STAR GAZER – 16051
Safe - 12-29-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/29/17 STAR GAZER was found in a SUITCASE! He is a docile sweet boy and would love a real furever home for the holidays! STAR GAZER is already neutered and ready to go!+
Star Gazer 16051
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11213
Intake Date: 12/13/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 2 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 10 lbs
Vet Notes: 10:45 AM
URI noted on rounds
S/O: BAR. Excellent appetite
EENT: Eyes clear, moderate seromucoid nasal discharge
HL: Sneezing, sneeze marks, normal RR/RE
INTEG: Full healthy coat
MS: Ambulatory x 4
P: Rec doxycycline 1.1ml PO q24 x 10 days. Excellent prognosis
Vet Notes: 11:32 AM
S/O: BARH. Active
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no sneezing
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Apparently healthy
P: OK for surgery tomorrow
Vet Notes: 2:50 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2 YR
Microchip noted on Intake NONE
History : FOUND IN SUITCASE
Observed Behavior – DOCILE
Evidence of Cruelty seen -NONE
Evidence of Trauma seen -NONE
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: CLEAN YOUNG ADULT DENTITION
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, 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
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: NOT PERFORMED
L V T Notes: 5:57 PM
Evidence of Cruelty:no
Observed Behavior:friendly but fearful, allowed all handling
Estimated Age:2 yr
Subjective: describe how he animal is presenting and any known history/finder bought in after son found cat in a zipped up abandoned suitcase
Oral Exam:some tartar
Plan: DVM exam 12/14/17
Animal Behavior Saved At: 20-Dec-2017 15:42:33.000
Animal Name: Star Gazer
Age: 2 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Star Gazer was brought in as a stray, so there is no information on their behavior history or tendencies in a home environment. During intake Star Gazer allowed the counselor to pet him, pick him up several times, collar him and take his picture with no problems.
Observed behavior – Docile
Lying in front of kennel with a relaxed body, ears forward. Makes eye contact and vocalizes. He lowers his body as I reach towards him and walks slowly over to the other side of the kennel. Raises his tail when pet along the back, then lowers it back down. Crouches down with further petting and flattens ears. Conflicted behavior â€“ unsure. Needs some time to adjust.
Lying in litterbox with a tense body, tail wrapped around him. He remains very still when spoken to and tilts his ears as I reach towards him, whiskers pulled back. He tolerates petting along his head and body while wrapping his tail around him tighter and closing his eyes. Uncomfortable with touch. He eats a treat I place down in front of him so I click to build an association. Not showing any rewardable behavior yet â€“ wonâ€™t sniff my hand or make eye contact. Too focused on me and environment, needs more time to adjust.
Lying in center of kennel, body relaxed and eyes closed. He opens his eyes and lifts his head when spoken to, body tensing slightly. Stress meows. He eats the treats I place down so I click and reward each time he sniffs my hand or allows touch. Warms up quickly â€“ begins leaning in with energy after about 3 clicks. I start petting him along his head and body and leans in, raising his tail and rear each time my hand passes along his back. He turns his head to head-butt my hand with gusto. Body remains low and he crouches down into his litterbox with tilted ears after interaction has ended. Unsure but appreciates attention once approached. Beginning to warm up!
Lying in center of kennel, body relaxed and ears forward. Tail is wrapped around feet. He makes eye contact with soft eyes when spoken to and leans in for petting once touched. He rolls over onto his side and turns his head to head-butt my hand. Raises his rear and tail high in the air each time my hand passes along his back, tail beginning to thump up and down. Makes eye contact with soft eyes. May be showing signs of discomfort or overstimulation. Sweet and affectionate, he allows all petting for duration of session â€“ did great today! Ate all treats given.
Standing in front of kennel, tail raised and eyes soft. Head-butts kennel door as it opens and allows petting along head and body while leaning in with energy, tail raised as it waves back and forth. He rolls over onto his side with continued petting and rolls around the kennel floor. Scoots forward to head-butt my hand, tail continuing to thump and sway. Sweet and unsure, allows all petting for remainder of interaction. Heâ€™s lying in his litterbox after the interaction has ended, ears tilted and body slightly tense. Sweet Affectionate, appreciates attention once approached but is still unsure about new environment. Not interested in treats today. Needs some more time to adjust.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Star Gazer was resting in his litter box, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Star Gazer looks at the assessor with soft eyes, blinking gently.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Star Gazer meows and remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Star Gazer remains in place and accepts petting, rolling over and purring. His tail starts to sway, he gets up, and head-butts the assessor hard. He continues to rub up against the assessor before plopping down again, rolling over and kneading.
Reaction to being picked up:
Star Gazer remains calm when held.
H – Healthy
Star Gazer 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.
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