SIMBA – 15320
Safe - 12-22-2017 Brooklyn
*** SAFE 12/22/17 *** Sweet Kitty SIMBA With History of Bladder Stones Needs Special Placement!
SIMBA is a 6 yr old owner surrender who needs a furever home this time.
Hello, my name is Simba. My animal id is #15320. I am a desexed male black cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 6 years 2 weeks old. – P
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 03-Dec-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- cannot afford to care for.
ZIP Code From: 11374
My medical notes are…
Weight: 15.08 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
KNOWN HISTORY:: KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes and plays exuberantly/somewhat rough. Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Spent time around a small and large breed dog. He was relaxed and playful with large dogs and would swat/bite the smaller ones. Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, shy independent and playful with a low activity level Other notes: He doesn’t like having his nails trimmed but enjoys being brushed, picked up/held and being placed in a carrier.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Hissing, growling
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 12/04/17 Lying in litterbox with a low, tense body. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning head around to watch my hand, ears tilting and eyes squinted. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway. 12/05/17 Vocalizing softly in front of kennel. He steps forward to smell my hand, ears forward, and allows petting along his head and body while turning to smell my hand. Focused on environment – keeps pausing to peek outside into the room behind me. Open to interaction, but too aware of surroundings to completely focus on me today. Still in cat exam. Needs some more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Cage Condition:: Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:: Simba meows softly and was observing his surroundings at the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Simba sniffs through the bars, then rubs up against the cage door.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Simba lip licks and becomes alert.
Reaction to touch:: Simba leans forward to sniff the assessor’s hand, then closes his eyes and accepts gentle petting on his head. He perks up when pet along his body, gives head butts and starts purring. His tail sways slightly when pet but he doesn’t display any further reaction.
Reaction to being picked up:: Simba was a bit tense when picked up, but he remains calm and allows all handling. His tail thrashes around after a few seconds of being held, then he leaps back into the kennel.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: : Sweet,Affectionate,Curious
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: None
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Simba may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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