RASHEEDA – 23369
Safe - 4-2-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 4/2/18 — 7 year old RASHEEDA lost her home when owner died. She was brought in with housemate T’Challa 23368. RASHEEDA needs a new furever home along with some dental care. She is already spayed.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11215
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 7 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 6 lbs
Rasheeda was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Very sweet but tense, crouched down, and nervous. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Lying in back of kennel with a tense body, tail wrapped around feet. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning head to watch my hand and flattening ears. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, huddled behind litterbox. Body is low and ears are flattened. Watches kennel door open with wide eyes and tolerates petting along head and body while licking lips and shifting weight. Doesnâ€™t eat treats during interaction, but I notice that theyâ€™re gone when I pass by his kennel a few minutes later. Needs some time to adjust.
Lying in litterbox with a low, tense body, head lowered into litterbox corner and partially hidden. She tolerates petting along her head and body while shifting her weight and titling her ears. Head remains concealed behind box. Not interested in treats at the moment. Nervous girl, needs time to adjust.
Lying on top of kuranda bed, body low and tense. Ears flatten as I approach and pupils dilate. Tolerates petting along head and body with the scratcher while lowering body further, eyes widening. Nervous and unsure. Not interested in treats at the moment. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Rasheeda keeps her body lowered and was hiding underneath the kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Rasheeda turns her head away to face the wall and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Rasheeda remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Rasheeda lip licks, her ears bend slightly and she remains completely immobile throughout the interaction. Her body feels tense and she tolerates petting on her head and along her body with a slow approach. She shifts her weight and retreats through the portal when she’s done interacting.
Potential challenges comments:
Rasheeda 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Rasheeda 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 her 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.
This animal came from:FriendOrigin AddressSpay/Neuter statusUnknownIf yes, Please elaborate:Unknown information
Basic Information:Rasheeda is a black and white female cat who was brought to the ACC as a stray due to the fact that her owner passed away 4 weeks ago.
Previously lived with:Owner
How is this cat around strangers?When meeting the staff at the ACC Rasheeda was shy but allowed the counselor to pick her up ad take her picture with no problems.
How is this cat around children?Unknown information
How is this cat around other cats?Rasheeda came into the center with another male cat when around him she is relaxed and affectionate.
How is this cat around dogs?Unknown information
Behavior NotesUnknown information
Bite history:Unknown information
Energy level/descriptors:Unknown information
Medical NotesUnknown information
For a New Family to KnowUnknown information
Behavior Notes:During intake Rasheeda allowed the counselor to collar her and take her picture with no problems.
Vet Notes: 10:27 AM
Cat enrichment recommends continued gabapentin therapy for stress in shelter
S/O: BAR. Tense under kuranda bed covered with blanket. Appears very nervous
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: Normal RR/RE
INTEG: Full coat
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Appears stressed in shelter
P: Rec gabapentin 1.1ml PO q24 x 3 days
Vet Notes: 10:41 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~7-8 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : stray, o died, came in with T’Challa 23368
Observed Behavior – very sweet but tense, crouched down, and nervous. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult dentition with moderate dental disease, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FS (Spay scar noted on ventrum), no MGTs, no vulvar d/c
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, greasy/flaky hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Moderate dental disease
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Rec dental in the future
CAME IN WITH
T’Challa – 23368
Came in With
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