SPOTTIE – 23096
Safe - 3-27-2018 Brooklyn Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
SAFE 3/27/18 — 10 year old SPOTTIE lost his home when owner died. He is already neutered and hoping to find a new furever home. He is going to need some follow up dental care. SPOTTIE came in with housemate LEGO and 4 other housemates. A volunteer writes:This lovely tuxedo cat is spot on. His name is Spottie and he is extremely friendly and affectionate. I quickly discovered that Spottie has a soft spot for cat treats and head scratches. He is super friendly and outgoing. Pet him for just a little while and you will hear him purr ever so softly. In every category of cat perfection, Spottie hits the spot. He would be such a wonderful cat to add to your household.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11234
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 10 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 9 lbs
Spottie was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Shy/timid, allows handling but is tense and may flee given the opportunity
Standing towards back of kennel, ears forward and tail half raised. Makes eye contact and vocalizes when spoken to. He leans away from my hand and flattens his ears as I reach towards him, then lowers his body and quickly retreats through his portal once touched. Steps back forward after Iâ€™ve closed the kennel door and continues to vocalize. Curious but unsure. Needs time to adjust.
Standing in front of kennel, ears forward and body soft. Vocalizes when spoken to. He raises his tail when I open the kennel door and allows petting along his head and body while leaning in with his shoulders and stepping forward. Chatty guy â€“ continues to vocalize throughout interaction. Doing much better today! Ate all treats given. Still a bit focused on environment â€“ pauses to look around the room towards the end of the session, body lowering and tail dropping.
Comes forward with a relaxed body. He vocalizes and rubs up against the kennel bars. He pauses and backs away when the door opens. Leans away and seems a little unsure when I approach. He keeps his head lowered and slowly starts to warm up with attention. His body starts to perk up, he gives head butts and allows petting on his head and along his body. Doing well!
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Spottie comes forward with a relaxed body and gently rubs up against the kennel door.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Spottie chirps, meows softly and reaches out with paws towards the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Spottie remains calm.
Reaction to touch:
Spottie leans away and seems a little unsure when the assessor approaches. He keeps his head lowered and slowly starts to warm up with attention. His body starts to perk up, he gives head butts and allows petting on his head and along his body.
Reaction to being picked up:
Spottie was a bit tense when picked up, but he remains calm and allows all handling.
H – Healthy
Spottie 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.
This animal came from:Found StrayOrigin AddressIf yes, Please elaborate:Unknown information
Basic Information:Spotty is a 10 year old black and white cat who was brought to the ACC as a stray due to the fact his owner passed away.
Previously lived with:Owner
How is this cat around strangers?When meeting the staff at the ACC for the fist time Spottie was tense and did not allow the counselor to pet him.
How is this cat around children?Unknown information
How is this cat around other cats?Unknown information
How is this cat around dogs?Unknown information
Behavior NotesUnknown information
Bite history:Unknown information
Energy level/descriptors:Unknown information
Medical NotesUnknown information
For a New Family to KnowUnknown information
Behavior Notes:During intake Spottie allowed the counselor to take his picture but he did not allow the counselor to collar him.
Vet Notes: 4:39 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 9-11yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History: Stray – owner deceased
Subjective: Cat is BARH
Observed Behavior – shy/timid, allows handling but is tense and may flee given the opportunity
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
T = NA
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Missing most of teeth; Grade 3/4 dental dz mandibular pre-molars and molars
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male, no palpable testicles, no secondary sex characteristics
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: not performed
Assessment: Geriatric – dental dz
Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. Consider senior bloodwork in shelter or on placement. Recommend dental prophy on placement.
A volunteer writes:This lovely tuxedo cat is spot on. His name is Spottie and he is extremely friendly and affectionate. I quickly discovered that Spottie has a soft spot for cat treats and head scratches. He is super friendly and outgoing. Pet him for just a little while and you will hear him purr ever so softly. In every category of cat perfection, Spottie hits the spot. He would be such a wonderful cat to add to your household.
CAME IN WITH
Tommy Bay 23234
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