TO BE KILLED - JUNE 25, 2019
Tender love! Justice will make a believer out of ANYONE! The shelter describes him as: welcoming, very friendly and social, soft bodied, affectionate, tail wagging, and attention seeking. But there's way more! This plump and super handsome love bug might be 10 in years, but is a million in heart. He is so inviting, and yes he will squeeze into your lap (as shown in his video) He is still very playful, but in a manageable and respectful way. He does super with other doggies, and drum roll... cats too! There's really nothing lacking in this boy, except for not having a home. . Justice wears a honey colored coat, with matching honey eyes that still sparkle, and a honey sweet, sincere smile. Quality inside and out! He is a role model for all doggies, and will bring charm and good vibes to any home. Now that he is placed on the TBD list, time is quickly closing in on him. Please message our page now to see him safely out of the shelter through fostering or adopting. .
Hello, my name is Justice
My animal id is #66171
I am a male tan dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old, 66 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender 6/16/2019
Reason Stated: OWNER/PERSON HEALTH - Age related
Justice is at risk for medical reasons. Justice has GI tract issues which may be attributed to a pelvic fracture. Justice is recommended for further veterinary care and an orthopedic consult to better understand the causation of the ailment as well as determining future course of treatment and management. Behaviorally, Justice would do well in most homes.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 66.6 lbs
L V T Notes
Medical Assistant 6/17/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10-12 years
Microchip noted on Intake? Yes
History : Owner surrender. Reported to not have had a bowel movement for over a week and straining to defecate.
Observed Behavior - Very friendly. Wagging his tail. No growling, lunging, biting, etc.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -No
Evidence of Trauma seen -No
P =120 bpm
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: 2/4
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Tense, difficult to palpate deeply, could not palpate colon
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, a couple skin tags, no obvious masses, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Clean externally
Prognosis: Fair to good
-Gave 40 oz sweet potato with 3 mL lactulose and 2 tbsp miralax mixed in food
-Continue sweet potato 40 oz SID
-Lactulose 10 mL PO BID in food long-term
-Miralax 2 tbsp PO BID in food long-term
-Sedated AXR tomorrow, thorough rectal exam, +/-enema (sedation: torb 1 mL IM, dexmedetomidine 0.8 mL IM)
-Consider high fiber diet (w/d vs. fiber response)
Permanent waiver due to age
[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Age]
It is the policy of ACC not to perform surgery on any animal over the age of 8-10 years due to the higher risks incurred in a shelter setting. The veterinarian is hereby issuing a permanent spay/neuter waiver, from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY due to the estimated age of this animal. ACC does recommend you consult with your veterinarian to determine if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
-Polycythemia-r/o dehydration vs. other
Total T4: wnl
Hx: dog has been having dyschezia
BAR H pink 1 sec
sedate and examination/radiographs
R Pelvic Fracture- ischeal pubic fracture near acetabulum with some compromise to the pelvic inlet; moderately large amount of stool in distal colon
Rectal exam- firm presence in cranial rectum; manually removed firm presence (very hard feces)
Several enemas given
CBC CHEM- NSF
Hx: had episode of obstipation-- responded to therapy. Has a fractured pelvis which has narrowed the pelvic inlet a little (old wound)
bar h pink 1 sec eating well; going to the bathroom
eent- mod tarta
hl- 120 hr reg nm ss fp
msi- amb x 4
fractured pelvis-- old wound-- as dog is fully ambulatory
rec'd ortho consultation
BM have been regular and non-painful
Not eating well and seems constipated again
has a fractured pelvis (old) that is most likely affecting this dogs capability to defecate
A) dyschezia secondary to pelvic fracture and pelciv inlet compromise
seek New Hope
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
During intake Justice was friendly and affectionate will all staff members who entered the room. He had a loose body the entire time and allowed all handling without issue. He allowed counselor to scan for a microchip, collar, put on a leash, and give pets on his head and body.
Date of Intake: 6/16/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable
Basic Information:: Justice is a large mixed breed, male, who was brought in as an owner surrender.
Previously lived with:: 1 adult, 1 cat
How is this dog around strangers?: Justice is said to be welcoming and outgoing with strangers. It is said that he will jump on strangers to give them kisses. It is said that when he plays with adults, he will play exuberantly and can be a little rough.
How is this dog around children?: Behavior is unknown
How is this dog around other dogs?: It is said that when on walks, Justice is non-reactive towards other dogs.
How is this dog around cats?: Justice previously live with a cat and it is said that he was playful and respectful towards the cat.
Resource guarding:: It is said that Justice will growl when having his toys taken away. It is unknown how he will react to having his food or treats taken away.
Bite history:: No known bite history
Energy level/descriptors:: Medium
Other Notes:: It is said that Justice can be hard to control when he is pulling on the leash. It is said that he isn't bothered by thunderstorms or fireworks. It is unknown how he will react to having his food and treats taken away, being taken off of furniture, bring given a bath, having his coat brushed, or having his nails trimmed. It is said that he will growl when having his toys taken away. It is said that when unfamiliar people approach the house, yard, and family members, he will bark. It is said that he is non-reactive to being restrained and being disturbed while sleeping.
Medical Notes: It is said that Justice might have a blockage.
For a New Family to Know: Justice is described as friendly, affectionate, and excitable. It is said that his favorite activity is running around. It is said that when in the home he will follow people around and enjoys being in the same room as the family. His favorite toy is said to be ball and he enjoys playing fetch. He was kept indoors and is used to sleeping in the bed with family members. He was fed both dry and wet food twice a day. It is said that he is house trained and to never has accidents in the house. It said that when left alone in the house that he is well behaved. He has never been left alone in the yard and has never been crate trained. He knows the command to sit. For exercise he is used to slow walks on leash and is said to pull hard. He has never been let off of leash.
Date of intake:: 6/16/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 5 years)
Previously lived with:: An adult and a cat
Behavior toward strangers:: Playful and exuberant
Behavior toward dogs:: Ignores them on walks
Behavior toward cats:: Playful and respectful
Resource guarding:: Yes, Justice will growl when toys are taken away from him.
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Justice is described as friendly, affectionate, and excitable with a medium level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 6/17/2019
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, leans into pets
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock Comments: loose
Toy: Grips, tense
Toy comments: None
Summary:: 6/17: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Justice allows approach but mostly keeps to himself. Due to medical concerns, Justice has not been able to receive further evaluation around other dogs. It is recommend future introductions are conducted at a slow pace to respectful dogs.
Date of intake:: 6/16/2019
Summary:: Social, loose body
ENERGY LEVEL:: Justice is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 2
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due potential resource guarding of toys reported in his previous home and seen on his assessment, we recommend a home without young children.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments:: Resource guarding: Justice is reported to growl when his toys are taken from him. On his assessment, he became tense when the toy he was in possession of was touched. Please see handout on Resource Guarding.
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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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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.
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