LITTLE CAT – 17278
Safe - 1-7-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 1/7/18 Little Cat Has Lots of Love! Meet This Senior Sweetheart @BACC! 9 year old LITTLE CAT was dumped by his owner. He is already neutered but upset at being in the shelter. Little Cat has a heart murmur and possible URI and needs a new home asap!!
Little Cat 17278
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11225
Intake Date: 12/30/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 9 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 9 lbs
Vet Notes: 11:10 AM
Day 7 of doxy, recheck URI
S/O: BAR. Attention seeking. Appetite OK.
EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, no ocular discharge, mild serous nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing or sneeze marks (Grade 3/6 heart murmur appreciated on intake)
INTEG: Full healthy coat, healing abrasion on nose
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Senior pet, heart murmur, URI resolving well
P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Good prognosis
Vet Notes: 12:39 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 9 years old
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Subjective: QAR. 4-6% dehydrated
Observed Behavior – Timid. Allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = 160
R = 28
EENT: Nuclear sclerosis OU, ears clean, no ocular discharge, clear nasal discharge observed
Oral Exam: moderate dental tartar and gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Grade 3/6 heart murmur auscultated, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dull unkempt haircoat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Grade 3/6 heart murmur. Thinner body condition. URI suspected on exam as well.
Plan: Running CBC/CHEM/T4 today to assess overall health. Starting on 1ml doxcycyline (50mg/ml) po q24 for 10 days. 100 ml SQ LRS fluids provided at time of exam. Recommend new hope placement with cardiology consult at local veterinary clinic. Continued monitoring while at BACC.
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: 3-Jan-2018 17:58:23.000
Animal Name: Little Cat
Age: 9 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 1 child
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first but warms up
Behavior toward children: Kept to herself
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, mellow and aloof with a medium activity level
Other notes: He allows being picked up/held, but struggles when placed in a carrier
Timid. Allows all handling
Lying in back of kennel, body tense. Licks lips when spoken to. He tolerates petting along his head and body initially without much reaction, but then begins to lean in gently. Has potential to warm up.
Comes forward slowly as I open the kennel door, body lowered, and head-butts my hand gently in greeting. Perks up once touched and arches into petting, stepping forward with tail raised. Begins to purr. Very sweet, warms up quickly once approached. Allows all petting. Did great today!
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Little Cat was relaxed and lying down on his blanket near the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Little Cat slow blinks and leans forward to interact with the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Little Cat remains calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Little Cat seems hesitant and squints when first approached by the assessor. She accepts gentle petting and inches towards the front of the kennel. Her tail rises up when pet along her back, she rolls over and nuzzles against the assessor’s hand.
H – Healthy
Little Cat 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.
01/03/18 Behavior: Experience
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: 17278
Animal Name: Little Cat
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Little cat is an older, brown and white tabby, DSH male. He was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter and was an owner surrender due to the owners son having allergies. She took the cat in after her neighbor passed away so profile is limited.
Previously lived with:
In home with owner and 1 child
How is this cat around strangers?
Little cat is shy when first meeting new people, but after adjusting he will warm up.
How is this cat around children?
Little cat has lived with one child in his previous home and did not interact with him. He would keep to himself or stay hidden from him.
How is this cat around other cats?
How is this cat around dogs?
Little cat’s owner has not bathed him but has brushed him and trimmed his nails. He allows the owner to pick him up and hold him, but struggles a little when she tries to put him in a carrier.
Little cat has no bite history.
For a New Family to Know
Little cat is described as being friendly, mellow and aloof. He will follow the adult owner around but stays hidden from any children. He does not play with many toys and has been an indoor cat. He slept on his bed or the owners bed, and eats both wet and dry food. He is litter box trained using a hooded box with clumping or crystal litter. He uses a scratching post made from carpet and cardboard.
Little cat was unwilling to come out of the carrier but did enjoy being pet. He was rubbing his head into the counselors hand and allowed her to collar him.
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