SPARTA – 11266
Safe - 11-15-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/15/17 CHECK OUT VIDEO! SPARTA is a sweet cat that was surrendered to the shelter because his owner has too many pets. Sparta has lived with 8 other cats and is relaxed and gentle around them. Sparta has also lived with a small dog and is relaxed around the dog. Sparta sounds like a keeper. Please consider this handsome kitty today.
Sparta 11266 – 1 yr. neutered black cat, OS:
Date of Intake31-Oct-2017
Is this cat having litter box issues?NoBasic Information:Sparta is a 1yearold an unaltered Male, Dsh. He came to his home 5 months ago and was surrendered due to the owner having too many pets.
Previously lived with:2 adults, 8 cats
How is this cat around strangers?Around Strangers Sparta is shy for a few minutes and later allows people to pet him.
How is this cat around children?He has never been around children.
How is this cat around other cats?Sparta has lived with 8 other cats and is relaxed and gentle around them.
How is this cat around dogs?Sparta has lived with a small dog and is relaxed around the dog.
Behavior NotesDuring car rides Sparta meows and cries. Sparta likes to be brushed and isnâ€™t bothered when someone pick him up. Sparta goes into the carrier if food is placed inside.
Bite history:He has no bite history.
Energy level/descriptors:high activity level
For a New Family to KnowHe was described as Mellow, Shy, and quiet with a high activity level. Sparta likes play with ball and likes to be in a same room. Sparta is free feed dry food. Sparta is litter box trained and uses a hooded box with clumping litter. He has a scratching post made of carpet and cardboard.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake Sparta was timid and tried to flee, bedding was used to handle Sparta.
Next Test Date:
Sparta was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Tense but allowed all handling, no attempts to flee
Lying behind litterbox with a low, tense body. He lifts his head and sniffs the bear-claw pupils dilated. Tolerates petting while backing away and wrapping tail around body, eyes squinting shut. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Sparta was tense, wary and pressed up against the back wall of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Sparta lip licks then slowly inches forward to investigate.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Sparta pauses and becomes focused on the assessor.
Reaction to touch:
Sparta seems unsure and his eyes dart around when approached. He sniffs the assessor’s hand, leans in and accepts gentle petting on his head. He starts to relax, shifts his body weight and perks up when touched along his body.
Reaction to being picked up:
Sparta was tense when picked up, then got antsy and leaped back into the kennel.
Potential challenges comments:
Sparta has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
H – Healthy
Sparta 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.
Although timid initially, Sparta now remains calm and approaches the front of the kennel on his own. He allows all petting and purrs, leans in and rolls over onto his side. He remains calm when picked up and held like a baby. Sparta is now showing behavior suitable for new or experienced pet parents.
Suitability With Children:
11/03/17 Behavior: Experience 11/07/17 Behavior: Average
Vet Notes: 1:14 PM
Routine closed Feline Neuter, two scrotal testes
Self tie of spermatic cord, single ligature ( hand tie) proximal to self tie.
L V T Notes: 1:02 PM
Record in Mgs or MLS (identify which one) and Route of Administration
Simbadol: 0.42cc SQ
Telazol: 0.1cc IM
Isoflorane % : 2
Robenicoxib: 0.32cc SQ
Post Sx Meds
Vet Notes: 4:55 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~1yr
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – QARH. Tense but allowed all handling, no attempts to flee
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Minimal dental wear, pink/pigmented mm
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: Apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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