TO BE KILLED - June 11, 2019
Rocko was brought in by the police as a stray. No one has picked him up so here he sits on death row, and he will die soon if no one offers to give him a good home. This should never be the fate of any dog. Especially one as handsome, playful and fun-loving as six year old Rocko. He's middle aged and still ready to party and have a good time. If you've got room in your home and in your heart for an abandoned boy named Rocko please don't procrastinate or assume someone else will make that first move. You have to be the one to step up and help Rocko secure that freedom ride and, most of all, that happily ever after. That's the dream for every shelter dog.
A shelter member writes - Rocko is an expert lemonade maker. Brought to the shelter by police (lemon), Rocko was quick to make friends with staff. He has enjoyed his time outside playing fetch and showing off how well he knows commands. Now sick with CIRDC (lemon), Rocko continues impress staff with his smiles and happy dance moves. Summer is the perfect time for lemonade, so why not share your time with a pup that knows how to enjoy the sour things in life.
Hello, my name is Rocko
My animal id is #63563
I am a desexed male black dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 6 years old, 57 lbs
Came into shelter as a stray May 21, 2019
Rocko is at risk for medical reasons. Rocko was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Rocko is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 57.2 lbs
L V T Notes 23/05/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6 years
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Brought in by the police. Owner is known. DOH hold.
Subjective: BAR prior to sedation
Observed Behavior -Showed teeth when we poked him for sedation but before this he was wagging his tail in kennel.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -No
Evidence of Trauma seen -No
P =50 bpm under sedation
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: 2/4 tartar, ~1 cm, pink, firm, non-mobile gingival mass lower right gingiva
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no c/s
ABD: Difficult to palpate deeply, non-painful
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, 1 cm soft, non-mobile SQ mass right stifle, smaller ~6 mm semi-firm and non-mobile mass right below the larger one on right stifle
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Clean externally
-Gingival mass-r/o epulis vs. hyperplasia vs. other benign vs. malignat
-Mass right stifle x 2-r/o lipoma vs. other benign vs. malignant
-Sedated for exam: torb 0.8 mL IM, dexmedetomidine 0.5 mL IM, ketamine 0.5 mL IM
-1/2 dose antisedan for reversal
-Aspirated masses right stifle-larger one suspicious for benign lipoma, smaller one suspicious for lipoma or cyst
-Recommend monitor masses for now and if any changes, remove them and submit for biopsy
-Recommend dental and gingival mass removal once placed
on rounds, heard coughing twice
no nasal d/c present
bright and active and coming to front of cage
yesterday was sedated for exam and received bordetella vaccine IN
possible bordetella vaccine response
monitor for coughing
S: noted to be coughing by kennel care staff, BAR, euhydrated
Mild serous nasal discharge, no coughing or sneezing noted on observation.
Oral: gingival mass at the level of the right mandibular canine
A: Gingival mass-r/o epulis vs. hyperplasia vs. other benign vs. malignat
Mass right stifle x 2-r/o lipoma vs. other benign vs. malignant
P: No treatment for nasal discharge needed at this time, continue to monitor for any changes
evaluated by intern, reviewed by DVM 1516
reported coughing for two day
S/O pt BAR
EENT – clear serous nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, COUGHING,
Assessment - Suspected CIRDC “typical kennel cough”
+ 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
S: CIRDC 7-day check
O: Visual exam due to bite quarantine
Moderate clear nasal discharge
1. Continue to monitor in isolation
MG Supervised by 1498
recheck CIRDC day 9
BAR in kennel
mucoid nasal d/c present
remain in ISO
recheck on 6/10 when enrofloxacin runs out
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
During intake, Rocko seemed anxious, wandering around the office and whining. He was friendly though, and allowed all handling, including collaring, micro chip scan and pets. He took treats in his mouth but spit them out repeatedly. He had a soft body and wagging tail throughout intake. He peed twice and pooped, but seemed to have been trying to hold it, as he was hyperactive and whining before and then seemed to calm down a bit after.
Date of Intake: 5/21/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown
Basic Information:: Rocko is an approximately 6 yo male large mixed breed dog who was brought to MACC as a stray by police.
Previously lived with:: unknown
How is this dog around strangers?: Rocko was described as friendly and playful by the police who pickled him up. They stated that he approached them upon meeting.
How is this dog around children?: Rocko bit the young child in the home, but police reported that the child has a history of agitating Rocko (i.e. touching him roughly and in places he does not like)
How is this dog around other dogs?: unknown
How is this dog around cats?: unknown
Resource guarding:: unknown
Bite history:: Rocko bit the young child in the home which is why he was brought to MACC. Police described a history of the child agitating Rocko through inappropriate touch.
Energy level/descriptors:: unknown
Other Notes:: Rocko might be house trained as he seemed to be trying to hold himself while in intake. He was whining and frenetic until he peed and was still acting that way while farting, until he pooped and finally calmed down significantly.
Medical Notes: unknown
For a New Family to Know: unknown
Date of intake:: 5/21/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Bite history:: Yes, Rocko bit a child in his previous home who was handling him roughly. The bite was to the child's face and left two small cuts.
Date of assessment:: 5/21/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, stays by assessor
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Handling comments: Body soft, leaning into pets, moving around
Jog: Engages in play (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: Jumps up
Toy: Grips, takes away
Toy comments: None
Date of intake:: 5/21/2019
Summary:: Soft body, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Rocko so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Rocko having bitten a child who was handling him roughly, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: : Bite history (human)
Potential challenges comments:: Bite history (human): Rocko bit a child in the face who was handling him roughly, leaving two small cuts. Please see handout on Bite History.
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