OSKAR – 25385
Safe - 4-23-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 4/23/18— 16 years young Average Tabby boy Oskar wants to bake some muffins for you @MACC. A volunteer writes. This is a distinguished fellow. A senior citizen who is absolutely in control. Very easy going but beats to his own drum. He comes to talk to you when he is ready and then loves to be stroked. A very peaceful guy.
16 year old OSKAR was surrendered by his owner. He is already neutered, and allows all handling and needs a furever home to live out his golden years.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 11364
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 16 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 14 lbs
Vet Notes: 11:48 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: reported to be 16 years, exam consistent with geriatric
Microchip noted on Intake? positive
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History :owner surrender due to owner’s health concerns
Observed Behavior -docile and allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: OU-iris atrophy, clouding of the lens, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:mm pk/pigmented, sl tacky; oligodontia with moderate to severe tartar/staining on remaining teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: eupnic, clear lung sounds, no murmurs/arrhythmias
ABD: soft, nonpainful, slightly doughy; no palpable abnormalities
U/G: neutered male
-ambulatory x 4
-mild to moderate muscle wasting along spine
-slightly unthrifty hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
2. Dental disease
L V T Notes: 12:08 AM
16 yrs old reported
Animal Behavior Saved At: 18-Apr-2018 11:7:43.000
Animal Name: Oskar
Age: 16 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults and 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers: Oskar is friendly with strangers that come to the home. He no longer plays with adults.
Behavior toward children: Oskar has been around a 5 year old child and didn’t play with her.
Behavior toward cats: Oskar lived with another male cat and they tolerated each other. They did not play together.
Behavior toward dogs: Oskar has been around large dogs and is very tolerant of the dog.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other notes: Oskar is described as friendly, mellow, independent, talkative cat.
4/17/18 Observed Behavior -docile and allows all handling
Curled up asleep on bedding in top cubby, woke when door opened. Lay in place, soft posture, eyes dilated, but likely due to age. Slowly started eating treats, then sniffed hand, leaned into pets.
Reaction to assessor:
Oskar remains neutral, lying down with head up on his cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Oskar become alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Oskar remains in place with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Oskar accepts the touch, slowly leans into the assessor’s hand and purrs after a few strokes.
Reaction to being picked up:
He becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Oskar 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.
Animal ID: 25385
Animal Name: Oskar
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Oskar is a 16 year old, neutered, domestic short hair cat. Client adopted him from another shelter 3 years ago. Unfortunately, client had to surrender due being severely sick. Oskar does have bladder issues and has to be on a special diet. He was last at the vet 1 month ago.
Previously lived with:
2 adults and 1 cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Oskar is friendly with strangers that come to the home. He no longer plays with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Oskar has been around a 5 year old child and didn’t play with her.
How is this cat around other cats?
Oskar lived with another male cat and they tolerated each other. They did not play together.
How is this cat around dogs?
Oskar has been around large dogs and is very tolerant of the dog.
Oskar may meow when inside a car. He will struggle during baths and nail trims. He enjoys being brushed. He isn’t bothered when picked up, put in a carrier, and disturbed while sleeping.
Oskar has never bitten another animal or person.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Oskar has bladder crystals and is on special diet. He eats Royal Canin SO or RD.
For a New Family to Know
Oskar is described as friendly, mellow, independent, talkative cat. He has a medium activity level and enjoys eating and sleeping and will meow back to you hen you talk to him. He is indoors only. He isn’t interested in toys. He sleeps wherever he wants and eats Royal Canin Dry Food SO or RD. He doesn’t eat treats and is litter box trained. He uses a covered litter box and Worlds Best cat litter. He doesn’t use a scratching post.
Upon intake, Oskar came out of the carrier willingly. He allowed counselor to collar and take picture. He allowed counselor to pet and put him back inside carrier.
A volunteer writes.
This is a distinguished fellow. A senior citizen who is absolutely in control. Very easy going but beats to his own drum. He comes to talk to you when he is ready and then loves to be stroked. A very peaceful guy.
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