TO BE KILLED – 2/12/2018
PLEASE WATCH DAISY’S VIDEO FIRST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHwU-2H0cBs&feature=youtu.be FOUND TIED TO A GATE IN THE FREEZING COLD. A SAD SWEET SENIOR WHO NEEDS THE COMFORT OF AN ADULT ONLY FAMILY HOME.
When Daisy was last at the NYC ACC in August of 2016, she thought when her new parent adopted her and she took her first steps into her new life, that she would be loved and cared for forever. She was so happy. The day was warm, the birds were singing, and the scent of late summer flowers was drifting on the soft breeze. Squirrels were playing in the park, and Daisy didn’t think she had ever been so happy in all her life. She was approximately 6 years old, and though half her life was behind her, she was so positive and hopeful the rest of her life would be lovely. Fast forward and on February 5th she was found in the freezing cold temperatures tied to a gate and abandoned. We don’t know how long she was there….hours? Days? We do know she was so cold that she tried as hard as she could to free herself from her lead, chewing and chewing till her mouth was lacerated, bleeding and swollen. She cried silent tears. She was now 9 years old, and this was not the life she had hoped for. Not even close. Now she is back at the scary shelter, the place that she remembers and that makes her so anxious, and for the first few days she was so despondent she could only lift her head slowly when people came to her kennel….and when it was not the person she hoped to see, she lay her head back down, turning away to the wall, devastated and heartbroken. Daisy is loyal, Daisy is shy, Daisy is the proverbial wallflower whose love must be won with gentle kindness…and in the winning, her devotion to you lasts a lifetime. We repeat, please watch her video. She is SO SWEET, a chunky lady who is so kind, affectionate and grateful for love and attention. What do you think her chances are of finding another home, one where she can have the time to recover from her heartbreak and open at her own pace in her new surroundings? Will you open your heart to this Senior? We can’t see her die alone at the shelter after she held out so much hope for a better life. If you are an experienced foster or adopter in an adult only home, PRIVATE MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance.
HER VIDEO FROM AUGUST OF 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHwU-2H0cBs&feature=youtu.be
DAISY, ID # 19990, @ 9 Years Old., 59.8 lbs.
Brooklyn Acc, Large Mixed Breed, Brown / White, Spayed Female
Owner Surrender Reason: STRAY
Shelter Assessment Rating (AUGUST 2016): Experienced
Shelter Assessment Rating (February 2018): New Hope Rescue Only
Intake Behavior Rating:
INTAKE NOTES: DAISY is a large mixed breed dog who was brought in by police after being reported tied to a gate. She was previously adopted from shelter in August 2015.
SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Daisy is a stray. She previously lived with adults and spent time with children. Around strangers she is shy and may take several days to warm up to new people. She pays the kids no attention, and keeps her distance. He will bark if her food is touched and will eat faster when someone approaches her. She is housetrained.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT - Date of assessment: 8-Feb-2018
Summary: Daisy appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. She has also allowed minimal handling from her caretakers. Daisy displays a very high fearful level and avoids interactions. Out of concern for her stress levels and her response to restraint, Daisy is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG Summary (1): Daisy previously participated in group in August of 2016. She was nervous around the other dogs, and mostly kept to herself. She currently display these behaviors- avoiding most interactions. We do not have information about her past behavior with other dogs. The Behavior Department believes Daisy would be most comfortable as the only resident dog. Any other resident dog should be respectful and matches her calm demeanor.
2/6: When off leash at the Care Centers, Daisy is fearful and avoids interacting with the male helper dog. She stands on the bench, displaying a tuck tail and is visibly shaking. 2/7: Daisy briefly greets a nervous female puppy face to face, then investigates the pens by herself. 2/8: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Daisy explores the pens, mostly keeping to herself.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments: New hope partner: Daisy has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Daisy has shown high levels of fear in the care center in each interaction, though she displays warning signs (growling and hard barks). She needs a very slow approach and the ability to warm up to new people and new environments at her own pace. Daisy should be permitted to initiate interactions and solicit attention when she feels comfortable, rather than being forced to interact.
Other: 2/8 NHO
ADDITIONAL BEHAVIOR NOTES:
2/9/18 8:00 am: Daisy was hard barking, baring teeth and growling when I approached her kennel.
