APPLE – A1114624
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My name is APPLE. My Animal ID # is A1114624.
I am a spayed female tan chihuahua sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/08/2017 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
06/13/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Apple A1114624 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. She has shown sensitivity to certain forms of handling, at times escalating to warning behaviors (snapping) to express this discomfort.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/13/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.0 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. RX:Rimadyl 25mg 1 tablet SID X 3 days.(For pain management).
06/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/08/17 12:40 Basic Information: Apple is a 5 years old tan small-medium sized dog. He was found as a stray and brought to BxACC. During Intake: Apple tolerated all handling and allowed collaring. The admissions counselor was able to collar while setting her in the lap. She quickly was seen by a vet and transported to MACC within minutes of her arrival.
No Web Memo
06/11/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 6/8/17 Unaltered Female, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/11/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: : 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Squeeze 1: 5. Dog snaps. Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy. Summary: Apple appears fearful during her assessment, having a tense body and backing away from the assessor. When her paw was touched, she snapped. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs, Apple will greet dogs when approached, otherwise she keeps to herself. INTAKE BEHAVIOR Apple tolerated all handling and allowed collaring. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/8/17 During her initial medical exam Apple was tense ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Apple so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium-low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Apple is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, the behavior department recommends Apple 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 Apple to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Apple to new and unfamiliar situations. Potential challenges: _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Apple has snapped when her paw was handled, showing discomfort with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Apple’s paws at this time and to be cautious when touching her in other areas as we do not know where he may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Apple to be more comfortable with this. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though observed to be human-social, Apple may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Apple to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
06/09/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
6/9: When off leash with other dogs, Apple will greet dogs when approached, otherwise she keeps to herself. 6/10-11: Apple mostly keeps to herself but will greet when approached.
Medical rating was UNKNOWN – Normal, behavior rating was NONE
No Initial Exam
06/12/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S: nervous but allows full exam O: well hydrated EENT: no discharge AU/OU/nares Oral: moderate dental tartar Int: WNL Lnn: no enlargement appreciated CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm Resp: clear lungs, eupnic Abd: SNP UG: intact female MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 6/9 Neuro: BAR, no obvious neuro deficits, complete neuro exam not performed A:overweight dental disease P: spay
Generated on Jun 13 2017 6:00PM
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