MOSCATO – 22284
Safe - 3-17-2018 Brooklyn
*SAFE 03/17/18* Moscato is a black male cat who was brought to the ACC as a stray. He’s about 9 months old and neutered. Please consider fostering or adopting this handsome fellow.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11219
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 9 years
Weight: 5 lbs
Moscato was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Timid, tries to flee but allows exam
Lying in litterbox with a low, tense body, face partially concealed. Pupils retract and then dilate as I reach towards him and he tolerates petting along his head and body while widening eyes and beginning to rapid breathe. Nervous, needs more time to adjust.
Crouched in front of kennel, body tense and eyes wide. Makes eye contact, then looks away. Appears to be frozen â€“ very nervous. Tolerates petting along head and body while curling tail around feet tighter and turning head slowly to watch my hand. eats treats after Iâ€™ve walked away from his kennel. Nervous boy, needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, body low and tense. Lifts head and hisses when I place treats down next to him. Uncomfortable “ too focused on me to eat treats at the moment. Needs more time to adjust. Limited interaction due to stress.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Moscato was tense and lying down in the back of the kennel with his eyes focused on the assessor.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Moscato tenses up and shrinks his body when the assessor extends his hand out.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Moscato remains alert and motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Moscato lip licks and squints when the assessor extends his hand out. His body feels very tense and he tolerates slow, gentle petting on his head and along his body. He turns his head, following the assessor’s hand as he pets him along his back.
Potential challenges comments:
Moscato 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Moscato tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
This animal came from:Found StrayOrigin AddressIf yes, Please elaborate:Unknown information
Basic Information:Moscato is a black male cat who was brought to the ACC as a stray.
Previously lived with:Unknown information
How is this cat around strangers?When meeting the staff at the ACC for the first time Moscato allowed the counselor to pet him with no problem but then tried to flee.
How is this cat around children?Unknown information
How is this cat around other cats?Unknown information
How is this cat around dogs?Unknown information
Behavior NotesUnknown information
Bite history:Unknown information
Energy level/descriptors:Unknown information
Medical NotesUnknown information
For a New Family to KnowUnknown information
Behavior Notes:During intake Moscato was trying to flee when being collared and having her picture taken.
Post Surgery Note: 4:39 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 10:15 AM
Hx: Scheduled for surgery at Glendale on 3/10/18
S/O: Cat is Q/BAR, huddled at back of cage, wary, hisses and retreats. EENT – no obvious ocular or nasal discharge; no sneezing noted. Unable to auscult heart/lungs and check for testicles due to behavior.
A: Acceptable candidate for elective sx
P: Okay for neuter at Glendale tomorrow
Vet Notes: 6:05 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Observed Behavior -timid, tries to flee but allows exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:clean teeth
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
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
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