MIMI – 23171
Safe - 3-25-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 3/25/18 Mimi is a chunky senior girl who was brought to ACC after someone in her previous home developed allergies. Her previous pet parents describe her as a “Lady in Charge”, lazing around the house and loving to be brushed. She has been just as calm and sweet while in the shelter, knowing that her new home to rule over is just around the corner.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10032
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 9 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 17 lbs
Vet Notes: 11:20 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported 9 years old – exam is consistent with this
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned POSITIVE on intake
Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985121006709940
History : Surrendered. No health problems reported.
Subjective: Alert, rests on exam table, doesn’t move much
Observed Behavior – Allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 9/9
EENT: Mild black granular discharge AU. Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted.
Oral Exam: Mild-mod tartar and gingivitis, mild halitosis.
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Large, sightly lumpy, nonpainful.
U/G: Female, reported spayed, spay scar visible and palpable
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Normal externally
2. Dental disease
3. Ear mites
1. Recommend weight loss of 5-7 lbs
2. Clean ears and instill Tresaderm during exam – repeat ear cleanings q3 days x3 cleanings and continue Tresaderm AU BID x10 days
3. Recommend daily tooth brushing and regular dental cleanings
Previously lived with: 7 adults
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers, Mimi is friendly and respectful.
Behavior toward children: Around children, Mimi is friendly and respectful. She has lived with children from ages 1 year old and up.
Behavior toward cats: Mimi once lived with a male kitten. At first, they did not interact much, but they then became friendly.
Behavior toward dogs: Mimi has lived with a large dog whom she got along with very well. Owner described the dog as Mimi’s “perfect company” and said that they would play, as well as share food and water.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Low activity level
Other notes: As per former owner, Mimi is a cat who will be very independent, but will also choose to spend time with humans on her own terms.
3/19/18 Observed Behavior – Allows all handling
Curled up at back of cubby, soft eyes and body. Started slow blinking on approach. Became alert when door opened, eyes dilated, minor lip licking. Allowed, then leaned into pets, remained wary, wouldn’t come forward for treats.
Dozing on bedding in top cubby, woke when door opened. Lay in place, soft eyes and body. Leaned into pets, extended neck for throat scratches, closed eyes, purred.
Reaction to assessor:
Mimi remains neutral, lying down with head up on her cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Mimi becomes alert with normal shape eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Mimi remains immobile in place with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Mimi head rubs the assessor’s hand and purrs while she appreciates the petting.
Reaction to being picked up:
She becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Mimi 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.
Mimi is a 9 year old, spayed domestic short hair calico. She came to the care center as an owner surrender due to the owner and her family members all experiencing worsening asthma and allergies.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Mimi is friendly and respectful.
How is this cat around children?
Around children, Mimi is friendly and respectful. She has lived with children from ages 1 year old and up.
How is this cat around other cats?
Mimi once lived with a male kitten. At first, they did not interact much, but they then became friendly.
How is this cat around dogs?
Mimi has lived with a large dog whom she got along with very well. Owner described the dog as Mimi’s “perfect company” and said that they would play, as well as share food and water.
Mimi will scratch furniture, particularly couches. She did not have a scratching post in her previous home.
Mimi has never bitten or scratched anyone.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Mimi is a cat who will be very independent, but will also choose to spend time with humans on her own terms. She is generally low energy except in the morning. In the morning, she runs across the apartment multiple times and socializes with humans before spending most of her day in the living room on the couch. She does not play with humans and did not have toys in her previous home. She mostly slept and ate during the day. When she wanted anything from humans, she will come to them and meow. This could be for food, water, or pets. Mimi is fully litter box trained and is used to using an uncovered litter box. Mimi was described as being the “lady of the house” and an excellent mouse hunter. She usually slept overnight on the couch in the living room. She is used to eating strictly dry food 3 times a day. When recently offered wet food, she did not eat it. She specifically does not like Meow Mix brand dry food. Her previous owner did not try to bathe her or trim her nails. Mimi particularly enjoyed being brushed and groomed. Mimi has not been placed into a carrier often. Mimi will allow certain people to pick her up and hold her for extended periods of time, but will only allow a minute or so with other people. When she wants to be put down, she just pushes against the person holding her and jumps down. Overall, her owner described her as friendly and affectionate, mellow, and independent. Her owner’s favorite thing about her is how she would meow and seem to talk back to her humans. For example, the owner stated that she will always meow at someone after they sneeze.
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