WHISKERS – A1069510
Safe - 4-15-2016 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
**SAFE 04/15/16** OVERLOOKED for her entire life, WHISKERS cannot afford to be overlooked, tonight! Please take the time to read her shelter notes, but be warned: it’s heartbreaking stuff. Whiskers has not been to the vet for ELEVEN YEARS, which makes it kind of a surprise that her former owner took enough notice of her to decide to get rid of her. Maybe that person had forgotten they even HAD a cat—who knows? Whiskers went from being just part of the background, to the high-pressure fear factory that is known as the ACC, and it’s no surprise that her behavior is noted as having “deteriorated.” Nothing about the ACC is set up to make cats feel at their ease, and certainly every plan the shelter has for Whiskers, as of right now, is focused entirely on killing her tomorrow. This senior beauty needs to meet a vet for what could be her first time ever, and it would be awesome if that vet was not just about to kill her. WHISKERS deserves a happily-ever-after, so please find a FOSTER/ADOPTER for her, tonight!
My name is WHISKERS. My Animal ID # is A1069510. – P
I am a spayed female black and white domestic mh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 12 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/06/2016 from NY 10475, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/09/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 8.3 LBS.
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04/06/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
4/6/16 15:39 Basic Information Whiskers is an approximately 12 yr old domestic medium hair mix. She is being surrendered because the owner has personal problems. She was given to the owner as a gift from a friend. Whiskers has no health problems and has not been taken to a vet in over 11 years. Socialization Around strangers, Whiskers is very shy and does not interact with them. She has lived mostly adults and teens in the home; she does not really play and prefers not to be bothered. She has lived with a small cocker span mix and they both got along but did not play together. Behavior Whiskers has never had any litter box problems and uses the litter box daily (he may use the bathroom outside the box if she is kept away from the box for to long). Whiskers struggles when the owner tries to give her a bath, having her nails trimmed or having her hair brushed. For a new family to know The owner describes Whiskers as shy and independent. She has a Medium activity level. Whiskers loves to eat and sleep most of the day. Around the house, she follows keeps to herself and prefers to be in separate rooms from the rest of the family. She has never played with any cat toys but likes to play with string. She sleeps mostly in the bathroom. Whiskers was being fed various name brand dry cat food and was open fed throughout the day. Whiskers uses an covered litter box with clumping cat litter everyday and rarely has accidents. Behavior during the intake During intake, Whiskers was nervous and attempted to flee. Whiskers allowed to be scanned (-) and collared. He allowed to be transferred into a cat kennel.
No Web Memo
04/14/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
**Update 04/13/16** Whiskers’ appears to be deteriorating in the shelter environment. She remains alert by the back of her kennel, and swats (no claws) then attempts to nip when approached. Due to her stress level we feel that placement into a stable home environment quickly is in her best interest. Behavior Determination: ExpNoChild Whiskers tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children. Date: 04/09/16 Whiskers former owner stated around strangers he is very shy and does not interact with them. She has lived mostly with adults and teens in the home; she does not really play and prefers not to be bothered. She has lived with a small cocker span mix and they both got along but did not play together. Also, describes Whiskers as shy and independent. Reaction to assessor: Whiskers looks neutral in the cage when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Whiskers remains lying down on her cage bedding, alert with soft eyes. Reaction to touch: Whiskers stands with tail slightly down then leans into the assessor’s hand and after attempts to explore outside of the cage. Reaction to Being Picked up: She becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage. Behavior Determination: Average Whiskers 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.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/06/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Sex: Female, reported to be spayed Scan: Negative Estimated age: Reported to be 12 years old Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Moves slowly, growls occasionally but allows all handling without resistance O: QAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Severe tartar and gingivitis especially on premolars and molars. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: Grade 1/6 very focal systolic heart murmur – PMI L parasternal. NSR. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. Seborrhea sicca. UG: Female A: 1. Dental disease 2. Focal heart murmur – R/O underlying cardiac disease Short-term prognosis: Fair Current surgery status: Permanent ACC waiver due to heart murmur. P: 1. Gave pyrantel 0.85 ml and Activyl 2-9# during exam 2. Long-term placement should include cardiac workup and dental cleaning with X-rays and extractions as needed. 1088
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