MARIELLA – 26227
Safe - 5-6-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 5/6/18 WATCH VIDEO – A volunteer writes: Beautiful bundle of sweetness. Mariella is a looker. This terrific brown and rust colored Tabby sports white boots, a white bib and has big soulful golden eyes. When I approached her condo Mariella was comfortably stretched out chilling. I opened the door and offered her some treats. That got her attention. She quickly gobbled them up. Then the little imp climbed up on my shoulder. I held this purring ball of sweetness in my arms and she leaned her head against my chest. There went the strings of my heart as Cupid’s arrow struck me! Any time I attempted to put Mariella down she’d climb back up onto my shoulder. When I put her back and closed the condo door she put her paw out and tapped me on the arm three times as if to say “Ahem! Where do you think you’re going?” How could I leave? I opened the condo door again and she climbed back up on my shoulder giving me kitty cuddles. The only thing that stopped me from adopting her? My three cats! Want a love bug of your very own? Mariella is waiting for you!
26227 – Mariella 1Y Female Brown Tabby Domestic Short Hair 7lbs
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
Vet Notes: 3:10 PM
Hx: Pt was scheduled for surgery today.
S: Allowed initial handling but tail quickly started twitching. Pt yowled once on auscultation and then used claws and feet to get away.
O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist
EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Mild tartar.
PLNs: Not significantly enlarged.
H/L: Grade 2/6 systolic heart murmur PMI left parasternal.
Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated
M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted.
Neuro: Alert and appropriate, no sign neurological deficiencies
A: Heart murmur, dental disease
Short-term prognosis: Good
1. Do not neuter at ACC. Recommend cardiologist exam, consider neuter at private veterinarian.
2. Recommend daily tooth brushing and regular dental cleaning.
Vet Notes: 11:05 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1.5yrs based on PE.
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake.
History : stray found in apartment building.
Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR, allows handling but some hissing and growling during exam. tense. no escalation to aggressive behavior.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 0/5; pd 1/5
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact female. no spay scar or tattoo seen.
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: grossly normal.
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 5:52 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020025624791
Evidence of Cruelty: no, reportedly had kittens killed where found
Observed Behavior: allowed handling but hesitant and tense, vocal
Sex: intact female
Estimated Age: appx 1-2y
Subjective: seemingly healthy, slightly unkempt coat
Oral Exam: mild staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy
Plan: DVM intake
Animal Behavior Saved At: 1-May-2018 13:5:40.000
Animal Name: Mariella
Age: 1 Year 6 Months (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Mariella was brought in as a stray, so there is no information on their behavior history or tendencies in a home environment. Mariella appered fearful during intake and displayed distance-increasing behavior when approached.
Observed Behavior – Allows handling but some hissing and growling during exam. tense. No escalation to aggressive behavior.
4/27/18 Curious, looking around, leans into the hand, purrs and enjoys treats
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Mariella was lying down, look at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Mariella chirps and approaches the front, attempting to sniff the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Mariella chirps and greets the assessor by the opening.
Reaction to touch:
Mariella accepts petting and begins to purr. Her tail flicks from side to side, but the rest of her body remains soft and she continues to nudge the assessor with her head and leans in for more rubs.
Reaction to being picked up:
Mariella remains calm, but meows and wiggles to be placed back down after a quick moment. She continues to solicit attention after.
H – Healthy
Mariella 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.
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