NALA – 24040
Safe - 4-8-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 4/8/18 Nala is a 7 year old spayed DSH female. She was bought from a pet store when she was a few weeks old. She was surrendered because her previous owner is moving and is not allowed to have pets in the new apartment. .
Intake Date: 3/30/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Red
Age: 7 years
Original Location: 10467
Vet Notes: 4:12 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 7
Microchip noted on Intake?
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : OS
Observed Behavior – Flees and fractious – Had to place in net and performed minimal examination
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = –
R = wnl
BCS = 4.5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: NP
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Could not auscultate heart,Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Spayed female according to hx
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Medical Assistant: 7:04 AM
Spayed female–needs confirmation
Scan negative for a microchip
Not inserted during the initial
7 years old according to the owner
Nose= No discharge
Teeth are stained
Coat is clean
Dewormed with Pyrantel
Flea Treatment= Para Defense
As of now no signs of URI
As of now no V/S/C/D
Animal Behavior Saved At: 4-Apr-2018 17:33:0.000
Animal Name: Nala
Age: 7 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 5 children
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers, Nala is shy and will run away and hide.
Behavior toward children: Nala lived with 5 children, youngest being a new born and oldest is 19. With them she was playful and affectionate. With the 3 year old child, she would grab his ankles when he passed her. She never used her claws to grab him but he was afraid of her and did not interact with her.
Behavior toward cats: Nala has spent time with a 10 year old spayed cat, 4 years ago. When they were introduced they stayed away from each other. They were together for 1 day.
Behavior toward dogs: Nala spent time with a 8 year old large breed spayed dog, 4 years ago. With her she smelled her and then kept to herself.
Bite or Scratch history: Nala has never attempted to bite a person or animal.
Litter box training: Hooded with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: Medium energy
Flees and fractious – Had to place in net and performed minimal examination
Hiding in the cat den, growls during the approach, but seems curious with the interaction. She slowly sniffs the hand, looks around from within the den, but shows no interest.
In den on approach, peeking through holes with dilated eyes. Whined and grumbled quietly when door opened. Tried to sniff, then reach through holes when offered treats. Poked nose very briefly out side window, but retreated again almost immediately. Seemed very unsure.
In main compartment today, eyes wide and dilated, seemed unsure, but curious. Came slowly forward with some coaxing and offered treats, then took a step back when door opened. Leaned into pets, but remained wary, looking around. Went back into den after a moment.
Huge improvement! Just moved up to adoptions. Resting in top cubby, stiff posture , eyes dilated. Lay in pace when door opened, looking around, minor lip licking. Leaned into pets, extended neck for throat scratches, closed eyes. Slow blinked after door closed.
Further improvement! Resting on bedding in cubby, soft eyes and body. Rolled over on approach. Stood and came to the front when door opened, leaned hard into pets, lifted rear for butt scratches, purred, drooled, started to roll over again. Ate offered treats after door closed, then poked head out to main compartment for more.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Nala stands in the middle of the cage and looks around with wide eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Nala looks at the assessor and comes slowly forward.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Nala backs up a step, alert.
Reaction to touch:
Nala leans into the stroke, but remains wary, looking around.
Potential challenges comments:
Nala 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Nala tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter.
We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Animal Behaviour Saved At: 3/31/2018
Animal ID: 24040
Animal Name: Nala
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Nala is said to pee outside of her litter box once every 4 months or so. Her owner sated she will spray stuffed animals, shoes and blankets. She has always done this but it was less frequent once she was spayed. She has not been to the vet for this issue. Her litter box is cleaned once a day.
Nala is a 7 year old spayed DSH female. She was bought from a pet store when she was a few weeks old. She was surrendered because her previous owner is moving and is not allowed to have pets in the new apartment.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 5 children
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Nala is shy and will run away and hide.
How is this cat around children?
Nala lived with 5 children, youngest being a new born and oldest is 19. With them she was playful and affectionate. With the 3 year old child, she would grab his ankles when he passed her. she never used her claws to grab him but he was afraid of her and did not interact with her.
How is this cat around other cats?
Nala has spent time with a 10 year old spayed cat, 4 years ago. When they were introduced they stayed away from each other. They were together for 1 day.
How is this cat around dogs?
Nala spent time with a 8 year old large breed spayed dog, 4 years ago. With her she smelled her and then kept to herself.
Nala cries during car rides. She isn’t bothered if she is given a dry bath but has never received a wet bath. She isn’t bothered if placed in a carrier or disturbed while sleeping. Nala struggles if held.
Nala has never attempted to bite a person or animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Nala was last seen by a vet 6 years ago but has no known medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know
Nala is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, confident, independent and quiet. Her previous owner described her as confident and independent. When her previous owner was home she followed her around. She did not play with toys. She was kept indoors. At night she slept in a hall in her cat bed. She ate both wet and dry cat food. She is litter box trained and used a hooded litter box and clumping litter. She had a vertical scratching post made of carpet that she did not use.
Nala had a low crouched body. She allowed me to pet her and leaned into pets. She allowed me to pick her up and became tense as I did. When place in her kennel she went to the back and hid behind her litter box.
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