BEAR – A0550252
*SAFE* 06/26/15- A Volunteer Writes:
Such a great looking well-kept senior is here at the shelter. Bear is a trusting soul who loves to be petted and is as gentle as can be. He just bides his time in hopes of once again getting a forever home that’s safe and comfortable. While he waits he watches and anticipates you coming over and offering him some attention. He is watching and waiting for you, instead of sleeping! Not your run of the mill senior! So come on over and say hello and fall in love all over again.
BEAR – A0550252
I am a neutered male, black and white Domestic Shorthair.
The shelter staff think I am about 12 years old.
I weigh 13 pounds.
I was found in NY 10024.
I have been at the shelter since May 14, 2015.
Some tooth wear but mild staining/tartar for age
Fatty body condition
Negative fleas/earmites (activyl)
PE o/w wnl
Reaction to assessor: Bear was calm and relaxed upon approach. When softly spoken to, he looks at the assessor with relaxed eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening: Bear remains motionless.
Reaction to touch: Bear sniffs the assessor’s hand and comes to the front. He remains in place for petting, leans onto the assessor’s hand, and begins to purr.
Reaction to being picked up: Bear remains calm and allows handling.
As per previous owner, Bear has lived in a home with one adult and was usually gentle when playing with the owner. He has been around the neighbor’s cat, in which he was relaxed and tolerant with. They described him as a moderately active indoor only cat and is playful, friendly, somewhat talkative, confident, assertive, affectionate, mellow, and independent.
Behavior Determination: Average
Bear interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. There is no known history of behavioral problems. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
REASON FOR SURRENDER
Owner recently lost home and can no longer keep Bear.
Bear’s previous owner adopted him from a shelter about 10 years ago. He is currently about 12 years old. He scanned positive for a microchip.
He lived in a home with 1 adult. He was usually gentle when he played with his owner. He has never interacted with kids so his behavior around them is unknown. He is very playful around all of the adults he has interacted with. He has never bitten anyone.
He has interacted with the neighbor’s cat, and he was usually relaxed or very tolerant around him. Owner stated that he usually wouldn’t play, but that he would let the neighbor’s cat play with him. He has never bitten another animal.
Bear is a moderately active indoor only cat who has been described as playful, friendly, somewhat talkative, confident, assertive, affectionate, mellow, and independent. He enjoys playing with strings, stuffed toys, and laser lights. He has never received a bath or had his nails trimmed, so his behavior during these events is unknown. He enjoys being brushed and being petted. He isn’t bothered if you pick him up, place him in his carrier, or if you disturb him while he is sleeping. During car rides, he is nervous at first, but he usually becomes relaxed as the ride progresses. He likes to follow his owner around when he is home. He eats Purina Cat Chow dry food, and owner states he isn’t a big fan of wet food. He is free fed and has access to food and water at all times. He loves tuna treats. He uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. He sleeps on his owner’s bed or in the closet. He does scratch on the furniture, but it should be noted that he doesn’t have a scratching post to scratch on.
He is litter box trained and he doesn’t usually have accidents.
BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE
He appeared curious during the intake. He came out of his carrier very slowly and walked around and sniffed every surface on the counter. He had a soft body and partially dilated pupils. He allowed petting and handling and he showed no signs of aggression.
A volunteer writes: Such a great looking well-kept senior is here at the shelter. Bear is a trusting soul who loves to be petted and is as gentle as can be. He just bides his time in hopes of once again getting a forever home that’s safe and comfortable. While he waits he watches and anticipates you coming over and offering him some attention. He isn’t sleeping, he is watching and waiting for you! So come on over and say hello and fall in love all over again.
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