MERCY – 12797
Safe - 11-21-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/21/17 MERCY is a young girl who is lactating but no mention of kittens coming in with her. She was dumped by her owner and now needs a furever home. She has some dermatitis which can be seen with a follow up vet check.
Intake Date: 11/16/17
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 2 years
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: 12797
Animal Name: Mercy
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Mercy looks to be a 2 year old gray tabby and white female cat who was surrendered by her owner due to the fact she is moving and has too many pets. The owner stated that she found Mercy and her kittens outside and she took them into her home.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
When around strangers Mercy is shy but will warm up after a few minutes. When playing with adults she is gentle.
How is this cat around children?
Mercy has spent time around children and she is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children she is gentle.
How is this cat around other cats?
Mercy has spent time around another male cat and she was relaxed and affectionate. When playing with other cats she is gentle.
How is this cat around dogs?
Mercy has not spent time in the home around dogs so it is unknown how she will react.
Owner stated that Mercy does scratch on the furniture due to the fact she was never provided a scratching post. On the way to the ACC in the car she was quiet. Owner stated that she has never been bathed nor had her nails trimmed so it is unknown how she will react. she will tolerate being brushed. Mercy isn’t bothered if she is held, put in a carrier or disturbed while she sleeps.
Mercy has never bitten a person or another animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
No reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know
Owner described Mercy as friendly independent and playful. When at home she likes to be in her favorite spot. She likes to play with stuffed mice and wand toys. Mercy has been kept indoors/outdoors. Mercy eats wet food. She is used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter.
During intake Mercy was shy but warmed up and allowed the counselor to pick her up, hold her, take her picture and collar her with no problems.
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 19-Nov-2017 14:2:14.000
Animal Name: Mercy
Age: 1 Year
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Indoor and outdoor cat
Previously lived with: 1 adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy, but warms up after a few minutes and plays gently
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and affectionate, plays gently
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and affectionate, plays gently
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, uses an open litter box with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: Owner described Mercy as friendly independent and playful with a medium activity level.
Other notes: She likes to play with stuffed mice and wand toys.
Observed Behavior – Allowed handling for exam but tries to flee
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Mercy was curled up mid-kennel, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Mercy looks at the assessor, averts her gaze, and then places her head down to rest.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Mercy remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Mercy accepts petting and leans in for cheek rubs. She arches her back and seems to appreciate attention, but the end of her tail flickers slightly.
Reaction to being picked up:
Mercy is a bit tense during pick up, but she tolerates this type pf handling.
H – Healthy
Mercy interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Vet Notes: 2:12 PM
New URI noted on rounds
Subjective: QAR. No c/v/d but is sneezing. Has not eaten morning meal.
EENT: mild serous ocular d/c bilaterally, no nasal d/c
URI with mild conjunctivitis
Dermatitis r/o FAD vs other allergy
Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x10d until 11/29
Start erythromycin OU BID x10d until 11/29
Recheck appetite in 2 days-consider mirtazapine, cerenia, LRS if still not eating
Recheck at day 7
Move to iso
Post Surgery Note: 3:57 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 2:38 PM
S/O: BAR. Front of cage. Eating well
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
INTEG: Dirty hair coat, patchy dermatitis
A: On intake – R/O FAD; lactating
P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for surgery tomorrow
Vet Notes: 2:12 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~1-2yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – BARH. Allowed handling for exam but tries to flee
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Female, prominent mammary glands, heavy lactation
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, thin brittle hair coat, most significant at caudal dorsum, dermatitis, very dirty hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Lactating, dermatitis – R/O FAD
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC.
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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