MONKEY – 8488
Publicly Adoptable - Brooklyn
***UNKNOWN 10/14/17 *** 8 year old Monkey is hoping to be adopted today! Already neutered and ready to go!
Hello, my name is Monkey. My animal id is #8488. I am a desexed female brown tabby cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 8 years 1 weeks old. – P
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 01-Oct-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 8.46 lbs
DVM Intake Estimated age: 6-8 years Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : o/s Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – very sweet but a little nervous. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: adult dentition with moderate dental tartar and gingivitis, no oral lesions noted PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, mildly matted haircoat on dorsal midline CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Overweight Geriatric Matted Dental disease Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Shaved matts Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Pre-op exam: BARH.MM pk. E/N clr. No c/s. MSI: Good condition/ hair coat. H/L good. UG: Female A) Healthy. P) Ok for neuter sx today.
Sedated for cat spay. Simbadol 0.52 SQ. Telazol 0.1cc IM. Onsior 0.38 cc SQ. Shaved – spay scar seen. Placed linear green tattoo. Recovery uneventful. 0587
Details on my behavior are…
KNOWN HISTORY: Monkey’s previous owner reports she lived in a home with adults and another cat. She did not live with children, so her behavior around them is unknown. Monkey did live with another cat and was relaxed and respectful around them, playing gently. She lived briefly with a dog and she stayed hidden. Around strangers Monkey is shy for a few minutes. Monkey played gently with adults.Monkey was described as mellow shy and alert with a low activity level. When home with Monkey she will follow you around. Monkey enjoyed playing with laser pointers. Monkey was litter box trained and used an uncovered litter box with sand litter. Over the past year Monkey has been urinating outside the litterbox. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Observed Behavior – very sweet but a little nervous. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures ENRICHMENT NOTES: 10/13/17 Monkey is social, sweet and very affectionate. She comes forward immediately to greet. Relaxed body, tail raised, reaches out with paws. Very active, nudges hand with force, gives head butts and nips when interacting. Her tail pilo erects and quivers when touched along her body. She gets overstimulated after a few seconds of petting then quickly whips around and swats. She grumbled then placed her teeth on my hand and applied pressure. It takes her a few seconds to calm down then she goes right back to soliciting attention. I tried clicker training her to give high fives. Very food motivated- tuna paste as reward. Sprayed feliway. Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Monkey was lying down on top of her bed with her paws tucked under her body. Reaction when softly spoken to: Monkey looks at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes and remains in place. Reaction to cage door opening: Monkey slowly inches forward, but seems hesitant. Reaction to touch: Monkey sniffs the assessor’s hand and shifts away, unsure, but will lean forward again showing interest. She eventually leaps down from her bed and approaches the assessor, and then leans in for petting. She warms up fairly quickly and begins to gently head-butt. She allows petting all over her body and climbs on the assessor’s lap, and then rubs her head against the assessor’s chin. Her tail quivers during the interaction and she appears to appreciate attention. Reaction to being picked up: Monkey is tense during pick up, but she allows handling and will wiggle to be placed back down. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Shy Sweet Affectionate POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Inappropriate elimination Potential challenges comments: Monkey’s previous owners report that she was eliminating outside the litter box for about a year. 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. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Average Behavior Asilomar H – Healthy RECOMMENDATIONS: None BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Monkey 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.
10/04/17 Behavior: Average
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