VALENTINA – A1082176
Safe - 8-5-2016 Brooklyn
***SAFE 08/05/16*** REALLY, NYC ACC, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO FRIENDLY CATS THAT COME IN THERE?? On 7/22, “Valentina was relaxed and allowed all handling”. Fast forward (5 days later), on 7/27, “Valentina does not appear to be thriving in the busy kennel environment and becomes stiff and alert when approached for interaction. She no longer tolerates petting and attention, and starts to growl and lip lick with an extended hand”…..Great job, ACC!! You also didn’t mention, till her med notes, that she was lactating but no kittens came in with her…..
Now instead of figuring out how to help her, you’ve added her to your list of doom……
CAN ANYONE HELP SAVE THIS TERRIFIC TUXIE?? She’s a year old and you can see that in the right circumstance she will make a purrfect companion!! Let’s find that right circumstance tonight!!
Email [email protected] for assistance in saving VALENTINA
My name is VALENTINA. My Animal ID # is A1082176.
I am a female black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/22/2016 from NY 11413, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/22/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 6.2 LBS.
0.6 CC pyrantel given orally 0.5 activyl applied topically
07/22/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/22/16 09:58 Upon intake Valentina was relaxed and allowed all handling. Cousnelor was able to collar, scan and photograph.
No Web Memo
07/27/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
**Update 07/27/16** Valentina does not appear to be thriving in the busy kennel environment and becomes stiff and alert when approached for interaction. She no longer tolerates petting and attention, and starts to growl and lip lick with an extended hand. When attempting to pet her, she swipes the assessor’s hand and retreats to the back of her kennel. We believe it is in Valentina’s best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. She has otherwise been social and easy to handle, but may do best in a home with experienced cat parents who will allow her appropriate time to adjust to her new surroundings. Date: 07/25/16 Reaction to assessor: Valentina does not come to front but looks at you calm and relaxed When spoken quietly: Valentina does not come to front but looks at you calm and relaxed Reaction to door cage opening: Valentina remains soft and relaxed Reaction to touch: Valentina allows petting and attention Try picking cat up: Valentina is tolerant of this type of handling. Behavior Determination: Average Valentina was brought to the care center as a stray so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies previous to what we are seeing during the evaluation. At the time of the assessment she was displaying calm behavior, did not come to the front of the kennel but interacts with the Assessor, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. Valentina is displaying behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negative sex:female age:approximately 1 yr BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:clean ear mites negative flea negative lactating —checked by Dr. 0844 tense,nervous and try to flee during examin NOSF
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