ROUKE – 12830
Safe - 11-24-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/24/17 Rouke is a 10 year old white neutered cat that was surrendered by his owner due to the fact she stated that she is moving and can no longer have pets. Rouke is a sweet boy that needs a loving home.
Rouke 12830, 10 Years Old, White DSH, Neutered, 14 lbs 1.92 oz, Owner Surrender 11/16/17
This animal came from:FriendOrigin AddressIs this cat having litter box issues?YesIf yes, Please elaborate:Owner stated that for the past few months the Rouke has been urinating on her bed. She stated that she has never taken him to the vet and she is not sure if it is due to the fact that her grandchildren are in the home and the children and there toys have taken over the home.
Basic Information:Rouke is a 10 year old white neutered cat that was surrendered by his owner due to the fact she stated that she is moving and can no longer have pets.
Previously lived with:Owner
How is this cat around strangers?When around strangers Rouke is shy for a few minute but he will warm up. When playing with adults he is gentle. The owner stated that when playing with adults he is gentle.
How is this cat around children?Rouke has spent time in the home around small children and he respectful. When playing with children he is gentle.
How is this cat around other cats?Rouke has not spent time in the home around other cats so it is unknown how he will react.
How is this cat around dogs?Rouke has not spent time around a dog in the home so it is unknown how he will react.
Behavior NotesOwner stated that overall Rouke behaves well. He scratches on a post made out of rope and carpet. On the way to the ACC in the car he was quiet. Rouke has never been bathed nor had his nals trimmed so it is unknown how he will react. He isn’t bothered if he is held or put in the carrier.
Bite history:Rouke has never bitten a person or another animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?NoMedical NotesNo reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to KnowOwner described Rouke as friendly independent and mellow. When at home he likes to be in the same room as his owner. He has been kept indoors only and eats both wet and dry food. He is used to a hooded litter box with crystal litter.
Behavior Notes:During intake Rouke was shy and was at the back of the carrier. After a few minutes he warmed up and allowed the counselor to collar him and take his picture with no problems.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes, but will warm up. He plays gently.
Behavior toward children: Respectful, playing gently
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Uses a hooded litter box with crystal litter
Energy level/descriptors: Owner described Rouke as friendly independent and mellow with a medium activity level.
Other notes: When at home he likes to be in the same room as his owner.
Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures.
Sitting up and looking out at his surroundings. Stress meowing and growling- seems uncomfortable. Starts to calm down once I interacted with him. He leans in for attention and gives head butts when pet on his head. He appreciates attention and allows petting all over. Occasionally he’ll focus on his surroundings- when he sees the other cats in the room he starts to hiss. Offered treats and sprayed feliway.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Rourke was lying down, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Rourke gets up and approaches the front, sniffing around. He meows softly afterwards.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Rourke remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Rourke sniffs the assessor’s hand and accepts petting. The base of his tail is pilo-erect, but he allows petting all over and continues to rub against the assessor with his head.
Reaction to being picked up:
Rourke remains calm and continues to purr when held.
Potential challenges comments:
Rourke’s previous owners report that he was urinating on their bed for the past few months. We are unaware if any modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
H – Healthy
Rourke 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.
Suitability With Children:
11/19/17 Behavior: Average
Vet Notes: 4:32 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult dentition with mild dental disease, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, Grade 3/6 HM, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, overweight
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Grade 3/6 HM
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Rec weight loss
Rec cardiology consult
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