WILHELMINA WEST aka WALLY WEST – 9644
Safe - 11-21-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
*** SAFE 11/21/17 *** WATCH THE VIDEO! WILHELMINA WEST wants a home before her 1 month anniversary at MACC
Hello, my name is Wilhelmina West. My animal id is #9644. I am a desexed female brown tabby cat at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 3 weeks old. – P
I came into the shelter as a stray on 13-Oct-2017.
Whihelmina West is being placed at risk due to behavior (Adult-only determination). Whihelmina West has been in the care center for quite some time and appears to get overstimulated when touched on certain areas of her body. She continues to show signs of discomfort during interactions and will benefit from being placed in a calm home environment. There are no known medical concerns at this time.
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KNOWN HISTORY: Wally West was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Observed Behavior -allows exam Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Wally West was sitting upright by the front during the approach. Reaction when softly spoken to: Wally meows back when spoken to softly. Reaction to cage door opening: Wally stands with tail up, soliciting attention, ears relaxed and forward. Reaction to touch: Wally West leaned into the assessor’s hand and purrs, however, after a few strokes she becomes agitated and began to meow whine and hiss while she continued to seek attention. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate VOCAL: Talkative CHARACTER TYPE: Social Sweet Curious Independent POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: Overstimulation BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Experienced, adult only Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Initially Wally West solicits petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body she begins to Meow whine and hiss at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Wally West becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 6.3 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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