GINGER – 34921
Safe - 8-9-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 8/9/18 NEW PHOTOS! Ginger is a female orange and white tabby cat that is estimated to be 8 years old. Her previous owner found her as a stray and kept her for the past 8 years until her owner passed away. Ginger came in with a few housemates.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10472
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: –
Age: 8 years
Weight: – lbs
Vet Notes: 1:28 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: reported approx 8 years – exam is consistent with this
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on LVT intake – MC placed at that time
History : Owner passed away
Subjective: Calm, looks around in carrier
Observed Behavior – Slightly tense, allows all handling.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 6-7/9
EENT: Mild black granular discharge and erythema AU. Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate tartar and gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Soft, non painful, not distended, no masses palpated
U/G: Female, spay tattoo on ventral abd
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
1. Likely ear mites
2. Dental disease
3. Slightly overweight
1. Cleaned ears during exam – repeat q3 days x4 cleanings
2. Tresaderm AU BID x10 days
3. Recommend dental cleaning and daily tooth brushing
4. Recommend weight loss of 1-2 lbs
Animal Name: Ginger
Age: 8 Years 2 Weeks
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 14 Cats
Behavior toward strangers: Ginger is friendly around strangers after a few days and will then seek attention from them.
Behavior toward cats: Ginger lived with 14 other cats and was very friendly and affectionate around them. They didn’t play often but would spend most of their time together. They shared the same bed, food, and toys.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box trained: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Low energy, Friendly, Affectionate.
Other notes: Ginger is an affectionate cat that will lie around with people on the couch.
Resting on kuranda bed, eyes a little dilated, seemed unsure. Lay in place, started lip licking when door opened. Sniffed treats, didn’t eat. Allowed, then slowly leaned into pets, softened slightly. Slow blinked after door closed.
Relaxed body, resting on kuranda bed, soft eyes, head rubs and arches back during the petting, purrs throughout the interaction and enjoys treats.
Reaction to assessor:
Ginger remains neutral, crouched position on top of her kuranda bed during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Ginger remains alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Ginger remains stiff body, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Ginger accepts the touch, slowly leans in for pets and purrs throughout the interaction.
Reaction to being picked up:
She becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Ginger 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.
Suitability With Children:
Passed For Rehoming:
Animal ID: 34921
Animal Name: Ginger
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Ginger is a female orange and white tabby cat that is estimated to be 8 years old. Her previous owner found her as a stray and kept her for the past 8 years until her owner passed away.
Previously lived with:
1 Adult, 14 Cats
How is this cat around strangers?
Ginger is friendly around strangers after a few days and will then seek attention from them.
How is this cat around children?
Ginger was not around children in her previous home.
How is this cat around other cats?
Ginger lived wit 14 other cats and was very friendly and affectionate around them. They didn’t play often but would spend most of their time together. They shared the same bed,food, and toys.
How is this cat around dogs?
Ginger was not around dogs in her previous home.
Ginger tends to scratch on furniture at times even with a scratching post around. She is relaxed when in a carrier and during car rides. She enjoys being brushed for long periods of time and likes to be picked up. She odes not like having her nails trimmed and will run away.
Ginger has no history of having bitten another person or animal.
Low energy, Friendly, Affectionate.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Ginger has no known medical concerns. She has never been to the vet.
For a New Family to Know
Ginger is an affectionate cat that will lie around with people on the couch. She doesn’t follow people around the house and likes playing with cat dancers and balls. She is used to being indoors all day and eats both wet and dry food. She is very litter box trained and prefers an uncovered litter-box. She likes to use rope and carpet scratching posts but will still scratch on furniture at times.
Ginger was very stiff bodied during intake she allowed me to pick her up, collar her, and take a picture but she kept trying to escape or jump away. She let me scratch her head but would not stay near me once i stopped.
CAME IN WITH
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