SNOWBALL – 22650
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SAFE 3/20/18 Really Cute Little White & Black Kitty – Sweet SNOWBALL at BACC!. Snowball is a 10 year old female white and black DSH. Finder has been caring for Snowball for 1 week.
Snowball 22650 – 4 yr. old spayed white/black kitty, stray:
Indoor and outdoor cat
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Was kept separated from the finders cat, but would go outside daily and seemed fine around the neighborhood cats
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: partially litter box trained but will go to the bathroom outside the litterbox in one specific area.
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, playful, independent with a high activity level
Other notes: She isnâ€™t bothered when being brushed or placed in a carrier. She enjoys playing with balls and string
Hissing and swatting at care staff on intake exam
Crouched in back of kennel, body low and tail wrapped around feet. She allows petting along her head and body, raising her shoulders and tail as my hand passes along her back. She tilts her ears as her tail begins to wave back and forth with continued petting. Needs some time to adjust.
Lying down in her litter box, makes eye contact when approached. Leans forward to sniff my hand, accepts gentle petting on her head. Starts to vocalize, then rolls over on her side. Tail sways back and forth when pet along her back. Very food motivated-loves tuna. Did well today!
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Snowball perks up and chirps when the assessor approaches the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Snowball comes forward with a relaxed body and rubs her cheeks up against the kennel door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Snowball remains calm.
Reaction to touch:
Snowball rolls around playfully and gently head butts the assessor’s hand. Her tail fully pilo-erects and starts to sway as the assessor pets her along her body. She’s affectionate and appreciates attention, but can get a little overstimulated with prolonged interactions and will swipe.
Potential challenges comments:
Snowball is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Snowball becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Snowball solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to her becoming overstimulated with prolonged interactions, we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
Snowball is a 10 year old female white and black DSH. Finder has been caring for Snowball for 1 week.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Snowball is shy for a few minutes.
How is this cat around children?
Snowball has not lived with children while with finder.
How is this cat around other cats?
Snowball lived in the same house as another cat But was kept in separate apartments and they did not interact. Finder was told the cats did not get along. Snowball goes outside daily and appears to be fine around the cats outside.
How is this cat around dogs?
Snowball has not lived with dogs while with the finder.
Finder did not attempt to give Snowball a bath or trim her nails. Snowball isnt bothered when being brushed or placed in a carrier. Finder stated that snowball use to swipe at the previous owners feet when they would walk passed her.
Snowball has no known bite history.
Snowball has no known medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know
Snowball was described as quiet. When home with Snowball she likes to be off in a favorite spot of hers. Snowball enjoys playing with balls and strings. Snowball eats fancy feast wet food and dry food 3 times a day. Snowball is partially litter box trained but will go to the bathroom outside the letterbox in one specific area. Snowball uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter, Snowball did nto have a scratching post at home and didnt scratch on anything that the finder saw. Snowball is an indoor and outdoor cat. Snowball likes to go outside a couple of times a day for 15 minutes or half the day. When Snowball wants to come back inside she will wait by the door. Snowball sleeps on a cat bed.
Snowball was talkative during the intake. Snowball allowed dot be scanned and collared with loose body. Snowball liked being pet on her back and would move her body into the counselor. Snowball allowed to be picked up and placed in the kennel. While trying to take Snowball out of the kennel she began to hiss.
Vet Notes: 5:38 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : known, stray
Observed Behavior – hissing and swatting at care staff on intake exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
P = 210
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; left ear tip noted
Oral Exam: no dental disease
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: female; suspect spay, not shaved due to temperment
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
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