RUNT – 9970
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SAFE 10/30/17 — 14 year old RUNT was dumped with her sibling by her owner because of allergies – she is already spayed and needs a retirement home .
Intake Date: 10/17/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 14 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 12 lbs 12.8 oz
Vet Notes: 6:11 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 14 YO FS DSH
Microchip noted on Intake? neg (became too difficult to handle and did not microchip)
History : owner surrender
Subjective: BARH, okay at first but hisses and becomes less cooperative with more handling and more time out of kennel
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: not done d/t behavior
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
Rectal: grossly normal
Assessment: 14 YO FS DSH
1. apparently healthy
Prognosis: excellent with care
still needs intake vaccinations, retro testing, parasite treatments and microchip; became too difficult to handle during exam
SURGERY not indicated; already spayed per owner who surrendered (Motto is other cat that lived with this cat; aggressive diabetic)
Animal Behavior Saved At: 20-Oct-2017 12:31:40.000
Animal Name: Runt
Age: 14 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers she is described as shy for a few minutes and doesn’t play with them. When in an unfamiliar environment she is described as reactive and will hiss and swat.
Behavior toward children: Around children she is described as usually tolerant but does not play.
Behavior toward cats: She has been socialized with her sibling cat and in known to be reactive and will swat and hiss on a daily basis.
Behavior toward dogs:
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: She does not usually use a litter box, she uses the bathroom in the toilet bowl occasionally but can use an uncovered litter box with clumping litter.
Energy level/descriptors: low energy level
Other notes: Runt was described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, confident, independent and shy.
Subjective: okay at first, but hisses and becomes less cooperative with more handling and more time out of kennel
Resting in litter box, soft eyes and body. Meowed when spoken to. Stood and came forward when door opened, ate treats from my hand. Moved a bit to avoid pets, more interested in eating treats.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Runt remains neutral, lying down on his cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Runt meows back when spoken to.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Runt stands with tail slightly down, alert with normal shape eyes, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Runt seems hesitant at first, but slowly leans into the assessor’s hand, and purrs while looking around her surroundings.
Reaction to being picked up:
She becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Runt 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 Behavior At: 10/18/2017
Animal ID: 9970
Animal Name: Runt
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Runt is a 14 year old cat who came in with his brother Motto and were gotten from a friend. They were kept in the same home for 14 years unfortunately due to severe allergies they were unable to be kept. She was last brought to the vet 4 years ago for vaccinations.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 1 cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers she is described as shy for a few minutes and doesn’t play with them. When in an unfamiliar environment she is described as reactive and will hiss and swat.
How is this cat around children?
Around children she is described as usually tolerant but does not play.
How is this cat around other cats?
She has been socialized with her sibling cat and in known to be reactive and will swat and hiss on a daily basis.
How is this cat around dogs?
She has never been socialized with dogs so behavior is unknown.
Runt is known to meow for attention or when he is in a unfamiliar environment and will sleep during car rides. She isn’t bothered with being given a bath, having her nails trimmed, being brushed, being picked up and held or being placed in a carrier.
Runt has no known bite histories.
low energy level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Runt was described as friendly, affectionate, mellow, confident, independent and shy. She does not usually use a litter box, she uses the bathroom in the toilet bowl occasionally but can use an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. She will follow you around when home with you, enjoys playing with strings and catnip toys and has been kept indoors only. She prefers to sleep on her cat tower, ate Fancy Feast wet food 2 times a day and likes a scratching post made of rough rope or cardboard.
Upon intake Runt did not allow any handling or being collared. She was hissing and swatting at the carrier. No handling was performed to reduce stress.
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