BERNARD – 21700
Safe - 3-8-2018 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
SAFE 3/8/18 Handsome 6 year old BERNARD was found in a hallway in a building. He may have been left behind by his owners. Bernard is already neutered, but a bit overweight. He needs a new home asap.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10029
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 6 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 22 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6y
Microchip noted on Intake?
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : stray, found 2 days ago in the hallway of building
Subjective: BAR. Friendly, well behaved during PE and med handling, no signs of aggression. Difficult to restrain laterally due to obesity, and this stressed pet out. Attempted blood draw from cephalic vein, but this also stressed pet out and he started open mouth breathing. Aborted blood draw. Pet calmed down and was fine.
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = wnl
R = 44 bpm
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mild gingivitis and dental calculus
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2. Lungs clear, increased inspiratory effort
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. Difficult to palp due to obesity
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. Dirty unkempt hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: normal externally
Assessment : 6yo MN DSH
ctm at macc until transfer/adoption
Recommend weight loss
Bernard was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
2/26/18 Subjective: Friendly, well behaved during PE and med handling, no signs of aggression. Difficult to restrain laterally due to obesity, and this stressed pet out.
Curled up on bedding facing back, eyes dilated. Lay in place when door opened, looked over shoulder, minor lip licking. Leaned slightly into pets, purred quietly. Seemed unsure of surroundings.
Sitting up at back of cubby, pressed against wall, seemed uncomfortable. Sat in place when door opened, started lip licking. Allowed pets, eyes started wandering, minor tail flicking. Showed no interest in treats.
Remains resting in place, looking around during the approach. Allows the touch and enjoys the petting along the body while purring.
Reaction to assessor:
Bernard remains neutral, resting in his cage cubby during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Bernard remains in place, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Eyes widen, looking around from the same position.
Reaction to touch:
Bernard loosens up after a few strokes and slowly closes eyes while purring in place.
Reaction to being picked up:
He squirms during the pickup and remains in place.
H – Healthy
Bernard interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
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