STRONG – A1081904
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Strong, A1081904 – 12wks – Male – 3.0 lbs
microchip scan negative
approximately 3 months old
dirty external ears, cleaned AU
no ocular or nasal discharge
3.0lbs; BCS: 3/5
fleas on hair coat, treated with activyl
has a good appetite
very nervous, will flee, but allowed slow handling
Comes out of den. Looks around and attempts to flee. Tense, tolerates petting. Retreats back inside. Lip licks, wide eyes focused.
Hiding in litter box. Body lowered. Hesitant of contact. Leans away with wide eyes. Tolerates petting, flinches at first. Warms up and raises rear. Enjoys tuna, slowly relaxes.
Strong was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Reaction to assessor: Strong was looking out near the front of the kennel and retreats as the assessor approaches.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Strong is wary of his surroundings and starts to breathe heavy with his tail curled up at his side.
Reaction to cage door opening: Strong remains motionless.
Reaction to touch: Strong leans away from contact and stress meows as you approach. He flinches and closes his eyes when pet along his body. After a few soft passes he slowly warms up by raising his rear and slowly taking a few steps toward the front of the kennel.
Reaction to being picked up: Strong is a bit tense when held but allows all handling.
Behavior Determination: Experience No Child
Strong 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 a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
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