TO BE KILLED 4/4/19
Hello, my name is Hazel. My animal id is #58304. I am a desexed female torbie cat at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 27-Mar-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - no pets allowed.
Hazel is at risk, new hope only determination, for behavioral reasons. Hazel has displayed distance increasing behaviors at the care center and has allowed for only minimal handling. Hazel would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Hazel seems healthy.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 10.3 lbs
L V T Notes
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative,could not place
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: arrived in den on transport, hissing and swatting when approached, spits when attempting to net so left in den to relax, visual exam only
Sex: spayed female
Estimated Age: reported 5y
Subjective: surrendered, no history, seemingly healthy
Ears: seemingly clean
Oral Exam: mild staining
Heart: could not auscultate
Lungs: could not auscultate
Abdomen: could not palpate
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy
Plan: DVM Intake, CT and MC when calm
Per Dr. 1379:
Sedated with Butorphanol 10 mg/ml 0.1 mls IM, Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml 0.1 mls IM, and Ketamine 100 mg/ml 0.2 mls IM @ 11:49AM
Completed remaining LVT intake tasks
Reversed with Antisedan 5 mg/ml 0.05 mls IM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 5 months
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Owner surrender.
Observed Behavior -Hissing and growling. We had to sedate her for exam.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -No
Evidence of Trauma seen -No
P =140 under sedation
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: 1/4 tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no c/s
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: F/S, she has a green linear tattoo
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Clean externally
Assessment: Apparently healthy
-Sedated for exam: torb 0.1 mL IM, dexmedetomidine 0.1 mL IM, ketamine 0.2 mL IM
-1/2 dose Antisedan for reversal
-No tx needed at this time
Adding Gabapentin 200mg/mL: 0.47mL PO BID indefinitely for behavior
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
Upon intake, Hazel had a loose body inside of her carrier. Hazel would lift up her rear as I pet her and allowed me to collar her. Hazel remained loose bodied as I picked up her and placed her on the table. Hazel retreated and hissed when I pet her again and hissed when I picked her up and placed her into her kennel.
Date of Intake: 3/27/2019
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Is this cat having litter box issues?: No
Basic Information:: Hazel is approximately a 5 year old spayed brown tabby and white domestic short haired cat. Hazel lived with previous owner for 5 years. Hazel was surrendered because her owner was moving into a no pets apartment.
Previously lived with:: Hazel previously lived with three adults, one child and one cat.
How is this cat around strangers?: Hazel is fearful of strangers. Hazel will hiss at strangers who approach and she will keep her distance from them.
How is this cat around children?: Hazel previously lived with a 13 year old child. Hazel will retreat when the child would approach to pet her.
How is this cat around other cats?: Hazel previously lived with a 2 year old female cat. They lived together for two years. Hazel was described as being tolerant of the other cat and was more independent. Hazel would sometimes sleep next to the other cat.
How is this cat around dogs?: Hazel has never interacted with dogs.
Behavior Notes: Hazel has never been bathed. Hazel will hiss and retreat when you try to trim her nails or brush her coat. Hazel will hiss and retreat when being picked up and held.
Bite history:: Hazel has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors:: Hazel has a medium energy level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: Hazel has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Hazel is a mellow, independent and fearful cat. When at home, Hazel likes to lay where there is warmth. Hazel was kept indoors only and sometimes slept on her owner's bed. Hazel was free-fed Deli cat dry food. Hazel is litter box trained and used a hooded litter box. Hazel had a scratching post made out of rope. Hazel did scratch on leather furniture.
KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors
Previously lived with: Hazel previously lived with three adults, one child and one cat.
Behavior toward strangers: Hazel is fearful of strangers. Hazel will hiss at strangers who approach and she will keep her distance from them.
Behavior toward children: Hazel previously lived with a 13 year old child. Hazel will retreat when the child would approach to pet her.
Behavior toward cats: Hazel previously lived with a 2 year old female cat. They lived together for two years. Hazel was described as being tolerant of the other cat and was more independent. Hazel would sometimes sleep next to the other cat.
Behavior toward dogs: Hazel has never interacted with dogs.
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Hazel is litter box trained and used a hooded litter box
Other notes: Hazel is a mellow, independent and fearful cat. When at home, Hazel likes to lay where there is warmth. Hazel was kept indoors only and sometimes slept on her owner's bed. Hazel was free-fed Deli cat dry food Hazel will hiss and retreat when you try to trim her nails or brush her coat. Hazel will hiss and retreat when being picked up and held. Hazel had a scratching post made out of rope. Hazel did not scratch on leather furniture.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 3/28/19
Observed Behavior -Hissing and growling. We had to sedate her for exam.
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 4/1/19
In back of kennel. Hissing repeatedly upon seeing me. Offered treats. Later hissed when hearing me pass by.
Crouched over by the front of the kennel, focused on movement in the room. Hisses once making eye contact with assessor and starts to growl. Leans forward to sniff hand, but quickly shifts away and hisses when petting is attempted. No interest in treats offered.
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Hazel was in the litter box and looked at the assessor with dilated pupils.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Hazel was in the litter box with tail around her paws and and hissed her pupils remained dilated.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Hazel hissed when the door was open.
Reaction to touch:: Hazel's body went into a crouched position her pupils became more dilated and she started to growl as her ears became flat while the assess-a-hand came close to her and she swiped at the hand.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: : Bold,Shy
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Hazel has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior. 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/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: : New hope only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Hazel is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. She has tried to swat and is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
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