LEMON – 22802
Safe - 3-23-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/23/18 Adorable Pair of Housemates LEMON & LIME! Abandoned By Owners Outside Apartment! Cute Cream & Brown Tabbies! Lemon 22802 is a orange tabby & white, med. sized cat. Lemon was found outside of the clients apartment building.The client believes that Lemon was thrown outside by a tenant inside of the building. Came in with housemate Lime 22803.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11693
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 6 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 7 lbs
Lemon was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Active, attention seeking, allows all handling
Lying in front of kennel, body low and tense. Head is lowered into food bowl. Tolerates petting along head and body while titling ears and shifting weight. Needs more time to adjust.
Tense body, crouched & hiding underneath his kuranda bed. He slow blinks and curls up tight, shrinking his body to appear smaller. Tenses up and his eyes dart around the kennel. He quickly shifts away and retreats through the portal with his body lowered when I extend my hand out. He presses his body against the back wall of the cage and tolerates slow, gentle petting on his head and along his body. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in litterbox with a tense body, head lowered onto floor. Feints sleep when spoken to. He raises his head and squints his eyes closed when touched on the head, then backs away as far as possible the scratcher passes along his shoulders. Nervous and uncomfortable with touch at this time. He comes back forward to eat the treats Iâ€™ve placed down after Iâ€™ve closed the kennel door.
Lying in litterbox with a tense body. Makes eye contact and flattens ears when spoken to, then hisses as cage door opens. He flattens his ears further and sniffs the air as I push treats towards him. Focused on me and environment â€“ isnâ€™t comfortable enough to eat treats during interaction today. Sneezing. May be even more tense than usual due to possible URI. Needs time to adjust.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Lemon was tense and crouched,hiding underneath his kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lemon slow blinks and curls up tight, shrinking his body to appear smaller.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lemon lip licks and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Lemon tenses up and his eyes dart around the kennel. He quickly shifts away and retreats through the portal with his body lowered when the assessor extends his hand out. He presses his body against the back wall of the cage and tolerates slow, gentle petting on his head and along his body.
Potential challenges comments:
Lemon 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Lemon 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. Any future home with children should conduct a throughout interaction before adopting.
This animal came from:Found StrayOrigin AddressDate of Intake13-Mar-2018
Basic Information:Lemon’22802 is a orange tabby & white, med. sized cat. Lemon was found outside of the clients apartment building.The client believe that Lemon was thrown outside by a tenant inside of the building.
Previously lived with:found stray
How is this cat around strangers?Around the finder Lemon allowed to be rubbed ,pet & placed into a hard carrier.
How is this cat around children?Lemon has not interacted with any children while with the finder.
How is this cat around other cats?Lemon was found with another cat. lemon appear to be comfortable and relaxed with the other feline.
How is this cat around dogs?Lemon has not interacted with any dogs while with the finder.
Behavior NotesDuring the train ride , Lemon was actively meowing.
Bite history:Lemon did not attempt to bite or scratch the finder.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?NoFor a New Family to KnowLemon allowed to be placed inside of a carrier.
Behavior Notes:Upon intake lemon was voiceful. lemon meowed during handling . lemon allowed to be photographed , collared , scanned and placed inside of a carrier.
Vet Notes: 1:42 PM
S: 6 yr old mn dsh (recently neutered)
O: no observed ocular/nasal d/c or cough/sneeze
no respiratory effort
no noted v/d/inappetence
BAR and observed sitting on hammock bed and not
really approaching or wanting interaction
A: overtly clr of uri or other illness
P: gabapentin may be warrented but other enrichment protocols may be beneficial
L V T Notes: 2:56 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 1:57 PM
Hx: Scheduled for Sx at Glendale on 3/17/18
S/O: Cat is Q/BARH, at back of cage, hissing and low growling. Body condition appears adequate. EENT – no obvious ocular or nasal discharge; no sneezing noted.
A: Appears to be acceptable candidate for elective sx
P: Send to Glendale for neuter tomorrow
Vet Notes: 10:40 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~6yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Stray
Subjective: BARH. Ate well overnight
Observed Behavior – Active, attention seeking, allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate dental staining, mild tartar, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, tail ~1/3 shorter than normal with kink at tip (old injury)
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Dental disease
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Consider dental cleaning with placement
Okay for surgery
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