LUCA – 32095
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SAFE 7/8/18 Meet Luca! This gorgeous feline is hoping to find her forever home soon @MACC. Luca is a 1 yr old unaltered female DSH. She was given to owner as a friend when she was a kitten. Loca appears healthy and has no health concerns. owner surrenders due to personal issues in the home.
Intake Date: 6/29/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Red
Age: 1 year
Original Location: 10031
Vet Notes: 1:48 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1yr
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Subjective: BAR, fractious
Observed Behavior – fractious- hissing, unable to examine w/o sedation
Evidence of Cruelty seen – N
Evidence of Trauma seen – N
T = DNP
P = 170 (sedated)
R = eup
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: crown fracture 104- no pulp exposure, otherwise clean adult dentition
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Intact female- no visible spay scar or tattoo
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Externally WNL
Assessment: crown fx 104- no pulp exposure, sedated for exam; apparently healthy ~1yr FI cat
Dexdom 0.01mg/kg IM (0.06ml)
Ketamine 5mg/kg IM (0.15ml)
Butrophanol 0.2mg/kg IM (0.03ml)
Reversed with 0.06 naloxone IM
Ok for surgery.
Okay for surgery
Animal Behavior Saved At: 2-Jul-2018 13:21:21.000
Animal Name: Luca
Age: 1 Year (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 Adults and 1 toddler
Behavior toward strangers: Shy, will hide until they leave. Often seen arching her back and running away.
Behavior toward children: Will hiss or swat
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: Will play nips, but has never broken skin.
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Owner described her as mellow and independent, with a low activity level.
Other notes: Luca likes to spend most of her time in the windowsill. She only likes being held for a short period of time, and then she will struggle.
Observed Behavior – fractious- hissing
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Luca was inside her cat den upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Luca does not respond.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Luca becomes stiff and alert, looking out with dilated eyes.
Reaction to touch:
Luca shifts away from the assessor’s hand and presses against the far end of the den. She remains immobile and allows petting, her body tense. She turns her head to face the den wall and her ears tilt sideways, and shows no other reaction.
Potential challenges comments:
Luca 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
Luca 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 his 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.
Animal Behaviour Saved At: 6/29/2018
Animal ID: 32095
Animal Name: Luca
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Loca is a 4 yr old unaltered female DSH. She was given to owner as a friend when she was a kitten. Loca appears healthy and has no health concerns. owner surrenders due to personal issues in the home.
Previously lived with:
2 Adults and one toddler
How is this cat around strangers?
Loca is shy around strangers. She will hide until they leave. She often arch her back and runs away.
How is this cat around children?
Loca lived with an 1 yr old and often hiss or swat. Owner is not sure if it playful.
How is this cat around other cats?
How is this cat around dogs?
Loca was given a bath and nail trim long time ago and struggled. She only like being held for a short period of time then she will struggle.
Loca will play bite but never broken skin.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Loca likes to spend most of her time in the windowsill. She doesn’t have any interest in toys anymore but will scratch on wood furniture. She uses the litter box and prefer wet food fancy feast. She will follow owner around if hungry. Owner describes her as mellow and independent.
Upon intake Loca was nervous and attempt to flee. Her eyes were dilated. She didn’t show signs of aggression. She scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
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