RUGBY – 12796
Safe - 12-1-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 12/1/17 VIDEO & NEW PHOTOS! Affectionate boy RUGBY is quite the attention seeker at MACC. RUGBY is a handsome neutered boy whose owner dumped at the shelter. He is hoping someone will give him a furever home for the holidays!
Intake Date: 11/16/17
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 4 years
Vet Notes: 1:15 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : o surrender
Observed Behavior -hissing and growling. allows netted exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: os corneal scar, synechia, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: very limted–appears wnl
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: no testes palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: corneal scar
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults, a cat, and a large breed puppy
Behavior toward strangers: Rugby is very friendly and outgoing, he likes to greet people by rubbing against them.
Behavior toward cats: Rugby liked with another cat but they never played or spent time together and normally would avoid each other.
Behavior toward dogs: Rugby liked with a puppy and would frequently play with him. They would chase each other around the house and would both sleep in the same crate.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium Energy, Affectionate, Playful
Other notes: Rugby is a very affectionate cat that enjoys a lot of attention.
Observed Behavior -hissing and growling
Reaction to assessor:
Rugby remains neutral, sitting upright on his cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Rugby shows interest and responds back with a meow.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Rugby seeks affection, leans forward with tail up and remains at the front of the cage, soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Rugby head-butts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body.
Reaction to being picked up:
He becomes antsy and remains in place.
Rugby is a male brown an white tabby that is estimated to be 5 years old. His previous owner got him as a gift and kept him until they had to move to a smaller apartment where she would not have had ample room.
Previously lived with:
2 Adults, 1 Adult Cat, 1 Large breed puppy
How is this cat around strangers?
Rugby is very friendly and outgoing, he likes to greet people by rubbing against them.
How is this cat around children?
Rugby was not around children in his previous home.
How is this cat around other cats?
Rugby liked with another cat but they never played or spent time together and normally would avoid each other.
How is this cat around dogs?
Rugby liked with a puppy and would frequently play with him. They would chase each other around the house and would both sleep in the same crate.
Rugby is not bothered by car rides. She is very litter box trained. She enjoys baths and being brushed she likes to be picked up and carried. She does not like being put into carriers and will just walk away when she sees it once she is inside of it she will lie down and doesn’t like to leave. She isn’t bothered by having her nails trimmed or being woken up.
Rugby has no history of having bitten another person or animal
Medium Energy, Affectionate, Playful
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
When Rugby eats dry food he tends to build up urine crystals so he needs to be fed wet food.
Rugby has a corneal scar from a scratch when she was a kitten the vets say it does not affect his eyesight.
Rugby has been to the vet in the past 2 months
For a New Family to Know
Rugby is a very affectionate cat that enjoys a lot of attention. She enjoys playing with the dog all day and playing with stuffed toys and balls. She is used to being indoors and eats only wet food. She is very litter box trained, she uses uncovered litter box. Rugby enjoys using vertical rope scratching posts and uses them a lot.
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