MUNCHKIN – A1116600
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*** SAFE 08/03/17 *** ***SECOND CHANCE ***
FIVE YEAR OLD NEUTERED GINGERBREAD MAN NEEDS YOU!!! MUNCHKIN is very unhappy his owner dumped him at the shelter. He needs a place to decompress. Can you help this boy?
My name is MUNCHKIN. My Animal ID # is A1116600.
I am a neutered male org tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/16/2017 from NY 10026, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
07/27/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Munchkin A1116600 is at risk due to behavior. Munchkin’s previous owner reported him to be aggressive and would growl around strangers. He appears neutral in the shelter environment, though alert and tense at times. He initially leans in for petting, but agitated after and will hiss and swat. He may have pet induced aggression.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/16/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.2 LBS.
07/16/17 17:02 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 07/16/18 Expiration Date: 1/23/18 Feline FVRCP Product Name: Nobivac Feline1-HCP Serial Number- 02061286C Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 7/30/17 Microchip: INSERTED Deworm – Pyrantel orally: 0.5mls Flea/Tick Treatment – EFFIPRO topically: medium and Activyl Combo Test: too fractious – scheduled for tech check in 3 days Veterinarian: 1374
07/16/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/16/17 11:58 Basic Information: Munchkin is a 5 year old orange tabby N DSH. His owner took responsibility of munchkin when her daughter no longer wanted him. She needs to surrender munchkin because he is biting and scratching her and the furniture in the home. Munchkin has no known health problems or injuries; he has not seen a vet recently. Socialization: Around strangers Munchkin is aggressive, he will growl, and hiss around others. He has spent time with the owner’s two year old grandson; Munchkin will growl at him when he is present. When playing with adults or children Munchkin doesn’t play, he has no living history with other animals. Munchkin has bitten his owner and his last incident was 7/16/17, and he broke skin. Behavior: Munchkin scratches furniture, people and bites people. He has never been in a car ride, given a bath, or nails trimmed. If his owner attempted to brush his coat he will try to bite, or scratch; he will also hiss, and swat. He doesn’t allow you to pick him up, when been placed in the carrier his owner had to place a leash around him, in order to get him in there. If disturbed while sleeping behavior is unknown. For a New Family to Know: Munchkin’s family would describe him as confident, assertive, and unpredictable. He has a medium activity level; he likes to play with balled up paper and plastic bags. When at home he will follow you around or be in the same room as you. Munchkin is kept mostly indoors he eats dry food 2 times a day; he uses an uncovered litter box and he doesn’t have a scratching post.
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07/24/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Aggressive, would growl and hiss Behavior toward children: Growls Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: Recent history of biting and scratching owner Litter box training: Uncovered litter box Energy level/descriptors: Medium activity level MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Hissing at front of cage; swatting, strongly resists restraint; very limited exam ENRICHMENT NOTES: 7/20/17 – Laying at front, soft body but eyes dilated, alert. Lay in place, ate offered treats. Sniffed hand and allowed a few pets while lip licking, then started hissing and repeatedly swatting assess-a-hand. Sprayed feliway. 7/23/17 – Resting towards front, soft body, eyes a little dilated. Stood when spoken to, came to the front and sniffed hand through the bars. After a moment, went to other kennel and lay down. Meowed when spoken to, eyes dilated, some lip licking. Stood when door opened, started cheek-rubbing cage furnishings. Hissed and moved away from attempted touch, but didn’t aggress further. Sprayed feliway. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged Reaction to assessor: Munchkin lays at the front of the cage, looking around with dilated eyes. Reaction when softly spoken to: Munchkin continues to look around. Reaction to cage door opening: Munchkin stays at the front, but becomes alert. Reaction to touch: Munchkin initially leans and arches into the stroke, but then begins to hiss and walks away. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Independent, Bold POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Pet-induced aggression Initially Munchkin solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body he begins to hiss at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Munchkin becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Munchkin tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home. RECOMMENDATIONS: – Experienced, adult home only
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
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07/16/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 6 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : owner surrender; DOH hold Subjective: BAR-H Observed Behavior – hissing cat front of cage; swatting, strongly resists restraint; very limited exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T = P = not taken R = not taken BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental cal and gingivitis; limited PLN: not palpated H/L: not asculted ABD: did not tolerate palpation U/G: CM MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, matting on caudal dorsum CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NP Assessment 6 year old CM DSH 1. Overweight 2. Fur matting 3. Mild dental dz 4. Limited exam due to temperament Plan -Rabies, FVRCP -MC today -Advantage -Wait 3 days to adjust to see if able to get blood for retro and remainder of exam Prognosis: Good SURGERY: already neutered
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