TO BE KILLED 6/13/19
:-( Thor was adopted in March and then returned in June. And with a new name -- NERO. But If he could sing, he'd be singing the old Stevie Wonder Song, "I never dreamed you'd leave in summer.....why didn't you stay?" Such a good sweet gentle, and yes -- breathtakingly MAGNIFICENT boy. He's such a gentle soul. He craves to be near you for so much needed TLC. He knows commands, is a good sport (rather indifferent) in playgroup, and we can't imagine why he should have to die on 6/8. . PLEASE help him before it is to late.
A volunteer writes: "I was not too sure if I should take Thor out... A big guy, tall, well built, strong looking and mighty gorgeous. I might not be up to snuff. But he looked so sweet. It was a go! I never regretted it! Thor is a dream to spend time with, a pleasant walker, likely house trained, a very obedient pooch, a perfect sitter, a paw shaker, right and left and a big tail wagger. He loves company and more recently, I discovered that he enjoys hugs and kisses. Nearing other dogs is no problem and I heard that in playgroups with his peers, he was well behaved. Our Thor is all "suave", gentle in his manners and at times, almost timid. What a great companion he will make to the new owner who will make him a beloved pet. Come and meet wondrous Thor at the Manhattan Care Center!
Thor and Princess Brownie
NERO (AKA THOR), ID# 56633, 4 Yrs. Old, 65.6 lbs, Neutered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Gray Merle
Owner Surrender Reason: Behavior
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
AT RISK NOTE: Nero (aka THOR) has a bite history and would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can further assess his behavior and provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Nero has a history of skin allergies which may need further care.
INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE, 6/3/2019: Thor had a loose and wiggly body. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip, take a picture, pet and collar him.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Basic Information: Thor is a 4 year old male that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner had asked a friend to watch Thor for a few days which turned into 8 months to try and re-home Thor but friend can no longer take care of Thor because of landlord issues. Thor previously lived with 2 adults. Thor is friendly and outgoing when strangers approach. Thor has been around teenagers who is described as relaxed, playful and respectful. Thor has been around another large mixed breed female and is described to be relaxed, playful and respectful. Owner did not have any cats so behavior is unknown. Thor is not bothered when someone approaches his food, toys or treats. Thor has no known bite history. He is housetrained and has a medium energy level.
Other Notes: Thor will bark when an unfamiliar person approaches him. He is not bothered when someone bathes him, restrains, disturbs him while he is sleeping or trims his nails.
Medical Notes: Owner stated he has a food allergy so he is given Natural Balance Limited ingredients diet.
For a New Family to Know: Thor is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and independent around the owner. He has a medium activity level and likes to play with balls, stuffed animals and chew bones. In the home, he likes to be in the same room or stay in a favorite spot. He was fed dry food only, Nature Recipe Venison meal twice a day. Thor was kept mostly indoors and is house trained. He would never have any accidents in the home. When he was left alone in the home or in a yard, Thor was well behaved. Thor knows the command sit. For exercise he was taken on slow walks on the leash. Thor will stay close by your side if he's off leash.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES – DATE OF ASSESSMENT: 3/10/2019
Strength and pulling: None
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: Stays by assessor, body soft
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Soft body, leaning into pets
Jog: Follow (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: Behavior history around dogs has been described as relaxed, playful, and respectful. Nero may be most compatible with other respectful, calm dogs after a period of decompression. 3/9: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Nero greets briefly then ignores her and wanders the pen. He continues to ignore her when she attempts to solicit play. 3/11: Nero keeps to himself in a group of male and female dogs.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 3/8/2019
Summary:: Loose body, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Nero is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Bite history:: Yes, Nero has bitten 3 people. Circumstances of the first bite are not known, but Nero bit the owner's brother in law in the face, breaking skin. The second bite occurred when the owner's sister was was petting him. Without warning, Nero jumped up and bit her face, leaving bruises. The last bite occurred when the owner's son was petting Nero. He jumped up and bit his face, not breaking skin.
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Nero's bite history, we recommend an adult only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Nero's bite history, the behavior department recommends Nero 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 Nero to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Nero to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Nero presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression,Bite history (human)
Potential challenges comments:: Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression: Nero bit three people in his previous home. The circumstances of two of the bites are known, and in these instances people were petting him when he then jumped up ad bit the person in the face. All of the bites were to people's faces. One bite resulted in broken skin and the other two did not. Please see handout on Bite History.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4yrs (reported) Microchip noted on Intake? N Microchip Number (If Applicable): History: o/s Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior - attention seeking, likes petting Evidence of Cruelty seen - N Evidence of Trauma seen - N Objective T = DNP P = 96 R = 20 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean w/ erythema AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: grade 1-2/4 dental tartar, adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male - both testes in scrotum MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, generalized pruritus, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally normal Assessment: 1) Generalized pruritus w/ no evidence of fleas or flea dirt; erythema AU - ddx allergies (fleas vs. food vs. environmental) vs. other Otherwise apparently healthy young adult intact male dog Prognosis: good Plan: Rec monitoring pruritus - consider diet trial vs. allergy medication (Apoquel vs. Cytopoint); ok for surgery and placement SURGERY: Okay for surgery
bar eent- very slight nasal d/c a) +/- early CIRDC p) -monitor -consider in house neuter if clinical signs do not progress
S/O pt BAR EENT – mucoid nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, mild nasal congestion, intermittent sneezing Assessment - Suspected CIRDC “typical kennel cough” Plan - + Move to isolation + Enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg SID for 14 days + 2 mg/kg cerenia PO SID for 4 days + Proviable x 5 days SID PO + Recheck in 7 days for resolvement and return to general population PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT
[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Upper Respiratory Illness] Your newly adopted animal is in treatment for an upper respiratory illness. The veterinarian is temporarily waiving this animal from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY until such time as the illness has resolved and the pet has sufficiently recovered. At that time, this animal must come into compliance with the spay/neuter requirements.
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 years Microchip noted on Intake? Yes, previously placed at MACC Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Returned. On DOH hold. Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior -Timid but approached kennel door with soft body. No growling, barking, lunging, etc. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective T = P =wnl R =wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: wnl PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: M/N MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, mild erythema on all 4 paws CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Clean externally Assessment: -Hx of skin allergies, mild erythema on paws (monitor for now) Prognosis: Good Plan: -Feed hypoallergenic diet only (sign on cage) -Monitor for itching, if noted recommend Benadryl/anti-histamine long-term SURGERY: Already neutered
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
NERO (AKA THOR) 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. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
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 a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
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. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.