BIDO – 8841
Safe - 10-17-2017 Brooklyn
*** SAFE 10/17/17 *** Terrific young tuxie needs a helping hand! BIDO is a year old and was found as a stray. He is not yet neutered and he is very skeptical of his surroundings. He needs a calm, patient purrson to work with him and show him there’s nothing to be afraid of….if you can foster or adopt, email [email protected] and fill out the pre-screener link to receive rescue referrals.
Hello, my name is Bido. My animal id is #8841. I am a male black cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 1 years old. – P
I came into the shelter as a stray on 04-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Bido is at-risk with an adult only determination. He appears calm when approached and may solicit attention from time to time, but he shrinks away during interactions. He allows gentle petting, but he seems uncomfortable and his tail is slightly pilo-erect by the base.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 7.24 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
KNOWN HISTORY: Bido was brought into our care center as a stray so we have no previous history available. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: allowed handling minus blood draw, patient needed chemical restraint. ENRICHMENT NOTES: Lying in litterbox, ears forward. Makes eye contact and tolerates petting along head and body while turning head to sniff my hand. Tenses body with continued petting. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway. Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Bido is grooming himself as the assessor approaches. Ears are forward. Reaction when softly spoken to: Bido comes forward and sniffs the air when spoken to, ears forward and pupils dilated. Reaction to cage door opening: Bido leans away as the caged door opens, then comes back forward with tail raised. Reaction to touch: Bido tolerates petting initially, leaning away from the assessor’s hand with eyes squinted shut. He then begins to lean in with continued petting, fur along tail becoming pilo-erect. He turns his head to nip the assessor’s hand with moderate pressure as interaction continues. Pupils remain dilated throughout interaction. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate CHARACTER TYPE: Bold Skittish Independent POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Pet-induced aggression Potential challenges comments: Petting-induced aggression: For information on petting-induced aggression, see this article: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/cat-behavior/petting-induced-aggression Initially Bido solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body he becomes tense and may nip at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Bido becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Experienced, adult only
10/08/17 Behavior: Adult Only
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