mL Simbadol injectable and ____mL Hydromorphone for pain management.
A volunteer writes: I found Tierra all curled up in a ball with wide eyes, and I thought she would never accept my petting. But this young, all black beauty couldn’t have been happier to receive them.
Indoor and/or Outdoor? Found outdoors, but lived indoors with the finder for two weeks
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and enjoys meeting new people
Behavior toward cats: Did well with the other cat she was found with and was curious about finder’s own cat. She was kept separate from the finder’s cat, but attempted to sniff her under the door.
Litter box training: Yes, uses an uncovered box with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly and affectionate with a high energy level
Other notes: She will follow you around the house and enjoys being brushed and picked up or held.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Hissing and swatting during the exam
Cage Condition: Cage is neat.
Reaction to assessor: Tierra was inside a den, but would look out with soft eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Tierra pokes her head out from the opening, but blinks and lip licks.
Reaction to cage door opening: Tierra shifts back inside her den.
Reaction to touch: Tierra slowly pokes her head back out to sniff the assessor’s hand. She head-butts from inside the den and would lean in for cheek rubs. She becomes more confident with some coaxing, accepting touch and coming out of the den. She has a low body posture and appeared cautious of the environment, but seems to appreciate attention, purring.
Reaction to being picked up: Tierra was tense and wiggles to be placed back down.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: Social, Shy, Affectionate
_x_ Experienced cat parent – Tierra appreciates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. Her finder reports she has done well during her time in their home, so we believe she will do well in a home environment. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Sitara and Tierra are Black and White DSH that came in as strays and the finder held on to them for two weeks prior to surrender.
Tierra is friendly and enjoys meeting new people and climbing on things with sister Sitara. They have not been around children while with finder. Tierra gets along very well with Sitara and there is another cat owned by finder and they were always curious about her but the finder kept them separated but they would go to the door and sniff her scent. Sitara and Tierra get along well and are more relaxed around each other than they are playful.
Sitara and Tierra do not scratch on furniture and are litter box trained. They enjoy being brushed and picked up or held. They are not bothered by being put into a carrier.
Tierra is friendly and affectionate with a high level of energy at home. She will follow you around the house. She uses the litter box exclusively in an uncovered litter box with Super Scoop clumping litter. She has a scratch post made of carpet and brush material that she likes to use. Sitara and Tierra have access to Kibbles n Bits dry food at all times and get 9 lives wet food once every other day.
Tierra initially allowed counselor to pet her but then she started hissing and when counselor attempts to lift out of carrier Tierra hisses and swats, she escalated during her intake and soon did not allow any handling or contact.
Came in With
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