FARRO – 23703
Safe - 3-29-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/29/18 FARRO was brought into the ACC as a stray. He is a bit scared and would need an experienced foster or adopter.
Farro 23703 – 2 yr. male black cat, stray:
Farro was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
vocalizing in feral den, pupils dilated OU, shy/timid but allows all handling with minimal restraint.
Lying in litterbox, body low and pupils dilated. He leans forward as I open the kennel door and vocalizes softly. Steps forward as I hold my hand out, body and tail lowered, and greets me with a soft head-butt. He allows petting along his head and body while leaning in with his shoulders and raising his tail. He retreats back to his litterbox whenever someone passes by the room, body lowering to floor and tail wrapping around feet. Focuses back on interaction once hallway is quiet again. Timid and wary of surroundings, but appreciates attention once approached. Has potential to warm up.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Farro was curled up inside his litter box, with his tail wrapped around his body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Farro lifts his head up to make eye contact and meows softly, but doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Farro pauses and keeps his eyes focused on the assessor.
Reaction to touch:
Farro leans forward to sniff the assessor’s hand and closes his eyes when rubbed on his cheeks. He slowly inches forward, rubbing against his hand arching his body when pet along his back. He appreciates attention, but still seems a little wary of his surroundings. His body tenses up and he retreats whenever someone walks by the kennel.
Reaction to being picked up:
Farro was very tense and struggled to be put down.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Farro may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Vet Notes: 10:31 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1-3yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History: Found as stray in basement
Subjective: Cat is BARH
Observed Behavior – vocalizing in feral den, pupils dilated OU, shy/timid but allows all handling with minimal restraint
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
T = NA
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Healthy adult dentition; Grade 0/4 dental dz
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male intact, both testicles descended
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
Assessment: Apparently healthy
Plan: Potential Neighborhood Cats SNR candidate
Okay for surgery
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