TO BE KILLED – 6/6/2019
TAYLOR arrived at the kennel on a catch pole that was strangling his small neck and caused him so much fright and pain he tried to frantically bite at it to stop the strangulation, only to end up tearing up his poor gums. So is it any wonder this tiny boy is terrified of slip lead leashes or anything that goes around his neck? He connects leashes with catch poles, pain and terror. But listen to what the medical staff said, “Taylor allows petting through the kennel door, is receptive to treats, displays calming behaviors when shown attention - he is a sweet little pear.” That is the real Taylor. This petite puppy is overwhelmed, but it is all due to the trauma he went through, recently and possibly in his past, or maybe while he was lost in the streets of NYC. But if given kind words, a soft voice, and patience, his little face lights up and softens, his eyes lose the frightened look, and in its place is a sadness and desire to be loved and accepted that breaks your heart. Has he ever had one moment in his life, ONE MOMENT, when he knew love? We doubt it. So there he sits, his life in pieces around him, his heart broken and his hope of kindness fading….because that is all he dreams and hopes for – human kindness. Can you give this boy a soft place to land? At 37 lbs, he won’t take up any space at all. Experienced fosters or adopters in adult only homes (kids over 13 ok), need to quickly apply with New Hope Partners to save his life. Let’s show him he is worth it. Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance.
A staff member writes: “Sweet Taylor, he is a bit of an enigma. This guy enjoys being fed yummy treats and has a super sweet face so it is hard to deny him of treats!”
TAYLOR, ID# 63980, 3 Yrs. Old, 37.3 lbs, Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Black / White
I came to the shelter as an Agency, 5/26/2019
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
AT RISK NOTE: Taylor has remained fearful at the care center and has exhibited considerable touch sensitivities, and allowed for minimal handling, particularly while on leash. Medically, Taylor was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARY – DATE OF ASSESSMENT: 5/29/2019
Summary:: Taylor is very fearful at the care center. While his body softens when approached in the kennel, as soon as he sees the leash be begins to become tense. When an attempt is made to leash him, he panics, thrashing and snapping at the leash. As he is unable to be safely leashed to be removed from the kennel, he is unable to have a handling assessment at this time.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR -Date of initial:: 5/28/2019
Summary:: Calm in kennel, fearful and reactive when a leash is introduced. Sedated for exam.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Taylor so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
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: Due to how uncomfortable Taylor is currently with novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the intense fear of the leash Taylor displays at the care center, 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/potential for defensive aggression: Taylor appears to be intensely fearful of the leash and is unable to be safely removed from his kennel. When the leash is introduced, he panics, thrashing and biting the leash. He will need a very slow introduction to leashes. We do not know what else may elicit this fearful reaction. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
LVT Notes – 5/26/2019
Animal was placed directly in kennel due to behavior on intake; had to be poled out of carrier. Urinated and defecated on self and tore gums on pole. Vet check request in.
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3 Microchip noted on Intake? n Microchip Number (If Applicable): n History : Stray Subjective: BARH - Observed Behavior - Taylor allows petting through the kennel door, is receptive to treats, displays calming behaviors when shown attention - he is a sweet little pear. However, immediately when attempted to place a leash he becomes VERY fearful/reactive towards the leash and hides at the back of the kennel - tail tucked and very fearful - cannot safely leash Patient required chemical restraint to allow leash placement and examination - pt did now become sedate on first sedated event so required repeated sedation 11:30 am 0.3 ml Dexmeditomidine 0.3 ml butorphanol IM 12 pm 0.2 ml Dexmeditomidine 0.2 ml butorphanol IM 12:30 pm 1 ml Ketmaine 0.2 ml butorphanol 0.1 ml dexmeditomidine IM 1pm 0.2 IV Dexmeditomidine 0.2 ml Antisedan IM Evidence of Cruelty seen - n Evidence of Trauma seen - n Objective T = np P = 60 - secondary to sedation R = wnl BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear - scleral hyphema OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: teeth in good condition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: two descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal Assessment: Healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Okay for Neuter SURGERY: Okay for surgery CBC CHem Mild monocyctosis (1.9) Mild hyperglycemia (157) Mild hyperglobulinemia (4.7)
Hx: fearful; difficult to PE eent- marked nasal dc and congestion A) fearful and difficult to change kennel P) behavior counsels rec'd in cage treatment Enrofloxacin- 204mg SIG: 1 tab po SID x 14 d's Probiotics- 1 cap sid po x 14 d's
S/O pt BAR EENT – mucoid nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, eyes clear Assessment - Suspected CIRDC “typical kennel cough” Plan - + Move to isolation + Enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg SID for 14 days + Cerenia 2mg/kg PO SID for 4 days + Proviable x 5 days SID PO + Recheck in 7 days for resolvement and return to general population. PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
TAYLOR 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. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment.
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable, oftentimes due to illness or trauma, and sometimes behaviorTAYLOR. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.