Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Emerson . My animal id is #71764. I am a desexed female black cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 8/6/2019.


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

Emerson is at risk for medical reasons. Emerson was diagnosed with suspected ringworm which is contagious to other animals as well as to people. Emerson will likely need further care and treatment. Behaviorally, she would do well in most homes.

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

Staff member writes: Hello there! I'm a shy but very sweet girl whose life has changed in the past few days. I love my friends here at the shelter but I could use a nice and comfy home. Can you help me out? - I would appreciate slow introductions to new people and places to help me feel safe. - I am a cat that is in need of a lap! I can't wait to be your new lap cat. - I love getting pets and - you guessed it - snuggles!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 7.2 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: +/- 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Multiple cat surrender Subjective: BAR Hydr wnl Observed Behavior - Cooperative, no growling, hissing striking Evidence of Cruelty seen - None observed Evidence of Trauma seen - see below Objective T = NE P = 196 R = wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, mild debris with pruritis no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mult incisors missing, remaining teeth pristine PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FS nsf-spay tattoo MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted dusty dry coat linear area of erythema and alopecia right of midline rostral face CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: r/o ring worm, bacterial, contact allergy r/o earmites +/-inf Prognosis: good Plan: Ringworm PCR Itraconazole 10 mg/ml 3 ml po sid x 3 weeks Ear clean Tresaderm 3 drops au bid x 21 days Vet check PCR results +/- discon itraconazole


Ringworm PCR: All NEGATIVE Discontinuing itraconazole since PCR is negative.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

KNOWN HISTORY:: Emerson was brought in without information on her behavior history in a home environment due to an eviction.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 8/9/19 Cooperative

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 8/07/19 Resting in litter box, but picks head up and blinks sleepily at assessor when door opens. Is a little hesitant of touch and shifts away at first, but accepts gentle strokes on body and starts to close eyes and put head down. Still seems unsure of me, but will eat treats offered.

Reaction to assessor:: Emerson was grooming and didn’t notice the assessor.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Emerson took notice of the assessor but continued grooming.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Emerson stopped grooming and watched the assessor.

Reaction to touch:: Emerson was quite hand shy around the head, but with back petting she raised her rear and her tail went high. In time she leaned in gently for cheek petting and became less hand shy.

Reaction to being picked up:: Emerson was fairly relaxed but tried to hold on to the towel with her claws. She relaxed once in the assessor’s arms.


VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Social,Calm,Sweet


Behavior Asilomar: H - Healthy

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Emerson interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.