MYRTLE aka COWBOY aka CUPHEAD – 14398
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SAFE 12/8/17 A volunteer writes: Who is that tabby beauty sitting at the front of her cat condo, waiting to make friends with every human who walks into the cat adoption room? It’s marvelous Myrtle, 16 pounds of furry orangey highlights; a gentle sniffer and people lover who bows her head as soon as anyone comes over to her, ready to score pettings and ear scratchings. Myrtle impressed our behavior staff with her excellent manners and gentle demeanor, acing her behavior test thanks to her penchant for head-butting and purring when she receives affection. She’d be a great fit in just about any home, and her BFF potential is off the charts. If you’re looking for a very sweet girl who will shower you with attention and make you feel like a million bucks, you must meet Miss Myrtle today!
**MYRTLE (previously named Cowboy and Cuphead) is a beautiful kitty that needs an experienced foster or adopter. She is scared and needs a calm environment to allow her the time to decompress.
Myrtle aka Cowboy aka Cuphead 14398
Intake Date: 11/22/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 7 years
Original Location: 10019
Vet Notes: 1:07 PM
Spay scar palpable. Pt is spayed.
Vet Notes: 11:25 AM
Hx: Scheduled for spay today
S: Alert. Meows, then hisses and strikes my hand in front of the carrier.
O: BAR-H, BCS 8-9/9, MMs pink
EENT: Moderate mucoid ocular discharge especially OS. Mild serous nasal discharge.
2. Suspect spayed due to weight
Short-term prognosis: Good
1. Doxycycline 1.4 ml PO SID x10 days
2. Sedate today to shave abd and check for spay scar – even if not spayed, we will not spay today due to URI
Vet Notes: 3:00 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:Reprotedly 7 years old
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : Brought in by alleged rescuer from apartment in W. Manhattan
Observed Behavior – Too aggressive to PE w/out sedation-striking, hissing,growling
Evidence of Cruelty seen –
Evidence of Trauma seen –
T = NE
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted from observation
Oral Exam: NE
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Mo obv on auscultationNSR, NMA, CRT < 2 Lungs clear, eupnic
U/G: Not possible to evaluate w/out sedation
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Prognosis: good to guarded
Plan: no tx indicated at this time
will require a complete exam when sedated for spay
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 11:54 PM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, could not place
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: hisses and swats without provocation and does not allow handling
Sex: presumed intact female
Estimated Age: appx 7y+
Subjective: seemingly healthy older cat, unable to groom self (mats over back), small laceration on right front leg near “elbow crease” (seems to have caught skin with own nails)
Oral Exam: moderate staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 7.5-8/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy, overweight, middling to older cat
Plan: DVM intake, CT and MC when calm or at Sx
Animal Behavior Saved At: 26-Nov-2017 15:56:25.000
Animal Name: Myrtle
Age: 7 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Unknown
Behavior Assessment Date:
Myrtle was brought in as a stray, so there is no information on their behavior history or tendencies in a home environment. She was initially receptive to handling during intake, but she hissed at the admissions counselor and attempted to swat with further handling.
Observed Behavior – striking, hissing, growling
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Myrtle was lying down, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Myrtle looks at the assessor with soft eyes and remains in place.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Myrtle remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Myrtle sniffs the assessor’s hand and head-butts lightly. She leans in hard for cheek rubs and begins to purr, arching her back when pet along her body.
Reaction to being picked up:
Myrtle shifts away to avoid this type of handling. She is a little tubby, so she may not like this type of handling.
Uncomfortable with pick up
Potential challenges comments:
Myrtle did not appear to like being picked up during their behavior evaluation. Please keep in mind there are many reasons why a cat may be uncomfortable with this type of handling and that this may not necessarily translate into a home environment. We recommend any future home with children be counseled in respecting the catâ€™s space and for the family to use care when picking her up, especially while she is still adjusting to her new home.
H – Healthy
Myrtle interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for cat parents with an average amount of experience.
A volunteer writes: Who is that tabby beauty sitting at the front of her cat condo, waiting to make friends with every human who walks into the cat adoption room? It’s marvelous Myrtle, 16 pounds of furry orangey highlights; a gentle sniffer and people lover who bows her head as soon as anyone comes over to her, ready to score pettings and ear scratchings. Myrtle impressed our behavior staff with her excellent manners and gentle demeanor, acing her behavior test thanks to her penchant for head-butting and purring when she receives affection. She’d be a great fit in just about any home, and her BFF potential is off the charts. If you’re looking for a very sweet girl who will shower you with attention and make you feel like a million bucks, you must meet Miss Myrtle today!
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