Sunday, September 21, 2014

Brooklyn, NYC, NY: 8 is not geriatric! Impounded 9/10 at high kill shelter, ENERGETIC "Bear" the Cat SPREADS HIS GOOD SPIRITS


From: "Gregg Mayer" <wellbeings77@macgreggor.com>
Date: Sep 20, 2014 7:48 PM
Subject: ny- ENERGETIC OLD-TIMER SPREADS HIS GOOD SPIRIT @ BACC
To: "All Sentient Beings (All Sentient Beings)" <wellbeings77@gmail.com>
Cc:
Bear is an 8 year old cat that is geriatric and obese with URI. He is an absolute sweetheart! He loves to rub against you and play! For an old timer, he sure is energetic and still has some youth left in him! He has a good spirit and always seems happy! He brings a lot of positive energy into the room! Please let us know if you can take him!

Bear A0690050 – 8 yr. Orange/ White DSH – 16.8 lbs. – Owner Surrender – Neutered


Medical
Initial: Yellow
Scanned positive
Neutered male, approx. 10 yrs. old
Mild to moderate gingivitis and tartar
Applied activyl
Bar
Growling steadily throughout exam; slightly fractious when handled (struggling to get away) no attempts to strike or bite at any point during the exam.

Re-Exam
RE-EXAM

BAR, EATNG
STARTED GROWLING WITH HANDLING
OVERWEIGHT
GINIGIVITIS
NO MURMURS
ABDOMINAL PALPATION UNREMARKABLE

A: GERIATRIC

P: NO TREATMENT NEEDED

Behavior
Reaction to assessor: comes to the front of the cage, soliciting, rubbing against the cage front (1)
When spoken quietly: stays at front, continues soliciting attention (1)
Reaction to door cage opening: remains soft & relaxed (1)
Reaction to touch: solicits petting and attention (1)
Reaction to toy or novel object:  interested but cautious (2)
Try picking cat up: tolerant of this type of handling.

Notes: Bear was surrender by his owner and at the time of the assessment he was displaying friendly behavior; interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. As per owner's profile Bear previously lived with and adult and a senior for 2 years; Bear lived in a house with a pit-bull. Bear was and the dog gets along well. Bear will warn the dog if he didn't want to be bothered with a swat. When ask about his personality they mention that Bear loves to play for his age. His activity level is to a medium. Bear likes to use the scratching post. He loves to be cuddle and to be picked up. Bear has a good spirit; he is happy thought out the day. He loves to rub himself against you. Bear will stay in his favorite spot or be in the same room as you.

Observation
Current weight: 16.8lbs

Re-Exam
URI NOTED ON VET ROUNDS

RECOMMEND DOXYCYCLINE 1.7ML PO Q24 X 10 DAYS
CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC