WINKY – A1071354
Safe - 5-13-2016 Brooklyn
WINKY – A1071354
SPAYED FEMALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 yrs OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 04/24/2016, From NY 11415, DueOut Date 04/24/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative BARH AMBx4 Nervous, but allowed handling Spayed~7yrs Mild gingivitis/tartar Corneal scarring, right eye. (possibly blind according to owner) No fleas seen Nosf
A volunteer writes: Winky is a little shy. She needs time to warm up since she is missing her old home and the special places where she used to lay. Give her time, she will roll on her side letting you rub her head, waving her tail gently with interest. Winky loves your body rubs. She is a girl who needs to warm up to strangers, but she is a nice girl, and I believe she needs a home without a lot of activity and an owner who knows she needs places she can hide and feel safe.
Winky is a 7 year old cat that was born with a disease that resulted in her right eye completely blind. Besides her eye her health is perfect. Winky belonged to an elderly couple that surrendered her because they physically can’t care for her. They believe Winky deserves a family that can interact with her more.
This cat is described as very shy with strangers. She is shy and gentle with adults and children. She doesn’t interact much with adults nor children. She usually hides when her family has visitors. She has spent some time with an older cat and they got along great. Winky was relaxed and and respectful with the other cat. She has never been around dogs before.
Winky has never bitten another animal or person. She is very loving with her owners but she does not seem to enjoy car rides too much. She will meow and cry while in the car. Winky does not have litterbox issues. Winky does not seem to mind getting a bath. She might be a bit nervous at first but she warms up fast to the idea of getting wet. She also does not seem to mind getting her nails trimmed. Winky does not like to be picked up or held for any reason. She will struggle until she is placed on the ground. She also is not interested in carriers.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Winky’s former owner describes her as shy, independent and very quiet. Her activity level is low because she loves to just eat and sleep. When her owner is home she can be found sitting near them.She does not play much with toys. She is strictly an indoor cat. When bed time comes, Winky sleeps almost anywhere. She is accustomed to dry food left out all day that she would nibble at periodically, a hooded litter box filled with sand litter.
Winky was calm during intake. She allowed to be picked up, rubbed, and collared by an admissions counselor. Winky scanned negative for a microchip.
As per previous owner, Winky is described as very shy around strangers. She is shy and gentle with everyone. She doesn’t interact much with adults nor children. She usually hides when her family has visitors. She has spent some time with an older cat and they got along great. Winky was relaxed and respectful with the other cat. She has never been around dogs before. Winky is described as shy, independent and very quiet. Her activity level is low and she loves to just eat and sleep.
Our enrichment facilitator has interacted with Winky and at the time he was curled up in litter box. Winky faces the wall but allows petting all over. He was nervous and not interested in treats.
Reaction to assessor: Winky did not come to the front of the cage but looked at the assessor curiously
When spoken quietly: Winky slowly comes to the front of cage to sniff the assessor
Reaction to door cage opening:Winky remains soft and relaxed
Reaction to touch: Winky solicits petting and attention
Try picking cat up: Winky is tolerant of this type of handling
Behavior Determination: Average
Winky 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 shy behavior, slowly comes to the front of the kennel but interacts with the Assessor, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. Winky is displaying behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
04/25/16 Monday (Day 1)
Tense, lip licks. Makes eye contact. Tolerates petting all over. Nervous, wide eyes.
04/26/16 Tuesday (Day 2)
Curled up in litter box. Faces the wall. Allows petting all over. Nervous, not interested in treats.
Hiding under bogus paper. Tense, inches away. Lip licks. Tolerates petting. Tail curled up at side.
VC: Check right eye
S/O: BAR, APP ++. OD has corneal scarring w/ anterior synechia.
A: Corneal scar, likely from severe penetrating injury or corneal ulceration
P: No treatment indicated for the scar
Nervous, but allowed handling
Corneal scarring, right eye. (possibly blind according to owner)
No fleas seen
05/02/16 Monday (Day 4) Resting in the back of the cubby. Comes forward immediately. Sniffs hand then head butts. Rolls over. Calm and relaxed. Tail up. Allows petting all over. Doing fine.
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