YOSEMITE – 17959
Safe - 1-13-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 1/13/18 Yosemite is an orange tabby male kitten that was found on the street and brought to the ACC as a stray. Yosemite has URI, conjunctivitis, dehydration, and fleas. Please consider helping this little cutie.
Yosemite 17959, 9-10 Weeks Old, Orange and White Tabby DMH, Male, 2lbs 4.8oz, Stray 01/09/18
Vet Notes: 11:30 AM
Monitor appetite/general condition
S/O: BAR. Very mild dehydration. Tense and hissing on exam today. Normal urine and stool in litter. Minimal interest in food offered, offered a different wet food and ate with good appetite
EENT: Moderate conjunctivitis OU, mild mucoid nasal discharge, pink mm, teeth clean
HL: No sneezing observed, normal RR/RE
ABD: Soft, non tender
INTEG: Full coat
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: URI, conjunctivitis
P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Good prognosis
Vet Notes: 7:15 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~9-10weeks
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : stray
Subjective: QAR. ~5% dehydration. ate small amount
Observed Behavior – Quiet, calm for exam, allowed all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, conjunctivitis OU, serous ocular discharge, ears clean, moderate serous nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Pink mm, teeth erupting normally
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, reluctant to walk, no palpable fractures or injuries noted, large amount of flea dirt, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: URI, conjunctivitis, dehydration, quiet, fleas
Parvo test neg
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Rec doxycycline 0.2ml PO q24 x 10 days, erythromycin OU q12 x 10 days, LRS 20ml SQ q24 x 2 days (fist dose of each given on intake). Recheck tomorrow.
SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to URI
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 12-Jan-2018 14:8:19.000
Animal Name: Yosemite
Age: 9 Weeks
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Yosemite was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Quiet, calm for exam, allowed all handling
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Yosemite tenses up, his ears bend flat and he hisses when the assessor approaches the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Yosemite seems very uncomfortable and continues hissing.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Yosemite flinches and retreats to the back of the kennel.
Reaction to touch:
Yosemite tenses up, hisses and shrinks his body when the assessor extends his hand out. He flinches slightly when touched and tolerates slow gentle petting along his body. He warms up overtime and gently leans is hand against the assessor when rubbed on his cheeks.
Reaction to being picked up:
Yosemite was tense when picked up and curled up tight in the assessor’s arms.
Potential challenges comments:
Yosemite is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. He may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes he has potential to warm up to people. Kittens less than 8 weeks of age can be socialized by almost anyone; however, kittens between 2-4 months may require more time and skill in order for them to be comfortable around people. Please speak to an adoption counselor to learn more about socialization techniques.
Yosemite 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.
Experienced, adult only
H – Healthy
Please note that Yosemite is being treated for an upper respiratory infection at the time of the behavior assessment. This condition may affect some of the behaviors shown during evaluation.
Yosemite tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
01/12/18 Behavior: Adult Only
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 17959
Animal Name: Yosemite
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
If yes, Please elaborate:
Yosemite looks to be a orange tabby male kitten that was found on the street and brought to the ACC as a stray.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
When meeting the staff at the ACC for the first time Yosemite was shy but allowed the counselor to pet him and pick him up with no problems.
How is this cat around children?
How is this cat around other cats?
How is this cat around dogs?
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Kitten allowed all handling.
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