OREO CHEESECAKE – 34074
Urgent - Brooklyn
This cat is a 8 yrs old male and has major anxiety. He is in a home with 2 other animals (cat and dog) along with a child. He gets very jumpy and fractious with loud noises and reactions. This cat was diagnosed a few years ago with this. Owners are unable to pay medical bill and are concerned on behavior as well. Owner has had a behaviorist come in for cat which has helped. .He needs a furever home asap.
Oreo Cheesecake 34074
Intake Date: 7/11/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: —
Age: 8 years
Original Location: 11226
INTAKE INFO / OWNER PROFILE:
This cat is a 8 yrs old male and has major anxiety. He is in a home with 2 other animals (cat and dog) along with a child. He gets very jumpy and fractious with loud noises and reactions. This cat was diagnosed a few years ago with this. Owners are unable to pay medical bill and are concerned on behavior as well. Owner has had a behaviorist come in for cat which has helped.
Previously lived with:
2 adults,1 dog, 1cat
How is this cat around strangers?
This cat is friendly and outgoing but can also be shy
How is this cat around children?
Cat has not been around children so behavior is unknown
How is this cat around other cats?
Oreo is friendly and gentle around cats and very respectful when playing
How is this cat around dogs?
Oreo is tolerant around dogs but when too close can get fractious
this cat does not like being in crates but is quiet during car rides. Cat is tolerant with being woken up from sleep and brushing coat but likes to eat while doing it.
Cat is fractious and has bitten on multiple occasions.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
no medical issues
For a New Family to Know
This cat has a great personality and enjoys playing with the laser point. Oreo sleeps in a chair and also eats dry food. He can only eat grain free food and eats typically twice a day. His favorite treats a fancy feast and he loves to follow you around the house. He is an indoor cat and uses a hooded litter box.
Cat was hissing, growling, and also has bite/scratch history so unable to take intake photo or collar.
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 dog, 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing but can also be shy
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Friendly, respectful and gentle
Behavior toward dogs: Tolerant, but displays distance increasing behaviors when approached
Bite or Scratch history: Multiple bite history
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium activity level
Other notes: Heâ€™s tolerant with being woken up from sleep, and brushing coat but likes to eat while doing it. He likes to sleep in a chair, and enjoys playing with laser pointers.
Low body posture. Hisses when I approach the kennel. His eyes widen, ears rotate, becomes hyper focused on my movements. Offered treats and gave him a cage cover. Needs more time to adjust.
Hiding underneath his kuranda bed. Hisses when spoken to softly. Not open to interacting today. Very uncomfortable. Kept interaction short and offered treats.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Oreo Cheesecake was hiding underneath his kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Oreo Cheesecake hisses when the assessor tried coaxing him forward.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Oreo Cheesecake’s pupils dilate, and his ears pin back/
Reaction to touch:
Oreo Cheesecake starts breathing rapidly, leans away and hisses when the assessor approaches. He displays distance increasing behavior, and currently doesn’t allow any handling.
Potential challenges comments:
Oreo Cheesecake 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.
New hope only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Oreo Cheesecake is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. He may have a known history of behavioral issues that need to be addressed. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
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