BETTE – A1122859
Safe - 8-27-2017 Staten Island Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 08/27/17 *** SECOND CHANCE TONIGHT FOR BETTE!! BETTE’s finder reported that she was affectionate and friendly to them. She likes attention on her own terms. BETTE’S finder took her in and found homes for her kittens but BETTE ended up at the shelter! BETTE is only a year old and barely more than a kitten herself. She’s a lovely girl who is a bit on the independent side but will blossom in a home that wants her!! BETTE NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL GIVE HER SOME TLC AND TIME TO RELAX. MUST RESERVE THROUGH A NEW HOPE RESCUE BY NOON!!
Staten Island Center
My name is BETTE. My Animal ID # is A1122859.
I am a female gray tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/21/2017 from NY 10301, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-108645.
08/24/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Bette A1122859 was placed At Risk for New Hope Only Behavior determination; Bette’s finders report she enjoys attention, but on her own terms and will let a person know when it is okay to pet her. She displaying fearful behavior when approached for interaction; making herself appear smaller and she remains tense. She does not allow petting at this time and will display distance-increasing behaviors to prevent contact.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/22/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 5.4 LBS.
Rabies Product Name: Nobivac 1-Rabies Serial Number: 182849 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 8/22/18 Veterinarian: 1385
08/21/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/21/17 19:14 Bette is described as a friendly and affectionate cat that enjoys attention but on her own terms, she wont outright soliciate attention but does enjoy a good back rub and will let you know when it is ok. During intake she was very nervous and did not allow a great deal of handling and had to be transferred directly from carrier to carrier to avoid the interaciton.
No Web Memo
08/24/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Bette was brought in with limited information on her behavior in her previous home. Her owner brought her in their home because she was found as a stray. They kept her until her kittens were old enough to be adopted. They report she was friendly and affectionate, but she enjoys attention on her own terms. She doesn’t solicit attention, but will let you know when it’s okay to pet her and enjoys a good back rub. She was very nervous during intake and allowed limited handling to be conducted. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Observed Behavior – tries to bite when restrained EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Bette becomes tense; she lowers her head, her ears fold down, and she hisses when approached. Reaction when softly spoken to: Bette focuses on the assessor and remains tense. Reaction to cage door opening: Bette hisses and attempts to flee. Reaction to touch: Bette does not allow touch; she hisses, attempts to flee, swats and growls at the assessor. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Cannot evaluate VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish, Independent, Bold POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Fearful – Bette 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 her 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. BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Please note that Bette is being treated for an upper respiratory infection at the time of the behavior assessment. This condition may affect some of the behaviors shown during evaluation. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Placement with a New Hope partner – Bette is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She 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
08/22/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – tries to bite when restrained Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, AU- large amount of brown and purulent debris, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam, clean adult teeth seen PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, flea dirt, no live fleas seen CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment nasal discharge- R/O URI vs other otitis externa fleas- treated with Revolution 8/21/17 Plan gave convenia injection 0.25 mls SQ (x) recommend tresaderm AU but would be difficult to administer with behavior Prognosis: good SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to URI
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