Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Lionel . My animal id is #67178. I am a desexed male brown tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 2 months 4 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 6/25/2019, with the surrender reason stated as animal behavior - aggressive towards people.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Lionel is at risk for medical reasons. Lionel was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Lionel should go to an experienced cat owner as he can take a bit of time to warm up.

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My medical notes are...

Weight: 9.3 lbs


Microchip Scan: Negative, placed MC Evidence of Cruelty: No Observed Behavior: hissed, growled, tried to bite Sex: Intact male Estimated Age: 2 yrs. Subjective: O/S Eyes: both eyes are clean and clear Ears: both ears are clean and clear Oral Exam: mild tartar Heart: normal rhythm and rate Lungs: normal rhythm and rate Abdomen: palpated, no masses seen, not extended Musculoskeletal: ambulatory Mentation: BARH BCS : 5/9 Preliminary Assessment:Apparently healthy Plan: need DVM exam and RV NOSF


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Owner surrender. Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior -Timid. Hissing and growling. No swatting and he did not try to flee. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective T = P =200 bpm R =eup BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: nsf PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: M/I MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Clean externally Assessment: Apparently healthy Prognosis: Good Plan: No tx needed at this time SURGERY: Okay for surgery


gabapentin 100mg/ml -- give 0.85ml PO q12h while in shelter


SO BAR in kennel. EN -- sneezing repeatedly during rounds. A URI, mild P vitamin b12 injection 0.25ml SQ one time


SO Recheck URI day 5. P is eating small amounts; bowl of kibble is ~1/4 eaten. EN -- epiphora with mucoid oculonasal discharge. P is gagging occasionally. A possible hyporexia URI, moderate P doxycycline 0.95ml PO q24h x 10 days nebulization q24h x 4 days gentamycin ophthalmic drops 1 drop OU q12h x 7 days mirtazapine 1.5inch topically q24h x 4 days


SO BAR in kennel. Recheck URI EN -- eyes have mild epiphora. sneezing and mild conjunctivitis A URi -- mild P nebulization q24h x 4 days


discontinuing gabapentin per behavior.



HX: has had URI doing well; eating eent- no congestion; no ocular dc; no sneezing A) URI resolved P) doing well

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

KNOWN HISTORY:: Lionel was surrendered to the shelter however there is no known information on his behavior history in a home environment.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 6/26/19 Timid. Hissing and growling. No swatting and he did not try to flee.

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 6/27/19 Crouched near the back with wide eyes. Stress meows on approach but sniffs the scratcher tool carefully and allows two gentle strokes on the head then shifts away while low growling. Ate treats offered once the interaction ended. Very tense. Needs time to adjust. 6/28/19 Sitting upright by the front. Meows when spoken softly to. Stands with tail high, head bunts and body leans into the hand when petted However, after a few strokes he becomes annoyed and went in to nip at the hand. Pulled back before he got to it. 6/29/19 Conflicted. Alert, sitting on haunches. Sniffed treats. Gave me head butt and then used both paws to swat me with nails and a stress meow coming close to drawing blood. Use caution. 7/08/19 Lying down by the back, looking at assessor with squinted eyes. He leans forward to sniff hand and accepts gentle petting on his head and body. Seems under the weather, tolerates petting all over his body. 7/9/19 Under the weather. Resting by the back with a soft body. Doesn’t engage when coaxed with treats and remains unresponsive when petting. Not interested in treats. Not feeling too good today. 7/11/19 Meowing for attention by the front. Sniffs the assessor’s hand when extended, head-bunts it and allows petting. Wants to explore out of the kennel. Sweet body!

Reaction to assessor:: Lionel is resting near the back of the kennel. He makes eye contact with slightly dilated pupils.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Lionel comes forward and sits upright by the door. He is curious of his surroundings.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Lionel greets the assessor with tail high.

Reaction to touch:: Lionel carefully sniffs the assessor’s hand when extended. He allows petting along the head, leaning in for cheek rubs and arches his body when petted on the back. He eats all treats offered.

Reaction to being picked up:: Lionel remains soft during pick up.


VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Social,Sweet,Curious


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

RECOMMENDATIONS:: No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Although Lionel's behavior appeared appropriate to go to cat parents with an average amount of experience during the assessment, he displayed stressed behavior during his first few days in the care center and escalated to swatting and stress meowing when he felt overwhelmed. Due to the behavior displayed, we believe he would do best in a home with experienced cat parents who will allow him to adjust to his new home and family at his own pace. He has otherwise warmed up a considerable amount and we believe he has potential to warm up even more.