MIDNIGHTLY aka MIDNIGHT – A1123088
Urgent - Brooklyn
STILL HERE!! This adorable fellow has come such a long way in the couple weeks he’s been at the Brooklyn Care Center! He was shy and appeared uncomfortable in the shelter environment, but now he frequently come forward for attention, is quite engaged and friendly when meeting new people, and is ready to find a loving forever home!
This adorable pair of housemates (Midnightly & Nala) have come such a long way in the couple weeks they’ve been at the Brooklyn Care Center! Both kitties were shy and appeared uncomfortable in the shelter environment, but now they frequently come forward for attention, are quite engaged and friendly when meeting new people, and are ready to find loving forever homes!
Midnightly and Nala having both been peeing outside of the litterbox. Midnightly has also been straining. Owner did not take them to vet.
MIDNIGHTLY and NALA were dumped by their owner for supposedly having litterbox issues. Funny that two fixed cats seem to have the same problem. MIDNIGHT is already neutered and very upset in the shelter. He would love to be adopted to a new home asap.
MIDNIGHTLY aka MIDNIGHT – A1123088
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason HOUSE SOIL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/23/2017, From NY 11223, DueOut Date 08/23/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-108904.
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5 years Microchip noted on Intake? n History : vague history of stranguria (both cats not using box apparently) Subjective: Observed Behavior – netted, screaming, striking Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 200 R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited. teeth seem clean H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: limited but not blocked U/G: urinated during exam, grossly normal MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: apparently healthy Plan: observe for stranguria Prognosis: fair
Midnight is a 5 year old altered male black cat. He was a gift to the owner and she has had him for close to 5 years. She is surrendering Midnight due to house soiling, allergies, and a new baby on the way. He has no injuries or health problems that she is aware of.
Around strangers, Midnight is very fearful and will hide in a different room. He has lived with teenagers and was tolerant of them. He does not play with children or adults. Midnight has lived with another cat and was very relaxed and tolerant of her. Midnight has not lived with dogs so his behavior around them is unknown. He has not bitten a person or another animal.
Midnight has been peeing outside of the litter box for a couple months and has not seen a vet for this. He is also fearful of people and will hide. He is quiet during car rides. The owner has not given Midnight a bath, trimmed his nails, or brushed his coat. He will struggle when placed in a carrier.
Midnight is described as a shy and independent with a low activity level. He likes to sleep near sun patches and hang out with the other cat. He was kept indoors only and fed dry food. Midnight has daily accidents and was provided with an uncovered box with clumping clay litter.
Previously lived with:
Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and will hide in a different room
Behavior toward children: Lived with teenagers and was tolerant of them
Behavior toward cats: Lived with another cat and was relaxed and tolerant of her
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, but has been urinating outside his litter box for a couple months.
Energy level/descriptors: Shy and independent with a low activity level.
Other notes: He will struggles when placed in a carrier.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Midnight was lying down and relaxed near the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Midnight comes forward then gently rubs her cheeks against the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening: Midnight is calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Midnight leans in for attention, brushes up against the assessor and allows petting all over his body. He gives head butts and is constantly displaying affection. Occasionally he lip licks, whips around and focuses on the assessor’s hand when rubbed along his back for an extended period of time. He pauses briefly then goes back to soliciting attention.
Reaction to being picked up: Midnight remains calm and allows all handling. He starts to grumble after a few seconds then wiggles out the assessor’s hand.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: Curious, Easy going, Affectionate
Inappropriate elimination – Midnight’s previous owners report that he was eliminating (urinating) outside the litter box for a couple months. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
Experienced, adult home only – Midnight may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his 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.
Monitor for any litterbox issues
S/O: BARH. Attention seeking, allowed petting, head butting, very active. Eating well. Small amount of normal urine in litter box. No urine or stool outside of litterbox. BCS 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
A: No concerns on exam – cat appears comfortable
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 5 years
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : vague history of stranguria (both cats not using box apparently)
Observed Behavior – netted, screaming, striking
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 200 R = wnl BCS 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: limited. teeth seem clean
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: limited but not blocked
U/G: urinated during exam, grossly normal
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: apparently healthy
Plan: observe for stranguria
CAME IN WITH
A1123087 – NALA
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