BAILEY – A1037861 (ALT ID – A1108284)
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My name is BAILEY. My Animal ID # is A1037861.
I am a spayed female white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/08/2017 from NY 10465, owner surrender reason stated was ATT PEOPLE.
04/17/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Bailey A1037861 is at risk due to beahvior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/14/2017 Exam Type VET STATEMENT – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 45.0 LBS.
4/14 treatment techs report not taking meds, has stopped eating ate some baby food in pm tonight ok to stop meds for now to encourage her to eat 04/11/17 04:46 Bailey appers to not be eating any of her food, therefore she also has not been taking her medication. I found the medication from the earlier shift in cage not touched at all. I believe she is too frightened to eat.
04/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/08/17 17:41 Bailey didnt allow handling. she lunging and growling at the staff.Bailey wasnt photgraphed.
04/17/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Bailey lays calmly in the center of her large kennel. She owns yellow-greenish almond shaped eyes I can not forget. They are watchful, never leaving mine or my moves. She marched slowly to her door. We were out the ward in no time. What a transformation. I first met Bailey when she was brought to the care center, she was so frightened. We went for a walk around the block. She loved the park. Her tail only then came out from under her belly. Bailey pulled gently at anyone coming toward us. It is like she wanted to check people out. She avoided pushy dogs, even the little ones. She was not interested in the birds or the squirrels. She did her business, but never sat for me or took any treats. Bailey liked to be leash-free in the yard. Her face remained mostly stern although the hint of a smile I was not quick enough to capture, came at times on her face. She met through the fence another dog. She did not seem afraid of him. She was not moving much and often stayed by my side, allowing me to caress her body then her head. She never lost track of my doings, but seemed fine with them. Bailey is a young beauty who does not seem to have enjoyed a rosy life, to say the least. She is gorgeous, long legged, faintly spotted under her cream dress and absolutely statuesque. My heart goes to her, truly. I know that Bailey will need a very savvy, patient and compassionate owner to undo her past and have those unique and beautiful eyes of hers, looking peacefully at a happy new life.
A Volunteer adds : Bailey is my favorite dogs here at the CC. We have become quite acquainted and she is so ready to go out when she sees me at her door. To be truthful, she is not carefree, no, but her manners became lighter. She does not even flinch when I pet her or even scratch her neck. She got used to my camera. She does not pull on the leash and she even accepted roast beef last night…Just like I look forward to see her, I know that she does feel the same and in caring and savvy hands, Bailey will just do the same for another person. Just saying and hoping for this girl.
04/16/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 4/8/17 Spayed, Stray Behavior toward strangers: Distrustful Bite history: Yes, Bailey bit a friend of the owner while her owner was having a seizure and the friend was assisting her. The bite was to the upper arm and broke skin. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/16/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Dog is tense. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is down, body stiff, head flips once. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Does not follow. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Bailey appeared fearful during her assessment, tensing and at times moving away from the assessor. She allowed all handling. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Proximity Sensitive: These dogs have had a poor history of social experience with other dogs or could be extremely fearful in the shelter environment. They are socially shy and may exhibit fearful body posturing (tucked tail, head low, snarling etc), defensive posturing (lunging, barking, snarling etc.) or physically avoid/ignore other dogs. They will emit warning signals to the other dog to back away but if they are forced to interact they may snap. PLAYGROUP: Due to the nature of intake, Bailey’s history around other dogs is unknown. Bailey has not yet been comfortable interacting with other dogs in the care center. Due to lack of history and limited in shelter observation, the behavior department recommends allowing Bailey to decompress and acclimate outside of the care center before immediate introduction to other dogs. Future introductions should be conducted one-on-one to respectful dogs, at a slow pace. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/9/17 During her initial medical exam Bailey was tense, growling, and lunging. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Bailey so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: With consistent slow, positive interactions, Bailey has been able to be removed from her kennel for interactions. She has approached handlers she becomes comfortable with. While she continues to show discomfort with handling around head and face (i.e. flinch, back away), around familiar handlers she still solicits attention and accepts petting from them when given time to explore her surroundings and warm up. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Bailey is currently with touch and novel stimuli, as well as her bite history, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Bailey’s previous owner described her as distrustful of strangers. She has bitten when frightened in her previous home. In the care center, she has demonstrated lunging and growling behavior towards people. She has shown she will warm up to people when given time. It is important to always go slow and give Bailey the option to walk away from any social interaction. Bailey should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Bailey’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Bailey would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings. _X_Anxiety: Bailey has demonstrated anxious behavior at the care center, whining at times and not eating. We cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment but we recommend positive reinforcement, force-free training if it does.
04/11/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Due to the nature of intake, Bailey’s history around other dogs is unknown. Bailey has not yet been comfortable interacting with other dogs in the care center. Due to lack of history and limited in shelter observation, the behavior department recommends allowing Bailey to decompress and acclimate outside of the care center before immediate introduction to other dogs. Future introductions should be conducted one-on-one to respectful dogs, at a slow pace. 4/11: When introduced off leash to dogs in the care center Bailey displays a low, fearful body. She becomes a bit tense and turns her head away from approach. 4/15: Bailey continues to be uncomfortable with approach from the other dog. She will lip lift with prolonged face to face greeting. 4/16: Bailey is uncomfortable with and offers stronger, defensive correction when approached.
04/09/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Reported to be 3 years old Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned positive on intake History: Reports of being kicked and hit prior to intake. Limited exam performed by LVT on intake – pt was fearful and aggressive, and required a catch pole which pt then bit. On approach to cage, pt was crouched in a corner, with wide eyes, trembling. Pt had not moved all day, and had not eaten. We introduced a catch pole today for exam – pt jumped up and attacked it, biting it repeatedly and barking loudly. Sedated pt with 0.2 ml Dexdomitor, 0.2 ml ketamine and 0.2 ml hydromorphone IM with 3 ml syringe and 21 ga needle using a pole syringe. It took several tries to get all of the medication into the dog. After 20 minutes, pt was not significantly sedated. Drew up additional 0.4 ml Dexdomitor, 0.2 ml ketamine and 0.2 ml hydromorphone – difficult to administer in the syringe; the needle broke or bent, or the plunger broke or bent on the pole. Due to the lateness of the hour, the goal was changed from sedation for full exam to administration of rabies vaccine, with sedation for exam planned for tomorow. The rabies vaccine was administered using a 5 ml syringe and 18 ga needle – this was much more effective than using a 3 ml syringe with 21 ga or 25 ga needle. The plunger of the 5 ml needle was larger and fit in the pole better. Additionally, the larger needle significantly decreased the resistance and it was much easier to inject. Visual exam: BCS 5/9, MMs pink EENT: No ocular or nasal discharge is noted. Minor abrasion to dorsal nose (“cage nose”) H/L: Eupnic, no coughing or resp distress. Abd: Not distended M/S/I: No lameness or fractures noted. No open wounds seen. There is a large amount of dried blood or dirt, or a combination, on pt’s face and front legs, and a small amount on the ventral abdomen. UG: Female A: 1. Blood or dirt on face – recent hx of trauma with catch pole and before admission to shelter 2. Severe fear and stress P: 1. Trazodone 100 ml tab in food – offer twice daily. Pt has not eaten so far but will hopefully eat soon. 2. Sedated exam tomorrow 1088
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