WINTER – 21927
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SAFE 3/9/18 — 3-Year Old Wonderful Adorable WINTER! Cute Young Brown Tabby With White Paws! WINTER was found abandoned in an apartment. He is tense and nervous in the shelter and needs a new home where he can relax and regroup.
Intake Date: 3/1/18
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 3 years
Original Location: 11213
History : Stray/abandoned in apartment
Winter was brought in as a stray, so there is no information on their behavior history or tendencies in their previous home. During intake Winter allowed the counselor to collar him but when being placed back in the carrier he began to hiss.
Observed Behavior – Tense in carrier – advised to ‘go slow’ by admissions – unable to pet or take cat out of carrier
Low body posture, tense and wary. He hisses when approached. Very uncomfortable, ears flatten, body arched. Not open to interacting. Put up a cage cover and left him alone. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, body slightly tense and ears forward. He smells the treats I place next to him but does not eat them. Tolerates petting along head and body with the bear-claw for a few moments, then turns head and raises paw, ears tilting. He lets me know when heâ€™s had enough. Calmed down since heâ€™s been here. Needs some time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, body tense. Tilts ears and avoids eye contact when spoken to. Not interested in treats at the moment. Limited interaction due to stress. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Lying towards back of kennel, ears forward and face tense. Watches the bear-claw as it reaches towards him, ears tilting, then vocalizes loudly and flinches when touched on the head, paw raising. Begins to thump tail up and down kennel floor when I pull the bear-claw away. Sniffs treats but doesnâ€™t eat them while Iâ€™m watching – may be too focused on me and environment. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Winter was looking around by the front, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Winter lies down and facing the back wall, but turns around and lies down again facing the front and sniffs his blanket.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Winter becomes alert and looks around.
Reaction to touch:
Winter sniffs the assessor’s hand and was hesitant at first, but allows gentle petting on his head and body. His entire tail thumps and he tenses up after, lifting his paw as a warning. He continues to allow slow and gentle strokes, but swipes near the assessor’s hand slowly to warn again.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Winter tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his 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:Found StrayOrigin AddressSpay/Neuter statusUnknownIf yes, Please elaborate:Unknown information
Basic Information:Winter looks to be a 3 year old brown tabby and white female cat who was left behind in an apartment and brought to the ACC as a stray.
Previously lived with:Owner
How is this cat around strangers?When meeting the staff at the ACC for the first time Winter was hissing and was nervous.
How is this cat around children?Unknown information
How is this cat around other cats?Unknown information
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 Winter allowed the counselor to collar her but when being placed back in the carrier she began to hiss.
Vet Notes: 1:21 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~3yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : Stray/abandoned in apartment
Observed Behavior – Tense in carrier – advised to ‘go slow’ by admissions – unable to pet or take cat out of carrier, attempted to place in freeman net – cat fled from carrier — examined in net – vocalizing, hissing, striking
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
H/L: NSR, NMA,Lungs clear, eupnic
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Okay for surgery
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