CHEW CHEW – A1101965
Safe - 1-26-2017 Brooklyn
CHEW CHEW – A1101965
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,6 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/22/2017, From NY 11233, DueOut Date 01/25/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary BARH – nervous but allowed all handling Scan negative EENT: clean/clear H/L auscult WNL Abd: generous abd padding; no overt abnormalities Amb x4; Very large frame with excess weight BCS 7-8/9 Mild flaking throughout dorsum; No ectos A: 5-6 yo MN DSH Overweight Otherwise healthy P: Medically available Reco gradual weight loss Prognosis excellent
Surrender came into Bacc to bring in his granmother’s cat Chew Chew A1101965. He stated that his grandmother was sick and abandoned the cat in her apartment and moved to Florida without informing the family. His mother informed him the cat was in the apartment and to go pick up Chew Chew. He went to the apartment and brought Chew Chew into Bacc.
Chew Chew is a 6 year old Male Domestic SH, he was brought in after his owner moved out of state and left Chew Chew in the apartment. He has no known injures or health issues, and has not been to the vet recently.
Around strangers Chew Chew is friendly but he is shy at first and after a few minutes he becomes uninterested and lies down in his bed. Chew Chew has spent sometime with a 2 year old child, around the child he was tolerant to soft petting however, he doesn’t engage in play. Chew Chew has not been around any other cats or animals.
During car rides Chew Chew usually meows and cries. When an individual tries picking up or holding Chew Chew he isn’t bothered. When someone puts him into the carrier he is slightly timid and will struggle to go in but once in the carrier he relaxes.
Chew Chew was described as Friendly, Affectionate, Mellow, and his activity level is medium. While in the family’s home Chew Chew likes to stay in his bed and play with wand toys, stuffed toys, and catnips toys. He is kept mostly indoors, and eats dry food. Chew Chew is litter-box trained and has a hooded litter box. Chew Chew has a carpet scratching post and likes to scratch vertically.
Obviously a housecat, despite being a “stray” intake. Huge cat, really impressive; get to fully appreciate his magnitude when he pulls himself up: fat but big-framed, massive head. When I first entered the room and approached the cage he had wide-eyes and began hissing, clearly uncomfortable and upset with his circumstances. But, he eventually relaxed some, though remained nervous and unsure and not ready for a lot of interaction. Not showing much interest in food yet. Needs time to adjust. Had torn up some of the liner paper is his kennel overnight, so I added a scratcher and provided a couple of catnip-infused plush toys. He didn’t seem ready for much petting or handling, so I paused after he sniffed my extended fingers and spent some time speaking softly to him and slow blinking; will go slowly with him and let him acclimate. Sprayed a little Feliway.
Fascinating cat, impressive bearing. Was clearly quite active overnight, one side of his double cat is a real mess. He seems to get anxious when other cats in the room vocalize stress, will himself then hiss a bit. While cleaning one side of his cage he was rolling around playfully on the other. When I finished setting up his cage and opened the other door, he came right to the front, social and friendly, sitting upright, allowed head and neck rubs, showed a lot of interest in his surroundings. Can’t really attempt a pick up at this time as this 21lbs of nervous awesomeness was put in a top cage. He’s a social housecat that seems to be bit fussy when he doesn’t get his way. Will continue to give extra attention.
BARH – nervous but allowed all handling
H/L auscult WNL
Abd: generous abd padding; no overt abnormalities
Amb x4; Very large frame with excess weight
Mild flaking throughout dorsum; No ectos
A: 5-6 yo MN DSH
P: Medically available
Reco gradual weight loss
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