TOM – 7912 aka A1126984
Safe - 10-11-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 10/11/17*** HANDSOME TOM NEEDS A RESCUE ANGEL TONIGHT!! TOM was brought in by someone who got him from her “patient” and surrendered him for no time! So poor Tom has been bounced around a bit – no wonder why he is upset. But Tom’s ex owner had this to say about him: “Tom is a friendly, affectionate, mellow, independent cat. He has a low activity level and loves to eat. When you are home he will follow you around and loves to play with string toys. He is indoors only and will sleep in his favorite spot on the sofa. He eats Friskies dry food that is available to him all day. He is litter box trained and uses a hooded litter box with clumping litter. He has never used a scratching post.” Tom would love to be back in a home again. He is a good boy and is only scared at the shelter. TOM IS NEW HOPE ONLY RATED AND MUST BE PULLED BY A NEW HOPE RESCUE BY NOON!!
Tom. My animal id is #7912. I am a neutered male gray cat at the Cat Holding Room. The shelter thinks i am about 6 years old.
Behavior Determination: New Hope Only
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 10/2/2017
Next Test Date:
KNOWN HISTORY: Basic Information: Tom is a 6 year old, Neutered, Domestic shorthair cat. The previous owner got the cat from her patient but unfortunately had to surrender due to not having time. Previous owner stated that Rover does suffer from some dry skin and allergies. She has not taken him to the vet. Previous owner had Tom since May of 2017. Socialization: Tom is shy for a few minutes when a stranger comes into the home and will eventually come out to smell the person. Tom has never been around children, dogs or other cats. Previous owner is unsure how Tom would react with them. Tom has never bitten another animal or person. Behavior: Tom will scratch the couch and meows and cries during car rides. Previous owner has never given Tom a bath, trimmed his nails, or brushed his coat. He isn’t bothered when being picked up but will struggle to get away after a few minutes. He is afraid of carrier and will hiss, swat and struggle to get away. Tom isn’t bothered when being disturbed while sleeping. For a new family to know: Tom is a friendly, affectionate, mellow, independent cat. He has a low activity level and loves to eat. When you are home he will follow you around and loves to play with string toys. He is indoors only and will sleep in his favorite spot on the sofa. He eats Friskies dry food that is available to him all day. He is litter box trained and uses a hooded litter box with clumping litter. He has never used a scratching post.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Was cooperative at beginning of exam then became agitated and aggressive. Difficult to return to carrier.
Cage Condition: Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor: Tom is crouched under his bed, looking around with dilated eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Tom hisses, whines, and begins to lip lick.
Reaction to cage door opening: Tom hisses, growls, and retreats towards the back.
Reaction to touch: Tom hisses, strikes, and does not allow touch.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Tom has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: New hope only
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Tom is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and/or may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment, and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
Suitability With Children:
Other: Behavior 10/2/17: New Hope Only
Passed For Rehoming:
Adoption Summary: Behavior Determination: New Hope Only
Behavior 10/2/17: New Hope Only
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