BUTTERSCOTCH – 20360
Safe - 2-18-2018 Staten Island
SAFE 2/18/18 BUTTERSCOTCH is a frightened kitty who needs a home to relax and regroup. Please consider adopting or fostering!
These handsome boys (Butterscotch and Pepper) came to us because their owner passed away. They come from a home with 10 kitties but since they do look like twins, I thought it would be great if they could stay together. They don’t seem to be thriving in the shelter environment and would do best settling in a foster home.
STATEN ISLAND CENTER
Care Center Location: Staten Island
ZIP Code From: 10304
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Red
Age: 2 years
Weight: 11 lbs
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 13-Feb-2018 10:48:24.000
Animal Name: Butterscotch
Age: 2 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 1 Adult and 12 cats in the home
Behavior toward strangers: Pepper will try to flee
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Litter box training: Yes, uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Butterscotch was lying on top of his kuranda bed with one leg hanging off.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Butterscotch makes eye contact with the assessor and blinks softly.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Butterscotch remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Butterscotch focuses on the assessor’s hand, tense, but allows gentle petting with a slow approach. His ears tilt slightly sideways and he appears uncomfortable, but he tolerates gentle strokes.
Potential challenges comments:
Butterscotch has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and appears uncomfortable with extended handling. 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.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Butterscotch 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.
Suitability With Children:
02/13/18 Adult only
CAME IN WITH:
PEPPER – 20361
Came in With
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