PHEONIX – A1103950
Safe - 2-27-2017 Staten Island
SAFE 2/27/17 These little kitties are a bit frightened in the shelter environment, and would do much better in a home.
Let’s find them placement ASAP so they can get into homes and become perfect little cats. ★
Staten Island Center
Pheonix -A1103950 – Neutered Male, Black and White, 14 wks
No MIC found
Plan FVRCP – LH SQ, Rabies – RH SQ, 0.3mL Pyrantel, Advantage
For all – Profile
Finder stated that the kitten was relaxed and allowed all handling. Finder was able to pick the kitten up, pet the kitten and place into a box for transport. Finder stated that the kitten has been around the yard for 3 months now and lived with 4 other cats. Kitten was always relaxed and respectful around the other animals.
Behavior during intake: Kitten was nervous and had a stiff body during intake. Kitten tried to flee when counselor was scanning for a mc, collaring and taking a picture.
For all – Behavior (Experienced, adult-only home)
Kitten came to the shelter as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment. Finder stated they were able to handle the kitten. Upon intake, Kitten was nervous and attempted to flee.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat, cat is hiding in back.
Reaction to assessor: Kitten is pressed against the back of the cage
Reaction when softly spoken to: Kitten looks at assessor, body tense
Reaction to cage door opening: Kitten looks at assessor with wide eyes, ears flat
Reaction to touch: Kitten hisses, spits, and attempts to avoid touch
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
VOCAL: Somewhat Chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Skittish
_x_ Experienced, adult home only
_x_ Placement with a New Hope partner
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: (Refer to Behavior Terminology sheet for detailed recommendations)
_x_ Kitten socialization
x__ Experienced, Adult Only
Kitten 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 or her 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 who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
CAME IN WITH:
SEATTLE – A1103952
MIAMI – A1103953
HOUSTON – A1103951
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