SIMPLE – 14330
Safe - 11-27-2017 Brooklyn
*** SAFE 11/27/17 *** Simple is a sweet young kitten that came down with a URI. Simple needs a nice cozy home where she can get some TLC.
Hello, my name is Simple. My animal id is #14330. I am a female brown tabby kitten at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 3 months old. – P
I came into the shelter as a stray on 21-Nov-2017.
Simple is at risk due to being diagnosed with an Upper Respiratory Infection and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other cats. Based on her behavior assessment we recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 3.36 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
KNOWN HISTORY:: Simple was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Fearful, hisses but warms up with handling
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 11/22/17 Lying in litter box with a low, tense body. Tolerates petting along head and body while flattening ears and shifting away from me. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Simple was hiding in back her litter box and was pressed up against the back wall.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Simple lip licks, becomes focused on the assessor, but doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Simple remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:: Simple curls up tight and shrinks her body when approached by the assessor. She tolerates petting on her head and along her body and slowly starts to warm up with attention. After a few soft pets she starts to build confidence and leans in for cheek rubs.
Reaction to being picked up:: Simple was a bit tense when picked up, then she got antsy and leaped back into the kennel.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Timid
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful,Kitten socialization
Potential challenges comments:: Simple has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her 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. Simple is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. She may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes she has potential to warm up to people. Kittens less than 8 weeks of age can be socialized by almost anyone; however, kittens between 2-4 months may require more time and skill in order for them to be comfortable around people. Please speak to an adoption counselor to learn more about socialization techniques.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Simple may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home.We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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