SNOWBELL – 33918
Urgent - Manhattan
Snowbell is a Male domestic short hair cat that was brought in as an owner surrender due to previous owner moving and no pets being allowed . 15 year old SNOWBELL was dumped at the shelter by his owner. He looks very sad and bewildered and needs a nice retirement home where he can relax and regroup.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10465
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: –
Age: 15 years
Vet Notes: 12:23 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~15yrs based on PE and O hx .
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake.
History: surrendered by O due to divorce and unable to take P to new home. declawed front paws
Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR, did not allow handling. Hissing and swatting at handler.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
Sedated exam performed
EENT: Eyes clear, ears mildly dirty; no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 2/5; pd 2/5
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; 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; declawed front paws
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: grossly normal.
declawed front paws
sedated with 0.3ml DKT.
reversed w/ 0.1 antisedan
await behavioral assessment
dental care once adopted / placed
Medical Assistant: 4:11 PM
As per Dr. 1493 start Gabapentin 200 mg/ml. Estimated weight:6 lbs.
Start Gabapentin 200 mg/ml, 0.3 ml bid po x 7 days.
Animal Name: Snowbell
Age: 15 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 1 adult male, 1 adult female and a child aged 10
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers snowball is said to be shy for a few minutes
Behavior toward children: Snowbell previously lived with a child aged 10 and was said to be respectful with play being gentle
Behavior toward cats: Snowbell did not spend time with or live with any other cats so behavior is unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Snowbell previously lived with a 5 year old large mixed breed dog and was said to be relaxed around the dog
Bite or Scratch history: Snowbell does not have a bite history
Litter box training: Uncovered with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: Low energy level
Asleep on bedding, woke and became alert when spoken to. Lay in place, looked around, started kneading bedding. Sat up when door opened, started eating offered treats. Allowed a few pets, then hissed and started growling.
Soft body, sitting upright by the front, accepts a brief touch on the head, but seems unsure, retreats, ears turn sideways and low growls while he avoids contact.
Much better today! Asleep on approach, woke and came to the front when spoken to, started waving through the bars. Stayed at the front when door opened, eager to eave cage, but easily redirected. Leaned into pets, purred, sat calmly when held.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Snowbell is asleep on approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Snowbell wakes up, meows at the assessor and begins to wave through the bars.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Snowbell remains calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Snowbell leans into the stroke and begins to purr.
Reaction to being picked up:
Snowbell sits calmly in the assessor’s arms.
H – Healthy
Snowbell interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Suitability With Children:
Passed For Rehoming:
Animal ID: 33918
Animal Name: Snowbell
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Snowbell is a Male domestic short hair cat that was brought in as an owner surrender due to previous owner moving and no pets being allowed
Previously lived with:
1 adult Male,1adult female and a child aged 10
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers snowball is said to be shy for a few minutes
How is this cat around children?
Snowbell previously lived with a child aged 10 and was said to be respectful with play being gentle
How is this cat around other cats?
Snowbell did not spend time with or live with any other cats so behaviour is unknown
How is this cat around dogs?
Snowbell previously lived with a 5 year old large mixed breed dog and was said to be relaxed around the dog
Snowbell does not have any known behavior issues.
During car rides snowbell meows/cries
Snowbell was never given a bath,had his coat brushed or picked up and held so behavior is unknown.
Snowbell isn’t bothered when put in a carrier or disturbed while sleeping
Snowbell is declawed
Snowbell does not have a bite history
Snowbell is said to have a low energy level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Snowbell is described as a shy cat with a low energy level
When at home with previous owner snowbell preferred to stay in his favorite spot.
Snowbell enjoys playing with balls and was kept mostly indoors
Snowbell is used to sleeping on the floor and was fed whatever food was bought for him
Snowbell does not have any favorite treats.
Snowbell is litterbix trained and is used to using an uncovered litter box with clumping litter
Snowbell did not have a scratching post due tio being declawed.
Snowbells favorite activity was sleeping
Snowbell attempted to bite but counselor was wearing bite gloves. Snowbell hissed and did not allow handling Snowbell was not collared due to hising and attempting to bite
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