INTAKE DATE: 05-01-2019
A staff worker writes: Good almighty Thor such a sweet boy who had a rough start in life. He loves to go for short walks & is extremely friendly. He now needs a loving home that will give him a lot of tender loving care. He needs to be spoiled & loved, and he will return that spoiling and loving many times over.
THOR, ID# 61547, 3 yrs old, 32,8 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Medium Mixed Breed Cross, Black / White Male,
Found Stray outside
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Medical Behavior Rating: Green
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~3-5yrs based on PE.
History : Stray found outside.
Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR, loose body and tail wagging throughout exam.
Evidence of Cruelty seen - yes, emaciation
Evidence of Trauma seen - none
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 2/5; pd 1/5
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact male. testicles are smooth and symmetrical
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, 0.25cm pink, non-haired mass along the dorsal L paw along digit #3; hair coat a bit sparse, dry. 2 focal superficial abrasions along the dorsal head.
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal.
focal skin mass
fair to good
CBC / chemistry
weight gain, slow over next 6 months.
Permanent waiver due to emaciation
Vet Notes: 9:11 AM
PT BAR food bowl empty - went for a long walk - pt has severe diarrhea
HR - 100
R - WNL
T - np
H/L - clear eupnic, no arrythmias or murmurs
MMB - pink, tachy - CRT <2
EENT - anterior chamber clear - no mucoid ocular or nasal discharge
Abdomen - soft non painful
U/G - two descended testicles
MSK - ambulatory x 4
CNS - normal mentation
CBC Chem 5/2/2019
Mild hypophosphatemia 2
Mild elevation ALT 163
Mild hypocholesterolemia 18
Ddx - rule out secondary to diarrhea and emaciation
Pt stable; eating and drinking well; BAR
1. Severe diarrhea - rule out secondary to dietary indiscretion vs overfeeding
2. Mild dehydration - 5%
3. BW abdnormalities rule out secondary to diarrhea vs emaciation
1. Feed based on RER 850 KCalories per day divided into 3 portions - Science Diet I/D wet and soft food only
2. SQ fluids 500 ml Once only x 3 days
3. Proviable SID indefinite
Vet Notes: 9:05 AM
S/o - Pt BAR - vocalising in the kennel - seeks attention like a little pear.
Diarrhea resolving - stool firming
PLN - normal
EENT - no ocular or nasal discharge
MSKI - ambulatory x 4 - superficial wounds healing, skin tent prolonged (suspect secondary to emaciation); dry flaky skin
CNS - normal mentation
- Pt high energy, eating and drinking well
- Diarrhea resolving
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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
*** 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).