TO BE KILLED 5/30/2019
JUST IMAGINE AT 8 YEARS OLD FINDING YOURSELF ABANDONED AND ALONE!
Even worse, abandoned at a scary shelter with no notes, no history, NOTHING TO SAVE HIS LIFE! Vee is breaking our hearts. He is scared at the shelter and all he has is one terrible picture to save him. And all the shelter does is medicate him and leave him in his kennel. ADDING TO HIS TROUBLES, HE NOW HAS THE DREADED SHELTER COLD. And so Vee is set to die. Please please help advocate for him, Please help find a hero to save him or even better - PLEASE CONSIDER OPENING YOUR HOME AND YOUR HEART AND #SAVEVEE now!
Male gray dog
@ Manhattan Animal Care Center
About 8 years old.
Weight 61.3 lbs
Surrendered as a agency on 19-May-2019.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Vee is at risk for behavioral and medical reasons. Vee has remained fearful at the care center and allowed for only minimal handling. Vee would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Vee was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 61.3 lbs
L V T Notes
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Observed Behavior -wary of handlers, tail down. snapped at muzzle repeatedly. sedated with 0.5ml/0.5ml dexdormitor/butophanol IM
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Ou dc os>od Os hyperemic conjunctivia with purulent dc. - flour stain, lower lid entropion, hyperpigmentation of cornea. thickened pinna margins esp left ear
Oral Exam:front teeth clean
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, cystic nipple noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: entropion, mass (benign abdomen)
Plan: tab ou bid long term until entropion can be addressed
Permanent waiver due to age
BAR in kennel. P is hard barking at kennel front
EN -- eyes are clear. P is coughing intermittently, has serous nasal discharge
enrofloxacin 204mg tablet -- give 1 1/3 tablet PO q24h x 10 days
cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 1 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
L V T Notes
As per Dr 1516, gave 50 mg acepromazine at 12:40PM. Sedated with 1ml butorphanol and 0.8 ml dexdomitor at 1:50PM. Reversed with 0.8ml antisedan at 2:20PM.
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Date of intake:: 5/19/2019
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 5/22/2019
Summary:: When an attempt was made to take Vee out of his kennel to preform the assessment, he was unable to be safely removed from the kennel. As soon as the leash was on his in the kennel, he began to growl, and then lunged forward, hard barking. For this reason, a handling assessment was unable to be preformed.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Vee so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment.
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: Due to how uncomfortable Vee is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Place with a New Hope partner: Vee has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake, growling and hard barking when attempts are made to take him out of the kennel. 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: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: When an attempt was made to take Vee out of his kennel, he became reactive as soon as the leash was placed on him. He growled and lunged forward, hard barking. He is not able to be safely removed from his kennel at the care center. He will need a very slow approach and positive reinforcement training. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
If you would like to adopt a NYC ACC dog, and can get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process, you can contact the shelter directly. We have provided the Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan information below. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
If you CANNOT get to the shelter in person and you want to FOSTER OR ADOPT a NYC ACC Dog, you can PRIVATE MESSAGE our Must Love Dogs page for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST live in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Northern VA. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a NYC ACC dog. Transport is available if you live within the prescribed range of states.
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.