VICK – A1114212
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***SAFE 06/21/17***1 year old Vick found his way into the shelter as a stray due to owner saying he bites when he actually scratched him- needs a home now. Been a good boy at the shelter!!!!
My name is VICK. My Animal ID # is A1114212.
I am a male black and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/04/2017 from NY 11225, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
06/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Vick A1114212 is at risk due to behavior. He was initially very fearful, but tolerated all petting with a slow approach. Within a few days, he started to warm up to his caretakers, gently leaning in for rubs and offering soft eyes. Continues to be nervous and shy, but he does show interest in interacting. Continues to be cautious of the environment and will retreat to a hiding spot or safe space with any sudden movement or noise.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/05/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.3 LBS.
Pyrental given orally Flea treatment topically FELV/FIV test negative Microchip inserted Feline FVRCP Product Name: nobivac Serial Number 02061286B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 06/19/17 Veterinarian #1027
06/04/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/04/17 18:42 Basic Information: Vick is a 1 year old male that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Vick for a year years but had to surrender due to animal scratching the owner. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Vick is shy at first for a few minutes but then plays gently with strangers. He has been around a 5 y/o child and was relaxed and respectful around the child. Owner did not have any other animals in the home so behavior is unknown. Vick has never bit another person or animal but did scratch the owner causing the owner to bleed. Behavior: Vick is not bothered by having his coat brushed, being picked up/held (unless he gets spooked) or if someone disturbs him while he is sleeping. Owner stated he tried to bathe Vick before and Vick was nervous and tried to run away. Owner has never tried to trim his nails or put him into a carrier so behavior is unknown. For a New Family to Know: Vick is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and talkative. He has a medium activity level and loves to play with all types of toys. In the home, he liked to follow the owner around from room to room. Vick was kept indoors only and is litter box trained. In the home, he used an uncovered litter box with crystals litter. Owner had a scratching post in the home made of carpet that Vick used frequently. Owner fed Vick dry food brand Cat chow. Behavior during intake: Vick has a stiff body and was at the bakc of the carrier. Counselor was able to take a picture but not other handling was done.
No Web Memo
06/12/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults and children. Behavior toward strangers: Vick is shy around strangers at first but then plays gently with them. Behavior toward children: Vick has been around a 5 y/o child and was relaxed and respectful around the child. Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Litter box training: Vick is litter box trained. In the home he used an uncovered litter box with crystals litter. Energy level/descriptors: He has a medium activity level and loves to play with all types of toys. Other notes: Vick is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and talkative. In his home he liked to follow his owner around from room to room. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: allows exam, scared–wide eyed ENRICHMENT NOTES: 06/08/17 Lying curled up in back of kennel with wide eyes, ears forward. He remains very still and tolerates petting while tilting ears. Nervous today. 06/11/17 Lying in back of kennel with a low body and wide eyes. He allows petting along his head and body and leans in gently with his head. He isn’t ready to stand up and come to the front of his kennel yet but he does allow and is appreciative of petting today, leaning in with his head and making eye contact with soft eyes. Showing improvement! Doing well! 06/12/17 Lying in back of kennel with tail wrapped around feet. He comes forward for a couple of treats and tolerates petting while remaining still, ears forward. Not too interested in interaction today, will eat treats but doesn’t respond when touched. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Vick is sitting upright in the back of his kennel as the assessor approaches. Reaction when softly spoken to: Vick shifts his ears forward when spoken to. Reaction to cage door opening: Vick remains in place, body slightly tense, as the cage door opens. Reaction to touch: Vick crouches down when touched and tolerates petting along his head and body while remaining still with wide eyes. He turns his head to watch the assessor’s hand pass along his back. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Timid, Independent, Calm
**behavior cont.** POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Fearful Vick 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: – Experienced cat parent Vick tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/05/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:1 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – allows exam, scared–wide eyed Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 200 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: healthy PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: Neuter after hold Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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