SMUDGE – A1027796
Safe - 8-24-2016 Brooklyn Rescue: Animalkind Please honor your pledges: http://www.animalkindny.com/makeadonation
**SAFE 08/24/16** BEGINNER-rated SMUDGE sounds like the friendliest cat in the world, but even that gold medal purrsonality was NOT ENOUGH to keep the selfish folks who adopted him a year ago, interested in him beyond August 8th. They cited personal problems and litter box issues and not having enough time as the reasons they felt it was JUST JOLLY WELL FINE for Smudge to be killed, so long as they didn’t have to own him for one more day; these are the kinds of circumstances REAL pet owners deal with day in and day out, WILLINGLY and HAPPILY because pets bring so much joy to heart & home. Smudge is already neutered, he’s 5 years old, and he deserved to have been adopted by someone who gave a damn about him; someone who meant it for keeps. FIND SOMEONE WHO GIVES ENOUGH OF A DAMN ABOUT SMUDGE THAT THEY WILL FOSTER OR ADOPT HIM TONIGHT, or this excellent, perfect cat will be brutally killed by the ACC right after the noon whistle blows, tomorrow.
My name is SMUDGE. My Animal ID # is A1027796. – P
I am a neutered male gray and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/08/2016 from NY 11206, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/19/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is BEGINNER, Weight 9.8 LBS.
No Final Exam
08/09/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/09/16 12:34 BASIC INFORMATION Smudge is a gray and white, 5 years old DSH cat. Smudge was adopted from ACC a year ago. The owner is surrendering Smudge due to litter box issues and having a busy schedule. Smudge has no known illness. SOCIALIZATION When stranger come and visit Smudge is shy and goes to the corner. But slowly he approaches and leans in to be petted. Smudge has lived with children ages 11 through 6 years old. He is relaxed and playful around them. Smudge has never been around cats and dogs. BEHAVIOR Smudge allows most handling. He is fearful of bath and has never had his nails trimmed. But he enjoys being held, having his coat brushed and walks into his carrier. For the past 2 weeks Smudge has been having accidence outside the litter box. He defecates and urinates outside his litter box, indifferent parts of the house. Smudge has no bite or scratch history. Sometimes he scratches the sofa and walls in the house. But he usually uses his horizontal scratching post. FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW Smudge is described as friendly, independent and aloof. His favorite activities are sleeping and follow people around the house. His favorite toys are balls with bells that he chases around the house. Smudge eat Purina cat dry 3 times a day. He sleeps near his owner bed or the living room. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Smudge during intake was friendly. He walked out of his carrier and head butt. He enjoys being petted and allowed being collard, scanned and photographed.
No Web Memo
08/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – BEGINNER
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Our enrichment facilitator has interacted with Smudge and at the time he was reaching out of the cage with his paws. Smudge meows softly and allows petting all over with his tail up. Reaction to assessor: Smudge comes to the front of the cage soliciting attention When spoken quietly: Smudge stays at front and continues soliciting attention Reaction to door cage opening: Smudge remains soft & relaxed Reaction to touch: Smudge solicits petting and attention Try picking cat up: Smudge is tolerant of this type of handling. Behavior Determination: Beginner Smudge was brought to the care center as a stray so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies previous to what we are seeing during the evaluation. At the time of the assessment he was displaying friendly behavior, comes to the front of the kennel, interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. Smudge is displaying behavior appropriate for a beginner cat owner.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/09/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
scan positive-985112004423567 sex:male-neutered age:5 yrs old as per owner BARH ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth:mild staining and tartar ear mites negative flea negative allowed to handling ambx4 NOSF
08/19/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating BEGINNER
APPEARS OLD THAN 5YRS, RECHECK AGE BAR. MILD DEHYDRATION. ACTIVE AND ATTENTION SEEKING. EXCELLENT APPETITE. BCS 4/9 MODERATE DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, NUCLEAR SCLEROSIS/IRIS ATROPHY OU, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL GRADE 4/6 HEART MURMUR, LUNGS AUSCULT CLEAR; NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION INTEG WNL; AMBULATORY X 4, SLIGHT MUSCLE WASTING IN HIND END NEUTERED A: EST AGE 8-12YRS, SENIOR/GERIATRIC PET; HEART MURMUR; PREVIOUS OWNER REPORTED LITTER BOX ISSUES, NONE NOTED DURING TIME IN SHELTER (USES LITTER REGULARLY) P: REC FULL GERIATRIC WORK UP WITH PLACEMENT. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC GOOD SHORT TERM PROGNOSIS
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