WOLVERINE – A1125143
Rescue Only - Brooklyn
***UNKNOWN 09/19/17*** WOLVERINE NEEDS A CAT WHISPERER TONIGHT TO GIVE HIM A FREEDOM RIDE!! Poor Wolverine was abandoned and is upset. He allowed some petting on the head but clearly needs some time to chill out and relax. Please give this handsome boy a chance for a happy ending to his story. MUST RESERVE THROUGH A NEW HOPE RESCUE BY NOON!
My name is WOLVERINE. My Animal ID # is A1125143.
I am a male white and black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/11/2017 from NY 11233, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON.
09/18/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Wolverine A1125143 is at risk with a New Hope Only behavior determination. He has not allowed handling in the care center, escalating to warning and distance-increasing behaviors (hissing, growling, swatting) when approached.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/12/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 12.5 LBS.
.6 ccs pyrantel given in food
09/11/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/11/17 09:53 Wolverine seems to be under socialized and is very nervous when approached, he swats and hisses. He fled from the carrier and was bit at the safety net. Wolverine rushed forward and attempted to jump on the couselor. When a clean carrier was palced in front of Wolverine he went in slowly. Counselor could not collar or take a photo.
No Web Memo
09/14/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Wolverine was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fractious, netted and sedated for exam ENRICHMENT NOTES: 09/12/17 Lying in back of kennel with a tense body, ears flattened. He tolerates petting along his head and body while licking his lips and backing away, tail wrapping around his body. Uncomfortable – needs more time to adjust. 09/13/17 Lying in back of kennel. Growls and flattens ears when I lift cage cover. Body arches and fur rises along back as I speak to him. Pupils are dilated. Very fearful. I push some treats towards him as he continues to growl, but he’s not interested in eating them today. Limited interaction due to stress. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Wolverine was tense and alert at the back of the cage. Reaction when softly spoken to: Wolverine’s ears pin back, he arches his back, the hair along his back pilo-erect and he hisses when spoken to softly. Reaction to cage door opening: Wolverine continues to hiss and is hyper focused. Reaction to touch: Wolverine is very vocal, quickly strikes, displays distance increasing behaviors and currently doesn’t allow any handling. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Independent POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Wolverine 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: Placement with a New Hope partner – Wolverine is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, bite, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. 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
09/11/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3 years Microchip noted on Intake? no History : surrender Subjective: bar, hydrated Observed Behavior – fractious, netted and sedated for exam (0.1 ml telazol im @ 1:30 pm) Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = 120 R = 20 BCS: 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: negative oral PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, urine soaked and stained hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: in good health Plan: bathe while sedated continue to monitor at BACC Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: okay for surgery
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