TO BE KILLED - 6/20/2019
"SHE DREAMS OF A WARM HEARTH AND CARING OWNERS WHO WILL BATH HER WITH LOVE IN HER GOLDEN YEARS." 🌞A volunteer writes: Princess is said to be slow to make friends but lets not forget that she is royalty and likely needs to make sure one is more than just ok to join her private circle! I think I made the cut because after a good half hour spent together, Princess sat on my foot, accepting caresses and soft treats! I was so proud and happy! Surprisingly, despite her limp, Princess was a great trooper and even chased a ball and played with a squeaky toy. Her former owner did not tell us about her playful sides but related to us that she was a pal to her house mate cat!. Princess is a pretty red mouse, quite girly with her lovely smile and laughing eyes. She dreams of a warm hearth and caring owners who will bath her with love in her golden years. Princess is at the Manhattan Care Center.
Hello, my name is Princess
My animal id is #65898
I am a female brown dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old, 33 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender 6/13/2019
Reason stated: Will need ongoing vet care
Princess is at risk for medical reasons. Princess is a senior dog with several underlying conditions including mammary masses which will need follow up vet care. Please refer to the medical notes for more details on the medical concerns. Behaviorally, Princess can be timid and may take some time to warm up to strangers and should go to an adopter familiar with these types of behaviors.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 33.4 lbs
L V T Notes
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: estimated to be 10 years old based on history and dentition
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : Owner surrender due to suspect neoplasia on limb and limited funds
Observed Behavior - Stiff body for exam, but allows handling and manipulation, even her hindlimb, without difficulty. Flinches when she is touched
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate to severe dental tartar and gingivitis, halitosis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: No spay scar visualized, presumed intact, 2 small mammary masses noted on mammary chain
MSI: Ambulatory x 3, ulcerated, foul smelling, erythematous and necrotic mass covering paw pad and caudal aspect of metacarpus on left hindlimb, non-weight bearing on left hindlimb, diffuse muscle atrophy of left hindlimb, skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
HCT - 32.9 mild anemia, non-regenerative
Hemoglobin - 11.7, MCV - 51.7, MCH - 18.4 inflammation vs iron deficiency
LYMPH - 0.96 lymphopenia
MONO - 1.2 monocytosis
Platelet - 458
GLU - 107 WNL
TP - 7.2 WNL
Glob - 4.6 - mildly elevated
1. Left hindlimb mass - mast cell tumor vs histiocytic sarcoma vs other
2. Mammary masses
3. Moderate to severe periodontal disease
4. Mildly underweight
5. mild non-regenerative anemia, iron deficiency vs inflammation vs stress
1. Placed bandage on mass
3. Schedule chest x-rays 6/14
4. RX Carprofen 25mg: 1 1/2 tablet PO BID x 5 days
5. Gabapentin 300mg: 1 tablet PO BID x 5 days
Permanent waiver due to age
MG supervised by 1088
3-view chest rads:
In lateral views, trachea is displace caudally just cranial to carina. Cranial waist of heart enlarged.
No overt clinical signs of heart disease. No murmur ausculted. No evidence of nodules or metastasis at this time.
1-view left lateral abdomen:
No obvious abnormalities noted
2-view left hindlimb:
Marked soft tissue swelling around metcarpus and carpus with soft tissue mass noted on caudal aspect of phalanges. Mild to moderate bony changes on cranial aspect of metacarpus. Enlarged left popliteal lymph node. Articular changes in stifle with osteophytes noted on patella.
FNA taken of mass and popliteal lymph node:
Significant blood contamination of both samples. Poor exfoliation and minimal cells present. Cannot interpret or make definitive diagnosis.
Free catch urinalysis due to mild blood tinged discharge from vulva:
rare casts, few epithelial cells
1. Right atrial enlargement vs pulmonary artery enlargment
2. Left stifle osteoarthritis
3. Soft tissue mass at the level of left phalanges - r/o soft tissue sarcoma vs histiocytic sarcoma vs cutaenous lymphoma
4. Soft tissue swelling at level of left phalanges to carpus
5. Popliteal lymphadenopathy - reactive/inflammation vs metastasis
6. Blood tinged discharge - intact female in heat
1. Place for adoption with possibility of going to rescue
2. Continue pain medication
Princess has multiple serious co-morbidities, however she is stable and her welfare is not compromised at this time. At this time, long term prognosis is unable to be given because the origin of the mass on her leg is unknown. Further investigation is needed/recommended by a veterinary specialist (cardiologist, oncologist or surgeon) for best recommendations. At this time, Princess is comfortable on pain medication and may be an appropriate candidate for hospice care.
Pain management extended.
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Loose wiggly body upon intake, allowed all handling.
Date of Intake: 6/13/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable
Basic Information:: Princess is a 10 year old female unaltered medium mixed breed dog. PRevious owner had princess for about 7 years after rescuing her. She surrendered due to not being able to afford her medical bills.
Previously lived with:: 2 adults
How is this dog around strangers?: Around strangers, She is super friendly. She does not like people who wear hats and will growl and bark.
How is this dog around children?: Princess has been around children she is tolerant and friendly.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Princess has been around other dogs before small and large. She is respectful
How is this dog around cats?: Princess lived with a female cat. She was respectful and playful.
Resource guarding:: Princess does not resource guard food bowls toys or treats.
Bite history:: Princess has never bitten another animal or person before.
Energy level/descriptors:: High energy, Friendly, affectionate, playful
Other Notes:: Princess has received a bath from the previous owner before. She was tolerant of bath time. She isnt bothered if she is held or restrained.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: Yes
Medical Notes: Princess came into BXRC with a leg injury. THe vets stated it may be cancer but no xrays/biopsies were done to determine.
For a New Family to Know: Princess is a High energy, Friendly, affectionate, playful dog. Previous owner's favorite thing about Princess is that she is very loving and affectionate. She eats both wet and dry food. She sleeps in the living room or wherever her favorite blanket is.
Date of intake:: 6/13/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly though reported to growls/bark at some people
Behavior toward children:: Tolerant, friendly
Behavior toward dogs:: Respectful
Behavior toward cats:: Respectful, playful
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly, affectionate with a high energy level
Date of assessment:: 6/16/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Mild
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful, moving away
Call over: Does not approach
Soft handling: Tolerates contact, tense
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact, tense
Jog: Follows, loose
Knock Comments: No response
Toy comments: No interest
Summary:: 6/17: When introduced to the helper dog on leash, Princess appears soft and displays a loose, wagging tail.
Date of intake:: 6/13/2019
Summary:: Loose bodied, allowed all handling
Date of initial:: 6/13/2019
Summary:: Stiff though tolerated handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Princess is reported to have a high energy level in her previous home environment. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Princess is reported to growl and bark at select people, in the care center she has also been observed to be very timid, we feel she may be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Princess is reported to growl and bark at some people, please see handout on Fearful and Defensive Aggression.
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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
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