TEMAKI – 22777
Safe - 3-20-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 3/20/18 Gorgeous Medium Hair TEMAKI is ready for his new home @ MACC
22777 Temaki 2y Brown Tabby/White Neutered Male 12lbs.
Intake: Stray 3/13/18
Post Surgery Note: 1:27 PM
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision.
Vet Notes: 11:57 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n
History : stray
Subjective: BAR – large tom cat
Observed Behavior – allowed for full exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = 200
R = wnl
BCS = 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: teeth in good condition
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Two descended testicles
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dry flaky hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
Medical Assistant: 5:50 AM
Scan negative for a microchip
Inserted during the initial
Nose= No discharge
Teeth are mildly stained
Coat is clean
Dewormed with Pyrantel
Flea Treatment=Para Defense
As of now no signs of URI
As of now no V/S/C/D
Behavior Assessment Date:
Temaki was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
3/14/18 Observed Behavior – allowed for full exam
Reaction to assessor:
Temaki remains neutral, softly lying down in his cage cubby during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Temaki shows interest, soft eyes and engages the front with tail down and curved.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Temaki solicits attention, loose body, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Temaki leans into the assessor’s hand and accepts 2-3 strokes along the body. However, he becomes agitated with the petting then moderately nips and hisses at the hand. He remains at the back of the cage low tail flicking, growling and swats with claws extracted to stop the interaction.
Potential challenges comments:
Initially Temaki solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body he begins to hiss and nip at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Temaki becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Temaki tolerates attention and petting but may be stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. 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.
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