MATILDA B aka SNOWBALL – A1120200
Safe - 8-20-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 8/20/17 —14 year old Matilda B (Snowball) was left at the shelter by her owner who said had “too many”….needs a new home.
MATILDA B aka SNOWBALL – A1120200
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE / GRAY, DOMESTIC SH MIX, 14 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason TOO MANY P
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/29/2017, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 07/29/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-106007.
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
07/29/17 17:03 Microchip: negative, placed 981020019894381 Sex: FEMALE, INTACT Age: appx 13 YEARS Mentation: BAR Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: Missing teeth, plaque and tartar If abnormal BCS: WNL 7/9 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed all handling, friendly Medication: N/A, preventatives given
DVM Exam 8/2/17:
Estimated age: Reported to be 14 years old and born at home – exam is consistent with an 8-14 year old cat
Microchip noted on Intake? Negative on intake
History : Reportedly born at home, has never seen a vet, female intact cat. Pt is in fact male and neutered.
Subjective: Quiet, allows all handling
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 6-7/9 but mild muscle wasting
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate tartar, gingivitis, halitosis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Male neutered…
MSI: Mild muscle wasting. Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Normal externally
Assessment: Dental disease, geriatric, mild muscle wasting
1. Recommend dental cleaning in the near future
2. Recommend light exercise to encourage muscle tone
LVT Exam 7/29/17
Sex: FEMALE, INTACT
Age: appx 13 YEARS
Nose: no d/c
Teeth: Missing teeth, plaque and tartar
If abnormal BCS: WNL 7/9
Hair Coat: WNL
Any injuries: no
Behavior: allowed all handling, friendly
Medication: N/A, preventatives given
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet
Previously lived with: adults
Behavior toward strangers: friendly/outgoing, relaxed and respectful
Behavior toward cats: respectful and tolerant of them
Behavior toward dogs: respectful and tolerant of them
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Other notes: Described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, confident, independent, talkative and somewhat fearful in new environments. She has a medium activity level
7/30/17- Resting in cubby, soft eyes and body. Came out to front when given catnip toy. Played gently with toy, then leaned and arched enthusiastically into pets, and purred. Very sweet.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Snowball remains neutral lying down with head up on her cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction to cage door opening: Snowball remains in place, alert with soft eyes.
Reaction to touch: Snowball head bunts the assessor’s hand, stands with tail up, and engages while she purrs.
Reaction to being picked up: Allows the pickup and remains calm.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Beginner
Snowball interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
This cat can go to a beginner home.
Basic information: Snowball is a 14 yr old cat who was born at home and was kept in the same home since she was just a kitten. Unfortunately due to too many pets she could not be kept. She was never brought to the vet.
Socialization: Around strangers and children Snowball is described friendly/outgoing, relaxed and respectful and does not play with either one. She has been socialized with cats and dogs and was respectful and tolerant of them. There’s no record of her ever biting another animal or person.
Behavior: Snowball will hide when he is afraid or new people are around and will meow a lot during car rides. You will struggle with her when attempting to give her a bath or trim her nails but she enjoys being brushed, being picked up, being placed in a carrier and isn’t bothered when being disturbed while sleeping.
For a New Family to Know: Snowball is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, confident, independent, talkative and somewhat fearful in new environments. She has a medium activity level, will follow you around when home with you, enjoys playing with balls, strings, laser pointers and catnip toys. She has been kept mostly indoors, prefers to sleep on her own bed, ate friskies dry food 3x a day, seems to be litter box trained, prefers a covered litter box wit clumping litter and likes a scratching post made of cardboard.
Intake: Upon intake snowball allowed all handling, being collared and being placed in a crate. However once in the carrier she did not wish to come out and did not allow counselor to take her out.
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