JUSTICE – A1102873
Safe - 2-18-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 2/18/17 Justice is shy but sweet. Is in need of a loving home.
JUSTICE – A1102873
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY, AMER SH MIX,3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/03/2017, From NY 11412, DueOut Date 02/07/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-087714.
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Microchip: negative, placed 981020019681502 Sex: intact male Age: appx 6m Mentation: BARH Eyes: clear Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: young permanent teeth If abnormal BCS: WNL, 5/9 Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: no Any injuries: no Behavior: allowed handling but easily startled at would attempt to flee, swatted when caught but did not extend claws or make sound Medication: N/A, preventatives given
Justice was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. His finder reports he allowed them to handle him.
Cage Condition: No Change
Reaction to assessor: Justice is dozing in his cubby.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Justice wakes up and continues to lay in place while looking at the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening: Justice stiffens and retreats with eyes dilated.
Reaction to touch: Justice hunches in place, but tolerates pets.
Allowed handling but easily startled at would attempt to flee, swatted when caught but did not extend claws or make sound
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Skittish
_x_ Experienced cat parent
Justice 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 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 SUMMARY: Experienced
Justice tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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