GRAVY – A1120908
Safe - 8-11-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
*** SAFE 08/11/17 *** GRAVY was dumped by his owner because he was fighting with another un-neutered male in the house – even though he said it was because of landlord issues. The solution to this would have been to have both male cats neutered but sadly this owner did not do this and now Gravy is the loser. Please give this super handsome hunk of a cat a new home. He is a big boy at 19 lbs and deserves to have a chance for a happy ending.
My name is GRAVY. My Animal ID # is A1120908. – P
I am a male gray domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/05/2017 from NY 11223, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
08/08/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Gravy A1120908 is at risk due to behavior. Gravy displays fearful behaviors in the shelter environment. He focuses on movement around him and will try to hide if he has the opportunity. He remains tense during petting and is frozen in place during interactions. He has potential to warm up, but he does not appear to be thriving in the stressful shelter environment at this moment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/08/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 19.6 LBS.
Pre-surgery exam S/O: BARH. EENT: Pink mm, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl INTEG: WNL MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: MI A: Apparently healthy P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for surgery tomorrow
08/05/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/05/17 14:40 Gravy takes a few minutes to warm up to new people, he was difficult to read during admissions process and counselor did not handle him. He has lived with another male cat and there have been recent altercations between the two but they had gotten along before that. He has not lived with children or dogs in his home. He has recent litterbox issues, he is used to using a covered box but an uncovered with a different type of litter might be more enticing for him. Gravy eats both wet and dry food and enoys playing with balls and strings.
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08/08/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults and another cat Behavior toward strangers: Takes a few minutes to warm up to new people Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Lived with another unaltered male and did not get along with him Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Mostly, he has been having litter box issues recently Other notes: He enjoys playing with balls and string MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Nervous but tolerated all medical handling and procedures without any fight or signs of aggression ENRICHMENT NOTES: 08/06/17 Lying in front of kennel, body and face tensed. Makes eye contact with wide eyes as I speak to him. He tolerates petting along his head and body, body stay ing tense and still as her turns his head to watch my hand. Not comfortable enough to eat the treats in front of me yet. I see that the treats are gone when I come back later. Needs more time to adjust. 08/07/17 Lying in front of kennel, eyes wide and body tense. He makes eye contact and watches me unlock the kennel door. Ears are slightly titled. I give him some treats and he eats them slowly, pausing to make eye contact. Tolerates petting along his head and body while remaining tense. Not comfortable at the moment. I end the session and spray feliway to see that he has moved to the other side of the kennel and is partially hidden behind his blanket ( eyes and ears are peeking out). Eyes are wide and ears are titled. 08/08/17 Lying in front of kennel, completely hidden beneath bogus paper. His body is tense as I uncover him and his eye are wide. Tolerates gentle petting along his head and body while remaining still and tense, whiskers are pulled back. Nervous, needs more time to adjust. Too nervous to eat treats in front of me today, but I see that they are gone when I check back later. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Timid
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced cat parent – Gravy may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats – Gravy remains easy to handle with her human caretakers, but please be aware that Gravy may be uncomfortable around other cats. Their previous owner reports he would display distance increasing behaviors around the other unaltered male cat in the home. Due to the described behaviors, we recommend Gravy goes to a home with no other cats OR into a multi-cat home with cat parents experienced with introducing new cats slowly and gradually over a long period of time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
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08/05/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5 year Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : owner surrender; allegedly fighting with other intact male cat in the house Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – nervous but tolerated all medical handling and procedures without any fight or signs of aggression Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS: 9/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted, small scrape on nose Oral Exam: mild dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, very large and difficult to palpate deeply U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, obese CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Obese but otherwise apparentl healthy Plan: Weight loss CTM PRN Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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