BLAKE – 21268
Safe - 2-27-2018 Brooklyn
***SAFE 02/27/18*** PLAYFUL BUT SHY BLAKE WAS GOOD WITH CHILDREN AND OWNER DUMPED HIM FOR MOVING – NEEDS RESCUE NOW! Check Out Adorable Little 9-Month-Old Kitty Blake! BLAKE was left at the shelter by his owner when he was moving. He needs a furever home this time. BLAKE is the purrfect companion and wants to be your new best friend! RESERVE HIM BY NOON!
Hello, my name is Blake. My animal id is #21268. I am a desexed male black cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 9 months old. – P
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 21-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving – no pets allowed.
Original Location: 11355
Blake 21268 is at risk for behavior concerns (Adult-Only determination). He tolerates brief touch, but remains uncomfortable and fearful with interaction and is not thriving in the busy care center. He has no medical concerns at this time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 5 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
KNOWN HISTORY:: KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: Adults, 20-24 cats Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: Spent time around young children and was relaxed and playful Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and affectionate Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Playful and shy with a low activity level Other notes: He tolerates having his nails trimmed and is afraid of being picked up/held or being placed in a carrier
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 02/21/18 Allows exam, nervous
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 02/23/18 Tense, lying completely flat inside the litter box. He seems very uncomfortable and starts trembling when the kennel door opens. Hyper alert, dilated pupils. Enjoys party mix treats. Tolerates touch, but starts breathing rapidly. I draped a blanket over his kuranda bed so he has a hiding spot. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage Condition:: No change
Reaction to assessor:: Blake was tense and crouched on top his kuranda bed, watching the assessor with wide, focused eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Blake lowers his body and tries to avoid eye contact.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Blake lip licks and looks around the kennel for an exit.
Reaction to touch:: Blake tenses up and flinches when the assessor extends his hand out. He trembles when touched along his body and turns his head away trying to avoid further contact.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Skittish,Independent
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Blake has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and may dislike certain types of handling. 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: : Experienced, adult only
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Blake 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 new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
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