MUTT – 20526
Safe - 2-16-2018 Brooklyn
*** SAFE 02/16/18 *** Super Handsome Tabby Housemates – MUTT & JEFF – Need You at BACC! Mutt is a 2 year old neutered male brown tabby cat. He was given to his previous owner by a person who found him as a stray when he was a kitten.
Hello, my name is Mutt. My animal id is #20526. I am a desexed male brown tabby cat at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old. – P
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 12-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person health – allergies.
ZIP Code From: 11354
Mutt was placed at risk due to concerning behavior; Mutt low growls and arches his back when the assessor approaches him. He closes his eyes when touched and tolerates slow gentle petting on his head. he is not thriving on this environment and will benefit from placement outside the shelter as soon as possible.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 15.88 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
KNOWN HISTORY:: KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 1 cat Behavior toward strangers: Shy/ runs away and hides Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, playful and affectionate Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident but shy with other people. High activity level Other notes: He doesn’t like having his nails trimmed, but enjoys having his coat brushed and being picked up. He struggles when placed in a carrier.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 02/13/18 Nervous with low growl in the cage. Was handled with a towel and tolerated PE without restraint. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 02/13/18 Lying in back of kennel, body pressed behind litterbox. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning head away from me and shifting his weight. Needs more time to adjust. 02/14/18 Lying in back of kennel with a low, tense body, whites of eyes showing. He looks at the treats I place down next to him but doesn’t eat them. Tolerates petting along head and body while turning head to smell the bear-claw and licking lips. Ears tilt slightly. Needs more time to adjust. 02/15/18 Curled up on top the kuranda bed. He tenses up as I approach and slowly turns his head away. Seems very uncomfortable and avoids contact. Shifts away when I extend my hand forward. I offered him treats and gave him a cage cover. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage Condition:: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:: Mutt was curled up on top the kuranda bed, watching the assessor with wide, dilated eyes.
Reaction when softly spoken to:: Mutt tenses up and slowly looks around the kennel for an exit.
Reaction to cage door opening:: Mutt remains tense and motionless.
Reaction to touch:: Mutt low growls and arches his back when the assessor approaches him. He closes his eyes when touched and tolerates slow gentle petting on his head. His tail starts to sway gradually ever time the assessor’s hand passes along his body. He hisses when he’s had enough, then shifts away to the other side of the double kennel.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: : Timid,Independent
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Mutt 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:: Mutt 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. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the 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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