BARACK – A1103282
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*** SAFE 02/16/17 *** CAME IN WITH MILO – A1103283
My name is BARACK. My Animal ID # is A1103282. – P
I am a neutered male black and white domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/11/2017 from NY 11429, owner surrender reason stated was TOO MANY P. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-088262.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/14/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL Normal, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 9.4 LBS.
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Fearful- Barack has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus. RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ Experienced, adult home only- Barack 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 who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
AT RISK MEMO
No At Risk Memo
02/11/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/11/17 13:40 Basic info Barack A1103282 is a 1 year old Male, domestic short hair. Barack was surrendered due to too many pets. Barack was born in the owners home. Barack has never suffered any health issues or injurers while in the care of the previous owners. Socialization Barack is described as shy and quiet around strangers. When strangers enter the home, he will run and hide. If a stranger approaches him slowly he will allow to be rubbed on the head. Barack has lived in a home with 8-10 other cats. Barack was gentle and relaxed with the other cats. He was very attached to the males cats in the home. He was affectionate with all of the cats. Barack has no previous experience with any dogs or children. Behavior Barack has never bitten anyone or animal. Barack does cry often. When Barack is left alone for long periods of time he does become anxious and will scratch on furniture. He will meow/cry during car rides. Overall Barack is fully litter box trained. He does have accidents when the litter box isn’t clean. When picked up or held he does become wiggly and attempt to run away. He also puts up a struggle when being placed inside a carrier. For a new family to know Barack is described as a shy cat. Barack has a medium activity level while inside the home. Barack occasionally will play with balls. Barack was fed both wet and dry food separately throughout the day. Barack used a hooded litter box with clumping litter. Barak was kept indoors only. Upon Intake Barak was very timid and shy upon intake, he allowed all handling as long as counselor approached slowly.
No Web Memo
02/14/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoors Only Previously lived with: Adults & 8-10 other cats Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward strangers: Shy and quiet around strangers Behavior toward cats: Gentle, relaxed & affectionate Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite history: None Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Shy with a medium activity level. Other notes: When left alone for long periods of time he does become anxious and will scratch on furniture. When picked up or held he does become wiggly and attempt to run away. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cat hiding under, cage rearranged, no change, recently cleaned, other Reaction to assessor: Barack was crouched over his blanket looking out the kennel with wide, wary eyes. Reaction when softly spoken to: Barack moves over to the porthole, makes eye contact and starts lip licking. Reaction to cage door opening: Barack remains motionless. Reaction to touch: Barack shifts away with his tail lowered and presses his body up against the corner of the kennel. He seems very uncomfortable, wary and flinches when the assessor tries to pet him. His body is tense/stiff and he quickly moves away when he’s had enough. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/12/17 Terrified, just wants to hide. Quiet, no aggression, shifts away from attempts to interact. Needs time to adjust. 02/14/17 Sitting at rear of kennel, head resting against side. Tense and wary. Poises to move away when I open kennel door and slowly approach, decides to stay. Let’s me give some head rubs, trembling a little, tense. Eventually does go through porthole to other side of kennel. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fearful, trembling, very tense – allows all handling. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back, VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
Medical rating was UNKNOWN – Normal, behavior rating was NONE
No Initial Exam
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