FELIX – A0675876
Safe - 3-13-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition Please honor your pledges: https://squareup.com/store/bbawc/item/pets-on-death-row-pledge
***SAFE 03/13/17*** 2ND CHANCE!! **RETURN** Felix was surrendered by his previous owner for having some litter box issues in the last month or so, but during his stay at BACC he appears to have been using his box appropriately. Though he was described as shy around strangers, he has displayed incredible amounts of affection and pure love towards many members of our staff! At 10 years old Felix just wants to find the perfect forever family to settle down with (and soak up as much cuddling and full-body rubs as he can!)
My name is FELIX. My Animal ID # is A0675876.
I am a neutered male brn tabby and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/02/2017 from NY 11229, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
03/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Felix A0675876 is At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/02/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.0 LBS.
Pyrantel — 0.5cc given orally Advantage applied topically
03/02/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/02/17 18:59 Felix is a ten year old brown tabby and white neutered domestic shorthair. He was surrendered due to behaviors he began to display in the home. Felix was adopted from ACC and was with her owner for over seven years. Felix was not taken to the vet by previous home. Felix has lived with three adults and a nine year old. Felix is described as fearful around strangers and will stay hidden in the home. Felix kept his distance from the child in the home. Felix has not been around cats or dogs. Felix will scratch at the mattress, he was not provided a post in the home. Felix has been urinating and defecating outside the litterbox for the last month. Owner was not bathed or brushed by owner. Felix is described as a shy and fearful cat. Felix has been kept only indoors and likes to play with stuffed toys. Felix had a hooded litterbox and clay litter. Upon intake Felix was realxed and head butted against the carrier. Felix purred and rubbed against cousnelor, he was collared, scanned (negative) and photograph.
No Web Memo
03/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoors Only Previously lived with: 3 Adults and a 9yr old child Behavior toward children: Kept his distance Behavior toward strangers: Fearful around strangers and will stay hidden Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite history: Yes Scratch history: None Litter box training: Has been urinating and defecating outside the litter box for the past month Energy level/descriptors: Other notes: Scratches on the mattress, wasn’t offered a scratching post EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change 03/05/17 Social, attention-seeking. Gives gentle head-butts, appreciates petting. Allowed all handling, including pick up. Showed no signs of aggression at all, stayed friendly throughout the interaction. Removed “use caution” sticker. Gave fresh food, tuna and some toys (shows interest in catnip). 03/06/17 Picked up and held, walked around room while holding him: did well, calm. Sweet older guy, appreciates attention. Pet all over, he was happy with the attention. Gave a few “rougher” pets on top of head and base of tail to see how he’d react: No problems, remained friendly. Has been using box appropriately. He really enjoys catnip. Gave some treats and a new toy. 03/08/17 Cheerful, very social and appreciative of attention and petting. Chirps, purrs a little with interaction. Tolerates being picked up well. A really sweet cat. Gave treats (!) and ‘nip (!) and a new toy. 03/09/17 I always enjoy my interactions with Felix. Sweet, pleasant, cheerful, friendly. Really appreciates attention. Enjoys some treats and a little ‘nip. Seems to be eating well and using the box appropriately. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively, VOCAL: Somewhat chatty CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, People Oriented, Affectionate POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Inappropriate elimination- Felix’s previous owners report that he was eliminating (urinating and defecating) outside the litter box for about 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.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience- Felix may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
03/02/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scanned positive — 0A10324B72 10YO Male Neutered O surrender Subjective – BAR-H Observed Behavior – Req muzzle to handle Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None 3/5 BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: NAD PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, INTG skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment – Patient apparently healthy Plan – Rec bloodwork — Cat neuter Anesthesia – Telazol IM Sx. – Routine castration, no sutures. Ketofen SQ for pain management. DISCHARGE WITH DOXYCYLINE 50MG/ML 1/4 CC PO SID X 10 DAYS -0267
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