CAROLINA – 22311
Safe - 3-12-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/12/18 CAROLINA is a healthy girl who has an umbilical hernia and needs a furever home.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11691
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 5 years
Weight: 9 lbs
Carolina was brought into our care center as a stray so previous history is unknown.
– Slightly tense, allows all handling.
Lying in front of kennel, body soft and ears forward. Allows petting along head and body while leaning in and rolling over onto side. Begins to purr. Friendly and affectionate â€“ doing well.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Carolina is lying in front of her kennel with ears forward and eyes alert as the assessor approaches.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Carolina makes eye contact and blinks when spoken to softly.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Carolina remains seated and calm as the cage door opens.
Reaction to touch:
Carolina allows petting along her head and body while standing up and leaning in. She begins to purr and knead the kennel floor with her tail raised and pilo erect as it begins to wave back and forth.
Potential challenges comments:
Carolina is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Carolina becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Carolina allows petting and handling but has shown potential to become overstimulated during interactions. Therefore We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Basic Information:Carolina is a brown tabby who came to the center as a stray.
Previously lived with:Unknown.
How is this cat around strangers?Unknown.
How is this cat around children?Unknown.
How is this cat around other cats?Unknown.
How is this cat around dogs?Unknown.
For a New Family to KnowUnknown.
Behavior Notes:No handling was done as Carolina was very tense and hissed when touched.
Post Surgery Note: 4:45 PM
Found already spayed at ASPCA
Vet Notes: 10:59 AM
Hx: Scheduled for surgery at Glendale on 3/10/18
S/O: Cat is BARH. EENT – no obvious ocular or nasal discharge; no sneezing noted. Heart/lungs auscult wnl over purring.
A: Acceptable candidate for elective sx
P: Okay for spay at Glendale tomorrow
Vet Notes: 1:02 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~3-4yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Stray
Observed Behavior – Slightly tense, allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, waxy debris AU, no otitis, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Chipped upper right canine, mild dental staining, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Female, no spay scar seen, ~3-5mm reducible umbilical hernia
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Okay for surgery
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