Rescue Only - Brooklyn
*** UNKNOWN 11/18/17 *** Two year old, ISLE, is a New Hope only reserve. Poor guy came in unneutered and with half a tail! He’s now fixed and had an amputation for his tail wound….he may also have a leg wound but his notes are not totally clear. ISLE has clearly had a tough life on the street and will need someone to go the distance with love and patience. Please help by contacting a New Hope rescue to foster or adopt!
Hello, my name is Isle. My animal id is #12448. I am a desexed male black cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 13-Nov-2017.
Isle is at risk for behavior challenges (New Hope Only Determination). He has tried to swat, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 11.14 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
KNOWN HISTORY:: Isle was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Hissing, lunging
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 11/14/17 Lying in back of kennel, body tense. Flattens ears and makes eye contact when spoken to. He watches the bear-claw as it reaches towards him and gives it one hard swat before it can touch him, knocking it out of the way with his ears flattened. May be uncomfortable due to medical condition. 11/15/17 Lying in back of kennel with a low, tense body. Makes eye contact and flattens ears as I open the kennel door. Tenses up as I reach towards him with the bear-claw and swats it out of the way before it can touch him. Hisses. May be uncomfortable due to medical condition. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage Condition:: Cage is re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:: Isle was tense and crouched in the back of the kennel with his eyes focused on the assessor’s movements.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Isle’s ears bend flat and he slow blinks when the assessor tried coaxing him forward.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Isle remains tense and motionless.
Reaction to touch:: Isle arches his back, lip licks and starts to low growl when the assessor extends his hand out. He hisses, displays distance increasing behaviors and currently doesn’t allow any handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Skittish,Independent
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Isle has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : New hope only
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Lily is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
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