JEFF – 20527
Safe - 2-23-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/23/18 Super Handsome Tabby Housemates – MUTT & JEFF – Need You at BACC! Jeff is a DSH brown tabby, 2 year old neutered male. His previous owner got him as a stray when he was a kitten and had him ever since. He was surrendered because his previous owner had allergies and he is very active.
*RETURNED ON 2/22/18*
WAS SAFE 2/15/18
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11354
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: —
Age: 2 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: — lbs
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 1 Cat
Behavior toward strangers: Shy/ runs away and hides
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, affectionate and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident but shy with other people. with a high activity level
Other notes: He enjoys having his coat brushed and doesnâ€™t mind being placed in a carrier
Very sweet but a little nervous in the cage. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Lying in front of kennel with a flat, tense body. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning head slowly to sniff my hand and licking his lips. Ears tilt. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel with a low body. Makes eye contact and vocalizes as open the kennel. Allows petting along head and body while leaning in and turning head to smell my hand. Smells the treats I place down next to him but doesn’t eat them may be too focused on me. Curious but unsure â€“ focused on environment. Needs some more time to adjust.
Tense and lying down completely flat against the back wall of the kennel. Lip lick and starts to shift away when the door opens. He seems unsure of his surroundings and lowers his head when I reach forward. He closes his eyes when touched, and his body flinches slightly when pet along his back. He warms up with attention and starts to inch forward while giving gentle head butts.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Jeff was tense and lying down completely flat against the back wall of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Jeff lip licks and remains motionless.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Jeff continues to lip lick and starts to shift away.
Reaction to touch:
Jeff seems unsure of his surroundings and lowers his head when the assessor extends his hand out. He closes his eyes when touched, and his body flinches slightly when pet along his back. He warms up with attention and starts to inch forward while giving gentle head butts.
Potential challenges comments:
Jeff has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Jeff may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Any future home with children should conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.
Is this cat having litter box issues?NoBasic Information:Jeff is a DSH brown tabby, 2 year old neutered male. His previous owner got him as a stray when he was a kitten and had him ever since. He was surrendered because his previous owner had allergies and he is very active.
Previously lived with:1 adult, 1 cat
How is this cat around strangers?Jeff runs away and hides when strangers visit. He is said to be shy.
How is this cat around children?Jeff has not interacted with children.
How is this cat around other cats?Jeff lived with his neutered male sibling. With him, he was relaxed and affectionate and exuberant at play.
How is this cat around dogs?Jeff has not interacted with dogs.
Behavior NotesJeff is relaxed during car rides. He is afraid, struggles, hisses and swats if his nails are trimmed. He enjoys having his coat brushed and being picked up. He is afraid, struggles, hisses and swats if placed in a carrier.
Bite history:Jeff has never attempted to bite a person or animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?NoMedical NotesJeff last went to a vet when he was 5 months old. He has no known injuries or medical concerns.
For a New Family to KnowJeff is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident but shy with other people. When his previous owner was home he followed her around. When his previous owner was home he followed her around. He likes to play with stuffed toys. He was kept indoors only and at night he slept in the living room.He ate wet and dry Blue Diamond. He is litter box trained and used a hooded liter box and clumping litter. He had a vertical scratching post made of smooth wood and carpet that he did not scratch most. He preferred to scratch on a chair made of cloth.
Behavior Notes:Jeff had a low crouched body and walked very slowly out of his carrier. He backed away and attempted to hide while interacted with. He had dilated pupils and his ears were back. He allowed me to collar, pet and pick him up.
Vet Notes: 12:35 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~2 year
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Observed Behavior – very sweet but a little nervous in the cage. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, left ear tip, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult dentition with mild staining, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, overweight
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Rec weight loss
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