BIGBY – A1102649
Safe - 4-18-2017 Brooklyn
*** SAFE 04/18/17 *** RETURNED!! BIGBY WAS ADOPTED IN FEBRUARY AND IS NOW BACK AT THE ACC! A volunteer wrote: Bigby is a friendly guy with a beautiful tabby coat and an eager, inquisitive nature! When meeting a stranger, he came right to the front and was both curious about his surroundings, and adoring the attention. He has several healing wounds on his neck, but he didn’t appear bothered by them at all, and he readily accepted gentle cheek and head scratches. He only sat still enough for photos when he decided it was time to eat, but that was a small price to pay in order to spend quality time with a truly sweetheart cat!
My name is BIGBY. My Animal ID # is A1102649.
I am a neutered male white and gray tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/03/2017 from NY 11237, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
04/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1102649 Bigby is At Risk for behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/05/2017 Exam Type TREATMENT – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 15.0 LBS.
.75 ccs pyrantel given in food
04/03/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/03/17 20:06 Basic Info: Bigby is a 4 yr old neutered DSH. His previous owner had him for 3 months and surrendered him to the ACC due to the fact that Bigby bit her in the ear. As per the owner Bigby has no known medical problems. Socialization: Owner states that Bigby is outgoing and friendly, but may scratch or bit if he feels bothered. Bigby has never spent time around children, dogs or other cats. Owner stated that she is able to play with Bigby but at times he will become over stimulated and will scratch and bite. Behavior: Owner states that Bigby will bite and scratch people. Bigby will also scratch up the furniture. Owner states she purchased him a scathing post but he is not interested at all. Bigby has also chewed up wires that were in the previous owner’s home. Bigby is scared of the vacuum cleaner. Owner states that when riding in the car she was able to transport him loose and he sat in her lap. Bigby never has litter box accidents. Owner states that Bigby wasn’t bothered when she put him in the carrier. Bigby likes to be brushed and to be picked up and held. For a new family to know: Owner described Bigby as friendly, effectionate, and independent with a high activity level. Bigby’s favorite activities are playing with wand toys, ball, and string. Bigby likes to stay in the same room and close to his owner and has been kept mostly indoors. He likes to sleep on the couch. He eats both wet and dry food and his previous owner fed him science diet brand. Bigby is very much litter trained, prefers to use a covered litter box with clumping litter. Owner also states that Bigby will scratch the furniture and drapes. Admissions behavior: Bigby was very sweet, he allowed the counselor to handle, collar him and take his picture with no problems.
02/08/2017 WEB MEMO
04/09/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Outgoing and friendly, but may scratch or bit if he feels bothered. Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: Gets overstimulated and will bite/scratch Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and independent with a high activity level. Other notes: He was given a scratching post but he still scratches at the furniture. He’s relaxed, and sits on the owners lap when riding in a car. Bigby likes to be brushed and doesn’t mind being picked up/held. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Attention seeking in cage, started hissing, growling, swatting, trying to bite, EVALUATION: 04/05/17 He has a feral den in his kennel. It doesn’t seem like he’s using it. He was sitting up at the front then leaned forward to greet when I called his name. A little aloof. Eventually leans in for attention. Chirps then gives soft head butts. Although he’s soliciting attention his body felt tense. He would occasionally focus on my hand when pet along his back then lip lick. Interesting kitty, sprayed feliway and left some treats. 04/07/17 Social & friendly, comes forward to greet. Doesn’t seem to mind being pet all over. He was a tense when I picked him up then leaped back into the kennel shortly after. Loves treats. 04/08/17 Paces back & forth, rubbing his body against the kennel bars. Reaches out with paws (claws out) for attention. Leans in for attention, accepts petting and rubs all over. Tail quivers when rubbed. Started to vocalize when pet along his back for an extended period of time. Didn’t display any further reaction. Didn’t mind when held, body felt a little tense but he allowed it. Loves tuna & party mix treats. 04/09/17 Resting peacefully in his bed. He wakes up and comes forward to greet as soon as we make eye contact. Sweet guy, stretches then rubs his body up against the kennel door for attention. Tail sways when the kennel door opens, curious of surroundings. Steps onto my lap, and nudges my hand for attention. Allows petting/attention all over, relaxed body. It takes a lot do get him OS. Even when he was really excited he never tried to nip or scratch. Gives clears signs he’s getting aroused: tail starts to quiver, pilo erection, eyes dilate. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively VOCAL: Quiet
CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, Affectionate, Curious POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Overstimulation – Bigby is social and affectionate but appears to show signs of overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Bigby becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced, adult home only – Bigby solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to Bigby showing signs of overstimulation we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/04/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History ~4yrs, neutered. Scan positive 981020015840742 Subjective Observed Behavior – BARH. Attention seeking in cage, started hissing, growling, swatting, trying to bite, limited exam done in net Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Overweight Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
02/08/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating BEGINNER
02/08/17 Recheck wound on neck S/O: BARH. Eating well. EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: Normal thoracic auscultation INTEG: Wounds around neck and dorsal cervical region healing well, no scratching observed, ACO/enrichment reported not scratching MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Neutered A: Healing wounds around neck and between shoulder blades – R/O irritation/adverse reaction to flea product and self trauma P: No additional treatment indicated at this time. Convenia given on 2/6. Continue to monitor while at BACC Excellent prognosis
WAS SAFE 02/11/2017
Bigby – A1102649, 4 Years Old, Brown and White Tabby DSH, Male, 12.7 lbs, Stray 02/01/17
Recheck wound on neck
S/O: BARH. Eating well.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation
INTEG: Wounds around neck and dorsal cervical region healing well, no scratching observed, ACO/enrichment reported not scratching
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Healing wounds around neck and between shoulder blades – R/O irritation/adverse reaction to flea product and self trauma
P: No additional treatment indicated at this time. Convenia given on 2/6. Continue to monitor while at BACC
Microchip scan neg.
MI, approx. 4 years.
O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Social, a little wiggly, allows all handling.
ORAL: Slight gingivitis.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
H/L: Lungs clear, no m/a.
ABD/UG: Intact male, palpation WNL.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Apparently healthy.
P: OK for neuter.
KNOWN HISTORY: Unknown
Bigby was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Bigby was curious and sitting up at the front of the kennel looking out at his surroundings.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Bigby meows softly then reaches out gently with paws towards the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening: Bigby is eager to look around and explore.
Reaction to touch: Bigby is very curious and looks around scanning his environment. He leans in for attention when rubbed on his cheeks, allows petting all over and is very affectionate.
Reaction to being picked up: Bigby is calm, relaxed and allows all handling.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/02/17
Big ol’ boy, right at front of kennel, bright and alert, calm. Allows all petting and handling, easily picked up and held and walked around the room carrying him. No reaction to other cats while passing other cages, including one very vocal intact female. Social, easygoing cat.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Social, a little wiggly, allows all handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively
VOCAL: Somewhat Chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, Affectionate, People Oriented, Easy Going, Curious
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Beginner
Bigby interacts with the assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
This cat can go to a beginner home.
Big ol’ boy, right at front of kennel, bright and alert, calm. Looks like he has a minor abrasion on nose, maybe from rubbing against side of carrier? Has a round scab on neck behind left ear, collar area. Large frame, seems like he could beef up to fill out. Definitely ate overnight, good appetite, digs in to a fresh bowl of wet I offer; not interested in tuna. Intake note mentioned something about finder having seen blood in his urine, but nothing seen in urine in box this a.m. Allows all petting and handling, easily picked up and held and walked around the room carrying him. No reaction to other cats while passing other cages, including one very vocal intact female. Social, easygoing cat. May want to change name, as non-Spanish speakers may mistake this for a pejorative, especially these days. Looking forward to spending more time with this hoss. Initial med exam pending.
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