CUDDLES – 10999
Safe - 11-15-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/15/17 WATCH 2 VIDEOS!! CUDDLES is a healthy 2 yr old neutered boy whose owner brought to the shelter. This handsome ginger kitty would love a new furever home this time!
Intake Date: 10/28/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 2 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 12 lbs 12.16 oz
Is this cat having litter box issues?NoIf yes, Please elaborate:n/a
Basic Information:Cuddles is an orange tabby that is 1 year old. The owner bred Cuddles at home. They had him since a kitten. The owner are surrendering Cuddles due to behavior problems.
Previously lived with:2 adults
How is this cat around strangers?When strangers come over the house cuddles sniff and approach slowly. Then he walks away retrieving to the bedroom.
How is this cat around children?He has never been introduced to small children.
How is this cat around other cats?He has lived with a female cat. They would play around the house and look out the window together.
How is this cat around dogs?He never been introduced to dogs.
Behavior NotesCuddles scratch the sofa, drapes, walls and carpet. The owner stated that he does not use his scratching post made out of rough rope and carpet. The has never received a bath, he is fearful and struggles away when brushing his coat, being picked up and placing him in the carrier.
Bite history:He has never had a bite or scratch history.
Energy level/descriptors:medium level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?NoMedical Notesn/a
For a New Family to KnowCuddle is described as playful, very active and independent. He likes to be in his own space or in the room alone. He loves to jump on things. He sniff strangers but doesn’t like to be picked up. He likes small stuffed toys or balls.
Behavior Notes:During intake Cuddle was shy to come out the carrier. But she slowly came out and allowed to be collard, scanned and photographed.
Previously lived with: 2 Adults and a female cat
Behavior toward strangers: Slowly comes forward to investigate
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Playful, very active and independent with a medium activity level
Other notes: He struggles away when brushing his coat, being picked up and placing him in the carrier.
Very sweet. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Lying in litter box with a flat, tense body. He tolerates petting along his head and body while remaining very still and tense. Licks lips and begins to rapid breathe with continued interaction. Not interested in treats at the moment. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Cuddles was tense and curled up on top his kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Cuddles slow blinks at the assessor and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Cuddles remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Cuddles leans away and squints lightly when touched, lip licks and curls up tight when pet along her body. She seems uncomfortable but slowly warms up over time and leans in allowing rubs on her cheeks.
H – Healthy
Cuddles may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
11/06/17 – Average. Although Cuddles was fearful in our care center initially, he has acclimated to his environment and now allows all petting and handling. This cat can go to a home with new or experienced pet parents.
Suitability With Children:
10/31/17 Behavior: Experience 11/06/17 Behavior: Average
Lying in litterbox with a flat, tense body. He tolerates petting along his head and body while remaining very still and tense. Licks lips and begins to rapid breathe with continued interaction. Not interested in treats at the moment. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Lying on top of kuranda bed with a tense body, tail wrapped around feet. He tolerates petting initially while remaining tense, then begins to raise his rear slightly when pet along the back. He turns his head to nuzzle my hand gently and continues to warm up with more petting. Sniffs and eats the treats I’ve placed down in the beginning of the interaction. He freezes and tenses back up whenever someone new enters the room – focused on environment. Doing better today! Sweet boy! Beginning to warm up. Sprayed feliway.
Lying behind litterbox with a slightly tense body, feet folded beneath him. Cage has been rearranged. He makes eye contact with soft eye and allows petting along his head and body while leaning in. Begins to knead with one paw. Very sweet, looks up at me and slow blinks throughout interaction. He tenses back up and tilts his ears each time there’s a loud noise in the room. Focused on environment. Did well today – showing improvement daily! Sprayed feliway.
Lying in litterbox, body relaxed and tail curled around feet. He lifts his head as I approach and leans in for petting, allowing touch along his head and body while rolling over onto his side and scent marking his litterbox with his treats. He steps out of his box and steps to the front of his cubby, leaning in with tail raised and quivering. I open his kennel door and try coaxing him the front of his kennel. He steps halfway out a few times and head-butts my hand, but steps back into his cubby each time a new person walks by. Not confident enough yet to enter the front of his kennel. Showing improvement daily – doing well!
Lying in cubby with a relaxed body, ears forward. He allows petting along his head and body while leaning in and rolling over onto his side. He stands up with continued petting and steps through his portal. Stands halfway in and halfway out for a few moments before gaining the confidence to come through completely. Allows further petting from the front of his kennel while leaning in and head-butting my hands and arms. Tail is raised. Showing improvement everyday! Doing great!
Lying in cubby with a relaxed body, ears forward. Makes eye contact with soft eyes when spoken to. He comes forward through his portal with no hesitation after I open the kennel door and call him forward. Allows all petting for duration of session with tail raised. Remains in front of his kennel, constantly leaning against my arms and hands. Head-butts kennel wall, my hand, treat bag. Super sweet and affectionate. Showing much improvement – ok to take off of socialization list!
Vet Notes: 4:32 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~2 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, overweight
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Rec weight loss
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