MUFFIN – A1105636
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***SAFE 03/19/17*** 2ND CHANCE!** MARVELOUS MUFFIN NEEDS YOU!!! Adorable 7 Year Old Muffin is Seeking a Loving Family, Take Him Home Today! @BACC
MUFFIN IS SAD BECAUSE HE LOST HIS HOME – PLEASE GIVE THIS 7 YR OLD A NEW PLACE TO FEEL SAFE AND LOVED!
My name is MUFFIN. My Animal ID # is A1105636.
I am a neutered male brn tabby and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/07/2017 from NY 11226, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
03/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Muffin A1105636 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/10/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 10.3 LBS.
PE: See re-exam – NSF, except for entropion OD. Exam & surgery performed by Dr. Burnett Feline neuter Anesthesia – 0.15mL Telazol induction. Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. 0.61mL Simbadol injectable and 0.45 mL Onsior for pain management.
03/07/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/07/17 20:31 Muffin is a seven year old brown tabby and white mnale domestic shorthair. He was surrendered by his owner due to owner moving into a facility that does not accpt pets. He was with his owner since he was a kitten and was a gift from a friend. Muffin is described as fearful around strangers and will stay hidden when visitors come to the home. He does not like to be held by new people and will hiss and scratch. Muffin has not been around kids, dogs or cats. Muffin has never bitten in his previous home. Muffin will swat and scratch when he does not want to be bothered. Muffin is relaxed during car rides and will stay quiet and usually sleep. Muffin will urinate outside the litterbox when he is upset, he was not taken to the vet for this issue. Muffin was not bathed, brushed or had his nails trimmed. Muffin will struggle when held and attempt to flee. Muffin has a low activity level and likes to sleep. Muffin has been kept only indoors. Muffin eats Fancy Feast wet brand and is fed twice a day. Muffin had an open litterbox and used various types of litter. He would scratch at his carpet scratching post. Upon intake Muffin was tense but receptive to handling.Counselor was able to collar, scan (negative) and photograph.
No Web Memo
03/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Fearful and will stay hidden Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: Scratch history Litter box training: Will urinate outside when he’s upset Energy level/descriptors: Low activity level Other notes: Doesn’t like being held and will display distance increasing behaviors. Used a carpet scratching post. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Nervous, allowed all handling ENRICHMENT NOTES: 03/08/17 Trying hard to be invisible at the back of the cage. Very quiet, seems to be drooling some; possibly feigning sleep or else just not feeling well at all. Some lip licking. Allowed petting all over. 03/09/17 Curled up and held as tightly as he can hold himself at rear wall of kennel, facing away from the front. Allows some petting but is uncomfortable with touching. Seems to be either shut down (and/)or is sick. Seems dull and depressed, doesn’t appear to have eaten much. Is being treated for conjunctivitis, eyes are almost always closed. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Muffin crouched in the back of the kennel with his tail curled up at his side. Reaction when softly spoken to: Muffin hisses, lip licks and arches his back. Reaction to cage door opening: Muffin continues to hiss, the hair on his back rises and his tail starts to thrash. Reaction to touch: Muffin yowls and displays distance increasing behavior whenever the assessor tries to make contact. He seems really uncomfortable and currently doesn’t allow any handling. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful- Muffin has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Placement with a New Hope partner- Muffin is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, bite, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. He may have a known history of behavioral issues that need to be addressed. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
03/08/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History ~7yrs, male. Owner surrender Subjective QARH. Observed Behavior – Nervous, allowed all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective EENT: Eyes clear, moderate entropion of lower lid OD, very mild entropion of lower lid OS, mild conjunctivitis and muciod discharge OU, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar/gingivitis, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Grade 1-2/4 dental disease, entropion OU, mild conjunctivitis Plan: Rec terramycin OU q24 x 7 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Good prognosis May require intermittend medical management for eyes vs surgical repair OK for neuter
03/10/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating NH ONLY
Pre-op exam visual only due to behavior – BAR. Eyes – moderate serous d/c OD, OS clr. NND. No c/s. More complete exam post sedation. S/O) MM pk. Eyes: OD – marked entropion lateral canthus spreadding to medial canthus, corneal irritation laterally, chemosis, scleral and conj hyperemia. OS- cornea/ sclera/ conj clr. Ears cln. Oral – mild-mod tartar and gingivitis caudal teeth. H/L good. Abd: SNP, NMP UG: 2 testicles, large soft bladder. A) Marked entropion OD causing conjunctivitis P) Ok to neuter. Strongly recommend entropion surgery to correct issue for right eye. Prognosis: Excellent if sx done.
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