Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Johnny. My animal id is #141200. I am a desexed male brown tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 4 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender - aco on 4/19/2022, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- no time for animal.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Johnny is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. He is not thriving in the care center and remains stiff and frozen when approached. He has not warmed up despite staff and doesn't seem to be enjoying any type of enrichment offered. Due to his stress levels, it is in his best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. He would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him/her plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping a fearful cat adjust to strangers.

Let's get to know each other a bit more...

This pet needs emergency placement. Please click here to go to our emergency placement page for more information. What my friends at ACC say about me: My history is a mystery and my friends here do not know much about me yet! I'm an independent kitty who likes to do my own thing. I am looking for a home with a patient person. I can be slow to adjust to new environments. I prefer to take things at my own pace. I would appreciate slow introductions to new people and places to help me feel safe. I'm sensitive and shy. I'll need extra help from you. It could be with you! Click here to learn more about the adoption process!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 14.9 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 yr Microchip noted on Intake? positive History:owner died Subjective:owner died Observed Behavior -tries to flee, very skittish, examined in net Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen -none Objective BARH mm pink P = WNL R = WNL BCS 8/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: limited exam in net, rostral teeth appear normal PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: too tense to palpate U/G:neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:not performed Assessment overweight, otherwise appears healthy Prognosis: very good Plan: needs behavior eval SURGERY: neutered

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

Spay/Neuter status: Yes

Date of Intake: 4/19/2022

Is this cat having litter box issues?: No

Basic Information:: Owner died. Client just fed the cats. Eats wet and dry food.

Previously lived with:: 1 adult

How is this cat around strangers?: Runs and hide. Had to use the net to remove.

KNOWN HISTORY:: There is no information on Johnny's behavior in a home environment.

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 4/24/22 Lying on top of kuranda bed, body tense and tail curled around feet. He makes and maintains eye contact, then sniffs the treats offered. He remains too focused on me to eat the treats during our session and he tolerates gentle petting while blinking his eyes, leaning away and remaining tense. Tolerant but unsure - needs more time to adjust. Hopefully he eats the treats offered later when he's feeling more comfortable. 4/26/22 Lying on top of kuranda bed, body and face tense, feet and tail tucked and pupils dilated. He tenses even further as the kennel door opens, then leans away and flattens his ears when I gently place a tray of squeeze-ups next to him. I do not push petting today, instead I speak to him softly, offer enrichment and slow-blink before ending the session. He remains tense and focused on me until I've closed the door and have lowered the cage cover. 4/27/22 Crouched on top of kuranda, body tense and wide pupils. He stares at me throughout the interaction and tried to flee, so I spent time talking and blinking softly. I noticed that he ate the squeeze up that was given yesterday so I placed more next to him on the kuranda. The interaction was kept short as he is very stressed out. Will continue to give treats. 4/28/22 Hunched on top of kuranda bed, body and face very tense and pupils dilated. His tail is curled tightly around his body. I speak to him softly and gently place a tray of greenies and squeeze-ups on top of his bed. I do not push petting today, he is obviously overwhelmed. He also does not eat the treats during our interaction or while I’m in the room. Hopefully he eats them later when he feels more comfortable. 4/29/22 Continues to be frozen throughout the interaction. I continue with sweet talk and blinks, then ended with some squeeze-ups for later. Let's see if he warms up with more time. 5/01/22 Crouched over on top of kuranda bed, focused on me with dilated eyes. Lip licks as I slowly extend scratcher and sniffs it once placed in front of him, but is too nervous to eat (even when given space). Ears tilt sideways when petting is attempted and will slowly lean away. Did not push interaction, spent time coaxing, blinking, and playing purring sounds. 5/02/22 Curled up on kuranda bed but tenses up and focuses on me with wide, dilated eyes when the door opens. Starts to breathe fast and lip licks, and then leans away from scratcher. Sniffs squeeze ups and treats but is too focused on me. Very stiff and wary, spent time coaxing, blinking, and playing purring sounds again. 5/3/22 Focuses on me when cage cover is lifted, body low and eyes dilated. Lip licks and focuses on the scratcher tool as it extends. Offered party mix, tuna, and greenies but is too focused on me to even sniff them. Spent time coaxing and blinking, still really tense and wary. - GAN.


VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Timid,Skittish,Independent

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Fearful,Adult cat socialization


RECOMMENDATIONS:: No young children

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: During our interaction, Johnny was lying underneath the kuranda with a tense body and wide pupils. He became alert when spoken softly and tried to flee to the other kennel space. Johnny tolerated brief petting on his head but ended up fleeing to avoid interacting. He was given a hiding spot after. Johnny tolerates attention and brief petting but appears fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. He should be started in a small room then introduced to the rest of the home once calm and adjusted. Johnny would benefit from positive interaction involving treats, play and a gentle approach to help him come out of his shell a little. We recommend this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Due to the behavior shown, he may not be a great fit for young children. Any home with older children prepared to adopt this cat should conduct a thorough interaction and endeavor to monitor this cat around their children to prevent these behaviors from being reinforced.