ALOE – A1083034
Safe - 8-2-2016 Manhattan
**SAFE 08/02/16** SWEET KITTEN WITH PELVIC FRACTURE! Meet ALOE, a loving 5-month-old kitten whose ACC notes show him as being LOVING and ATTENTION-SEEKING, even despite the pain of a probable pelvic fracture—how awesome is that?! The ACC have deemed him to be an “excellent rescue candidate” but did they get him placed with one of their New Hope rescue partners? Of course not! So, they are taking their usual route of just scheduling him to be killed tomorrow, and maybe, just maybe, someone will see him on an Urgent PODR thread and decide to save him. That way, the ACC doesn’t have to do ANY WORK AT ALL, but they can count him as a “live release” toward their statistics that inch them closer and closer to no-kill status. It’s a TRAVESTY that a shelter system who kills as many animals as they do, are actually zeroing in on that result, and it’s a TRAVESTY that they talk about how great they are doing when they are STILL KILLING ADOPTABLE KITTENS LIKE ALOE, EVERY SINGLE DAY. This guy can be adopted outright by someone who is able to get him the vet care he needs, OR he can be fostered through a NEW HOPE rescue group. With that arrangement, the rescue foots the vet bills and the foster just concentrates on loving Aloe. Please advocate extensively for this tuxie beauty tonight, and if YOU can foster/adopt him, message [email protected] with any questions.
My name is ALOE. My Animal ID # is A1083034. – P
I am a male black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/28/2016 from NY 10451, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/31/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 4.4 LBS.
Urine seen, but no feces found.
07/28/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
No Web Memo
No Behavior Summary
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/28/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
can negative QARH Young kitten Possible pelvic facture o HBC or high rise fall, can’t bear hind quarter Male Ear mites and lea comb negative Nosf
07/31/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Pt BARH – very friendly, solicits belly rubs during exam. Appears very comfortable Good appetite No v/d/s/c Urine noted in litter box, reportedly urinated/defecated on own overnight as well EENT clear/clean MM pk/moist H/L auscult WNL Motor in hind limbs but does not fully bear weight – attempts with with minimal success for a few seconds. Withdrawl present. Does not tolerate manipulation/examination of hips – mild swelling (improved). Tail/anal tone normal Abd snp/nmp. Bladder med/soft. A: Suspect pelvic/coxofemoral fractures – ambulation improving; urinating/defecating on own Otherwise healthy P: Sedated radiographs today, pending Continue pain management – extend buprenorphine today. Decrease dose to 0.12 ml (0.5 mg/ml) BID. Continue to monitor urination/defecation – appears to be able to do on own. Strongly reco NH placement ASAP! Ideally surgical repair of injuries to regain hind limb function – reco surgical consult for options. Pending radiographs, possibility that strict crate rest for 6-8 weeks will allow healing of fracture(s) – consider experienced foster for this option. Currently pain is being well managed, pt is very comfortable and friendly – excellent rescue candidate!
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