PUMA – A1099147
Safe - 3-17-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/17/17 Such A Pretty Calico, Meet PUMA @ BACC! A volunteer writes: When you walk by this cute little calico’s kennel, chances are she’ll be right up near the door ready to greet you. Puma is curious, sociable and seems to love meeting new people, rubbing up against anyone’s hands who gives her the opportunity. When I petted Puma, she became incredibly relaxed, almost melting into the floor and purring.
Puma A1099147, Stray, 1 Year Old, Female, Calico DSH, 6.6 lbs.
female intact-probably in heat~ 1 year
ears are clean
eyes/nose are clean
no dental tartar noticed
fleas tx of activyl
cat was friendy during the examination
A volunteer writes: When you walk by this cute little calico’s kennel, chances are she’ll be right up near the door ready to greet you. Puma is curious, sociable and seems to love meeting new people, rubbing up against anyone’s hands who gives her the opportunity. When I petted Puma, she became incredibly relaxed, almost melting into the floor and purring.
Puma was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home. She attempted to dodge the assessor’s hand when they tried to collar her, but seemed to want to investigate some objects in the room. She hissed once when placing her inside the carrier, but allowed handling. She was vocal during the intake process. The medical team reports she was very friendly during her initial medical exam, allowed handling to be conducted.
Please be advised that Puma seems to be in heat at the time of assessment, and the behavior presented at the time of evaluation may differ when the heat cycle is complete due to a change in hormonal balance.
Reaction to assessor: Puma approaches the front and was calm, relaxed, and friendly.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Puma rolls over, leans against the cage door, and meows.
Reaction to cage door opening: Puma remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Puma head-butts, leans in for petting, and chirps. She is very affectionate throughout the interaction.
Reaction to pick up: Puma remains calm and continues to purr when held.
Behavior Determination: Beginner
Puma interacts with the observer, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
Seems to be in heat, running hot & cold. Despite displaying distance-increasing behavior, an adoptions counselor persisted in removing her from the kennel to do an interaction, which understandably didn’t go very well. When I checked on her she was at times purring and pushing head in for petting, and feisty at others. Sprayed some Feliway. Will check on her in the morning.
Same this morning, hormonal imbalance may be affecting her behavior, at times acting feisty. Never used claws or tried to bite; she nipped but exerted little or no pressure.
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