ARMANDO – A1105703
Safe - 3-18-2017 Manhattan
***SAFE 03/18/17*** ARMANDO IS A HANDSOME BIG BOY OF 17+ LBS WHO IS SHY AND LANDED AT THE ACC WHEN HIS OWNER WAS HOSPITALIZED – HE IS PERFECTLY HEALTHY AND NEUTERED AND HOPING SOMEONE WILL SAVE HIS LIFE TONIGHT!!
My name is ARMANDO. My Animal ID # is A1105703. – P
I am a neutered male brn tabby and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/08/2017 from NY 10037, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER HOSP.
03/14/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Armando A1105703 was placed At Risk for behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/11/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 17.5 LBS.
No Final Exam
03/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/08/17 17:46 basic information Armando is a mid age brown tabby cat. Owner is surrendering due to them being sick and unable to care for the cat. There are no injuries or health concerns. Armando has never been to the vet. OWner has had him since a kitten. Socialization around strangers, he is shy for a few minutes and hides away. He has not been around any children, other cats, or dogs. He has scratched a family member before but did not break skin. Armando was trying to leave the apartment, family member put his leg out to the cat and armando swatted at his leg. There is no bite history of another animal. behavior Owner stated armandos behavior issues is hiding in fear and reactive towards people in his personal space. When in the car, he meows constantly. There are no litterbox accidents. Owner has never tried bathing or trimming of nails. He isnt bothered brushing of coat. He struggles when being picked up or placing in carrier. he has tried to swat when being picked up. For the new family to know Owner described him as being shy by hiding away from people when they come over, fearful when being picked up, and talkative. He has a medium activity level. When owner is home, he follows you around. He has not played with toys before. He has been kept mostly indoors. he was allowed to sleep anywhere and ate both dry and wet food. He eats Kibbles and bit and friskies 1/2 a can day and night. He used a uncovered litterbox with clay litter. He never scratched on anything in the house and never had a scratcing post.
No Web Memo
03/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Name and Armando #:1105703 Date: 3/10/2017 KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 1 Adult Behavior toward strangers: shy Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Y MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Observed Behavior – hissing in carrier but easy to handle EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Did not come forward Reaction when softly spoken to: Did not come to front but remained calm Reaction to cage door opening: Remained motionless and did not respond Reaction to touch: Backed away from assess-a-hand and began hissing Reaction to being picked up: Will not permit ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Fearful Armando has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. 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 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. – Uncomfortable with pick up Armando did not appear to like being picked up during his behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend any future home with children be counseled in respecting the cat’s space and for the family to use care when picking him up, especially while he is still adjusting to his new home. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Experienced cat parent Armando tolerates some attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He struggles when being picked up or placing in carrier. His owner surrender states that he has tried to swat when being picked up. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
03/08/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective likely younger than 7. changed age t 4 Observed Behavior – hissing in carrier but easy to handle Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: chipped canine, moderate tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 2 testis MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment healthy Plan: neuter
03/08/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
03/10/17 17:21 based on record review and no signs of URI on cage exam, ok for sx. 3/8 DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective likely younger than 7. changed age t 4 Observed Behavior – hissing in carrier but easy to handle Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: chipped canine, moderate tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 2 testis MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment healthy Plan: neuter
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