DIAMOND – 31210
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SAFE 7/1/18 Kitty boy Diamond is ready to be a girls best friend @MACC. Diamond is a 2.5 years old intact male domestic short haired cat. Diamond was surrendered to MACC for a number of reasons: he scratched the furniture and the owner’s children, he sprayed, and the owner had a new baby arriving shortly that his partner did not feel comfortable having the cat around.
31210 Diamond 2Y Male White/Grey Domestic Short Hair 8lbs
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
Vet Notes: 5:08 PM
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Medical Condition]
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with A HEART MURMUR and the staff veterinarians are issuing a permanent waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Vet Notes: 3:37 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: No
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Surrendered because of spraying
Subjective: BAR hydr wnl
Observed Behavior – Easy to examine
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None observed
Evidence of Trauma seen – None observed
T = 100.5
P = 220 -260
R = wnl
BCS 4/9 lean
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Upper r carnassial focal gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Tachycardia, 1-2/6 hm CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MI nsf
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: HM/tachycardia r/o stress, metabolic, hcm
Prognosis: good to guarded
Plan: re-ascultate heart tomorrow
Temporary waiver due to recheck for hm
Animal Behavior Saved At: 18-Jun-2018 11:0:14.000
Animal Name: Diamond
Age: 2 Years 6 Months (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 2 children
Behavior toward strangers: Diamond is shy at first with strangers, but will warm up and become friendly and outgoing before long. He will play exuberantly with adults.
Behavior toward children: Diamond has lived with children aged 9-10 years old. He tends to hide from these children and will not play with them.
Behavior toward cats: Diamond has not been around other cats.
Behavior toward dogs: Diamond has not been around dogs.
Bite or Scratch history: Diamond has scratched and drawn blood. Most recently (about 1 month ago), he scratched one of the owner’s children as they ran by the couch he was hiding under. He reached out and swiped their leg.
Litter box training: Hooded with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: High energy
Observed Behavior – Easy to examine
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Diamond crouches in his cubby and looks up at the assessor with dilated eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Diamond shifts slowly backwards.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Diamond remains crouched in place.
Reaction to touch:
Diamond leans slowly into the stroke and begins to lip lick.
Potential challenges comments:
Diamond’s previous owners report that he was spraying or urinating outside the litter box about twice a month. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
Diamond 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
No young children
Diamond interacts with the observer and appreciates attention, but he has a known history of being fearful around children. His behavior remains suitable for an experienced adopter, provided the adopter is aware of these behaviors and is able to comfortably manage them. Though we believe this cat is displaying behaviors appropriate for experienced cat parents, he may not be a great fit for young children. Any home with older children prepared to adopt this cat should conduct a thorough interaction and endeavor to monitor this cat around their children to prevent these behaviors from being reinforced.
Diamond tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home.
We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Animal ID: 31210
Animal Name: Diamond
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
For the past two years, Diamond has both sprayed and urinated normally outside of the litter box about twice a month. It is unclear what the origins of this problem are. Owner suspected it was a territorial behavior.
Diamond is a 2.5 years old intact male domestic short haired cat. Diamond was surrendered to MACC for a number of reasons: he scratched the furniture and the owner’s children, he sprayed, and the owner had a new baby arriving shortly that his partner did not feel comfortable having the cat around.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 2 children
How is this cat around strangers?
Diamond is shy at first with strangers, but will warm up and become friendly and outgoing before long. He will play exuberantly with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Diamond has lived with children aged 9-10 years old. He tends to hide from these children and will not play with them.
How is this cat around other cats?
Diamond has not been around other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Diamond has not been around dogs.
Diamond will have litter box accidents, scratch furniture, and has scratched people in the past. He appears to enjoy car rides. Diamond will struggled when given a bath (or run away) or when put into a carrier. He is not bothered when he is picked up and held or when he is disturbed while sleeping or resting. He enjoys having his coat brushed.
Diamond has scratched and drawn blood. Most recently (about 1 month ago), he scratched one of the owner’s children as they ran by the couch he was hiding under. He reached out and swiped their leg. They received medical attention, but no stitches were needed.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
It is currently unclear if the inappropriate elimination is happening for a behavioral or medical reason.
For a New Family to Know
Diamond is described as being friendly, playful, sometimes mellow, assertive, at times fearful, independent, and very talkative at night. When you are home, he will follow you around closely and sit on your lap. He likes to play with any item that is on the ground. He has been kept indoors only. He will sleep wherever he is comfortable, but was often found to jump in the children’s beds if they leave them available. He was fed dry food 3-4 times per day. His favorite treat is tuna fish. Diamond has rare accidents (about twice a month), but they have consistently happened for the past two years. His litter box was hooded and had clumping litter. He scratched the furniture and ignored his vertical scratching post. Diamond’s favorite thing to do is sleep. His owner’s favorite thing about him is how responsive he is and how he seems to intently listen to you when you speak to him.
Upon intake, Diamond’s pupils were extremely dilated, he breathed rapidly, and he stayed pressed tightly to the back of his carrier. Due to this and one instance of low growling, handling was not attempted to reduce stress in the admissions room.
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