SHADOW – 22188
Safe - 3-10-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/10/18 Kitty Who Loves Getting Baths Per Owners! 14-Pound Young SHADOW Is One Unique Little Man! SHADOW is upset that his owner dumped him at the shelter. He is healthy and already neutered and needs a furever home this time.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 10030
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 1 year
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 14 lbs
Previously lived with: 1 Adult
Behavior toward strangers: Nervous and hisses when approached by strangers. Depending on the individual he will either display distance increasing behaviors or solicit attention.
Behavior toward children: Spent time around young children and was respectful.
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, playful and active with a high activity level
Other notes: He enjoys being brushed, getting baths and once he hears the shower go on he will run towards the bathroom.
Lying in back of kennel with a low, tense body, pupils dilated. He tolerates slow and gentle petting with the bear-claw while turning his head to watch it, ears flat and face tense. Uncomfortable -needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, body tense and pupils dilated. Tolerates petting along head and body while backing away and turning head to watch the scratcher. Comes forward to sniff treats and eats them after Iâ€™ve walked away from his kennel. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Shadow comes forward with a relaxed body and gently rubs his cheeks up against the kennel door.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Shadow’s pupils dilate, his tail quivers and he continues to solicit attention at the front of the cage.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Shadow remains calm.
Reaction to touch:
Shadow sniffs the assessor’s hand and leans in for petting and rubs along his body. He appreciates attention, rolls around and gives head bumps, but frequently gets distracted and becomes hyper focused on his surroundings. His body becomes stiff, tail sways and he takes awhile to distract him. After a few minutes of attention he bats at the assessor’s hand and nips with moderate pressure.
Reaction to being picked up:
Shadow was a bit tense when picked up, but remained calm and allowed all handling.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Shadow solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly.
Due to the behaviors listed in his owner profile and in the shelter, we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home.
Shadow is a 1 year old male DSH. Owner has had Shadow since he was 4 weeks old and is surrendering because of a residential move.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Shadow will hiss at first and then come smell them. If Shadow does not like the person he will swat at them. If he does like them he will rub against them seeking attention.
How is this cat around children?
Shadow did not live with children but has been around a child the age of 4. Shadow was respectful towards the child but did not play with them.
How is this cat around other cats?
Shadow has not lived with or interacted with other cats
How is this cat around dogs?
Shadow has not lived with or interacted with dogs.
In car rides Shadow will cry. Shadow enjoys getting baths and once he hears the shower go on he will run towards the bathroom. Shadow also enjoys being brushed. Previous owners did not attempt to trim his nails. Shadow isnt bothered when being picked up and held for a few minutes and then will jump out of your arms. Shadow isnt bothered when being placed in a carrier.
Shadow has no known bite history
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Shadow has no known medical conditions and appears healthy
For a New Family to Know
Shadow was described as friendly, playful and active. When home with shadow he will follow the owner around. Shadow enjoys playing with stuffed toys and bells. Shadow eats blue buffalo dry food and has an automatic feeder. Shadow is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box with fresh step clumping litter. Shadow has a Tree house that he likes to play on and uses a scratching post made of rope and cardboard. Shadow also likes to scratch on the rug. When its time for bed Shadow sleeps on the chair or on the bed.
Shadow was quiet during intake. Shadow began to hiss growl and swat in the carriers. Shadow did not allow to be scanned or collared.
Vet Notes: 12:22 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:1-2 y
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender
Observed Behavior -hissing,examined in net
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:clean teeth
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
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