TO BE KILLED – 6/22/2019
*** Hit by a Car! *** Bobby Brown’s last week has not been a good one, and now it has gotten much worse. He’s on the list to die for Saturday, 6/22, and that will be the end of his story if no one fosters or adopts him. Wandering a neighborhood alone, trying to find his way home, he was hit by a car and suffered extensive bruising, swelling and abrasions. It’s no wonder he doesn’t want anyone near him or handling him. He’s in pain, he’s confused, he is not sure what has happened to him, and all he knows is that when humans are around, he ends up hurt. And hurt badly. It’s really heartbreaking to see a dog who probably started out his life with hope and happiness in his heart, looking for love and a friend, only to have it all come to this. And no one is giving him a chance to physically heal before he begins to mentally heal as well. Won’t you please help Bobby Brown? Will you give him a chance? He needs a very experienced foster or adopter in an adult only home. He needs a quiet, calm, loving home where ehe can decompress, warm at his own place, and finally, for once in his life, know what it means to be loved and cared about. If you are the person who can give him the “dream” please hurry and message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance.
BOBBY BROWN, ID# 65944, 3 Yrs. Old, 76.8 lbs, Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Black / White
I came to the shelter as a Stray, 6/14/2019
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Behavior Condition: 3. yellow
AT RISK NOTE: Bobby Brown his displayed distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and has remained fearful, not allowing for handling. Bobby Brown would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Bobby Brown seems healthy.
INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE, 6/14/2019: Was hit by a car, suffering extensive bruising, swelling and abrasions. Was hard barking, growling when found.
SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Stray, no known history.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES – Date of assessment: 6/16/2019
Summary:: Bobby Brown remains highly fearful in the care center and has tolerated only very minimal handling. Bobby Brown has hard barked and growled at handlers. Out of concern for his stress level and handler safety, an assessment will not be attempted at this time.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 6/14/2019
Summary:: Low growling, low body posture, sedated for examination.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Because of how fearful Bobby Brown currently is, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in an experienced adult only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to how fearful Bobby Brown currently is in the care center, we feel he may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. Guidance from a professional trainer or veterinary behaviorist is advised as well as utilizing force-free, reward based training only.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Bobby Brown actively moves away from handlers, he has also been observed to hard bark and growl. Please see handout on Fearful and Defensive Aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3-4y Microchip noted on Intake? no History : brought in by police. Was loose in neighborhood and was hit by car. Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior - Holding head low and giving low growl when kennel approached. Sedated for exam 0.8ml ketamine, 0.8ml torb, 0.8ml dexmedetomidine, topped up with additional 0.2ml of each of above to deepen sedation Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -yes, bruising and abrasions Objective T = P = bradycardic with sedation R = wnl for sedation BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam, incisors clean with no evidence of dental disease PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, 2 testes palpable in scrotum MSI: Unable to assess ambulation due to brought in crate and then sedated, extensive bruising and swelling associated with L shoulder, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, abrasions on all 4 limbs, nails and distal limbs CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: external normal Assessment: hit by car no apparent fractures Prognosis: good Plan: lateral and vd xrays of chest and abd, nsa lateral rad of L shoulder, no apparent fractures 0.7ml rimadyl SC 1.3ml buprenorphine sc cbc/chem SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to car accident
[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Temporary] Due to being involved in a car accident 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 through to the resolution of the issue. At the time of a full recovery you may choose to have your veterinarian perform the spay/neuter surgery, or make provisions to return the pet to ACC for sterilization.
Discussed with behavior department as the dog is very fearful The dog is able to walk. Visual- dog was resting comfortably
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
BOBBY BROWN IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt him. He cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can he be direct adopted at the shelter. PLEASE HURRY AND MESSAGE OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE!
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.
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 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.