MARTY – A1121794
Safe - 8-24-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
*** SAFE 8/24/17 *** MARTY is quiet but nervous and a bit hissy at the shelter. He is about 2 -3 yrs old and would love to be in a home where he will be loved.
My name is MARTY. My Animal ID # is A1121794.
I am a male white and orange domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/12/2017 from NY 11211, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-107623.
08/15/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1121794 Marty – NHO determination; Marty displays fearful behaviors when approached and does not appear to be thriving in the stressful shelter environment. He slow blinks when coaxed, but becomes tense and grumbles when interaction is attempted. He does not allow contact at this time and will display distance-increasing behaviors.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/13/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 8.9 LBS.
FVRCP Product Name: 1-HCP Serial Number: 02061288B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 8/27/17 Rabies Product Name: 1-Rabies Serial Number: 182849 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 8/13/18 Veterinarian: 1416 Pyrantel po effipro applied MC placed Felv/Fiv–neg
PET PROFILE MEMO
No Pet Profile Memo
No Web Memo
08/15/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Quiet and nervous, hunched down, hissing ENRICHMENT NOTES: 08/13/17 Lying behind litter box with a flat body, ears flattened and face completely hidden behind box. He tolerates petting along his head and body while trembling, body remaining flat. He shifts his weight and lifts his head to watch my hand, ears tilted and eyes wide. Face is tense. Very scared and uncomfortable. Needs more time to adjust. 08/14/17 Lying in litter box with a low, tense body. Ears are flattened. I place some treats next to him, which he sniffs but does not eat. Not comfortable enough to them in front of me yet. He tolerates gentle petting along his head and body while turning to watch my hand and hissing, ears and whiskers pulled back. Eyes are wide. Needs more time to adjust. 08/15/17 Flinches when I pulled the cage cover up. Low body posture, pressed up against the back of the cage. Slow blinks when spoken to softly, ears bent slightly. Seems uncomfortable. He grumbles and curls up behind his litter box when the door opens. He arches his back, his ears bend flat and he displays distance increasing behaviors when attempting to interact with him. Needs more time to adjust. Not interested in treats or tuna. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful – Marty 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 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. RECOMMENDATIONS: Placement with a New Hope partner – Marty is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/13/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-3 years Microchip noted on Intake? negative History: stray abandoned in carrier outside Subjective: QARH Observed Behavior – quiet and nervous, hunched down, hissing Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS: 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental disease with gingivitis PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, haircoat has urine staining on it CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Gingivitis Urine staining on coat Otherwise apparently healthy Plan: CTM while at BACC Needs behavioral eval Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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