Animal Profile


Kitty

Hello, my name is Kitty. My animal id is #61924. I am a desexed male ticked tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 2 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 04-May-2019.

Reserved

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

Kitty was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Kitty has a bite history and was released for rescue by DOH. Kitty is also not acclimating to the care center and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. We are recommending placement with an experienced rescue partner at this time. Kitty is otherwise healthy.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 9.1 lbs

5/05/2019

[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:1 yr Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : surrendered because owner is on bedrest Subjective: Observed Behavior - mildly tense but does not struggle during exam, no hissing or swatting Evidence of Cruelty seen - Evidence of Trauma seen - Objective T = P = WNL R = WNL BCS 2.5/5 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pink, clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment: Apparently healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan: SURGERY: NA

8/05/2019

Per feline behavior, start gabapentin 20mg/kg PO BID for shelter anxiety

14/05/2019

Progress exam History: 5/5/19: Owner surrender, apparently healthy 5/8: Started gabapentin for shelter anxiety Today, 5/14: URI signs noted on rounds Subjective: BAR, no coughing/vomiting/diarrhea. Sneezed several times during exam Objective: Cageside exam performed. Eyes: Clear bilaterally, no discharge Nasal Cavity: Mild serous nasal discharge Lungs: Eupneic Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. Integument: Unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Assessment: -Mild URI Prognosis: Good Plan: -Start doxycycline 10 mg/kg PO q24h x 10d -Move to isolation -Continue gabapentin 20 mg/kg PO q12h indefinitely

17/05/2019

DISPENSED 0.8 ML DOXYCYCLINE SID X 7 DAYS TO NH...1621

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Behavior during intake: Kitty had a tense and low body, his eyes were dilated, and he was lip licking. Kitty allowed to be scanned, collared, and picked up and placed in the carrier. Kitty began to hiss when placed in the carrier.

Date of Intake: 5/4/2019

Spay/Neuter status: Yes

Basic Information:: Kitty is an approx 1 year old ticked tabby and white male cat that was brought into BACC as a stray.

How is this cat around strangers?: Kitty is shy around strangers.

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.

Bite history:: Unknown information.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Kitty was brought into our care center as a stray so we have no previous history available.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 05/05/19 Observed Behavior - mildly tense but does not struggle during exam, no hissing or swatting

Cage Condition:: Cage is neat

Reaction to assessor:: Kitty is lying in her litterbox, body and face tense. His gaze is focused on the assessor.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Kitty makes and maintains eye contact when spoken to.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Kitty lowers her body further into his litterbox as the cage door opens, then growls and hisses.

Reaction to touch:: Kitty tolerates slow and gentle petting with the scratcher while whipping his head back and raising his paw in warning.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Independent

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful

Potential challenges comments:: Kitty 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 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.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

RECOMMENDATIONS:: None

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Kitty 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.