TO BE KILLED - 8/10/2018
Abandoned after 7 years by the only family he has ever known, Billy is wishing this nightmare would be over. And it will be, if the ACC has their way. Because they plan to take Billy’s life because he is sad, confused, and heartbroken over the loss of everyone and everything he loved. On intake he was a sweetheart, showing off all his tricks for the counselor and looking to his parents for a “good boy” and a treat. But then his parents walked out the door, and his happy countenance faded as he suddenly realized he was alone, terribly alone and it hit him like a ton of bricks. Now he is nervous and shy, and he doesn’t know where to turn or who to turn to, to get the comfort he needs to feel safe and whole. We are sad for poor Billy. In “real life” he is a happy, bouncy affectionate boy who welcomes strangers with jump up hugs and played happily, affectionately and respectfully with the children in the home. He loves baths, and he knows a ton of commands including ‘beg’ which is the one he showed off on intake. He was only afraid of fireworks and thunderstorms, so being in this noisy, loud, insane shelter environment must be like fireworks on steroids to this gentle boy. He never guarded his food or toys or treats unless he stole it from the kids or the table, and then he would run off to eat it and guard it from anyone who might try to steal it. This is not a tragedy, it is just a case of training, and since he managed to learn so many commands, we are sure he’d be a star at learning a couple more (like “drop it/leave it”). Don’t let this sweet family boy die. Private Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting Billy.
BILLY, ID # 37017 @ 7 Yrs. 11 Mos. Old, 31.8 lbs.
Brooklyn ACC, Medium, Beagle, Tri-Color, Neutered Male
Owner Surrender Reason: Not Good with Kids
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Intake Behavior Rating: 4. Orange
AT RISK MEMO: Billy was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not thriving in the environment and is displaying stress-related behavior. There are a bite and resource guard (food) history reported by the previous owner as well. Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment and care center, the behavior department recommends Billy be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. Bily is otherwise Healthy.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 8/4/2018: Upon intake Billy was drooling. While his owners were around, he did commands such as beg. which means stands on two legs and he gets treats. After owners left he's hair was raised and stayed distance. He scanned positive for a microchip and allowed limited handling.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Billy is an altered male medium mix breed. He was brought from a pet store 7 years ago. He appears healthy but hasn't been to the vet in three years. Owner surrenders Billy due to multiple reasons in the home. Billy previously lived with 4 Adults and 2 children. Billy usually excited and jumpy towards strangers owner stated. Billy is playful and respectful towards children who lived in the household. However, children that are strangers or visitors he will growl and lunge at. Billy loves to interact with other dogs outdoors or who visits the home. Billy has never been around cats. Billy will only resource guard human food that he steals from the children or table. Bite history:: Billy did bite a child who lived in the home a year ago. He left two puncture wounds. the owner believes the bite happened because she smelled like other children. The bite happened on the stomach. Billy is partially housetrained and has a medium activity level. Billy likes to take baths and be brushed. He doesn't mind being restrained or pushed off furniture. He is afraid of storms and lightening. He has never had any medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Billy is will use the bathroom on walks outdoors but if not walked in time he will use the bathroom on the floor by the mop. He likes to play with stuffed and plastic toys but destroys them in a day. He eats dry food called Beneful that's left out all day but will eat at night. He knows commands such as sit, lay down, give paw, roll over and beg.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 8/7/2018
Summary: Billy is difficult to remove from the kennel, barking and growling at the leash. He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Billy is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home.
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: Billy's previous home reported that he plays with other dogs at home and outside. When off leash at the Care Centers, Billy greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft posture. He explores the yard, mostly keeping to himself.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR – DATE OF INTAKE, 8/4/2018. Summary:: Drooling; once owner left, hackles raised and increased distance, allowed minimal handling.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR – DATE OF INITIAL, 8/5/2018: Summary:: Growling, tense. Muzzle needed.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Billy displays a low activity level in the care center.
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: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment and care center, the behavior department recommends Billy be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Billy to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Billy to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Billy presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression. Potential challenges comments:: Resource Guarding: Billy is reported to guard over food resources. It is important to leave Billy alone while he is eating and never to take anything directly from his mouth. When he is asked to drop something he should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward Billy for relinquishing the item he has. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Reactivity towards other humans was noted in the shelter (growling and barking). Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:approx 7-8 yr Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985112001582492 History :owner surrender, hx protective and bite Subjective: bar Observed Behavior - muzzled, growling, tense body posture Evidence of Cruelty seen -No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective T = P =120 BPM R = wnl BCS 4-4 1/2/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled and growling PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, but very tense U/G: mn MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, overgrown nails CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:nw Assessment: 7-8 yr mn beagle 1) apparently healthy Prognosis:excellent Plan: 1)behavioral assessment prior to adoption SURGERY: NA
* TO FOSTER OR ADOPT *
BILLY IS RESCUE ONLY! You must PRIVATE MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance with fostering or adopting him. He cannot be reserved on the ACC ARL online list, nor can he be direct adopted at the shelter.
If you would like to adopt a dog on our “To Be Killed” list, and you CAN get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process *within 48 hours of reserve*, you can reserve the dog online until noon on the day they are scheduled to die. 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)
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 Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) nycacc.org
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
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