KNOWN HISTORY:: Becky was brought in as a stray, there is no known information on her behavior history in a home environment
ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 02/12/20
Lying in front of kennel, ears forward and body neutral. She avoids eye contact when spoken to, then sniffs the tuna offered. She tolerates petting along her head and body while stress meowing, then slowly walking towards the back of her kennel and through her portal with a low body and tail. Not interested in further interaction at this time. I see her eating her tuna later on as I make my way across the room. Shy girl, needs some time to adjust.
Lying towards the front of her kennel, relaxed when approached. Will slow blink when sweet talked, calm when opening her kennel. She will tolerant petting on her head and body, but remains still. She will lean in for cheek rubs though and enjoys some chicken and honey suckle scented felt.
ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Curious,Timid
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Please see behavior flyer for more information.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Level 3
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Becky is a timid tabby girl who is still adjusting to our care center and who may need some time to warm up to her new home. She was lying in the front of her kennel as the assessor approached, ears forward and face neutral. Becky made eye contact when spoken to, then sat upright and curled her feet around her body as the kennel door opened. Becky tolerated petting along her head and body while tilting her ears and licking her lips, then turning away from the assessor and retreating through her portal with a low body and tail. Pick up was not attempted at this time to reduce stress.
Becky tolerates attention and petting but appears fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.