ILLINOIS – 17350
Safe - 1-10-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 1/10/18 ILLINOIS HAS A VIDEO! A volunteer writes: You gotta love a cat that goes by the name of the State that gave us our former president. Illinois is a powerful testament to what a little love can do. She was dropped off in the middle of the night by a not-very-nice person, and she was in excruciating pain from a urinary tract infection. As you can imagine, she wasn’t very receptive to being touched; she was terrified, freaked out and in pain. Fast forward to a week later when I met her. She was a sweetheart who was ready for petting even before I had a chance to offer her my hand. And did I mention she has a spectacular tortie coat that looks and feels like an Abyssinian. I am so happy for her that she is safe and comfortable, and that she has a life ahead of her that will be so different from the one she came to us from.
**What is ILLINOIS doing at the shelter? We don’t know but we do know this frightened 2 yr old kitty is not happy there and needs a new home asap!!
MANHATTAN CENTER (Previously Brooklyn)
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10029
Intake Date: 12/30/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 2 years
Weight: 7 lbs
Vet Notes: 8:45 AM
Hx: hematuria noted shortly after intake, radiographs negative for stones; given convenia and started on onsior, simbadol x 3 days, last dose was 1/5; no reports of hematuria until this morning when it appeared very bloody
1. Hematuria, persistent-suspect FLUTD, r/o UTI not responsive to convenia vs other
-restart simbadol 0.3 ml SQ SID x 3 days
-Onsior 6 mg tab: 1 tab PO SID x 3 days
-recommend urinalysis and urine culture after placement, suspect episode of feline lower urinary tract disease exacerbated by stress of shelter; signs are likely to resolve in a more stable environment, but she may require canned diet or prescription diet long term to control signs
Vet Notes: 11:11 PM
Hx: Possible FLUTD episode recently – request to monitor for urination.
S/O: Pt lying in litterbox. No urine in litterbox. Abd soft, nonpainful, bladder soft and mostly empty.
A: Possible FLUTD – no further episodes
P: Monitor, no tx at this time
L V T Notes: 1:13 PM
administered AM treatment of Simbadol 1.8mg/mL. Gave 0.3mL from bottle #49 at 12:50pm.
L V T Notes: 12:50 PM
Sedated for radiographs with 0.15mL Dexdomitor, 0.15mL Ketamine (bottle #9 at 12:25 pm), and 0.15mL Butorphanol ( bottle # 2at 12:15 pm)
All given IM
Two view abdominal radiographs taken
UA- cystocentesis performed.
SG greater than 1.050
Gave 0.3mL Simbadol SQ (bottle number 49 at 12:35pm)
0.3mL Cerenia SQ
and onsior 0.3mL SQ
Vet Notes: 12:36 PM
Sedated with 0.15 ml dexdomitor/0.15 ml ketamine/0.15 ml torb IM for urinalysis and abdominal radiograph
lateral abdominal radiographs-intestines appear empty and normal; bladder mid sized, appears normal, no radioopaque urinary stones
cystocentesis performed, urine appeared cloudy but no significant hematuria, results to follow
1. Hematuria-r/o UTI vs stress related episode of FLUTD
-gave 150 ml SQF and 0.3 ml cerenia
-gave first dose of simbadol, onsior
Vet Notes: 9:39 AM
Blood urination noted in cage yesterday
-QAR, shy/timid, allows gentle handling but becomes overstimulated easily
-several episodes of foamy hematuria in cage
-no nasal discharge or sneezing noted or reported
-OU: open and clear
-soft abdomen, no palpable abnormalities
1. Hematuria-r/o UTI vs stress related FLUTD vs bladder stone
-convenia 0.3 ml SQ
-simbadol 0.3 ml SQ SID x 2 days
-onsior 0.3 ml SQ SID x 2 days
-recommend urinalysis, abd rad
Vet Notes: 5:09 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender
Observed Behavior -growling, swatting
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:no exam
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, , Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G:no ss seen
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
Temporary waiver due to
Permanent waiver due to
L V T Notes: 3:50 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, could not place
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: tense and nervous, at first allowed handling but escaped through room and required netting, would not allow touching (hiss, swat and lunge), exam via feral den
Sex: female, status unknown
Estimated Age: appx 5y
Subjective: seemingly healthy animal with fleas
Ears: could not assess
Oral Exam: mild to moderate staining
Heart: could not auscultate
Lungs: could not auscultate
Abdomen: could not palate
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy cat with fleas
Plan: DVM intake, CT and MC when calm or at Sx
Behavior Assessment Date:
Illinois was brought in with limited information on their behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
1/2/18 Observed Behavior -growling, swatting
In den on approach, completely out of sight. No response to door opening or being spoken to. Leaned away from touch, hissed and swatted once.
In den on approach, occasionally peeking out, eyes dilated. Withdrew into den when door opened. Reached out and swatted assess-a-hand when offered treats, started growling.
Under kuranda bed, focusing on me. Gaze softens when coaxed, but still tense. Hisses and leans on back wall when door opens, growling. Lifts paw to prepare to swat and doesn’t relax until I leave.
In cubby, calm and relaxed. She approaches the front when door opens and leans in for petting when hand extends. She head-butts lightly and lifts her rear during interaction, though still seems a bit wary of surroundings. Doing much better!
Huge improvement! Resting on cat bed in top cubby, alert, eyes dilated. Stood and came forward when door opened. Head-butted, leaned and arched into pets, purred! Stayed at the front after door closed, started cheek-rubbing cage furnishings. Came briefly out to shelf with only minor coaxing. Sniffed hand between the bars.
Reaction to assessor:
Illinois remains tense, crouched position at the back of the cage during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Illinois remains immobile in place.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Illinois becomes alert with eyes dilated, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Illinois accepts the touch, but stiffens up, ears draw to the side and flinches. After, she began to hiss at the assessor’s hand while the interaction was finishing.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Illinois may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to her new home and family at her own pace.
A volunteer writes: You gotta love a cat that goes by the name of the State that gave us our former president. Illinois is a powerful testament to what a little love can do. She was dropped off in the middle of the night by a not-very-nice person, and she was in excruciating pain from a urinary tract infection. As you can imagine, she wasn’t very receptive to being touched; she was terrified, freaked out and in pain. Fast forward to a week later when I met her. She was a sweetheart who was ready for petting even before I had a chance to offer her my hand. And did I mention she has a spectacular tortie coat that looks and feels like an Abyssinian. I am so happy for her that she is safe and comfortable, and that she has a life ahead of her that will be so different from the one she came to us from.
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