BIRDIE – A1113435
Safe - 6-2-2017 Manhattan
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BIRDIE – A1113435
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, GRAY / WHITE, POODLE MIN MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/28/2017, From NY 10029, DueOut Date 05/31/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-3 yr Microchip noted on Intake? none found History : stray, abandoned at shelter Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – allows most handling but may bite/fearful Evidence of Cruelty seen – poss. neglect – heavily matted coat Objective T = n/p P = 210 R = 32/panting BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: nsf PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: nsf = NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: nsf = Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4 with bilateral MPL’s IV/IV; heavily matted hair coat around tail, hind legs and front paws; skin free of parasites, no masses noted CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed (n/p) Assessment – MPLs – matted coat Plan – grooming with poss. cruelty work-up – neuter (will need ortho eval of both knees) Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: 5/28/17
Unaltered Male, Stray
5/30/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog sits still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, body stiff, mouth closed.
Tag: 5. Dog bares teeth.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest, dog sniffs toy.
Summary: Birdie appeared fearful throughout his assessment, having a tense, trembling body and moving away from the assessor. During tag, he bared teeth, so the rest of the handling portions of the assessment were omitted.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
5/29: When introduced off leash to dogs int he care center, Birdie is tolerant of approach but mostly keeps to himself otherwise.
5/30: Birdie keeps mostly to himself.
5/31: Birdie keeps to himself and is fearful of the yard environment.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 5/28/17
Upon intake, Birdie was hiding and a towel had to be used to hold him.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/28/17
During his initial medical exam, Birdie allowed most handling but was tense and snapped.
We have no history on Birdie so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a low level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Birdie 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: Birdie 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.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Birdie has snapped and bared teeth at the care center when fearful. It is important to always go slow and give Birdie the option to walk away from any social interaction. Birdie should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Birdie’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Birdie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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