BEYOND CRITICAL 3/26/19
*** ONE MORE POSTER FOR RICO ***
:-( SWEETHEART RICO HAS BEEN AT THE SHELTER SINCE 2/19! All this poor boy dreams of, as he waits in his small kennel day in and day out, is for someone to pick him. He's truly a wonderful boy, and so easily overlooked! Share him far and wide, it's his turn to have a loving family.
RICO is a dream walker. He trots happily by your side, so thrilled to be out and in the company of friends who simply can’t get enough of this serious faced fella who has the sweetest personality. Isn’t that always the way? The tough guy, with the heart of pure gold? He is so stinking adorable too – only 41 lbs and a face full of character. His furrowed brow, his many expressions, each one cuter than the last, he is curious about the world and everyone in it. And MG, could anyone be more fetching in a navy jacket? LOL Don’t miss out on foster or adopting this adorable, petite guy. Hurry and PM our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance.
A volunteer writes:
Señor Suave's got nothing on this boy! With his gorgeous, apple-cinnamon coat, perfectly-perked ears, and the most sweetly-wrinkled forehead you ever did see, Rico will make every day feel like Valentine's. We're told this sensational sweetheart previously lived well with children, enjoys snuggles, long walks, and savory snacks, and isn't a big fan of scary storms, but hey, that's what rainy cuddles are for! And while he may look forever-worried with those aforementioned wrinkles, this expert-level walker, and genuinely-gentlest gentleman's only real concern is finding someone to love forever. Could it be you? Rico is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Rico - relaxing in the sun <3
Rico and Stoney in Playgroup
RICO, ID# 55215, 5 Yrs old, 41 lbs,. Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Brown / White
Owner Surrender Reason:
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under13)
Medical Behavior Rating: 3. Yellow
AT RISK MEMO: *** POOR RICO HAS BEEN AT THE SHELTER SINCE 2/19!!!" Rico has shown deteriorating behavior while in the care center and has exhibited a low threshold for arousal. Additionally, Rico has shown resource guarding and would benefit from behavior modification and reward based training. Medically, Rico has been diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care.
INTAKE NOTES - DATE OF INTAKE, 2/19/2019: Rico had a loose body. He immediately approached me with a wagging tail and jumped up to greet me. He allowed me to collar him, pick him up and place him into a kennel.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Rico is a 5 year old brown male medium mixed breed dog. Previous owner got rico from a relative and surrendered to ACC because of her medical concerns. Rico lived with 1 adult and 4 children. Around strangers, Rico is friendly and outgoing. Rico has lived around children of the ages of 11- 18 years old. He was friendly and outgoing. Rico has seen dogs around the area while on walks and he is very playful and respectful. Rico has not been around cats before. His behaviour is unknown.
Rico does not resource guard food bowls toys or treats. Rico has received a bath before and he will tolerate it but will try to jump out the tub. Rico will bark if someone unfamiliar approaches the home. Rico has never bitten another animal or person before. He is housetrained. Rico has a high energy level - he is friendly, affectionate, playful and confident. Rico has never had any medical issues and has no known medical concerns.
Other Notes:: Rico enjoys to be held or restrained. He has not received a nail trim from the owner. He enjoys having his paws touched but sometimes will pull away. Rico is afraid of storms, arguments and fireworks. He will hide and begin to wimper.
For a New Family to Know: Rico is a High energy, Friendly, affectionate, playful and confident dog. Previous owner's favorite thing about Rico is that he is friendly and quiet. He enjoys playing with squeaky toys, chew bones and balls. He enjoys playing tug of war with a rope or fetch with a stick. He will sleep anywhere he feels comfortable. He only eats dry food. Rico does pull on the leash if outside on walks. He has been left off the leash to run free and will come back when called. He has not been crate trained.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - DATE OF ASSESSMENT: 2/20/2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Sniffs assessor then walks away sniffing the room, approaches when called
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Soft body, jumps up in an attention seeking manner
Jog: Engages in play (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: Rico's previous owner has described his behavior around dogs as both playful and respectful. Slow, future introductions are recommended to tolerant dogs. Limited observation around dogs has been conducted in the care center.
2/21: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Rico is forward and rushes over to greet. He follows and runs after the greeter dog while attempting to mount. When the greeter dog offers correction, he continues to persist with this behavior.
3/28: Rico follows the female helper dog while positioning to mount. He is easily interrupted by handlers, then re-approaches to mount again. He nips the hind end of the helper dog as the interaction continues.
