FREEMAN – 20357
Urgent - Brooklyn
18-Pound Larger Than Life FREEMAN at BACC! Just look at that face! Freeman was surrendered due to a family member developing allergies. They loved him and told us how friendly he was, but since being in our care center, Freeman has been stressed. Freeman would love to have a forever home, come meet him today at BACC!
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11214
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Red
Age: 6 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 18 lbs
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 1 Infant
Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first, but warms up and solicits attention
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly with a high activity level
Other notes: He loves to window watching, run around, and play with any boxes he finds.
Extremely fearful. Swatting, hissing, does not allow exam
Lying towards back of kennel, ears forward and belly in the air. Vocalizes and rolls over when spoken to. Flattens his ears and hisses as the bear-claw reaches towards him, then tolerates petting while turning his head to watch the claw and continuing to hiss. Conflicted â€“ needs more time to adjust.
Comes forward As I approach and head-butts kennel door. Leaning against door with tail raised halfway, begins to purr. Rolls over onto side. He lifts his head when touched and hisses, then continues to solicit attention. Conflicted behavior. I click and reward each time he remains calm when approaching, comes forward to head-butt my hand, or allows petting. Food motivated, has potential to warm up. Possibly showing signs of petting induced aggression.
Comes forward with a relaxed body when I walk up to the kennel. Erect tail, head bumps door. He leans out the cage when the door opens and focuses on his surroundings. Tail thrashes, lip licks, but I was able to distract him. Leans in for cheek rubs and allows petting all over his body. Didnâ€™t mind being held, remained calm in my arms.
Relaxed and affectionate, Rolling around in his litter box, scent marking against the cage furnishings. He comes forward and head butts the cage door. Tail quivers, enjoys petting all over his body. Very sweet. Doesn’t mind being picked up, remains calm in my arms. Wasn’t as focused on his surroundings today. Doing great!
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Freeman is curious and slowly comes forward with a relaxed body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Freeman’s tail sways and he gently rubs his head against the kennel door.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Freeman remains calm.
Reaction to touch:
Freeman leans out the kennel and looks around, scanning his surroundings. His tail thrashes around and he lip licks, but the assessor was able to distract him by petting him along his body. He arches his back, gives head butts and enjoys petting all over.
Reaction to being picked up:
Freeman was remains calm and allows all handling.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Freeman interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. During his medical exam, Freeman was resistant to handling and was displaying distance increasing behaviors. The enrichment facilitator has been monitoring him and reports that he has been showing conflicted behavior, rolling around and soliciting attention, but hissing when touched. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Freeman is an 8 year old brown and white tabby cat. The owner has had him for 8 years. He is being surrendered due to allergies.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 1 infant
How is this cat around strangers?
Freeman can be a bit shy at first but will warm up to strangers. He loves to head bunt and ask for food.
How is this cat around children?
Freeman does live with a 5 month old infant but the owner states he has had no interaction with the baby.
How is this cat around other cats?
Freeman has not lived with cats so his behavior is unknown.
How is this cat around dogs?
Freeman has not lived with dogs so his behavior is unknown.
Freeman, does on occasion, scratch furniture. His owner states he does it mostly when he stretches.
Freeman has no bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Freeman is described as a friendly cat. He loves to window watching, run around, and play with any boxes he finds. He was kept indoors only. He enjoys Nutro wet food pate version. He was provided with an uncovered litter box with clumping clay. He was given a tall cat tree made of rope and carpet.
Vet Notes: 1:13 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6 years
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable): NA
History : Relinquished as new baby prompted visits from in laws and in laws are allergic. Reported to be sweet for handling on intake.
Observed Behavior – Extremely fearful. Swatting, hissing, does not allow exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = 100-120 on dexmed
R = eup
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mild to mod calculus/staining on molars/premolars but minimal gingivitis, no oral lesions
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
6? year old CM DSH
2. Mild dental dz
3. Extremely fearful
1. Complete intake procedures – rabies, MC, retro, flea/tick
2. Monitor appetite, urinations closely
3. Behavior to help work with cat, consider placement/foster ASAP due to fear in shelter
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