Animal Profile


Lucky

Hello, my name is Lucky. My animal id is #60418. I am a desexed female gray tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 4 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 19-Apr-2019, with the surrender reason stated as other.

Reserved

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

Lucky was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving in the shelter environment and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. she would benefit placement as soon as possible given his stress level here. We are recommending placement on an adult only home with an experienced cat adopter. Lucky is otherwise healthy.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 7.625 lbs

19/04/2019

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1-4yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History: O/S Subjective: Cat is BARH Observed Behavior - at front of carrier, curious, comes out on own, more interested in exploring than focusing on people, allows handling with assistance of towel Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective T = NA P = 200 R = sniff BCS 4-5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Healthy adult dentition; Grade 0-1/4 dental dz PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female intact, no obvious spay scar or tattoo MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally normal Assessment: Apparently healthy Prognosis: Good-Excellent Plan: On DOH hold SURGERY: Okay for surgery

30/04/2019

History 4/19 intake, APH S/O: Scheduled for spay tomorrow. QAR at back of kennel, warms up and leans into hand. Allows petting of head and body, but ears flatten and swings head towards my hand with mouth open as if to bite when I attempt auscultation. Removed from kennel for remainder of exam and tense, but no further issues. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pink, CRT <2 H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, healthy hair coat, BCS 5/9 CNS: Mentation appropriate, no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Spay tomorrow SURGERY: Okay for surgery

14/05/2019

Progress Exam S: BARH. No csvd. Very nervous, backing away, hissing. Visual only performed Eyes: Grossly appropriate OU. Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic, lungs clear. U/G: FS. No discharge. Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9 Integument: Otherwise unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Full neurologic exam not performed. Assessment: apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan: continue to monitor

1/05/2019

Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Behavior during intake: Lucky allowed to be placed in a cat den and being picked up and held. Lucky attempted to flee multiple times and took treats from counselor.

Date of Intake: 4/19/2019

Spay/Neuter status: No

Is this cat having litter box issues?: No

Basic Information:: Lucky is an approx 2 year old grey tabby and white female cat that was surrendered to BACC due to recent behavior concerns towards the child in the home. Owner has had Lucky for all over life and has never been to the vet.

Previously lived with:: 2 adults 1 child 1 cat

How is this cat around strangers?: Lucky is shy for a few minutes but will then be friendly and outgoing.

How is this cat around children?: Lucky has lived with an 8 year old child and was described as usually tolerant and relaxed around the child until recently where Lucky became aggressive and scratched the child.

How is this cat around other cats?: Lucky lived with a 12 year old female cat and was described as relaxed and tolerant of her.

How is this cat around dogs?: Lucky has not lived with dogs, it is unknown how she would behave.

Behavior Notes: Lucky will scratch the furniture and meow and cry during the car ride. Lucky is afraid of being given a bath or having her nails trimmed. Lucky enjoys having her coat brushed or being picked up and held. Lucky will struggle when being placed in a carrier and is not bothered when her sleep is interrupted.

Bite history:: Lucky has no bite history.

Energy level/descriptors:: medium

For a New Family to Know: Lucky was described as mellow, friendly, and playful. Lucky will rarely seek attention but be in the same room as someone when they are home. Lucky will play with balls and strings and has been kept indoors only. Lucky will sleep in her cat tree or anywhere in the home. Lucky has been fed both wet and dry food 3 times a day. Lucky is litter box trained with an uncovered box and clumping litter. Lucky will scratch on the furniture.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 2 adults 1 child 1 cat Behavior towards strangers: Lucky is shy for a few minutes but will then be friendly and outgoing. Behavior towards children: Lucky has lived with an 8 year old child and was described as usually tolerant and relaxed around the child until recently where Lucky became aggressive and scratched the child. Behavior towards cats: Lucky lived with a 12 year old female cat and was described as relaxed and tolerant of her. Behavior towards dogs: Lucky has not lived with dogs, it is unknown how she would behave. Bite or scratch history: Lucky scratched child in previous owner’s home, see bite report for further details. Litterbox training: Yes Energy level, descriptors: medium Other notes: Lucky was described as mellow, friendly, and playful. Lucky will rarely seek attention but be in the same room as someone when they are home. Lucky will play with balls and strings and has been kept indoors only. Lucky will sleep in her cat tree or anywhere in the home. Lucky has been fed both wet and dry food 3 times a day. Lucky is litter box trained with an uncovered box and clumping litter. Lucky will scratch on the furniture.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 04/19/19 Observed Behavior - at front of carrier, curious, comes out on own, more interested in exploring than focusing on people, allows handling with assistance of towel

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 04/21/19 Crouched in front of kennel, eyes alert and face tense. Squints eyes when I reach towards her with the scratcher, then tolerates petting briefly before hissing and batting the bear-claw away, ears flat and eyes continuing to squint shut. Eats all treats offered after I’ve walked away from her kennel. Unsure – needs more time to adjust. 05/14/19 Lying in front of kennel, ears forward and body relaxed. Raises head when spoken to and makes eye contact with soft eyes, then stretches towards the assessor. Allows petting along head and body while leaning in and rolling over onto her side. She stands up with continued petting and steps forward, tail raised and quivering. Allows all petting for duration of today's session. Tensed up and backed away when pick up was attempted. Doing well!

Cage Condition:: Cage is neat

Reaction to assessor:: Lucky is crouched in the back of her kennel as the assessor approaches, body low and tense. Her gaze is fixed on the assessor.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Lucky steps forward with a low body when spoken to, then looks around the room.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Lucky lowers her body further as the cage door opens.

Reaction to touch:: Lucky tolerates petting along her head and body with the assessor's hand while squinting her eyes and tilting her ears. She lowers her body, then raises her rear quickly each time the assessor's hand passes along her back. She becomes uncomfortable after a few more moments and hisses, then turns to swat at the assessor's hands, ears now flattened completely.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Curious,Timid

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Other

Potential challenges comments:: While Lucky is social and affectionate in a home environment, we are seeing behavior in the shelter that is not noted on their profile. She has shown signs of petting induced aggression while interacting with the assessor and does not currently allow petting or handling. We cannot be sure that this cat will respond the same way in a home environment, but we believe the behavior seen is exhibited due to being in a high stressful environment. We are basing the determination primarily on the owner profile, but we advise that adopters are aware of the behavior and that she may need to warm up to her new home and family at her own pace.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Lucky tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She has been showing signs of petting induced aggression while here in our care center, and may need time to warm up to her 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.