TOM – A1103784
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*** SAFE 02/25/17 *** Ready For His Close Up! Super Star TOM! Here @ BACC
5 YR OLD TOM IS ALREADY NEUTERED AND NEEDS A NEW HOME!
My name is TOM. My Animal ID # is A1103784.
I am a neutered male white and gray domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/19/2017 from NY 11232, owner surrender reason stated was DESTRUCTIV.
02/23/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Tom A1103784 is at risk due to New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/20/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 7.0 LBS.
.4 ccs pyrantel given in food
02/19/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/19/17 12:44 Basic Information: Tom is a 5 year old altered white and gray domestic short hair. He was found as a stray cat about 4 years again and is being surrendered because of Tom’s behavior. He does not like to interact with people and is not friendly towards the other cats in the home. Tom has not been to the vet but has no known health problems and injuries. Socialization: Tom is fearful of strangers and hides when unfamiliar people are visiting his him. He has not been around children or dogs to know his behavior around them. He has lived with two altered 1 year old cats. Tom would often chase, swat, and hiss at the other cats. He does not play with his owner and will play by himself. Behavior: Tom meows during car rides. He has never been bathed, have his nails trimmed, or been brushed. She struggles when held and may scratch and bite if he is not let down. He is not bothered when placed in a carrier. For a New Family to Know: Tom is described as mellow, shy, fearful, independent, aloof, and quiet. He has a medium activity level. He does not play with toys but enjoys knocking small items off counters. He is kept indoors. She sleeps on the sofa. He is fed wet and dry cat food. He is trained to use the bathroom in an uncovered box with clumping litter. He was never given a scratching post so he scratches on the leather sofa. Admissions Behavior: Tom sat in the front of the carrier. He did not move when the door was opened. The counselor pet Tom’s head and he lifted in hind legs the way cats signal they enjoy something. After a few seconds, Tom hissed and swatted the counselor’s hand.
No Web Memo
02/22/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor only Previously lived with: Adults and 2 other cats Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward strangers: Fearful Behavior toward cats: Displays distance increasing behaviors Behavior toward dogs: Has spent two months with a small puppy and showed no interest Bite history: None Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, shy, fearful, independent, aloof, and quiet with a medium activity level. Other notes: Tom struggles when held and may scratch and bite if he is not let down. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Tom was curled up near the front of the kennel with his tail at his side. Reaction when softly spoken to: Tom’s ears bend flat and he starts to grumble. Reaction to cage door opening: Tom low growls and inches away. Reaction to touch: Tom seems unsure and looks around the kennel frantically when the assessor approaches. He flinches when touched and allows petting very briefly before becoming upset. His body is tense and he displays distance increasing behaviors with prolonged interactions. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/20/17 Not receptive to interaction this morning, ears pinned back, hissing, swatting and lunging at cage door. Needs time to adjust. Covered both sides of kennel with screens and sprayed Feliway. 02/21/17 Better today, quieter and not swatting or lunging at cage door when I’m there. Sitting close to cage door, sniffs my fingers when I extend and lets me put some treats inside. Shifted to the middle of the cage, cried/meowed. With prolonged attention he becomes more upset, but definitely doing better. Removed the screen from one side of his kennel, sprayed Feliway and gave a plush toy infused with catnip. Checked back, and he’s doing well enough to remove the other screen cover. Grumbles a little, but I was able to go into his kennel and give a bowl of food, move toys around…. He’s starting to come forward more and observing with curiosity. No swatting, no lunging, just a bit of grumbling. Not ready for touching yet, but making progress. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Patient allowed initial handling – able to remove from carrier, however once out, patient began to exhibit signs of aggression, then attempted to flee. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Fearful- Tom has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus. RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ No other cats _x_ Placement with a New Hope partner- Tom is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. He may have a known history of behavioral issues that need to be addressed. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
02/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negative S: BAR on presentation. Patient allowed initial handling – able to remove from carrier, however once out, patient began to exhibit signs of aggression, then attempted to flee. Sedation required for remainder of exam and intake procedure. Administered 0.1 mL Telazol IM. O: mm =pink,moist, CRT< 2sec. hydration = adequately hydrated EENT = clear OU, mild ceruminous debris AD; no nasal discharge, mod. gingivitis and mild dental calculus. H/L = nma, nsr; clear lung fields, bilaterally Abdomen = soft, nmp GU = neutered male, kidneys S+S Integ = clean coat, no obvious signs of ectoparasites LN = wnl MS = BCS: 5/9, sedated, unable to assess gait CNS = sedated A: 5 yo MN DSH with: Dental disease (Grade II/IV) Aggressive behavior Px: Medically, good P: Continue to monitor while in BACC. Recommend socialization/behavior work and dental cleaning upon placement.
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