NOCHE – 15146
Publicly Adoptable - Manhattan
***UNKNOWN 12/07/17***YOUNG PANTHER NEEDS TLC AND YOU! Noche is a one year old good boy who is being treated for conjunctivitis, a URI and stomatitis. He has a good prognosis so don’t be deterred to help. Please be this deserving boy’s hero by offering to foster or adopt. When you foster, all reasonable medical expenses are covered. MUST BE RESERVED BY NOON OR CONTACT A NH RESCUE IF YOU CAN FOSTER!!!
Hello, my name is Noche. My animal id is #15146. I am a male black cat at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years old. – P
I came into the shelter as a aco impound on 01-Dec-2017.
Noche is at risk due to medical condition. Noche has an Upper Respiratory Infection (which is contagious to other cats), conjunctivitis and stomatitis. Noche should go to an adult only home that is prepared to manage Noche’s medical care.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 4.6 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
KNOWN HISTORY:: Noche was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Unsocialized; hisses and regresses when approached but tolerates mild handling if you go slowly.
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Noche is crouched at the front of the cage, looking around with dilated eyes and tense posture.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Noche retreats quickly to the back and hunches in his litter box.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Noche remains hunched in place.
Reaction to touch:: Noche hunches lower, hides his face, and hisses at the assessor.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Skittish
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful,Other
Potential challenges comments:: Please note that Noche is being treated for an upper respiratory infection at the time of the behavior assessment. This condition may affect some of the behaviors shown during evaluation. Noche 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: : Experienced, adult only
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Noche tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
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