Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Hunter. My animal id is #64546. I am a desexed male gray cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 6 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 6/1/2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won't allow.


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

Hunter is at risk for medical reasons. Hunter was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Hunter would do best with an experienced adopter as he can take a bit of time to warm up.

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A volunteer writes: You may see Hunter sitting with his paws delicately crossed like royalty. But this beautiful and elegant kitty is no diva - I started petting his head and Hunter happily rolled over on to his side. He got up only to try to get closer to me. Affectionate as ever, he rested his head in my hands, purring and purring away. Friendly and easygoing, Hunter is a star!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 13.2 lbs


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 6 years Microchip noted on Intake? No Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Owner surrender. Subjective: BAR in cage Observed Behavior -Hissing, growling, lunging and trying to flee. Sedated for exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective T = P =160 bpm under sedation R =eup BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, mild brown thick debris and itchy AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: 1/4 tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: M/N MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Clean externally Assessment: -Ear mites -Otherwise apparently healthy Prognosis: Good Plan: -Sedated for exam: Telazol 0.2 mL IM -Gave ivermectin 0.18 mL SQ -Cleaned ears AU -Nail trim SURGERY: Already neutered


Need Gabapentin extended Gabapentin- 100mg/ml sig: 1.2 ml po q 12 hrs


SO: on rounds, sneezing and congestion eating with moderate appetite A: URI P: Tx in place 0.25ml vitamin B12 recheck in 3 days


Hx: has had URI-- in place RX; appetite has been moderate qar h pink hl- referred upper airway sounds; 200 hr A) URI continues P) Doxycycline- 50mg/ml sig: 1 ml po sid po x 10 d's monitor appetite closely- food is the key to recovery

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 4. Orange

Upon intake Hunter allowed all handling. He was tense but allowed being collared and lifted into the kennel. After being placed in the kennel he was wide eyed and began to hide behind the litter box.

Date of Intake: 6/1/2019

Spay/Neuter status: Yes

Is this cat having litter box issues?: No

Basic Information:: Hunter is a roughly 4 year old cat whom was given to the owner by a relative and kept for a year. Unfortunately due to landlord issues he was unable to be kept.

Previously lived with:: 1 adult.

How is this cat around strangers?: Around strangers he is described as shy but affectionate

How is this cat around children?: Around children of ages 2 and up he is described as affectionate

How is this cat around other cats?: Not observed

How is this cat around dogs?: Around a small dog he is described as playful and affectionate

Behavior Notes: He isn't bothered by being held, does not scratch furniture and will struggle when being placed in a carrier

Bite history:: No known bite histories

Energy level/descriptors:: medium

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No

For a New Family to Know: He is described as affectionate, playful and friendly. He enjoys playing with balls and wand toys, was being fed Purina dry food 2 times a day, had an uncovered litter box and a scratching post made of cardboard.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 1 adult Behavior toward strangers: Shy but affectionate Behavior toward children: Has been around children ages 2 and up and was described as affectionate Behavior toward cats: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Playful and affectionate around a small dog he has been around Bite or Scratch history: None Litter box training: Yes, used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Energy level/descriptors: He is described as affectionate, playful and friendly with a medium activity level. Other notes: He enjoys playing with balls and wand toys, was being fed Purina dry food 2 times a day.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 6/04/19 Hissing, growling, lunging and trying to flee.

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 6/5/19 Resting in his litter box. He makes eye contact with slightly dilated pupils and shifts back when the scratcher tool is extended slowly. Then he leans in for cheek rubs and starts rolling over when spoken softly. Ate chicken fillet. Very sweet! Doing better today. 6/6/19 Resting with head high in the cubby. Accepts pets and head leans into the hand after a few strokes. He appreciates the attention and enjoys offered treats. Sweet boy and purrs throughout the interaction.

Reaction to assessor:: Hunter is curled up by the front of the cubby, looking out with dilated eyes. He becomes alert and focuses on the assessor, and then starts to hiss.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Hunter focuses on the assessor and continues to hiss. His ears tilt slightly sideways.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Hunter pokes his head out from the cubby and looks around, stiff and alert.

Reaction to touch:: Hunter focuses on the scratcher tool and leans forward to sniff it, but gets up and leans away to avoid contact. He allows gentle petting with a slow approach, but hisses throughout the interaction and remains tense. He doesn’t display any further reaction, but appears uncomfortable and continues to hiss.


VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Shy ,Curious,Independent


Potential challenges comments:: Hunter has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended 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 Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Hunter tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may need time to warm up to his new home and family. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Due to his stress levels in the care center, we recommend any future home with children conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.