AUSTIN – 10505
Urgent - Brooklyn
*NEEDS EMERGENCY VET CARE ASAP* Friendly Young Purrbaby Austin Swallowed String! @BACC. Austin was surrendered last night because he reportedly swallowed some sort of string foreign body 3 days ago. There was no vet at BACC at the time so no DVM intake was done with ACC, and he went straight to VERG South for overnight monitoring. He is stable at VERG for now but needs emergency care ASAP and might need surgery.
Austin 10505, 2 Years Old, Gray Tabby DSH, Neutered, 8 lbs 9.6 oz, Owner Surrender 10/22/17
Oct 22 – phone call with Dr. – Austin has a string lodged under his tongue and they are recommending surgery. I requested that they cut the string and re-evaluate in the morning while we tried to seek placement.
Oct 23 – Phone call with Dr. – Austin is bright and alert, no vomiting. Xrays from last night did indicate an obstructive pattern in some of the Small Intestine. A linear foreign body was visible. The cat is not painful and has a mild fever 103.5. They did a CBC and white blood cell count is normal. The plan for the day is supportive care while New Hope seeks placement. The xrays will be repeated in the afternoon.
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement. Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 10505
Animal Name: Austin
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Basic Information: Austin is a 2 year old neutered male that has no previous medical issues but came into the facility when he swallowed string. Owner has had him for 7 months but had to surrender due to not being able to afford vet care.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults
How is this cat around strangers? Around strangers, Austin is friendly and will head bunt and rub his head against the persons hand.
How is this cat around children? Owner did not have any children but had family members bring their 2 children ages 4 and 8 and stated that Austin was friendly and playful with both animals.
How is this cat around other cats? Owner did not have another cat in the home so behavior is unknown.
How is this cat around dogs? Owner had a small breed dog in the home (female) and stated that Austin would snuggle with her and play with her constantly.
Behavior Notes: Austin is not bothered when someone gives him a bath, trims his nails, brushes his coat, picks him up and holds him or disturbs him while he is sleeping. He is afraid of being put into a carrier and will try to run away.
Bite history: Austin does not have a bite history.
Energy level/descriptors: High
Medical Notes: Owner stated that Austin swallowed string and has been vomiting and lethargic since 10/21/17.
For a New Family to Know: Austin is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and quiet. He has a high activity level and likes to play with all types of toys in the home. when the owner was home, he liked to follow the owner around from room to room and sit on the owners lap. Austin was kept indoors only and is litter box trained. He used a hooded litter box with clumping litter. Owner had several scratching posts in the home made of rough rope, carpet and cardboard. He was fed both wet and dry food brand Science Diet.
Behavior Notes: Behavior during intake: Austin had a soft and relaxed body during intake. He was rubbing his head against the counselors hand the whole time and purring. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, collar and take a picture without any issues.
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