Thursday, July 10, 2014

Brooklyn NYC: Urgent. A1001789 NYCACC Black Cat found with a fishhook in his mouth (successfully removed)! Neutered. Pull him today!

Kona was found with a fishhook in his mouth!   

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From: Gregg Mayer <wellbeings77@macgreggor.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 3:08 PM
Subject: NYC//Meet BACC's Very Own Hawaiian Hunk KONA! Found with a fishhook in his mouth! Pull him today!
To: "All Sentient Beings (All Sentient Beings)" <wellbeings77@gmail.com>

Kona was found with a fishhook in his mouth!   Our medical team removed the hook and treated his wound, but Kona has been patiently waiting for his forever home for over a month now.  He is a quiet but very sweet guy!  He is a bit cautious when you first approach him, but after a sniff, he's all head butts!  Kona really seems to enjoy gentle petting and ear scratches.  He will make a great addition to a laid back household.  Please help Kona find a great place to call home, and pull him from BACC today!    

Kona A1001789- 7 year old Neutered male, black DSH- 10.8 lbs- Stray, 6/01


Medical
Initial: Green
Scan negative
Neutered;~ 8 years old
Arrived with hook in right buccal side of mouth

As per Dr. jammes: Sedated with 0.15cc Telazol IM
Removed hook without complications
No bleeding; small puncture wound on inner part of mouth

Administered 150cc LRS SQ
0.5cc PPG IM
and 0.3cc Buprenex IV

Re-exam: 6/02
SCAN NEGATIVE
BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED
PHYSICAL EXAM-
Missing majority of teeth
Wound to mouth previously treated
Very friendly
Neutered
NOSF

Re-exam: 6/02
S/O: BAR, EATING, FRIENDLY
EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC, WOUND IN LOWER LIP WHERE FISH HOOK WAS REMOVED FROM, TEETH MISSING INCLUDING UPPER CANINES, MODERATE TO HEAVY DENTAL TARTAR
CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS
LUNGS: CLEAR
ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER
MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 7/9
NS: APPROPRIATE
PLN: NSF
GU: NEUTERED MALE

A:
FISH HOOK STUCK IN LIP - RESOLVED
DENTAL DISEASE

P:
FISH HOOK WAS REMOVED LAST NIGHT
CONVENIA 0.5ML SQ
BUPRENEX 0.3ML PO Q12HRS X 3 DAYS
REC BW AND UA
REC DENTAL
SEEK PLACEMENT

Cage Exam: 6/26
BAR.  BCS 5/9.  EATING WITH GOOD APPETITE. 

SOFT STOOLS OBSERVED.

PROVIDING 0.5ML METRONIDAZOLE PO BID FOR 5 DAYS.  CONITNUED MONITORING.


Behavior: Average Home (7/06)
Reaction to assessor: at the front of the kennel, sniff my hand, calm (1)
When spoken quietly: stays at front, sniff my hand, calm (1)
Reaction to door cage opening: retreats (3)
Reaction to touch: slowly approaches and allows petting and attention (1)
Reaction to toy or novel object: interested but cautious (1)
Try picking cat up: tolerant of this type of handling.

Notes: Kona's still displaying friendly behavior after a couple of weeks here at the shelter; allows petting, attention, and was easy to handle.  No signs of distress or aggression were displayed at the time of the assessment.

Previous Entry (6/08)
Reaction to assessor: does not come to front but looks at you, calm, relaxed and friendly (1)
When spoken quietly: does not come to front but looks at you, calm, relaxed and friendly (1)
Reaction to door cage opening: remains soft and relaxed (1)
Reaction to touch: allows petting and attention but does not solicits (2)
Reaction to toy or novel object: interested but cautious (2)
Try picking cat up: tolerant of this type of handling.

notes: Kona interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.


CAT INFORMATION SHEET

Where did this cat come from?
Stray – Outside

ORIGINAL SOURCE
Found as Stray

WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS CAT IN?
Is a Stray – looks injured

RELATIONSHIP
Is a stray & has been around for years

PEOPLE
Is a stray – is friendly with people who feed

OTHER ANIMALS
Lives in a group of cats outside

PERSONALITY
Enjoys Petting
Is a stray & is really friendly; I think was someone's pet

HABITS
Is a stray, but a neighbor feeds