3/29: Rico continues to follow the female helper dog, attempting to mount. He mouths the back of her neck as well.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 2/19/2019
Summary:: Loose body, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Rico is described as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:
Rico has been social and affectionate with handlers while in the Care Center. He has learned 'sit', 'down' and is working on learning 'paw' in a matter of a few days. Rico has begun to deteriorate and showed his frustration through leash biting and destroying toy items.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
No children: Due to the high level of jumping up and potential low threshold for arousal seen at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
Basic manners/poor impulse control
Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Rico has been observed to growl at people who are attempting to take items away from him at the care center. He should be left alone when in possession of these items. Please see the handout on Resource Guarding.
Basic manners/poor impulse control: Rico jumps up on people in a social manner. Please see handout on Basic Manners.
Leash-biting: Rico has been observed to leash bite at times, vocalizing as he is jumping up to bite the leash. Please see the handout on Leash Manners.
Low threshold for arousal: Rico has been observed to become aroused easily at the care, spinning in circles, jumping up, and leash biting. Please see handout on Arousal.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Post Op Exam
Post op recheck. BAR in kennel
skin -- incision site is clean and dry. no discharge.
healing post op site
continue to monitor post-op
Sx Notes - prescrotal incision made, both testes exteriorized and each spermatic cord ligated with two modified Miller's knot and a simple encircling ligature using 0 PDS; testicles were excised distal to ligatures; subcutaneous/intradermal layers closed with continuous pattern using 0 PDS; green-ink tattoo placed lateral to prepuce; surgical glue applied to skin incision and over tattoo site to assist with closure
Subjective BARH, energetic
T = -
P = wnl
R = wnl
BCS = 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4,
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal
Okay for surgery
Anesthesia Summary: Canine NEUTER
Morphine 25 mg/ml – 5.03 ml IV, once.
Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml – 0.27 ml IM, once.
Propofol 10 mg/ml – 3.7 ml IV, once.
Lidocaine/sterile water (1.34 mL/1.34 mL), administered pre-operatively.
Size 11 fr. ET tube placed, maintained general anesthesia throughout procedure on variable isoflurane and variable O2. Used (rebreathing) system with 3 L bag.
22 g IVC placed in RFL cephalic vessel.
Intraoperative IV LRS at 5-10mL/kg/hr at 268 mL/hr
Post op Pain management:
Rimadyl 50mg/mL injectable, 2.15 mL, SQ, once post-operatively, for post-operative pain relief.
Reversed with Antisedan 0.2 ml IM after sx.
Propofol given 1.0 ml IV @ 10:55 am during sx.
Dex given 0.15 ml IM @ 10:27 am during sx.
Start 1 tablet of Carprofen 100 mg SID PO x 2 days as pain management.
--In white box—
Recheck for CIRDC signs and to determine if diphenhydramine is helping with serous nasal discharge.
BAR in kenne; greets at kennel front.
EN -- eyes are clear. Nose is wet with only mild serous nasal discharge. No sneezing, sniffling or coughing
mild serous nasal discharge r/o allergies, normal variant
continue with rx course of diphenhydramine; recheck P while in shelter
Patient recently finished another round of enrofloxacin on 3/24/19. Test positive for canine herpes virus on resp PCR panel.
Clear OU/AU, mild serous nasal discharge bilateral
No coughing or sneezing noted
No ocular discharge noted
A:Mild serous nasal discharge-r/o allergies vs. normal variant vs. mild CIRDC still
P:Will try short course of Benadryl 62.5 mg PO BID x 3 days for possible allergies
Recheck in 3 days to see if any improvement
S/O - no serous nasal discharge - no coughing or sneezing
A - CIRDC resolved
P - Benign Neglect
Other Lab Interpretation
interpret PCR-- NSF; (+) for canine herpes virus but is non clinical for adult dogs
Performed respiratory panel and submitted to IDEXX
recheck CIRDC. P was diagnosed 2/23, 2 days after arrival to MACC. Has been in ISO since. P continues to have clinical signs.
