CANDY – 23979
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SAFE 4/8/18 Candy is a 10 year old unaltered female Calico cat. She came to her home 8 years ago and was surrendered due to her owner’s death.
Intake Date: 3/29/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 10 years
Original Location: 10562
Previously lived with: 1 adult.
Behavior towards strangers: Around strangers Candy will hide for a few days. She slowing comes out and sniffs around but does not really interact.
Behavior towards children: Candy does not do well around small children and will hiss or hide.
Behavior towards cats: Candy does not do well around other cats and will swat or hiss.
Behavior towards dogs: Candy has never been around dogs.
Bite or scratch history: Candy has no bite history.
Litterbox training: Candy is litter boxed trained with both an uncovered box and covered.
Energy level, descriptors: Candy was described as having a medium activity level.
Other notes: Candy is described as shy, aloof and independent. She likes to sleep next to the owner, but rarely seeks attention. She is kept indoors and is feed dry and wet food.
Observed Behavior – Very tense, dilated pupils, examined in net – remained very still while in net.
Crouched inside her litter box, ears bend slightly, pupils dilated. Very wary of her surroundings. Not interested in treats or tuna. Gave clear warnings that she wants to be left alone. Kept interaction short due to stress.
Crouched in back of kennel, concealed behind towel thatâ€™s draped over litterbox. She flinches and leans away as I lift the towel, eyes wide and pupils dilated. Tolerates touch briefly before retreating through her portal with a low body, tail tucked between legs. Nervous and unsure, needs more time to adjust. Not interested in treats at the moment.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Candy is crouched beneath the kuranda bed as the assessor approaches, body tense and tail wrapped around feet.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Candy makes eye contact with wide eyes when spoken to. Pupils are completely dilated.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Candy turns her head away from the assessor as the cage door opens, face tensing and ears flattening.
Reaction to touch:
Candy tolerates petting briefly before retreating through her portal with a low body, tail tucked between legs.
Potential challenges comments:
Candy 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No young children
Candy tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
Breed: Domestic Short HairThis animal came from:Found StrayOrigin AddressSpay/Neuter statusNoDate of Intake29-Mar-2018
Is this cat having litter box issues?NoBasic Information:Candy is a 10 year old unaltered female Calico cat. She came to her home 8 years ago and was surrendered due to her owner’s death.
Previously lived with:1 adult
How is this cat around strangers?Around strangers Candy will hide for a few days. She slowing comes out and sniffs around but does not really interact.
How is this cat around children?Candy does not do well around small children and will hiss or hide.
How is this cat around other cats?Candy does not do well around other cats and will swat or hiss.
How is this cat around dogs?Candy has never been around dogs.
Behavior NotesCandy likes to be pet for a short period of time, but mostly likes to hide. She does not being picked and gets tense and struggles.
Bite history:Candy has no bite history .
Energy level/descriptors:medium activity level
For a New Family to KnowCandy is described as shy, aloof and independent. She likes to sleep next to the owner, but rarely seeks attention. She is kept indoors and is feed dry and wet food . Candy is litter boxed trained with both an uncovered box and covered .
Behavior Notes:Upon intake Candy was timid tried to flee, and was growling at the counselor she was netted and placed in cat den.
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
Vet Notes: 1:35 PM
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Age]
It is the policy of ACC not to perform surgery on any animal over the age of 8-10 years due to the higher risks incurred in a shelter setting. The veterinarian is hereby issuing a permanent spay/neuter waiver, from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY due to the estimated age of this animal. ACC does recommend you consult with your veterinarian to determine if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Vet Notes: 1:29 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~10yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – Very tense, dilated pupils, examined in net – remained very still while in net
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar/gingivitis, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Geriatric, dental disease
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Permanent waiver due to age
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