BILLY – 24700
Safe - 4-14-2018 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
SAFE 4/14/18 Billy is a high energy boy that came to ACC after being found in the lobby of an apartment building. Billy was very nervous when he first came in but has really come around with the help of our feline enrichment staff! He is still a little wary and would be best in a home with no small children, but he loves to play and is looking forward to endlessly entertaining his future owners!
Handsome boy Billy has a heart murmur but doesn’t let it slow him down! Meet him today @MACC. BILLY is a young neutered boy who was brought to the shelter. He has a heart murmur and should have a follow up visit with the vet.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10456
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 1 year
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 10 lbs
Vet Notes: 4:23 PM
Behavior department requested additional doses of gabapentin to help adjust to shelter environment
-gabapentin 200 mg/ml:0.3 ml PO BID x 3 days, reassess by behavior to determine whether to continue longer
Vet Notes: 11:34 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Stray
Observed Behavior – allowed for full PE
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = 200
R = wnl
BCS = 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: teeth in good cond
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, Grade 4/6 Heart murmur Left Side Systolic with no signs of clinical disease, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Grade 4/6 Heart murmur Left Side Systolic with no signs of clinical disease
Otherwise suspected Healthy
Plan: Compete intake tx
Recommend follow up with referral veterinarian for ruling out any clinical disease as a result of the heart murmur
L V T Notes: 6:01 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, placed
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: allows all handling but tense and low, soft hiss when approached, after exam became fractious when going back in carrier (used den instead)
Sex: neutered male
Estimated Age: appx 1-2y
Subjective: seemingly healthy animal
Oral Exam: minimal staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy
Plan: DVM intake
Billy was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
4/8/18 Observed Behavior – allowed for full PE
Resting next to den, a little tense, wide-eyed. Became alert when cage cover lifted, started hissing and grumbling, would not make eye contact. Very slowly ate a few treats within reach, then sat up and hunched back when door opened, hissing. Flinched away from touch, then started eating more treats.
Resting next to den, alert, wide-eyed. Started hissing and grumbling on approach, making eye contact today. Sat up and shifted back when door opened, raised paw as if to swat, then slowly leaned forward and sniffed assess-a-hand. Ate treats after door closed.
Sitting at front on approach, alert, eyes wide and dilated. Seemed unsure, but curious. Some hissing on approach, then started meowing and waving through the bars. Played very energetically when given mouse toy. On second visit, came to the front on approach, still alert and grumbling, started waving through the bars and patting assess-a-hand lightly but with claws slightly out. Started walking back and forth between kennels when door opened, seemed very unsure. Shifted away from touch, repeatedly lifted paw, eventually swatted assess-a-hand.
At the front on approach, sitting up, eyes wide and dilated, seemed alert, curious. Started grumbling, whining, and reaching through the bars on approach. Backed up when door opened, then moved to other kennel. Reached back through portal and patted assess-a-hand without claws. Continued to move around cage to avoid touch. Played rambunctiously when give new toys.
Reaction to assessor:
Billy remains neutral, sitting upright by the front during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Billy seems curious, looking around with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Billy slowly increases distance, eras erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Billy is hesitant with the interaction. He sniffs the hand with a slow approach then increases distance, but engages when the hand remains still. He then accepts the touch and head rubs, but seems to be conflicted. He began to randomly hiss, growl, and raises paw at the assessor’s hand. When attempting to pet again he gently paws the hand and retreats away.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Billy tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Cats 2018-04