SPARKY – A1122007
Safe - 8-22-2017 Manhattan
*** SAFE 08/22/17 *** Chunky Monkey Kitty boy Sparky want to make muffins for you @MACC. 6 year old Sparky lost his home when his owner brought him in for “personal problems”…. he is hoping someone will love a big gray boy and adopt him asap!!
My name is SPARKY. My Animal ID # is A1122007. – P
I am a neutered male gray and white domestic mh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/14/2017 from NY 11206, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
08/21/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1122007 Sparky – Adult only determination; Sparky was reported to hide around strangers by his previous owner. He shows fearful behaviors and will display distance-increasing behaviors to avoid contact. He tolerates gentle petting with a very slow approach, but will hiss after a few strokes.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
08/17/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 17.1 LBS.
PE:WNL Exam & surgery performed by Dr. 1204 Feline neuter Anesthesia – 0.15mL Dexdomitor, 0.07mL Butorphanol, 0.7mL Ketamine induction. Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. 1.03mL Simbadol injectable and 0.77mL Onsior for pain management.
08/14/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/14/17 18:16 Basic: Sparky is a 6 year old male large cat. His owner has had him for 6 years and is surrendering due to personal problems. Sparky has not had any injuries or health problems and was last seen by a vet when he was a kitten. Socialization: Sparky will hide around strangers. Sometimes he will come out to play, but after some time. He has spent time with a child in the house, his owner’s son. The son is 11. Sparky is relaxed and affectionate with him. Sparky plays exuberantly and a little too rough sometimes with adults and children. He has not spent time around other cats or pets. He does not have a bite history. Behavior: Sparky will meow a lot when he wants food and will scratch on the furniture at home. He has never been on car rides. He does not have any issues when using the litterbox. He struggles when getting a bath or a nail trim. He struggles and hisses when being put in the carrier. He isnt bothered when being brushed, but doesnt like his belly to be brushed. He isnt bothered when being held, and will try to jump out of your arms when he is done. He isnt bothered if disturbed while resting. For New Family: Sparky is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, independent and sometimes shy. His activity level is medium. His owner likes how Sparky used to give her high 5’s and also will lay on his back exposing his belly, and how Sparky will greet her when she comes home from work by rubbing his body all over her. He likes to play with his owner and sit on windowsills. He will get up on his hind legs and play with toys his owner gets for him. He likes to play with balls and chasing toys. When at home, Sparky will follow his owner around the house. He sleeps in his owner’s bed, or where ever the A/C unit is on. He like dry food and gets fed 2xday. He likes Temptation treats. He is an indoors only cat and uses a hooded litterbox with any kind of litter. When changing the type of litter, it has to be a gradual change, otherwise Sparky will make anger poops in his owner’s bed. Right now he likes Fresh Step clumping. He scratched on the furniture, or his cardboard horizontal scratching post. During intake Sparky was very nervous with dilated pupils and was salivating. He was also hissing and growling and the counselor did not handle him or collar him. He was lip licking and swatting at the carrier door. He made fear poops in his carrier on the way to the shelter.
No Web Memo
08/17/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Independent, Timid KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: adults and a child of 11yrs Behavior toward strangers: hides Behavior toward children: relaxed and affectionate Litter box training: yes Other notes: described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, independent and sometimes shy. His activity level is medium. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 8/15/17- Observed Behavior – growling, lunging, hissing ENRICHMENT NOTES: 8/15/17 Pressed to back of cage, stiff posture, eyes dilated. Flattened ears and started hissing and lip licking when door opened. Left alone for now. 8/16/17 Moved downstairs. Curled up under kuranda bed, eyes somewhat dilated, looking around. Eyes became fully dilated when door opened, put ears sideways, hissed. Leaned away from offered assess-a-hand, then tolerated pets, some lip licking. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Sparky remains tense, crouched position turned sideways at the back of the cage. Reaction to cage door opening: Sparky remains alert with eyes dilated, ears slightly flat to the side, lip licking in place. Reaction to touch: With a slow approach, Sparky sniffs the assessor’s hand then allows the touch but began to hiss after a few strokes along the body. BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Sparky 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 who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/15/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: reported to be 6 years; age consistent with exam Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : owner surrender Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – growling, lunging, hissing; used net for exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited exam through net; mm pk, moist; moderate tartar/staining, focal gingivitis along upper L canine PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, 2 scrotal testicles MSI: no obvious orthopedic abnormalities or lameness mild dandruff over dorsum CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Obese Gingivitis Plan Rec’d weight loss Rec’d dental cleaning after placement Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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