TO BE KILLED 6/11/2019
HEARTBROKEN! TERRIFIED! TREMBLING and WHALE-EYED!
Poor Liz - she arrived at the shelter in QUESTIONABLE CONDITION WITH SOME QUESTIONABLE REASONS! There is no doubt that her family were simply TERRIBLE OWNERS! Just read the notes on her condition - dandruff in hair, alopecia noted on spine, dried diarrhea noted on tail, toe nails on hind feet worn down to quick and mild bleeding noted. Plus, She looks like she has had puppies - SIGH!!! JUST USED AND THROWN AWAY WITHOUT A CARE! LIZ deserves better than this horrible hand she has been dealt. SHE HAS NEVER KNOWN LOVE OR KINDNESS - just neglect and disregard. And now, because she is in a strange, scary place and can only tremble with fear, she is set to die. DON’T LET THAT BE HER FATE! Please SHARE FAR AND WIDE! Even better, please consider opening your home and your heart and #SAVELIZ now!
Female brown dog
@Manhattan Animal Care Center
About 1 years 5 months old
Weight 50.4 lbs
Owner surrender on 03-Jun-2019, with the surrender reason stated as animal behavior - aggressive towards people.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Liz is at risk, new hope only determination, for behavioral reasons. Liz has remained fearful at the care center and has allowed for only minimal handling. Liz would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Liz may have a skin condition which may need further care.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 50.4 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Approximately 1 year old based on dentition
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Owner surrender due to growling, showing teeth to child, unable to be handled by adoption counselors, owner had to microchip and place in kennel
Subjective: sedated intake examination
Observed Behavior - Extremely fearful, in corner trying to bite if approached
Evidence of Cruelty seen - No
Evidence of Trauma seen - No
Sedated intake examination (0.7ml dexmedetomidine, 0.5ml butorphanol IM), Euhydrated
P = WNL for sedation
R = WNL for sedation
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Minimal tartar noted on teeth, pink mm
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Intake female, enlarged vulva
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dandruff in hair, focal area of alopecia noted on dorsum at level of spine, skin not red or inflamed, some dried diarrhea noted on tail, toe nails on hind feet worn down to quick and mild bleeding noted
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
1. Dry, hair coat with dandruff
2. Focal area of alopecia - allergies vs old wound vs other
3. Dried diarrhea on tail - current diarrheal cause vs previous/resolved cause
1. Behavior evaluation
2. Schedule spay surgery
3. Monitor for diarrhea
Okay for surgery
MG supervised by 1493
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
Upon intake dog did not allow any handling, Owner had to scan for microchip, collar and put in the kennel.
Basic Information:: 1yr old large mixed breed owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adult 3 children (17, 14, 4)
How is this dog around strangers?: Client stated dog does not do well with strangers and will not allow handling
How is this dog around children?: Client stated dog wants to play with children while at the park but has been aggressive towards there 4yr old sister growling and showing teeth.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Client stated that the dog is dog reactive and if another dog approaches that she is scared what will happen
How is this dog around cats?: Client stated that the dog is fearful of cats.
Resource guarding:: No resource guarding stated.
Bite history:: No bite history noted
Energy level/descriptors:: high energy
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Date of intake:: 6/3/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender
Previously lived with:: Adults and children (ages 4, 14, and 17)
Behavior toward strangers:: Does not do well with them or allow handling
Behavior toward children:: Has growled and show teeth at the 4 year old in the home
Behavior toward dogs:: Reactive
Behavior toward cats:: Fearful of them
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Liz is described as having a high level of activity.
Summary:: At the care center, Liz has remained extremely fearful while inside her kennel and while out on a leash. She has a tense body, tucked tail, whale-eye, moves away from handlers and is extremely uncomfortable with any attempts at handling. That, in conjunction with her owners report, which states that she does not allow handling from strangers, and has growled and bared teeth at the child in the home, makes her an unsafe candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
Summary:: 6/5: When introduced to the helper dog on leash, Liz is fearful and does not approach. From afar, she does sniff and lean toward him in interest.
Date of intake:: 6/3/2019
Summary:: Did not allow handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Liz is described as having a high level of activity. She will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm. We recommend feeding with puzzle feeders and food-dispensing toys. And we recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Static.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 6/7/19: Liz is extremely fearful in her kennel. She remains near the back of her kennel laying on her bed. Multiple treats are tossed near here but she doesn't eat any of them. She allows the leash to be placed around her neck but she doesn't get up and leave her kennel. She is shaking and has whale-eye during this interaction.
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: Liz has remained extremely fearful at the care center. She has allowed only minimal handling and remains tense, trembling, and whale-eyed during any interactions with staff. Her previous owners also report that she has growled and bared teeth at the child in the home. For these reasons, we recommend an adult-only home for Liz.
Place with a New Hope partner: Liz has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. 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: : Handling/touch sensitivity,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Handling/touch sensitivity: Liz has remained extremely fearful at the care center and shown handling/touch sensitivity. She remains tense, trembling, and whale-eyed during any interactions or when any handling is attempted. Please see handout on Handling/touch sensitivity.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Liz has remained extremely fearful at the care center both inside and out of her kennel. She has allowed minimal to no handling by staff. The previous owners report that she does not allow handling by strangers and has growled and bared teeth at the child in the home. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: The previous owners report that Liz is dog reactive. This particular behavior has not been observed at the care center due to Liz's extreme levels of fear. If this behavior does present itself in a home environment, please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
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