ABBY – 35564
Safe - 9-8-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 9/8/18 ABBY is a 5 yr old neutered boy whose owner left at the shelter. He is in need of some follow up dental care but is otherwise healthy.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10469
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 5 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 14 lbs
Vet Notes: 12:11 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported 5.5 years per our previous records
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned POSITIVE
Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985112000238731
History : Surrendered. No health concerns. Seen at ACC in 2013.
Subjective: Quiet, resting in carrier
Observed Behavior – Tense, jumps when face is touched. Allows all handling.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 8/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate tartar, mild gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated, not distended
U/G: Male neutered
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Normal externally
2. Dental disease
1. Recommend weight loss of 3-5 lbs
2. Recommend dental cleaning and daily tooth brushing
Animal Behavior Saved At: 26-Jul-2018 12:40:7.000
Animal Name: Abby
Age: 5 Years 6 Months
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: an adult
Behavior toward strangers: Abby is friendly and outgoing with strangers. He plays gently with adults.
Behavior toward children: Abby has been around small children and is tolerant. He does not play with children.
Behavior toward cats: Abby used to live with another cat 1 year ago and they got along. They were relaxed and respectful with each other. They played gently together.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box trained: yes
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other notes: Abby is described as affectionate, assertive and talkative.
7/24/18 Observed Behavior – Tense, jumps when face is touched. Allows all handling.
Curled up in cubby, behind litter box, eyes dilated but soft gaze and posture. Lay in place when door opened, leaned into pets, closed eyes. Sat up after door closed, started cheek-rubbing cage furnishings. Came out to main compartment with some coaxing, rubbed against the bars.
Reaction to assessor:
Abby remains neutral, crouched down at the back in the cage cubby.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Abby becomes alert with eyes wide open, looking around.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Abby shows interest and slowly engages the front with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Abby seems unsure but slowly leans in and head rubs the assessor’s hand while she purrs throughout the stroke.
Reaction to being picked up:
She becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Abby 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.
Animal ID: 35564
Animal Name: Abby
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Abby is a 5.5 year old, neutered male, domestic short hair.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Abby is friendly and outgoing with strangers. He plays gently with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Abby has been around small children and is tolerant. He does not play with children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Abby used to live with another cat 1 year ago and they got along. They were relaxed and respectful with each other. They played gently together.
How is this cat around dogs?
Abby has not been around dogs. Behavior is unknown.
Abby is scared of thunderstorms and will hide. He meows during train rides and will struggle during baths and nail trims. He enjoys being brushed and picked up and will hiss when being put inside carrier. He isn’t bothered when disturbed while sleeping.
Abby does not have a bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Abby has no known health issues.
For a New Family to Know
Abby is described as affectionate, assertive and talkative. Abby loves catnip and laying on owners tummy. He likes to play catnip and is indoors only. He sleeps with owner and eats 9 lives shredded. He does not like pate food. He is litter box trained and uses a covered litter box with clumping litter and uses a carpet scratching post.
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