SCOOTER – A1121333
Safe - 8-19-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 8/19/17 BEEN HERE 10 DAYS ALREADY!! 5 yr old Scooter is super friendly. He lost his home when owner was hospitalized. Already neutered and ready to be adopted!
SCOOTER – A1121333
NEUTERED MALE, ORG TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,5 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason OWNER HOSP
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 08/08/2017, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 08/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 5-7 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior – allowed full exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 160 R = wnl BCS 8/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mod tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: obese Plan: weight loss Prognosis: good
Scooter is described as being a friendly cat, needing just a few minutes to warm up when meeting new people. He has spent time with young children and enjoys the attention they give him. He is a very affectionate cat and will lay for hours if you are petting him, and presents for his belly to be rubbed. He likes balls and other toys he can chase and swat around, and would benefit from a scratching post in his new home. He has no bite history with humans or animals, and has not lived with any other cats or dogs. His owner had not bathed, groomed, or clipped his nails so history is unknown. He has a habit of jumping in the tub when his owner filled it so it can be assumed he is not afraid of water. He allows for handling and being picked up. Scooter eats both wet and dry food and has good litterbox habits. He is used to using a hooded litterbox with clumping litter.
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Needs a few minutes to warm up
Behavior toward children: Spent time around a young child and was relaxed
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly
Other notes: He likes balls and other toys he can chase and swat around. He jumps in the tub when the owner turns on the water.
Allowed full exam
Lying in litter box with a tense body. He moves his head forward to smell my hand and tolerates petting along his head and body, licking his lips and turning his head slowly to watch my hand. Nervous – needs more time to adjust.
Lying in kennel with a low body, eyes wide. He sniffs my hand as reach towards him and allows petting along his head and body, leaning in with his head and rolling over in his box. She sniffs a few times as if he wants to stand up and come forward, but then thinks better of it and settles back down. Needs more time to adjust. Showing improvement since yesterday.
Crouched in the litter box facing the back wall. He turns his head to make eye contact. Ears tilted forward, lip licks and seems unsure of it all. Seems hesitant and lowers his head when approached. He squints when touched but tolerates gentle petting on his head and along his body. He slowly builds up confidence then nudges my hand and gives head butts. Tail starts to rise, slowly approaches the front. Needs a slow approach.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid
Experienced cat parent – Scooter may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 5-7
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : stray
Observed Behavior – allowed full exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 160 R = wnl BCS 8/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: mod tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: weight loss
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