SMOKEY BEAR – A1110819
Safe - 6-16-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 6/16/17 Gray & Handsome SMOKEY BEAR at BACC! SMOKEY BEAR was dumped by his owner – is already neutered and about 7 years old. He needs a cat purrson to adopt and give him a scratch post!
SMOKEY BEAR – A1110819
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason DESTRUCTIV
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/11/2017, From NY 11206, DueOut Date 06/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7 reported Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – calm, allows exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 100 R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: no treatment Prognosis: good
Smokey Bear is a 7 year old Male Gray DSH mix; he came to his home from a previous owner. He is being surrender due to him being destructive and soiling the home. He has no known health issues or injures and has no recent vet history.
Around strangers Smokey Bear is shy for a few days and then becomes aloof. He has never been around children or other animals and has no bite history.
During cars rides Smokey Bear will cry a lot and he will scratch and pee on the couch. He has litter box accidents a few times a week and usually pees on the couch. His previous owner’s stated that Smokey Bear was soiling the home due his uncovered box being replaced by a hooded box, when the box was switch back he was no longer soiling the home.
Smokey Bear will struggle and sometimes scratches. He likes being brushed and will only take being held for a short period of time. When someone tries to place Smokey Bear in the carrier he struggle and tries to run back out.
Smokey Bear was described as Shy, mellow, aloof with a high activity level. He loves playing with catnip toys and mouse toys and is kept indoors only. Smokey Bear is feed dry food for sensitive stomach once a day. Smokey bear is normally litter box trained and uses an uncovered box with Clay litter. Smokey bear has a vertical scratching post made of carpet and rough rope.
Previously lived with: Adults, 5 cats and 2 dogs
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few days and then becomes aloof.
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: He has litter box accidents (urinating) a few times a week
Energy level/descriptors: Shy, mellow, aloof with a high activity level.
Other notes: He likes being brushed and will only take being held for a short period of time.
calm, allows exam
Lying in back of kennel with a flat body and head lowered. Tolerates petting along head and body with ears tilted, licking lips. Turns head to watch my hand as it passes along his back. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in cubby with tail wrapped around body and ears forward. He tolerates petting along his head and body and begins to lean in gently. He shifts his weight with continued petting – looks like he wants to get up or roll over, but doesn’t have to confidence to make that move yet. Needs more time to adjust.
Curled up and resting in his cubby. He makes eye contact then lip licks. Shifts weight around and curls up tight when spoken to softly. Tolerates petting at first, squints and leans away. Takes some time before he gets comfortable. Eventually leans in and accepts pet on his cheek. He rolls around in his litter box but is too shy to come forward. Sweet guy, just needs a little more time.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet
Inappropriate elimination – Smokey Bear’s previous owners report that he was eliminating (urinating ) outside the litter box a couple times a week. Smokey Bear wasn’t seen by a veterinarian. We are unaware of what, 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.
Experienced cat parent – Smokey Bear 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: 7 reported
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : o surrender
Observed Behavior – calm, allows exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 100 R = wnl BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean teeth
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
Plan: no treatment
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