WATERFALL – A1116104
Safe - 6-30-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 6/30/17 WATERFALL is a nice 14 week old kitten that needs a loving home.
Waterfall A1116104 – 14 week neutered gray kitten:
Waterfall was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Fled prior to exam but was easy to catch and never aggressive
Lying in litter box with a low body. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning to watch the bear-claw, ears titled and eyes wide. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Waterfall was lying down completely flat in his litter box.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Waterfall makes eye contact but doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Waterfall is tense and alert.
Reaction to touch: Waterfall remains motionless and allows petting with a slow approach. He closes his eyes and leans away when touched along his body. After a few soft pets he starts to open up, leans in for cheek rubs and inches towards the front of the kennel.
Reaction to being picked up: Waterfall is calm, relaxed and allows all handling.
Lying in litterbox with a low body. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning to watch the bear-claw, ears titled and eyes wide. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
Kitten socialization – Waterfall is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. He may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes he 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.
Experienced cat parent – Waterfall 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.
S/O: QAR. Allows handling
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
A: Apparently healthy
P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for surgery tomorrow
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