Animal Profile


Whitney

Hello, my name is Whitney. My animal id is #54215. I am a desexed female brown tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 12 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 05-Feb-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - no pets allowed.

Reserved

Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Whitney was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving in the shelter and is displaying fearful/distant behavior. we are recommending Whitney to go Home with an experienced cat owner at this time based on his behavior. Whitney was diagnosed with a Heart Murmur, Dental Disease, and Cataracts.

Let's get to know each other a bit more...

A volunteer writes: In her previous home, Whitney was outgoing, affectionate, and enjoyed following her humans from room to room. But since she's been at the Care Center, this lovely lady has been down in the dumps, preferring to hang back, allowing all petting but hiding away. It's hard not to blame her for feeling blue. The cat adoption room can be a challenging place to get used to, and Whitney undoubtedly misses the comforts of her old home, where she was known to sleep wherever she wanted and had her litter mate to play with. If you've ever found yourself in a new place feeling out of sorts, then you know what she's feeling, and you know how hard it can be to come out of your shell. Consider bringing this well-behaved, quiet, mellow beauty into your home, where she can take her time adjusting and blossom into the friendly, people-loving lady she really is.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 11.125 lbs

6/02/2019

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 12 years according to o Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : o/s Subjective: BARH. No csvd Observed Behavior -friendly, allowed all handling. Did not like excessive restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS = 6/9 EENT: OD wnl, OS is slightly smaller with a lens opacity ventrally, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate dental staining, no oral lesions PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, Grade 3/6 HM, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FS (scar noted when ventrum shaved), no MGTs, no vulvar d/c MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment Grade 3/6 HM OS has cataract and is smaller than OD-does not appear to be bothering her at this time Dental disease Prognosis: Good to fair Plan: Rec echocardiogram and BW with placement +/- dental SURGERY: spayed

7/02/2019

Progress exam History: Intake 2/6-HM, OS cataract with smaller eye, dental disease Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Discussed with behavior team and recommended gabapentin due to shelter anxiety. Objective : EENT: Eyes clear with cataract and smaller eye OS, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 Assessment Grade 3/6 HM OS has cataract and is smaller than OD-does not appear to be bothering her at this time Dental disease Plan: CTM while at BACC on daily VS and behavior rounds Start gabapentin 100mg PO BID Rec echocardiogram and BW with placement +/- dental Prognosis: Good to fair

13/02/2019

Progress Exam History : At intake, diagnosed with heart murmur, cataract/microophthalmia OS, dental disease. S: BARH, approaches front of kennel, presses body against kennel doors, leans into petting. O: EENT: Eyes - OS cataract/microphthalmia, no nasal or ocular discharge noted H/L: Reported heart murmur. No coughing/sneezing, eupneic, normal respiratory rate/effort ABD: No obvious distention MSI: Ambulatory x 4, healthy hair coat, BCS 6/9 CNS: Mentation appropriate, no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Heart murmur Abnormal OS with cataract Dental disease Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Recommend cardio consult, bloodwork with placement

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

Whitney walked right out of the carrier, she attempted to jump off the table but allowed counselor to stop her. She allowed counselor to collar her, Whitney would rub her body on counselors hand. When placed in the kennel she hisses and looks at the counselor

Date of Intake: 2/5/2019

Basic Information:: Whitney is an approximately 12 year old spayed female. She is a domestic short hair. Her previous owner had her for about 12 years, she is in our care as her previous owner had to move into a no pets building.

Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 1 cat

How is this cat around strangers?: Whitney is described as a friendly and outgoing gal, she loves to be petted.

How is this cat around children?: Behavior around children is unknown

How is this cat around other cats?: Whitney previously lived with a 12 year old spayed female. Around her she was relaxed and affectionate and could be found sleeping with her.

How is this cat around dogs?: Behavior around dogs is unknown

Behavior Notes: Whitney will struggle and hiss going into the carrier. In the car she will meow during the whole ride. Her previous owner has never attempted to bathe her or trim her nails, so behavior is unknown. she does enjoy having her coat brushed and isn't bothered by being picked up.

Bite history:: Whitney has not bitten or scratched previous family

Energy level/descriptors:: medium, affectionate, playful

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: there are no known behavior concerns noted at the time of intake

For a New Family to Know: Whitney is described as a friendly, affectionate and playful gal. In the home she will follow you around or be in the same room as you. She isn't really interested by toys. She could be found sleeping anywhere she can with her litter mate. She was fed a meow mix dry diet. She used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. She used a scratching post made of carpet

KNOWN HISTORY:: Whitney Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 cat Behavior toward strangers: Whitney is described as a friendly and outgoing gal, she loves to be petted. Behavior toward children: Behavior around children is unknown Behavior toward cats: Whitney previously lived with a 12 year old spayed female. Around her she was relaxed and affectionate and could be found sleeping with her. Behavior toward dogs: Behavior around dogs is unknown Bite or Scratch history: Whitney has not bitten or scratched previous family Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: medium, affectionate, playful Other notes: Whitney is described as a friendly, affectionate and playful gal. In the home she will follow you around or be in the same room as you. She isn't really interested by toys. She could be found sleeping anywhere she can with her litter mate. She was fed a meow mix dry diet. She used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. She used a scratching post made of carpet

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 02/06/19 Observed Behavior -friendly, allowed all handling. Did not like excessive restraint

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 02/06/19 Crouched in back of kennel, body low and tense. Avoids eye contact when spoken to, then turns head towards portal as I open the kennel door. She tolerates petting along her head and body while remaining very still and looking around the room. Unsure - needs more time to adjust.  02/07/19 Laying in the center of her kennel with her face rested on her front paws when the assessor approaches her kennel. When spoken to she avoids eye contact. She hisses when the kennel door opens and when softly pet by the assessor but allows. Nervous. Still needs time to adjust. 02/09/19 Laying low and tense in her litter box when the assessor approaches Whitney's face is hidden in litter. When the kennel door opens she begins to grumble softly. When pet with the scratcher she pushes her face more in the litter box but after time shell lift her head and hiss. Nervous., Still needs time to adjust. Sprayed feliway and gave hiding spot. 02/10/19 Laying in her litter curled up when the assessor approaches. When spoken to she looks up, chirps and rubs on her litter box. When the kennel door opens she hisses. When approached with the scratcher she leans in, chirps and rolls. She allows the assessor to pet her with his hands and will come forward and chirp for attention. Did great today!

Cage Condition:: Cage is neat

Reaction to assessor:: Whitney is laying low and tense in her litter box when the assessor approaches.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Whitney makes eye contact with the assessor and tilts her ears when softly spoken to.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Whitney tucks her face in her litter box when the kennel doro opens and tenses up her body.

Reaction to touch:: Whitney allows all petting but continues to bury her face in her litter to try and hide. She is very tense when pet and eventually whipped her head back, hisses and hid her face again when pet.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Mellow

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Timid

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful

Potential challenges comments:: Whitney 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.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

RECOMMENDATIONS:: No young children

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Whitney tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents with no young children.