DUCK – 17054
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***SAFE 01/12/18***MAKE HER A LUCKY DUCK–TERRIFIC TUX IS A SWEET AND GENTLE YOUNGSTER IN NEED OF FUREVER FRIEND! ONE YEAR OLD DUCK came in with a litter of 3 older kittens. She is done lactating and needs a home of her own. She’s been spayed and is a good gal who would love to be a couch cuddler to a lucky new purrson. Be her special someone by offering to foster or adopt. MUST BE RESERVED BY NOON TOMORROW!
Hello, my name is Duck. My animal id is #17054. I am a desexed female black cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 1 weeks old. – P
I came into the shelter as a stray on 27-Dec-2017.
ZIP Code From: 11367
Duck is at risk for behavior concerns (Experience determination). Duck has been fearful in care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior. Duck allows minimal handling and will try to flee from interaction.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 7.44 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
KNOWN HISTORY:: Duck was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Allows all handling, tense
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 12/28/17 Lying in litterbox with a flat, tense body. Tolerates petting along his head and body while licking lips and turning head to watch my hand. Needs more time to adjust. 01/04/18 Lying down with arms stretched outward, but becomes alert when approached and pulls one of his arms back. Backs away when cage door opens, but accepts touch and appears unsure. Likes treats, so rewarded each time petting was allowed. Eventually leans in for cheek rubs, but still a bit tense. Needs more positive reinforcement. 01/07/18 Lying in back of kennel body relaxed. Opens eyes and backs away when cage door opens, becoming tense. She tolerates slow and gentle petting while watching me and flattening her ears. She comes forward to eat one of the treats I’ve placed down, then pauses and looks up with me. Finishes eating her treats after kennel door has been closed. Nervous, needs more time to adjust. 01/08/18 Lying on back, belly in the air. Face relaxed and ears forward. She rolls over and tenses as I approach, ears tilting as she makes eye contact. She gives one hard hiss as I open the kennel door and tolerates petting along her head and body, whipping her head back as the bear-claw passes along her back and hissing again. Not interested in treats today. Needs time to adjust. 01/09/18 Tense and curled up on top of her kuranda bed. Ears bend flat, her body curls up tight and she hisses when I approach the kennel. Eyes are wide and hyper focused on my movements. Seems very uncomfortable. I tried talking softly to her and offered her tuna, but she wasn’t interested. Tolerates contact using the bear claw but will whip around and hiss. Fearful, needs time to adjust.
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Duck was tense, wary and pressed up against the back wall of the kennel with her tail wrapped at her side.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Duck lip licks and slowly looks around the kennel, scanning her surroundings.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Duck is tense and wary.
Reaction to touch:: Duck’s ears bend flat, she starts breathing rapidly and lowers her head when the assessor extends his hand out. She flinches slightly when touched, but tolerates slow gentle petting on her head and along her body. After a few soft pets she starts to build confidence, then leans in for petting/attention.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Timid
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Duck has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience
Behavior Asilomar: H – Healthy
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Duck may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Any future home with children should conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.
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