Saving Lives

Feline-ality Item 11: Sensitivity

The final item determines the cat’s sensitivity to mildly objectionable handling. This item correlates with acceptance of handling, tolerance for handling by young children, and desire to be held.

Feline-ality in Action

Watch the Sensitivity Item in action. Please note that based on recent research and modification of the Feline-ality program, the Sensitivity Item is now Item 11, not 8 as noted in the video.

Common Errors during Assessment

  • Evaluator grasps tip of tail instead of base.
  • Evaluator tries to pull the cat backwards.
  • Evaluator grasps the tail without first stroking the body.
  • Shelter environment outside the Novel Room is distracting to the cat.