SHADY – 28861
Safe - 6-4-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 6/4/18 WATCH HIS VIDEO! *FRONT PAWS DECLAWED* Shady is a male gray domestic medium hair cat that is estimated to be 10 years old. His previous owner got him from a family member 4 years ago and kept him until family members began to suffer from allergies. He has been declawed in his front paws. A volunteer writes: A very handsome contemplative boy. He likes to sit and survey the world and I think make plans for his future. Although he’s a little shy he loves to be stroked and little scratches under the chin. He is very gentle, a lovely fellow.
*FRONT PAWS DECLAWED*
Intake Date: 5/22/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: —
Age: 10 years
Original Location: 10465
Vet Notes: 3:10 PM
recheck behavior and determine if gabapentin extension needed.
P is BAR and at front of kennel. Seeks attention when talked to.
Ok to discontinue gabapentin
Vet Notes: 8:50 AM
Due to stress reported by behavior dept, starting gabapentin 0.5 ml PO BID x3 days
Vet Notes: 5:29 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n
History : QARH
Observed Behavior – gentle
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = wnl
R = wnl
BCS = 7/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mild staining
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, dry flaky
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal
Overweight other suspect healthy
RECOMMEND PLACING ON A WEIGHT LOSS DIET
Plan: complete intake txs
Animal Behavior Saved At: 30-May-2018 14:53:11.000
Animal Name: Shady
Age: 10 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 3 Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Shady is she around strangers for the first few times they visit until he becomes more comfortable around them.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box trained: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Low Energy, Affectionate, Shy
Other notes: Shady is an affectionate cat that enjoys spending most of his time on a perch or lying around on the couch.
Crouched in litter box, tense, alert, eyes dilated. Shifted back when door opened, eyes wandering. Sniffed assess-a-hand, tolerated pets, remained wary.
Resting next to litter box, tense, eyes dilated. Became alert when cage cover lifted. Shifted back when door opened, sniffed treats, didnâ€™t eat. Tolerated pets, remained tense, eyes wandering.
Crouched behind litter box, tense, eyes fully dilated, looking around. Became alert when door opened, eyes darting. Tolerated or leaned away from touch, clearly uncomfortable.
Crouched in top cubby today, eyes dilated, still seems uncomfortable with surroundings. Allowed pets, eventually lowered head, half-closed eyes. Continually startled and became alert at room noises.
Lying down in cubby, becomes stiff when door opens and shifts slightly backwards. Because of his reaction to door being opened, I left tuna for him each time I opened the door, closed it, and walked away. Repeated this a few times and he did well and became less flinchy, but he eventually stopped eating the tuna. Allows petting with a slow approach and appears indifferent initially, but started leaning in for cheek rubs. Has potential to warm up more, just a shy and sweet boy.
Resting softly on her bedding, soft eyes, slowly head bunts, places head down while closing eyes and purrs throughout the interaction.
Reaction to assessor:
Shady remains tense, crouched position at the back with head up during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Shady becomes alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Shady remains stiff body, places head down, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Shady accepts the touch, but remains immobile in place and shows no interest with petting on the head and body.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Shady tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Animal ID: 28861
Animal Name: Shady
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Shady is a male gray domestic medium hair cat that is estimated to be 10 years old. His previous owner got him from a family member 4 years ago and kept him until family members began to suffer from allergies. He has been declawed in his front paws.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Shady is she around strangers for the first few times they visit until he becomes more comfortable around them.
How is this cat around children?
Shady was not around children in his previous home.
How is this cat around other cats?
Shady was not around cats in his previous home.
How is this cat around dogs?
Shady was not around dogs in his previous home.
Shady tends to scratch at furniture at home and when hes scared he will hide for hours. He is relaxed in carriers and during car rides. She enjoys being brushed for long periods of time and likes to be picked up by people hes comfortable with and placed in perches.
Shady has no history of having bitten another person or animal.
Low Energy, Affectionate, Shy
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Shady has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know
Shady is an affectionate cat that enjoys spending most of his time on a perch or lying around on the couch. She does not enjoy playing with cat toys and enjoys speeding all day indoors.She likes to eat dry food.
A volunteer writes
A very handsome contemplative boy. He likes to sit and survey the world and I think make plans for his future. Although he’s a little shy he loves to be stroked and little scratches under the chin. He is very gentle, a lovely fellow.
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