CHACKY – 26620
Safe - 5-15-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 5/15/18 CHACKY HAS 2 VIDEOS! A staff member writes, “Chacky embodies the “If I fits, I sits” mentality. If there’s a box nearby, chances are he’s already found it and made it his own. This sweet boy would love to be adopted into a furever home full of cuddly cubbies and snuggley nooks. Are you a good match for this king of comfy cardboard containers?”
CHACKY was brought to the shelter as a stray. He was left behind in building by previous owner. Please help CHACKY today.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10458
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: —
Age: 3 years
Weight: — lbs
Vet Notes: 1:14 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:3 years
Microchip noted on Intake?neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History :left behind in building by previous owner
Observed Behavior -will flee! shy but docile and allows handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, AU-dark granular discharge, very pruritic; no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mild tartar/staining
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: eupnic, clear lung sounds, no murmurs/arrhythmias
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male intact
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
-ivermectin 0.15 ml administered SQ on intake, repeat in 2 weeks
-gabapentin 200 mg/ml:0.3 ml PO BID x 3 days
Okay for surgery
Chacky was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
shy but docile and allows handling
Accidentally locked in den. Resting towards back, tense, eyes not dilated but alert. Intermittent quiet growling. Came to front of den when door opened, tried to sniff hand, still grumbling. Poked nose out side window when den opened, sniffed treats, didnâ€™t eat. Hissed, grumbled, leaned away from attempted touch. Left alone for now.
Moved to new cage. In den on approach, eyes dilated, head poking out to eat wet food. Looked up when spoken to, slowly pulled head inside when door opened, then tried to sniff treats through den holes. Lay in den, leaned away from touch, no vocalizing today.
In den, peeking through holes, eyes dilated. Stayed in den when door opened, tried to sniff through holes. Briefly poked nose out side window when offered treats, didn’t eat. Shifted in place when den rotated, then sat calmly, leaned into pets! Came slowly out of den after door closed, looked around, wide-eyed, then went back inside. Later, out of den entirely, resting in middle of cage! Still a bit wide-eyed, but overall much softer posture.
Curled up in den, eyes dilated, face almost out of sight. Lay in place when door opened, started to warm up when touched. Shifted around face front of den, then had-butted, leaned into pets, started to roll over. Hissed once when pet while trying to eat treats. Could not coax out of den. Closed eyes and appeared to doze off after door closed.
Huge improvement! Resting in den, eyes a little dilated, soft posture. Lay in place when door opened, sniffed hand, came out of den with no coaxing at all! Leaned and arched into pets, lots of looking around, seemed very curious about room activity. Stayed at the front for a while after door closed, looking around, then went back into den and lay down. Later, poked head out of den on approach, came right out when spoken to. Came to front, sniffed hand, rubbed against the bars!
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Chacky rests in his cat den and looks at the assessor with dilated eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Chacky continues to look at the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Chacky pokes his head out of the den and looks around.
Reaction to touch:
Chacky leans into the stroke, remains a little wary of his surroundings.
Potential challenges comments:
Chacky 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Chacky tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter
We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
A staff member writes, “Chacky embodies the “If I fits, I sits” mentality. If there’s a box nearby, chances are he’s already found it and made it his own. This sweet boy would love to be adopted into a furever home full of cuddly cubbies and snuggley nooks. Are you a good match for this king of comfy cardboard containers?”
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