STRIPES – A1085065
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SAFE 8/29/16 ~ Stripes was brought to us because her owner passed away. She is a sweet girl that needs a loving home to live out her golden years.
STATEN ISLAND CENTER
STRIPES – A1085065
FEMALE, GRAY TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,16 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR ID Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date08/11/2016, From NY 10306, DueOut Date08/14/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary microchip scan negative female approximately 16 yrs old, geriatric bright, alert, responsive, hydrated MM: pink/moist, CRT: 1 sec. dark debris and growths in both ears nuclear sclerosis OU missing some teeth 13.6lbs; BCS: 4/5, overweight has a good appetite calm, allowed all handling vet exam scheduled for tomorrow
microchip scan negative
approximately 16 yrs old, geriatric
bright, alert, responsive, hydrated
MM: pink/moist, CRT: 1 sec.
dark debris and growths in both ears
nuclear sclerosis OU
missing some teeth
13.6lbs; BCS: 4/5, overweight
has a good appetite
calm, allowed all handling
vet exam scheduled for tomorrow
S: geriatric exam
O: QAR, hydrated
few remaining teeth
AU- multiple 2-3 mm pigmented masses, moderate amount of brown debris
no murmur, regular rhythm
lungs clear and eupneic
multiple pigmented masses AU- R/O benign (most likely) vs malignant
clean ears and quadritops x 1 week
Stripes was brought in with some information on her behavioral tendencies in a home environment. Her neighbor reports she is usually shy around strangers for a few minutes, and plays gently with adults once she warms up. She has been around another cat at one point and was relaxed and respectful of the cat. She was described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, confident, shy, independent, and quiet with a low activity level. She had a few litter box accidents in the home, but they were not often.
Reaction to assessor: Stripes was sleeping upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Stripes does not respond and continues to sleep.
Reaction to cage door opening: Stripes wakes and looks at the assessor, soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Stripes flinched when touched initially, but she gets up and meows softly. She accepts petting on her head and body, begins to purr, and leans in for petting. When petting stops, she approaches the front and rubs her head against the assessor.
Reaction to pick up: Stripes remains calm and allows handling.
Behavior Determination: Average
Stripes 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.
Stripes is a 16 year old female DSH that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Stripes since she was younger. Stripes was surrendered to our facility due to her owner passing away.
According to a neighbor, around strangers Stripes is usually shy for a few minutes. Once she warms up, she plays gently with adults. Stripes has not been around small children or dogs therefore her behavior is unknown. Owner had another cat in the home at one point and Stripes was relaxed and respectful of the other cat. Owner’s neighbor stated that as far as he knew, Stripes has never bit another animal or person while in the care of the owner.
In the car ride to our facility, Stripes was quiet and relaxed. Owner’s neighbor was unsure if Stripes was ever given a bath, had her nails trimmed, had her coat brushed, or how she would react to being disturbed while sleeping. She is not bothered by being put in a carrier. When owner’s neighbor picked up Stripes, she became stiff and wanted to get down.
For a New Family to Know:
Stripes is described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, confident, shy, independent, and quiet with a low activity level. In the home, she liked to stay in her favorite spot. Stripes was kept indoors only and is mostly litter box trained. Owner’s neighbor did mention that when he was helping feed and clean her litter box, she did have a few accidents in the home where she would urinate or defecate right outside of the litter box but it was not often. In the home, Stripes used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Owner had a scratching post in the home made of carpet that Stripes would sometimes use.
Behavior during intake:
Stripes was meowing in the carrier during intake. When I put my hand out for her to smell, she leaned into my hand. I was able to scan for a m/c, collar and take a picture without any issues.
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