ROMEO – 27211
Safe - 6-23-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 6/23/18 — 6 Month Quarantine>>Orange Boy Romeo is looking for his Juliet, will that be you? @MACC. Romeo will require a 6 month isolation that can be in the home with monthly vet visits until 4 months of age and then monthly calls to us thereafter. If leaving the 5 boroughs, quarantine MUST be approved by the receiving city or township DOH. Please note, the 5 boroughs are easier for in home quarantine.
Romeo – 27211 2Y Male Orange Tabby Domestic Short Hair 9lbs
Owner Surr :5/06/2018
DOH Vet Statement
Vet Notes: 2:25 PM
TRomeo is an approximately 2year old male orange tabby cat presenting on 5/6/2018 to MACC with an ulcerated penetrating skin wound to the left caudal stifle. Wound appears to be consistent with a bite wound. The animal or species of origin is unknown.
Romeo is not currently displaying any signs suspicious of rabies virus infection.
Vet Notes: 4:32 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2-3yrs based on exam.
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake.
History : surrendered by O. indoor / outdoor cat with hx of getting into fights
Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR, allowed all handling.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – 2cm ulcerated wound with SQ swelling (r/o LN enlargement) along the left caudal stifle.
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 1/5; pd 1/5
PLN: enlargement of the left popliteal LN
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact male. testicles are smooth and symmetrical
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; 2cm ulcerated wound with SQ swelling (r/o LN enlargement) along the left caudal stifle. multiple scars throughout body especially along L hind limb and right mid thorax.
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: grossly normal.
bite wound, L PL
clindamycin 25mg/ml — give 1ml po q12h x 5 days
onsior 1 tab po q24h x 3 days
Okay for surgery after DOH V hold
Animal Behavior Saved At: 9-May-2018 15:4:9.000
Animal Name: Romeo
Age: 2 Years 1 Week (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 3 adults
Behavior toward strangers: Romeo is friendly, but a bit shy around strangers. He will play excitedly with adults.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: His former owner described him as being friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable.
Other notes: Medium Energy Level
5/6/18 Subjective / Observed Behavior – allowed all handling.
Resting on bedding facing front, soft eye and body. Became alert when door opened, shifted back. Leaned away from touch, put ears sideways, shifted further back into corner. Lay down again after door closed, started slow blinking, posture softened noticeably. Needs time to acclimate.
Small improvement! Resting on kuranda bed, soft eyes and body. Lay in place when door opened, sniffed hand, allowed, then slightly leaned into pets. After a while, sat up and leaned away, but didnâ€™t retreat. Ate offered treats after door closed.
Resting on his kuranda bed. Allows the touch, a bit hesitant at first, but then accepts the petting and engages towards the front with treats.
Reaction to assessor:
Romeo remains neutral, resting with head up on his kuranda bed during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Romeo becomes alert with soft eyes, pupils normal.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Romeo remains in resting position with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Romeo slowly withdraws from the assessor’s hand then stiffens up while he accepts the touch. During the petting he remains cautious with his surroundings looking around, but stands in place with tail tucked. After a few strokes, he engages towards the front and began to eat his food.
Reaction to being picked up:
He accepts a brief pickup, but becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Romeo 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.
Animal ID: 27211
Animal Name: Romeo
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Romeo did not use a litter box. He was let outside to use the bathroom every day.
Romeo was brought to MACC as an owner surrender because the owner was moving and was not allowed to bring a pet with them. The owner originally found Romeo as a kitten outside and brought him in. He is roughly 2 years old.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Romeo is friendly, but a bit shy around strangers. He will play excitedly with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Romeo has never been around children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Romeo is only around other cats when he goes outside. The owner never saw them interact directly, but Romeo would sometimes come home with minor scratches after being let outside.
How is this cat around dogs?
Romeo has never been around dogs.
Romeo is well-behaved and sleeps while on the bus.
Romeo has no known bite or scratch history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Romeo has been taken to the ASPCA Community Medicine events to have his minor wounds examined. Upon intake, he had a more serious puncture wound on his hind left leg that seemed to be fresh and had not been examined by a veterinarian.
For a New Family to Know
Romeo has never been given a bath or had his nails trimmed. He enjoys having his coat brushed and being picked up and held. He is not bothered when he needs to be put into a carrier or when he is disturbed while sleeping or resting. His owner described him as being friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable. He is a medium energy level cat. He spends most of his day walking around the apartment and investigating his environment. When you are home, he will greet you, then go back to exploring and walking around like he was before. He has had balls and mice for toys, but he does not play with them much. He had been kept mostly indoors but would be let outdoors to use the bathroom daily, so he has never been litter box trained. He would sleep in his owner’s bed in towards the far corner of the bed. He was fed wet and dry Friskies brand food twice a day. He enjoyed Friskies brand treats in salmon, fish, and chicken flavors. Romeo would scratch up the carpet in the home and did not have a scratching post.
Upon intake, Romeo allowed all handling quite easily. He allowed me to examine his wound and laid back and rolled on his side while I looked at it. He walked into his new carrier with no problems.
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