RIPLEY – A1085503
Safe - 8-24-2016 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 08/24/16*** RIPLEY’S OWNER THREW IN THE TOWEL!! RIPLEY has problems with chronic constipation and the owner did want to spend any more money at the vet. The vet was super helpful and suggested that owner may have to give RIPLEY up…well RIPLEY’S owner hurried out and did just that…..RIPLEY is NEUTERED and SIX and lived with another cat.
He is a calm dude and is purring and head-butting at the ACC.
Average rated, RIPLEY is just a gem! Yes he needs meds but constipation in cats is manageable.
It’s certainly not a reason to be killed. But that’s just what the ACC is going to do at noon tomorrow if no one speaks up for this adorable gentleman……PLEASE APPLY TO FOSTER OR ADOPT RIPLEY NOW!! If you need assistance, email us at [email protected]
My name is RIPLEY. My Animal ID # is A1085503. – P
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/15/2016 from NY 10475, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/22/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 9.0 LBS.
No BM seen
08/15/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/15/16 19:00 Basic Information Ripley is a 6 year old neutered domestic short hair who is being surrendered due to his health issues. Owner stated Ripley suffers from chronic constipation. Owner has paid over 3,000 dollars in medical bills and cannot afford to do so any longer. He took him to a vet about a week ago and the vet told him he may just have to give him up. Socialization Ripley is friendly around strangers and has never lived or been around any kids. He plays in a gentle manner with adults. He lived with a 9 year old male cat and was very playful with him. He has never lived or been around any other kind of animal. He has never bitten or scratched a person or animal. Behavior Owner stated Ripley has no behavior issues and meowed a lot during the car ride here. Owner has never given Ripley a bath or trimmed his nails. Owner stated Ripley is not bothered by having his coat brushed, being picked up, place in carrier, or disturbed while sleeping. For a New Family to Know Owner describes Ripley as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level. Ripley will follow his owner around and sit on him when home. Owner stated Ripley has no toys and is kept indoors only. He sleeps in a really high shelf. Owner feeds him Fancy feast 2 to 3 times a day. He uses an uncovered cat litter box with pellet style litter. He has a scratching post made of carpet. Behavior during Intake Ripley tolerated touch. He would purr and head butt my hand. When I petted him he would arch his back. At one point he climb up my shoulder and meowed really loudly. He struggled to get back in the carrier and hissed.
No Web Memo
08/18/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Ripley’s former owner stated he is friendly around strangers and has never lived or been around any kids. He plays in a gentle manner with adults. He lived with a 9 year old male cat and was very playful with him. He has never lived or been around any other kind of animal. Also, described Ripley as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium activity level. Reaction to assessor: Ripley looks neutral, lying down on his cage bedding when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Ripley stands at the front of the cage, relaxed body posture, soliciting attention. Reaction to touch: Ripley head-butts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body. Reaction to Being Picked up: He allows a brief pickup then calmly walks back into the cage. Placement determination: Average Ripley 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan positive 985121002761015 reported having trouble passing stool- placing on vet check ear mite negaitve flea comb negative- treated with activyl neutered aggressive during exam- tries to bite flee
08/22/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating AVERAGE
8/22/16 Hx: Obstipation reported by prior owner; pt is not defecating in the shelter S: Alert, friendly, head-butts and allows all handling O: BAR-H, BCS 6/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Clean teeth. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, large amount of feces palpable in colon M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted. UG: Male neutered A: Obstipation, chronic constipation Short-term prognosis: Fair P: Will sedate today to deobstipate. Maintain on Purelax for life; may need to increase or decrease dose. 1088 —- 08/21/16 13:24 still no feces produced, extremely large feces palpated in colon P: tranq and deobs — 8/20/16 S/O: BAR, no feces in cage, food eaten H/L: NSF ABN: large firm stool palpable A: constipation P: lube with warm water enema 40ml rectally con’t with SQ fluids and puralax in food, canned diet, if not defecating by tomorrow rec deobstipation 8/19/16 S/O: reported to have difficulty passing stool BAR, friendly cat, likes to be pet ABN: non painful, but firm stool palpable no stool in litterbox canned food eaten A: constipation P: gave warm water-lube enema 50ml rectally with red rubber LRS 75ml SQ SID x3 days purelax 1tsp mixed into canned food BID x3 canned diet only move to medical then re assess prognosis: fair to good- if p responds, constipation can be managed with canned or high fiber diet, miralax/purelax at home. As long as owner is diligent about monitoring and giving meds, can do well
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