CHULA – 18243
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Hello, my name is Chula. My animal id is #18243. I am a female calico cat at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years 1 weeks old. – P
I came into the shelter as a stray on 13-Jan-2018.
Zip Code: 10458
Chula is at risk for behavior reasons. Chula is very nervous in the shelter, she prefers to not interact, displaying distance-increasing behavior after brief contact. Medically, Chula does have a small mass of an unexplored nature on her abdomen, but otherwise appears to be a healthy cat.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 11 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
KNOWN HISTORY:: Chula was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 1/14 Observed Behavior – yowling, hissing, swatting, bit decoy hand
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 1/14/18 Resting in litter box, alert, eyes dilated, whiskers forward. Meowed quietly when spoken to. Came to the front and briefly looked around, then returned to lay down in litter box. Came forward again when door opened, still tense, started hissing and yowling. Left alone for now. 1/16/18 Seems conflicted today. Resting in litter box, eyes a little dilated, alert. Came to the front on approach, soft meowing and chattering, started rubbing against the bars. Hissed when shown assess-a-hand, started swatting between the bars. Ate offered treats. 1/17/18 Resting in litter box, eyes somewhat dilated, whiskers forward. Meowed silently when spoken to. Repeatedly came to the front to eat treats, sniffed hand between the bars, then returned to lay in litter box. Stood and came forward again when door opened, alert. Hissed loudly when touched, raised paw as if to swat. 1/18/18 A little better today! Came to the front on approach, soft posture, eyes only a little dilated. Meowed quietly, ate offered treats and rubbed on bars, then lay back down in litter box. Lay in place when door opened, started eating more offered treats. Hissed when first touched, gently pushed assess-a-hand away, then allowed further pets! 1/21/18 In cubby, came out to shelf on approach, eyes a little dilated, but soft posture. Started meowing and rubbing against the bars when spoken to. Hissed quietly when shown assess-a-hand, but continued soliciting. Stayed at the front when door opened, started eating offered treats. Tolerated head pets, hissed loudly and started grumbling when pet on body, continued eating.
Cage Condition:: No change
Reaction to assessor:: Chula remains neutral, sitting upright by the front of the cage during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Chula becomes alert with normal shape eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Chula remains in place, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:: Chula briefly allows the touch on the head but along the back she hisses with ears flat to the side then paws the assessor’s hand to stop the interaction.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Curious,Independent
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Chula may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her 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 who understands this cat may need time to warm up to her new home and family at her own pace.
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