TERRY – A1063118
Safe - 1-31-2016 Brooklyn
TERRY – A1063118
I am a neutered male, gray tabby and white Domestic Shorthair mix.
The shelter staff think I am about 15 weeks old.
I weigh 4 pounds.
I was found in NY 11415.
I have been at the shelter since Jan 16, 2016.
ear,eyes and nose is clear
ear mites negative
friendly and allowed to handling
Reaction to assessor: Terry appeared calm and relaxed
When spoken quietly: Terry appeared calm and relaxed
Reaction to door cage opening: Terry hissed and retreated
Reaction to touch: Terry allowed petting but remains tense
Try picking cat up: Trerry is tolerant of this type of handling but tense.
Behavior Determination: Experienced Home
Trerry was brought to the care center as a stray so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies previous to what we are seeing during the evaluation. At the time of the assessment he was displaying fearful behavior; does not seek attention from the assessor and becomes alert when the kennel was open. Retreats as I started to get closer but after a steady slow approach using soft voices he relaxed a little. I was able to pet him and interact with him in a limited way. I was also able to pick him up. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
01/17/16 Sunday (Day 1)
In the back. Turns head away. Tolerates petting. Wide eyes, ears perked up. Stiff body when held, struggles. Runs to the back.
01/19/16 Tuesday (Day 2)
At the back meowing loudly. Hissed when you approach. Allows petting but hesitant. Eyes wide. Stress meows. Allows handling but a bit tense.
01/20/16 Wednesday (Day 3)
Meowing upon approach and hisses but allows all touch. Warms up quickly. Leans in and purrs. Soft body when held. Tries to explore outside.
01/25/16 Monday (Day 4)
Hissed on approach. Runs into cubby. Leans away at first then allows petting. Starts to purr and leans head in for rubs. Needs time to warm up. Very sweet.
01/26/16 Tuesday (Day 5)
Runs into cubby. Hisses and lowers body. Allows all handling. Becomes soft and relaxed when held. Starts to purr. Meows softly when placed down.
01/27/16 Wednesday (Day 6)
Hiding in cubby. Nervous. Backs away at first. Curled up in the back but opens up when placed in the interaction. Opens up and starts to explore. Leans head in for attention and purrs.
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