2/8/18 11:40am: Daisy was laying on her bed, on her stomach, not as tightly curled up as yesterday. She looked at me with soft eyes but lowered her head. Continues to improve outside, allowed minimal handling, but continues to pace consistently.
2/7/18 1:00pm: Daisy was laying on her bed, tightly curled. She lifted her head and gazed in my direction with soft eyes, then slowly turned her head. She displayed no distance increasing behaviors and was not shivering. Daisy also displayed less fearful behavior during PG with both human and dog; exploring the yard, greeting the dog 2 times and sniffing human handlers (see Group Behavior notes).
Date of initial medical exam: 5-Feb-2018, Summary: quiet, cautious but allowed handling.
7-Feb-2018: Progress Exam. Vet Notes: 10:50 AM. Recheck swelling at left side of mouth and scleral hemorrhage. S/O: QAR. Timid in back of cage. EENT: eyes clear, sclera clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, no swelling observed around mouth, no hypersalivation. HL: no coughing or sneezing. INTEG: Full coat. MS: Ambulatory x 4. UG: Spayed. A: Slightly overweight, heart murmur ausculted on intake. Swelling and scleral hemorrhage appear resolved. P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Good prognosis.
6-Feb-2018: Progress Exam. Vet Notes: 2:55 PM. Progress exam. History : O/s 2/5-Brought in by police - reported tied to a gate. Previously adopted from shelter a few yrs ago. Had swollen mouth and was resistant to oral exam but is eating well. Subjective: QAR. No csvd. Eating well. Very nervous and shut down in the kennel. Objective: EENT: Eyes clear. No nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Hypersalivation. H/L: Eupneic, normal RR/RE. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment: Scleral hemorrhage and wound L commissure of mouth - r/o self inflicted pulling on lead/ chewing on lead while tied to gate
Slightly overweight. Mild 2/6 heart murmur. Prognosis: Good. Plan: Start trazodone 100mg PO BID x7d until 2/13. Behavior to monitor daily.
5-Feb-2018: DVM Intake, Vet Notes: 12:57 PM. [DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: Listed as 7 previously but likely more 9-10 yo. Microchip noted on Intake? Yes. Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Brought in by police - reported tied to a gate. Previously adopted from shelter a few yrs ago. Subjective: QAR-H. Swollen Left side of mouth. Observed Behavior - Quiet. Shaking some - cautious. Allows exam but did not allow me to open mouth. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n. Evidence of Trauma seen – yes. Objective: T = , P = 120, R = eup, BCS= 6/9. EENT: Eyes - marked scleral hemorrhage ventrally OU, cornea clr with PLR +. Ears clean. No nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Moderately swollen L mouth at commissure with some mild bleeding and abrasions to buccal tissue inside mouth. Lightly blood tinged saliva inside L mouth and small amount dried blood on hair outside mouth. No swelling R mouth. Moderate calculcus. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: HR= 120, NSR, 2/6 murmur, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: FS - green linear tattoo on the left of abd midline. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Mildly white hair on muzzle. Linear healed 6 mm thin scar L dorsal antebrachium. No other lesions or skin abnormalities seen. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Assessment:
1) Scleral hemorrhage and wound L commissure of mouth - r/o self inflicted pulling on lead/ chewing on lead while tied to gate. 2) Slightly overweight. 3) Mild 2/6 heart murmur. Prognosis: Good. Plan: Routine intake. Monitor for ability to eat.-- ACO noted dog ate canned well later that day.
Re-check eyes and mouth.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ****
DAISY IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY. TO FOSTER OR ADOPT HER YOU MUST FILL OUT APPLICATIONS WITH NEW HOPE PARTNERS. PLEASE PRIVATE MESSAGE OUR PAGE OR EMAIL US AT MUSTLOVEDOGSNYC@GMAIL.COM
If you would like to adopt a NYC ACC dog, and can get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process, you can contact the shelter directly. We have provided the Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan information below. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
If you CANNOT get to the shelter in person and you want to FOSTER OR ADOPT a NYC ACC Dog, you can PRIVATE MESSAGE our Must Love Dogs page for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST live in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Northern VA. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a NYC ACC dog. Transport is available if you live within the prescribed range of states.
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
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