TIFF – A1102979
Safe - 2-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/11/17 **THESE 4 BLACK KITTENS CAME IN TOGETHER: PEA, BLAKE, SAMOA & TIFF…owner couldn’t keep because her newborn baby was having allergic reactions…won’t you help this young family?**
TIFF – A1102979
MALE, BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,1 yr, 6 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason ALLERGIES
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/05/2017, From NY 11374, DueOut Date 02/05/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087809.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scanned negative sex:male age:As per owner 8 months BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean ear mites negative fleas negative tense and nervous,try to flee- during examin ambx4 NOSF
Tiff is a young black DSH with no known medical conditions. Owners have had Tiff for 1 month and are surrendering because of allergies.
Socialization & behavior
Around strangers Tiff is shy for a few minutes but will warm up to them. Tiff has lived with a baby and was respectful towards the baby. Tiff plays gently with adults. Tiff has not lived with dogs but has lived with other cats and was relaxed and affectionate with them. Tiff also played gently with the other cats in the home. During car rides Tiff is Quiet. Previous owners did not try to bath or trim Tiff s nails. Tiff enjoyed being brushed and picked up and held. Tiff wasn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier.
For the new family to know
Tiff was described as friendly, affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level. When home with Tiff she would follow you around seeking attention. Tiff enjoys playing with bottle caps and balls. Tiff is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with fresh step cat litter. Tiff eats Friskies wet and dry food twice a day. Tiff has a cat tower made of carpet but will try to scratch the furniture and curtains sometimes. When its time for bed Tiff likes to sleep on top of the cat tower.
Behavior during intake
Tiff was quiet and a little tense during intake. Tiff allowed to be scanned and collared but remained tense and tried to flee. Tiff allowed all handling.
When I look in the cage I see four sets of bright eyes staring at me. Giant pile of kittens in box at back of cage, nobody’s moving, just watching. Doesn’t look like anybody ate overnight. They’re tense, but allowed me to pet all over (couldn’t always tell who I was touching, they’re like one giant cat). Able to pick up each one and hold (they’re chunky), but they’re tense and start kicking to be put down. Samoa (-38) has been the bravest so far, the first to come forward. Set them up with fresh wet food and water, an addtl litter box, some catnip, and some frozen beef broth pops and some frozen tuna pops. Potential to warm up here. One of a litter of four OS kittens, K17-087809, all all-black. After initial med exams we can figure out how best to house (2×2, e.g.). UPDATE: Tiff is an adult! Possibly the father? He’s small, same size as the young’uns, all of whom are female, so Tiff is now on his own.
Tiff is lying low at the back of his cage, between box and rear wall. He looks up and makes some eye contact, quiet. Doesn’t move when I open cage door. Approaching slowly, gently, I start giving head rubs and passes over the body; he allows all, but is tense and doesn’t react much, turns head away. Tolerates being picked up, body posture tense. After returning to kennel he went right to the back, then through the porthole to the other side, sticking to the back. Left some treats, a new toy, and some catnip-silvervine mix. Needs time to adjust.
Went for S/N today, not able to interact.
M, approx 1 1/2 yrs
O: QARH. Fearful, trembling, allows limited handling for exam.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Tense. Intact male, both testicles palpable.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Age est 5 months. Apparently healthy.
P: OK for neuter surgery.
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