Animal Profile


Gemini

Hello, my name is Gemini. My animal id is #41174. I am a male white cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 10-Sep-2018, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour - not house trained.

Reserved

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

Gemini is at risk for medical concerns, she has been diagnosed with ringworm which is contagious and will require further treatment. Behaviorally, we recommend she go home with experienced pet parents.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 9.9 lbs

11/09/2018

[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? No Microchip Number (If Applicable): Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior - Slightly nervous but friendly and very cute, no hissing or growling, did great Evidence of Cruelty seen - No Evidence of Trauma seen - No Objective T = P =180 bpm R =eup BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, moderate brown dried thick debris AU, 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, both down MSI: Ambulatory x 4, 1 cm area of alopecia with crusting which does fluoresce with Woods lamp on dorsal aspect of LFL paw, no masses noted CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Clean externally Assessment: Suspect ringworm Ear mites Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Gave ivermectin 0.15 mL SQ Cleaned ears Pulled sample for ringworm PCR to lab Pulled DTM culture Start lyme dips bi-weekly x 4 weeks Start itraconazole 10 mg/kg SID x 4 weeks then recheck Recheck in 2 weeks SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to possible ringworm

11/09/2018

[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Medical Condition] Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with RINGWORM and the staff veterinarians are issuing a temporary waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.

14/09/2018

Patient does not have ringworm PCR in the computer. Suspect was sent out but under wrong patient (suspect was sent out under Bergen #41239 instead and those results were positive). Will pull sample for ringworm PCR on both Gemini and Bergen (41239). DVM to interpret results in 3 days +/- continue treatment or discontinue.

14/09/2018

because of mix-up with lab samples and P fluoresced positive with woodslamp, continue on treatment and presume that P is positive for ringworm.

13/09/2018

per behavior request Gabapentin 200mg/ml -- give 0.45ml PO q12h while in shelter.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Upon intake, Gemini kept his body pressed to the ground and appeared very tense. He allowed all handling, but would flinch when I approached him. He ran back into the carrier on his own.

Date of Intake: 9/10/2018

Spay/Neuter status: No

Is this cat having litter box issues?: Yes

Basic Information:: Gemini was surrendered to us due to concerns about behavior and health status. The owners had gotten him from someone on Craigslist 2-3 weeks earlier.

If yes, Please elaborate:: Gemini uses the litter box, but he would also urinate on anything belonging to the male in the home.

Previously lived with:: 2 adults

How is this cat around strangers?: Gemini is shy for a while around strangers and may hiss at them. He does not play.

How is this cat around children?: Gemini has not been around children.

How is this cat around other cats?: Gemini lived with a two month old kitten to whom he was indifferent and disinterested.

How is this cat around dogs?: Gemini has not been around dogs.

Behavior Notes: Gemini was quiet on the ride to MACC. The owners had never given him a bath, trimmed his nails, or disturbed him while sleeping or resting. The owner used a mitt to brush him and he appeared afraid of it. He was able to be picked up and held once but did not appear comfortable. He was not bothered when placed into a carrier.

Bite history:: Gemini has never bitten or scratched another animal or person.

Energy level/descriptors:: Low

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: Yes

Medical Notes: Gemini is missing a patch of hair on his left front paw. He is also experiencing thinning of the hair on his back. Upon intake, he seemed quite thin and dull.

For a New Family to Know: Gemini is described as being shy, fearful, independent, aloof, and quiet. When you are home, he rarely seeks attention and prefers to stay in his favorite place, the window sill. He did not show any interest in toys. He was kept indoors only. He slept in the window sill or in the bathroom. He was fed wet and dry food from 9 Lives 2-3 times a day. He is partially litter box trained, but did urinate on the male's belongings in the home. His box was uncovered and had pellets for litter. He did not scratch on anything. Gemini has two different color eyes.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 2 adults Behavior toward strangers: Gemini is shy for a while around strangers and may hiss at them. He does not play. Behavior toward children: Gemini has not been around children. Behavior toward cats: Gemini lived with a two month old kitten to whom he was indifferent and disinterested. Behavior toward dogs: Gemini has not been around dogs. Bite or Scratch history: Gemini has never bitten or scratched another animal or person. Litter box training: Low energy Energy level/descriptors: Uncovered with pellets

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 9/11/18 Observed Behavior - Slightly nervous but friendly and very cute, no hissing or growling, did great

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 9/11/18 Resting on top of kuranda bed, soft posture, eyes dilated. Lay in place when door opened, seemed unsure, leaned away when offered treats. Flinched when first touched, then allowed pets, no real response. 9/12/18 Lying down on kuranda bed, lip licking in place. Seems hesitant, leans in for pets then retreats, but head rubs the hand, purrs while enjoying treats. 9/13/18 Eval today

Cage Condition:: Cage is recently cleaned

Reaction to assessor:: Gemini rests on his kuranda bed, looking at the assessor with dilated eyes.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Gemini continues to lay in place and look at the assessor.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Gemini becomes alert and curls up tighter.

Reaction to touch:: Gemini allows, then leans into the stroke and lowers his head.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Mellow

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Sweet,Affectionate,Timid

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Other

Potential challenges comments:: Please note that this cat is being treated for a medical condition at the time of evaluation. It is difficult to determine at this time how the medical condition may be affecting the behavior.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

RECOMMENDATIONS:: None

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Gemini tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.