LOLA – 19941
Safe - 2-9-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/9/18 Lovely Little Gray & White 1-Year Old LOLA! Lived With Children & Another Cat! Lovely LOLA was dumped by her owner. She needs a new home asap!
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11207
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 1 year
Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 5 lbs
Previously lived with: 1 Adult & 3 children
Behavior toward strangers: Keeps to herself or may even flee when approached. She slowly comes forward when she feels comfortable
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Lived with another female cat and was relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Lived with a small breed dog and was tolerant and respectful
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes. She might not use the litter box if its dirty
Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, independent and quiet with a medium activity level
Other notes: She doesnâ€™t feel comfortable having her coat brushed, being put into a carrier, being picked up and held and being disturbed while sleeping. She likes to play with string toys, wand toys and laser pointers.
Allows all handling
Lying in back of kennel, body tense and eyes wide. Eyes dart around the room as the cage door opens, pupils dilated as face tenses. She tolerates petting along her head and body while remaining very still, ears flattening. Avoids eye contact. Nervous, needs more time to adjust.
Perched on top her kuranda bed. Tense body, wary of her surroundings. She lip licks and becomes fixated on my movements when I opened the door. Tolerates touch using the scratcher. She slowly turns her head and follows the scratching as it passes along her back. Seems uncomfortable. I offered her treats by the front of the kennel and left her alone.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Lola was tense, alert and crouched up on top her kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lola slowly turns her head towards the assessor and lip licks. She seems unsure of her surroundings and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lola remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Lola lip licks and shrinks her body when the assessor extends his hand out. She squints when touched and accepts slow, gentle petting on her head and along her body. She closes her eyes and eventually tilts her head, allowing the assessor to rub her on her cheeks.
Potential challenges comments:
Lola 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 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Lola may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Basic Information:Lola is a 1 year old, DSH un-spayed female. Owner stated that she does not have any current or previous medical issues. Owner had Lola for 1 year but had to surrender due to allergies to the litter.
Previously lived with:In home with owner, 3 children
How is this cat around strangers?Around strangers Lola will keep to herself or may even flee when approached. Once she is comfortable, she likes to approach people on her own terms (without being picked up) and will solicit attention by rubbing against the persons hand.
How is this cat around children?Chewy has lived with three young children and is relaxed and playful with them.
How is this cat around other cats?Chewy has lived with another female cat and was playful and respectful with her.
How is this cat around dogs?Chewy has lived with a small breed dog and was tolerant and respectful with him.
Behavior NotesLola will struggle and run away when someone tries to bathe her, trims her nails, brushes her coat, being put into a carrier, being picked up and held and being disturbed while sleeping.
Bite history:Lola does not have a bite history
For a New Family to KnowLola is described as mellow, independent and quiet. She had a medium activity level and likes to play with string toys, wand toys and laser pointers. Lola was kept indoors only and is litter box trained. Owner stated that the only time that Lola would not use a litter box is if it was dirty and not cleaned enough. In the home, Lola used both an uncovered and hooded litter box with crystal litter. Owner did not have a scratching post in the home and stated that Lola would scratch on furniture. In the home, Lola was fed both wet and dry food.
Behavior Notes:Behavior during intake: Lola had a tense body and was hiding in the back of the carrier. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture.
Post Surgery Note: 11:59 AM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 10:58 AM
Subjective: BAR. No csvd.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE
MS: Ambulatory x4
P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for surgery tomorrow
Vet Notes: 1:35 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1 yr
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : o surrender
Observed Behavior – allows all handling
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: Clean teeth, mm pink
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: Apparently healthy
Okay for surgery
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