EN -- serous nasal discharge, sniffling, sneezing during rounds observation.
enrofloxacin 136mg tablet -- give 1.5 tablet PO q24h x 7 days
Canine Respiratory PCR panel on 3/19
PT BARH, eating and drinking
EENT - moderate clear nasal discharge still present with sniffling
A - Mild signs of CIRDC still present
P - Seek foster until clinical signs resolve
EENT- STILL HAS NASAL DC
A) CONTINUES TO HAVE MILD SIGNS OF CIRDC
DOG HAS BEEN IN ISO FOR A LONG TIME
RE CHECK IN 24-48HRS
CONSIDER FOSTER CARE
Recheck CIRDC day 7.
BAR in kennel; comes to kennel front to sniff and greet.
EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge. occasional cough during interaction
continue on current tx plan
recheck in 3 days
S/O pt BAR
EENT – moderate clear serous nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, mild nasal congestion, intermittent coughing
Assessment - Suspected CIRDC “typical kennel cough”
+ Move to isolation
+ Enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg SID for 14 days
+ 10mg/kg doxycycline PO SID for 14 days
+ 2 mg/kg cerenia PO SID for 4 days
+ Proviable x 5 days SID PO
+ Recheck in 7 days for resolvement and return to general population
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Medical Condition]
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex and the staff veterinarians are issuing a temporary waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
BATHED AND NAILS TRIMMED BY GROOMER
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: Reported 5.5 years - exam is consistent with this based on dentition.
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative on LVT exam - MC placed at that time. History : Surrendered. No health concerns reported. Subjective: Energetic, runs into exam room. Observed Behavior - Jumps around a lot. Relaxed body, growls on scrotal palpation but otherwise allows all handling. Evidence of Cruelty seen - None. Evidence of Trauma seen - None.
Objective: BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 4/9.
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Moderate tartar esp on PMs/Ms. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no coughing or sneezing. ABD: Soft, no masses palpated, not distended. U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Normal externally. Assessment: Dental disease, slightly underweight. Prognosis: Good. Plan: Recommend daily tooth brushing and regular dental cleanings.
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
S/O pt BAR EENT – moderate clear serous nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, mild nasal congestion, intermittent coughing. Assessment - Suspected CIRDC “typical kennel cough”. Plan - + Move to isolation. + Enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg SID for 14 days.
+ 10mg/kg doxycycline PO SID for 14 days. + 2 mg/kg cerenia PO SID for 4 days. + Proviable x 5 days SID PO. + Recheck in 7 days for resolvement and return to general population. PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT
Subjective Observations. Recheck CIRDC day 7.
BAR in kennel; comes to kennel front to sniff and greet. EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge. occasional cough during interaction. Assessment:
CIRDC. Plan: continue on current tx plan. Recheck in 3 days.
H/O CIRDC. EENT- STILL HAS NASAL DC. Assessment: CONTINUES TO HAVE MILD SIGNS OF CIRDC. Plan: DOG HAS BEEN IN ISO FOR A LONG TIME. RE CHECK IN 24-48HRS. CONSIDER FOSTER CARE
PT BARH, eating and drinking. EENT - moderate clear nasal discharge still present with sniffling. assessment - Mild signs of CIRDC still present. Plan - Seek foster until clinical signs resolve.
Subjective Observations. recheck CIRDC. P was diagnosed 2/23, 2 days after arrival to MACC. Has been in ISO since. P continues to have clinical signs.
EN -- serous nasal discharge, sniffling, sneezingduring rounds observation. Assessment: enrofloxacin 136mg tablet -- give 1.5 tablet PO q24h x 7 days. Canine Respiratory PCR panel on 3/19.
interpret PCR-- NSF; (+) for canine herpes virus but is non clinical for adult dog.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!
*PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK! **
STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List
Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
Step 3: Go to your email and verify account
Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction
HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU *CANNOT* GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY!
You must live within 3 – 4 hours of NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Norther VA.
Please PM our page for assistance. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a dog on the To Be Killed list, including those labelled Rescue Only. Hurry please, time is short, and the Rescues need time to process the applications.
Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309
*** NEW NYC ACC RATING SYSTEM ***
Dogs with Level 1 determinations are suitable for the majority of homes. These dogs are not displaying concerning behaviors in Shelter, and the owner surrender profile (where available) is positive. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
Dogs with Level 2 determinations will be suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience. They will have displayed behavior in the Shelter (or have owner reported behavior) that requires some training, or is simply not suitable for an adopter with minimal experience. Dogs with a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
Dogs with Level 3 determinations will need to go to homes with experienced adopters, and the ACC strongly suggest that the adopter have prior experience with the challenges described and/or an understanding of the challenge and how to manage it safely in a home environment. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).