JACK – 15962
Safe - 12-21-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/21/17 Jack is a domestic medium hair cat who was surrendered due to his family having allergies towards him. He’s a little fearful and would do best with an experienced foster or adopter.
Jack 15962, 5 Years Old, Brown Tabby DMH, Neutered, 11lbs, Owner Surrender 12/12/17
Vet Notes: 11:58 AM
S: Cage side exam, BARH
EENT: No ocular discharge or blepharospasm noted, clear OU
MSI: Amb x 4, BCS 2.5/5
A: Hx of conjunctivitis- resolved
P: No additional tx necessary
Is the Initial Medical Status being Changed? Y
New Medical Status: Healthy
Is the Initial Behavior Status being Changed? N
New Behavior Color:
Vet Notes: 4:48 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~5 yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – Quiet, allowed all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, squinting, epiphora, mild conjunctivitis OD, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Mild conjunctivitis OD – R/O local irritant vs other
Plan: Rec erythromycin OD q12 x 5 days. Recheck in 5 days
L V T Notes: 1:31 PM
Microchip Scan: negative
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: relaxed, allowed all handling
Sex: male neutered
Estimated Age:4-5 years
Subjective: describe how he animal is presenting and any known history
Oral Exam: teeth- mild stained, tartar, no ulcer
Abdomen: no palpated mass noted, nosf
Musculoskeletal: BCS- 5/9, skin- nsf, no fleas, AMBx4.
Mentation: BARH, no abnormal neuro sign.
Preliminary Assessment: apparently healthy
Plan: needs DVM exam
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 18-Dec-2017 15:58:56.000
Animal Name: Jack
Age: 5 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Spent time around young children and was fearful of them.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, shy and quiet with a medium activity level
Other notes: He enjoys having his nails trimmed, being brushed, being picked up/held, being placed in a carrier and doesn’t mind being disturbed while resting/sleeping.
Quiet, allowed all handling
Lying in back of kennel with a low, tense body. He tolerates petting along his head and body while tilting ears slightly and turning head to watch my hand. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Lying in back of kennel with a low body, tail
Wrapped around feet. Ears are forward. He tolerates petting initially, turning his head to smell my hand, then begins to lean In for petting. Maintains a low body posture as he comes forward slowly and nudges my hand. Eats the treats I place down. Aware of environment, but doing better than yesterday. Timid and sweet. Has potential to warm up.
Lying in back of kennel with a relaxed body, ears forward. Relaxing/seems to be asleep. He lifts his head as I open the kennel door and leans in for petting when I reach towards him. He allows petting all along his head and body while rolling over. Makes eye contact with soft eyes and reaches towards me each time I try to move my hand away.
Sweet fluffy boy, doing better! Showing improvement.
Lying in center of kennel, body relaxed and ears forward. He comes forward as I approach, tail raised, and allows petting along his head and body while leaning in. He remains in front of his kennel and allows all petting for the remainder of the session â€“ feeling much more confident now. Approaches the front of his kennel and allows all petting. Doing great â€“ ok to take off of socialization list!
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Jack keeps his body lowered inside the litter box and watches the assessor with wide eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Jack stretches, then looks around and slowly approaches the front of the kennel.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Jack lip licks and remains in a neutral position.
Reaction to touch:
Jack shows slight hesitation when first approached but slowly warms up with attention. He closes his eyes, leans in for rubs on his cheeks and perks up when pet along his back.
Reaction to being picked up:
Jack was a bit tense when picked up, but remains calm and allows all handling.
H – Healthy
No young children
Jack interacts with the observer and appreciates attention, but displays fearful behavior when around children. His behavior remains suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience, 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 new or 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.
Jack interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
12/15/17 Behavior: Average, No Young Children
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 15962
Animal Name: Jack
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Jack is a domestic medium hair cat who was surrendered due to his family having allergies towards him.
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Jack is friendly and outgoing but doesn’t play with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Jack has spent time with children ages 4 and 5 years old around them he is fearful and doesn’t play.
How is this cat around other cats?
Jack has never been around other cats so it is unknown how he will react towards them.
How is this cat around dogs?
Jack has never been around dogs so it is unknown how he will react towards them.
Jack’s previous owner did not attempt to give him a bath so it is unknown how he will react to that event. Jack enjoys having his nails trimmed, being brushed, being picked up/held, being placed in a carrier and doesn’t mind being disturbed while resting/sleeping.
Jack has never bitten/scratched another person or animal.
For a New Family to Know
Jack is described as mellow, shy and quiet. Jack enjoys watching cartoons and will often stay to himself. Jack doesn’t play with toys and was kept indoors only. Jack was fed both wet and dry food. Jack is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Jack doesn’t scratch on anything.
Jack was timid during intake and attempted to flee. Jack allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
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