SARAFINA – A1057046
Safe 11-9-2015 Manhattan
***SAFE 11/09/15*** NEW HOPE RESCUE is needed for SARAFINA, who is terrified beyond imagining at the ACC. Her eyes are so wide open, a person might wonder if she has a medical condition. Sadly, no, she is JUST THAT SCARED. Sarafina needs a NEW HOPE rescue group to bundle her safely away from the shelter, and into the kind of cat-savvy home where she can catch her breath and learn to trust again. Please share her sad story, please pledge toward her care, and make sure SARAFINA finds the safety she needs with a New Hope rescue group tonight!
My name is SARAFINA. My Animal ID # is A1057046.
I am a female tortie domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 11/05/2015 from NY 11221, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/05/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 6.6 LBS.
pyrantel .6cc Flea tx activyl
11/05/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/05/15 17:12 Basic Information: Sarafina is a female domestic short hair cat that was found as a stray. Intake behavior: Sarafina was unable to be collared she was very apprehensive to touch by staff.
No Web Memo
11/08/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sarafina was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. Her finder kept her for two weeks, but cannot keep her. She was apprehensive to handling upon intake and became fractious during her initial medical exam. Reaction to assessor: Sarafina becomes stiff and alert upon approach. Reaction when softly spoken to: Sarafina starts to growl and seems wary of the environment. Reaction to cage door opening: Sarafina remains motionless. Reaction to touch: Sarafina sniffs the assessor’s hand and seems cautious. She does not allow touch; she hisses and swats at it. Behavior Determination: New Hope Only Sarafina is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, is extremely uncomfortable 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
11/05/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Limited exam due to aggression — will hiss, swat, bite, and charge Microchip: Negative Sex: Intact female Age 6 months Mentation: BARH Eyes: Clear Ears: Clear Nose: Clear Teeth: Slight dental staining If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL /APH Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None Behavior: RED — will bite, hiss, swat, and charge Medication: None NOSF
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