SAFE – 04/10/15 – ELMER – A1031977 MANHATTAN, NY
ELEGANT ELMER IS ANOTHER CAT ABANDONED BY AN OWNER WHO DID NOT TAKE HIM TO THE VET…….After consistently good litter box habits, ELMER had a problem for three weeks and instead of a ride to the vet, ELMER got a ride to the ACC where he was surrendered….Now ELMER could be killed for what might simply be a UTI. ELMER HAS LIVED WITH CATS AND KIDS AND IS WELL-BEHAVED…..PLEASE SAVE ELMER TONIGHT!! HE DESERVES MUCH BETTER!!
My name is ELMER. My Animal ID # is A1031977. – P
I am a male gray domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/02/2015 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was HOUSE SOIL.MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/08/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 9.8 LBS.urine present in litter box QAR NOSF 04/02/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/02/15 14:28 NAME Elmer REASON FOR SURRENDER For behavior reasons, owner could no longer keep Elmer. He has been urinating outside of the litter box for the past 3 weeks. RELATIONSHIP Elmer’s previous owner received him from a family member about 6 months ago. He is currently about 6 years and 4 months. He scanned negative for a microchip. PEOPLE He lives in a home with 2 adults. He has interacted with children ages 0 to 9 years children. He is usually relaxed or tolerant and he usually does not play with them. If they are too loud or play too roughly, he usually will walk away. He is gentle when he plays with his owner. He has never bitten anyone. OTHER ANIMALS He has lived in a home with one other cat. He was usually relaxed, affectionate, or very tolerant around him and when he did play, he was either gentle or very rough. He has bitten another animal before, his bite did not break skin. He has also interacted with a large male dog and was usually fearful of him and would swat at him. PERSONALITY He is an indoor only cat who mostly lies around all day. He has been described as playful with people, friendly, confident, assertive, affectionate, mellow, aloof, and independent. He is afraid during baths and usually swats and scratches. He struggles to get away during nail trimmings. When you place him in a carrier, he either isn’t bothered or struggles to get away. He enjoys being brushed and being held. He usually goes back to sleep if disturbed while sleeping. He tends to follow his owner around. He is afraid during car rides. He eats Purina Cat Chow dry food and Friskies wet food. He enjoys Friskies treats. He uses a hooded litter box with clumping litter. He has a vertical scratching post made of carpet and he sometimes scratches on the furniture. He usually sleeps on the couch. TRAINING He is litter box trained and doesn’t usually have accidents. However, for the last 3 weeks, he has been urinating outside of the litter box. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE He was nervous during the intake. He had a stiff body and was reluctant to come out of his carrier, and once out he kept trying to hide. He also licked his lips. He allowed handling and showed no signs of aggression. WEB MEMO
No Web Memo
04/08/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Please take note: Elmer’s former owner stated he has interacted with children ages 0-9 years children. He is usually relaxed or tolerant and he usually does not play with them. If they are too loud or play too roughly, he usually will walk away. He has lived in a home with one other cat. He was usually relaxed, affectionate, or very tolerant around him and when he did play, he was either gentle or very rough. He has bitten another animal before, his bite did not break skin. He has also interacted with a large male dog and was usually fearful of him and would swat at him. Also, has been described as playful with people, friendly, confident, assertive, affectionate, mellow, aloof, and independent. However, his previous owner does note one major concern: Elmer urinates outside of his litter box. The inappropriate urination has continued for approximately 3 weeks. We advise any potential adopter to be prepared for this behavior, and prepared manage it if it appears in a future home. Methods of managing and attempting to modify this behavior can be discussed with the Adoption Counselors. Reaction to assessor: Elmer looks tense in his cage when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Elmer remains crouched down, turned sideways at the back of his cage. Reaction to touch: Elmer accepts the stroke, but seems to hesitate during the touch. He shows a bit interest by raising hind legs but tail remains down. Placement determination: Experience Elmer tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/02/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
QARH scanned negative no ear mites flea tx of activyl large painful bladder-would not allow to express–will monitor with vet male-intact
04/03/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
4/3 BARH , will flee with Kennel handler, recaptured Partial PE: No heart murmur asculted, abd palp tense – could not assess bladder- could be urine retention in carrier – monitor bedding at ACC Healthy cat P: Monitor uriation at ACC ————————————————————— 4/2 QARH scanned negative no ear mites flea tx of activyl large painful bladder-would not allow to express–will monitor with vet male-intact
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