ZORRO – 25561
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SAFE 4/28/18 Foxy young ZORRO is stressed and needs you today @ BACC! ZORRO was brought to the shelter and is a bit shut down because he is afraid but he is not aggressive. He needs a new home where he can relax and regroup.
Intake Date: 4/18/18
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 2 years
Original Location: 11234
L V T Notes: 2:31 PM
Dexdomitor:0.08 ml, im
Ketamine: 0.40ml, im
Isoflorane % : 2
Robenicoxib : 0.36ml, SQ
Other Pain Meds
Simbadol: 0.52ml, SQ
Vet Notes: 1:15 PM
Was this cat a Cryptorchid? no
If so, describe surgical process:
Routine Feline Neuter
Self tie of spermatic cord
Green tattoo applied on ventrum
Vet Notes: 9:36 AM
S/O: BARH. Active, allows all handling but tense and nervous.
ORAL: adult dentition, no oral lesions
EENT: Pink mm, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
HL: NMA, RR, Lungs C&E
ABD: SNP, NMP
INTEG: GHC, no ectos noted
MS: Ambulatory x 4
UG: MI, 2 testicles descended
A: Apparently healthy
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for surgery today
Vet Notes: 4:48 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Observed Behavior -shut down with fear–recoils from touch. netted as precaution but no sign of aggression.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:clean teeth
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 23-Apr-2018 15:34:6.000
Animal Name: Zorro
Age: 2 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Zorro was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Shut down with fear–recoils from touch. netted as precaution but no sign of aggression.
Standing in back of kennel, body tense and ears flat. He watches the bear-claw as it reaches towards him slowly and accepts touch along his head and body while turning his head to watch the scratcher, fur along his back twitching. Nervous and unsure, needs more time to adjust.
Sitting upright in back of kennel, body tense and eyes squinted. Tolerates petting along his head and body while squinting his eyes further and shifting away from my hand. Lowers body and wraps tail around feet. Not too interested in treats at the moment â€“ may be too focused on me. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, body low and tense. Makes eye contact when spoken to. He stands up as the kennel door opens and tries to hide behind kuranda bed, body vertical as he places himself behind the leg of the bed. Skittish and nervous. He comes back down to eat a couple of treats offered, but then freezes and focuses on the room behind me as traffic and noise increases. Not ready for petting. May respond well to clicker training, will continue. Sprayed feliway.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Zorro tenses up and retreats to the back of the kennel with wide eyes, and his tail tucked under his body when approached.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Zorro lip licks and keeps his eyes hyper focused on the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Zorro shifts away to the other side of the double kennel.
Reaction to touch:
Zorro lip licks, his ears bend slightly and he starts breathing rapidly when the assessor extends his hand out. He flinches slightly when touched, lip licks and tolerates brief contact before shifting away.
Potential challenges comments:
Zorro 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 him 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
Zorro 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.
Suitability With Children:
04/21/18 Behavior: Adult Only
Passed For Rehoming:
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