Animal Profile


Billie

Hello, my name is Billie. My animal id is #71178. I am a desexed male orange tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 6 months 2 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 8/1/2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - out of country.

Reserved

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

Billie is at risk for both medical and behavioral concerns. Billie has been diagnosed with an Upper Respiratory Infection, which is highly contagious to other cats, but treatable with a course of antibiotics. We feel Billie would recover best in a home environment as she seems to be lethargic and somewhat fearful in the care center environment. Due to some behaviors witnessed in the care center, it is suggested that Billie go to a home with no younger children and with experienced adopters.

Let's get to know each other a bit more...

A staff member writes: Billie is a one year old beautiful orange tabby. He is a lover who wants a home that will shower him with all the love and affection he needs. Billie loves to lay around and would be the perfect companion for a lazy day. Curl up with Billie and a good book in your favorite chair next to a sunny window. Let him brighten up your days. He is waiting for you here at the Staten Island Animal Care Center.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 11.3125 lbs

8/2/2019

[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1.5 yrs Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior - tense but allowed all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: minimal dental calculus PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, large amount of flea dirt, no masses noted, superficial abrasion at nares and a few small scabs at ventral chin CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment fleas Prognosis: good Plan: gave capstar PO and applied paradefense

8/11/2019

staff reported that Billie has been seeming dull and lethargic but still eating. PE reveals mild bilateral nasal discharge with slight evidence of conjunctivitis and glassy eyes. R/O: mild URI vs open TX: azithromycin 0.7 mls PO SID x 7 days. monitor for any worsening of clinical signs and any lack or decrease in appetite

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Upon intake Billie was nervous when the counselor approached. The counselor was able to coax Billie out the carrier with food into a carrier.

Basic Information:: Billie is an orange tabby that is approximately 1 and a half years old.

Previously lived with:: 1 adult

How is this cat around strangers?: Billie is nervous around strangers and will back away in fear

How is this cat around children?: Billie's behavior around children is unknown

How is this cat around other cats?: Billie's behavior around other cats is unknown

How is this cat around dogs?: Billie's behavior around dogs is unknown

Behavior Notes: Billie's behavior in home was known to be friendly

Bite history:: Billie has no known bite history

Energy level/descriptors:: medium

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: Billie has no known medical concern

For a New Family to Know: Billie is fond of eating wet food and is used to sleeping in her own bed next to the owner. When the owner is not home Billie is well behaved and does not scratch furniture and is ok with being inside of a car.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Indoor and/or Outdoor? Indoor Previously lived with: 1 adult Behavior toward strangers: Billie is nervous around strangers and will back away in fear Behavior toward children: Billie's behavior around children is unknown Behavior toward cats: Billie's behavior around other cats is unknown Behavior toward dogs: Billie's behavior around dogs is unknown Bite or Scratch history: Billie has no known bite history Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: medium Other notes: Upon intake Billie was nervous when the counselor approached. The counselor was able to coax Billie out the carrier with food into a carrier.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 08/2/19 tense but allowed all handling

Cage Condition:: Cage is neat

Reaction to assessor:: Billie looked at the assessor with a hard stare. His ears and whiskers were forward.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Billie lip licked a few times when spoken to and began to squirm around in his litter box.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Billie continued to lip lick and turned his face away from the assessor.

Reaction to touch:: Billie allowed the assessor to pet him on his head but when the assessor's hand slightly touched Billies face, he attempted to bite.

Reaction to being picked up:: Pick up was not attempted.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Mellow

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Calm,Independent

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: None

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

RECOMMENDATIONS:: None

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Billie tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home.