POKE aka BLACKBIRD aka BLACKY – 23045
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SAFE 3/31/18 Gorgeous Long Hired Panther boy Poke aka Blackbird is ready to curl up in a new lap @MACC. BLACKBIRD has an issue with one of his eyes and needs some follow up care. He was dumped by his owner at the shelter. He is about 6 yrs old.
Poke aka Blackbird aka Blacky 23045
Intake Date: 3/16/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Sex: Neutered Male
Age: 6 years
Original Location: 10468
Vet Notes: 12:40 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported 6 years; exam is consistent with this
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative on LVT exam – MC placed then
History : Surrendered. No health hx provided.
Subjective: Alert, calm, sits on exam table
Observed Behavior – Allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – Scarring and pigmentation to left cornea.
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 6/9
EENT: OS white and black pigmentation to cornea; no blepharospasm or discharge. Ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted.
Oral Exam: Mild tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Male intact
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
Assessment: Corneal pigmentation – R/O scarring secondary to old trauma. No sign of active problem at this time.
Plan: No tx needed.
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 6:14 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020025343867
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: allowed handling, tense and quiet, did not resist but head shy, not aggressing as stating on intake
Sex: intact male
Estimated Age: appx 6y
Subjective: OD has flap of tissue overgrowing globe (old ulcer?), medium coat unkempt with slight mats, dander
Eyes: clear OS, see above
Oral Exam: mild to moderate staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL 5.5/9 BCS
Preliminary Assessment: unknown eye wound/deformity
Plan: DVM intake
Animal Behavior Saved At: 19-Mar-2018 17:27:22.000
Animal Name: Blackbird
Age: 6 Years (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Blackbird was brought in as a stray so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: allowed handling, tense and quiet, did not resist but head shy.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Blackbird rests in his litter box and looks around, eyes a little dilated, alert.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Blackbird continues to lay in place and look around.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Blackbird sits up and retreats to the back of the kennel, starts lip licking.
Reaction to touch:
Blackbird allows, then slightly leans into the stroke, but remains stiff and looks around.
Potential challenges comments:
Blackbird 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Blackbird tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter.
He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home.
We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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