SIMBA – 15320
Urgent - Brooklyn
NEW PHOTO! Sweet Kitty SIMBA With History of Bladder Stones Needs Special Placement!
SIMBA is a 6 yr old owner surrender who needs a furever home this time.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11374
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~6yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender, history of bladder stones, cystotomy surgery in 2013 for stone removal, has been doing well on wet food only
Observed Behavior – Hissing, growling, sedated with telazol 0.15ml IM
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 7/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar/staining
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Overweight, history of bladder stones
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Soft food only. Consider dental prophylaxis
Prognosis: Good, will require long term management and care
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 6-Dec-2017 11:21:45.000
Animal Name: Simba
Age: 6 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with:
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes and plays exuberantly/somewhat rough.
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Spent time around a small and large breed dog. He was relaxed and playful with large dogs and would swat/bite the smaller ones.
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, shy independent and playful with a low activity level
Other notes: He doesnâ€™t like having his nails trimmed but enjoys being brushed, picked up/held and being placed in a carrier.
Lying in litterbox with a low, tense body. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning head around to watch my hand, ears tilting and eyes squinted. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Vocalizing softly in front of kennel. He steps forward to smell my hand, ears forward, and allows petting along his head and body while turning to smell my hand. Focused on environment â€“ keeps pausing to peek outside into the room behind me. Open to interaction, but too aware of surroundings to completely focus on me today. Still in cat exam. Needs some more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
At front of kennel upon approach, tail raised and body soft. He allows petting along his head and body while leaning In, tail raised high into the air. His tail begins to wave back and forth with continued petting but his body and face remains soft and he offers on further reaction for the remainder of the session. Allows all petting during this interaction. Did well today!
At front of kennel, making eye contact and vocalizing, ears forward. Reaches out towards me with soft paws. He remains in front of his kennel as it opens and allows petting along his head and body while leaning in. Tail becomes pilo-erect at the base and he begins to wave it back and forth. Allows continued petting and offers no further reaction for the remainder of the session. Social and friendly – he has acclimated to the shelter environment and now solicits attention and allows all petting. OK to take off of socialization list!
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Simba meows softly and was observing his surroundings at the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Simba sniffs through the bars, then rubs up against the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Simba lip licks and becomes alert.
Reaction to touch:
Simba leans forward to sniff the assessor’s hand, then closes his eyes and accepts gentle petting on his head. He perks up when pet along his body, gives head butts and starts purring. His tail sways slightly when pet but he doesn’t display any further reaction.
Reaction to being picked up:
Simba was a bit tense when picked up, but he remains calm and allows all handling. His tail thrashes around after a few seconds of being held, then he leaps back into the kennel.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Simba 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.
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 15320
Animal Name: Simba
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Simba is a domestic short hair male cat who was surrendered due to his previous owner not being able to afford his care.
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Simba is shy for a few minutes and plays exuberantly/somewhat rough.
How is this cat around children?
Simba has never been around children so it is unknown how he will react towards them.
How is this cat around other cats?
Simba has never been around cats so it is unknown how he will react towards them.
How is this cat around dogs?
Simba has spent time with larg and small dogs. Around small dogs Simba will often try to over power them through swatting and biting. Simba is relaxed and playful with large dogs.
Simba will often scratch on the walls, bed frame and rubber door mats. Simba is relaxed when riding in a car. Simba will struggle and hiss when being given a bath. Simba will attempt to swat and bite when having his nails trimmed.Simba enjoys being brushed, picked up/held and being placed in a carrier. Simba is not bothered when being disturbed while resting/sleeping.
Simba has never bitten a person but has bitten a small dog previously.
low to medium
Simba cannot eat dry food as he is prone to bladder stones.
For a New Family to Know
Simba is described as mellow, shy independent and playful. When at home Simba will follow around his owner and likes to play with stuffed toys and catnip toys. Simba was kept indoor only and was fed wet food. Simba is litter bos trained and uses an uncovered litter box with non-clumping litter.
Simba was fearful during intake but allowed staff to collar and scan for a microchip. Simba became agitated and began to growl and hiss during intake. Staff was unable to take a picture of Simba on backdrop.
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