KAT – 23708
Safe - 4-2-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 4/2/18 Meet Kat the cat! This ebony feline is hoping to find his forever family @MACC. KAT is a neutered boy who is a whopping 19 lbs! He is very nervous in the shelter and needs a home asap where he can relax and regroup.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10453
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 6 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 19 lbs
Vet Notes: 3:30 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6yo
Microchip noted on Intake? yes
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : stray
Subjective: BAR. Tense and nervous, but able to restrain with towel. Some low growling and hissing during PE.
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mod tartar and gingivitis
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, unkempt hair coat with scaling
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: fecal stained
otherwise apparently health
ctm until transfer/adoption
L V T Notes: 2:30 AM
approx 6 yrs old
dandruff on coat
AMB x 4
Animal Behavior Saved At: 29-Mar-2018 18:15:0.000
Animal Name: Kat
Age: 6 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Kat was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
3/27/18 Subjective: Tense and nervous, but able to restrain with towel. Some low growling and hissing during PE.
Curled up in litter box at back of cubby, eyes fully dilated, very tense. Lay in place when door opened, eyes darting. Tolerated brief pets, then hissed and started lip licking. Growled quietly when door closed. Left alone for now.
Recently returned from medical. Curled up in litter box, eyes fully dilated, face pressed into corner. Started deep growling loudly when door opened, hissed, lip licked. Ended interaction to avoid stressing further.
Curled up in top cubby, eyes dilated, face pressed into corner. Lay in place when door opened, started growling quietly and lip licking. Tolerated pets, but pressed face further into corner, no other response.
Moved down to holding. In den on approach, peeking through holes with dilated eyes. Started growling quietly when door opened. Flinched when touched, then hissed and tried to swat.
Reaction to assessor:
Kat remains tense, crouched down pressed against the back wall during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Kat remains alert with eyes wide open, pupils dilated.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Kat stiffens up in place with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Kat accepts brief strokes on the head and body, but began to growl and hard stare at the assessor’s hand while lifting up his arm.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Kat tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
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