MERCURY – 23807
Safe - 3-30-2018 Staten Island
SAFE 3/30/18 Sweetest 6 month kitten!! May need Follow up medical care. Mercury was surrendered because his owner can no longer take care of him. He is the sweetest boy! A bit underweight at only 2.9 lbs and may have a polyp however, we can’t confirm at this time. He is negative for Felv/FIV
Staten Island Center
23807- Mercury – 6 month male – Owner surrender
Vet Notes: 2:11 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6 months
Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative
History : owner surrender; history of regurgitating solid food, poor doer, past upper respiratory infection; thoracic radiographs were taken and were suggestive of megaesophagus; no further diagnostics were done; owner has been feeding baby food elevated
Observed Behavior – friendly
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; stertorous breathing
Oral Exam: deciduous teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
stertorous breathing- R/O nasopharyngeal polyp vs infectious vs other
hx of regurgitation- R/O megaesophagus vs esophageal FB vs esophagitis vs other
Prognosis: depends on cause of clinical signs
check for nasophayngeal polyp at time of neuter
consider further diagnostics (endocopy, etc)
Okay for surgery
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: 23807
Animal Name: Mercury
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Mercury is approximately 6 months old, male who was not neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He was found as a stray when he was born and has been in a home ever since then. He was surrendered due to the owner not being able to afford future vet care for him.
Previously lived with:
1 Adult Man, 1 Cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Mercury is shy for a few moments but tends to warm up quickly. He is gentle and friendly.
How is this cat around children?
Mercury has never been in a home with children
How is this cat around other cats?
Mercury lived in a home with a 1 year old female cat and was always respectful and relaxed with her.
How is this cat around dogs?
Mercury has never been in a home with dogs.
Mercury is very friendly and affectionate.
No previous bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Mercury is only eating baby food twice a day due to him not being able to hold solid foods down for long. He has seen a vet before coming in to the shelter and it was said he would need further evaluation for megaesophagus, sophagram and Gastrogram. No other information known at this time.
For a New Family to Know
Mercury is a gentle and friendly cat who likes to follow you around the house. He enjoys laying on your lap and getting his belly rubbed. He is litter box trained using an open litter box. He gets fed baby food twice a day with bowls elevated.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Cats 2018-03