NEO – 20272
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SAFE 3/3/18— 6-Month Old Adorable Black & White Kitten With Big Round Eyes! NEO at BACC needs a nice quiet home.
Neo 20272 – 6 month old female black/white kitten, stray:
Neo came into our center as a stray so any previous history is unavailable.
HISSING, TRYING TO BITE, HAD TO PLACE IN NET
Low body posture, curled up in the back of the kennel. Wide eyes focused on all movements. I gave her a kuranda bed and draped a blanket over it so she has a place to hide. Tolerates petting with bear claw, but slowly starts to shift away. Kept it short and left some treats by the front of the kennel.
Lying on top of kuranda bed with a low, tense body, ears tilted. Tolerates petting along head and body while remaining very still, eyes looking around the room. Not interested in treats at the moment. Nervous and unsure â€“ focused on environment. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying beneath kuranda bed, body low and pupils dilated. Makes eye contact as I lift the towel sheâ€™s hiding under. Doesnâ€™t respond to treats. Nervous, low body. Tilts ears. Not interested in interacting at the moment. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, body flat and pressed behind litterbox. Tolerates petting along head and body with the bear-claw briefly before retreating through her portal with a low body and tail. Makes eye contact with pupils dilated, ears flattened. Nervous, not interested in treats today. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying beneath kuranda bed with a flat, tense body, pupils dilated and ears titled. Flinches when I place treats down next to her. Not interested in interaction today â€“ nervous and unsure. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying beneath kuranda bed with a low, tense body, pupils dilated. Makes eye contact and flattens ears when spoken to. She retreats quickly though her portal with a low body and tail as I open the kennel door. Not interested in interacting today. Not interested in treats at the moment. Nervous, needs more time to adjust. Limited interaction due to stress.
Hiding underneath her kuranda bed. Low body posture, wide eyes focused on her surroundings. Doesn’t respond to treats and wasn’t open to interacting. I sat with her for a few minutes and talked softly to her, but she remained tense and very wary. Needs more time to adjust.
Hiding underneath her kuranda bed. Hisses when I approach her kennel. Keeps her body lowered and has wide eyes hyper focused on her surroundings. Tolerates touch briefly with the bear claw. Not interested in treats and actively tries to avoid contact. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in front of kennel with a flat, tense body. Maintains eye contact and hisses as eyes follow me around the room. Ignores the treats I place down in front of her kennel – foo focused on me. Nervous and unsure, needs more socialization. Limited interaction due to stress. Needs more time to adjust.
Low body posture, wide eyes focused on all movements. Not open to interacting at this time. Hisses when approached and shifts away to the other side of the kennel. Ignores the treats. Limited interaction due to stress. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Neo is crouched in front of her kennel with a low, tense body as the assessor approaches.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Neo makes eye contact and begins to growl when spoken to softly. Her ears flatten and she maintains eye contact.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Neo Hisses and her eyes widen as the cage door opens.
Reaction to touch:
Neo tolerates touch along her head and body briefly while hissing and swatting at the assessor’s hand before retreating.
Potential challenges comments:
Neo 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.
New hope only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Neo is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat / scratch / bite / 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.
Vet Notes: 4:07 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6 months
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Trapped
Observed Behavior – Fearful, tries to flea, bit Wendy
Evidence of Cruelty seen -no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = 120 on dexmed
R = eup
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean adult dentition
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: F, no spay scar
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
6+ m old IF DSH
Prognosis: Excellent medically
1. Dex/torb for sedation
2. Already received intake procedures
3. OK for surgery
4. Behavior to work with
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 5:12 PM
Evidence of Cruelty:NONE
Observed Behavior:HISSING, TRYING TO BITE, HAD TO PLACE IN NET
Subjective: describe how he animal is presenting and any known history
Preliminary Assessment:unable to exam, had to place in net
Plan:needs DVM exam
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