DITMAS – A1078894
Safe - 7-5-2016 Brooklyn
DITMAS – A1078894
MALE, TAN, PIT BULL, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON
Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 06/26/2016, From NY 11236, DueOut Date06/29/2016, I came in with Group/Litter #K16-062268.
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – hid at back of van. When attempted to place on rope became highly agitated, gator rolled, tried to bite, bit through 1st rope. Placed on rabies pole. Very aggressive at this point. With permission of on-call vet gave 0.7ml Telazol for vaccines and exam. M~ 2 years Ears dirty. Cleaned with Otic solution. Eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth lightly stained. Coat dirty. Hot spot on left shoulder. Heavy flea infestation across body. Flea allergy dermatitis with heavy scratches and alopecia, on ears, shoulderblades, flanks. Scrotum licked clear of hair. Feet appear chewed between toes. Reddened, not bleeding. *Animal has bitten through lower lip. Bleeding appeared under control at first due to lowered blood pressure from Telazol, but as it awakens, lip is bleeding. Unsure if needs stitches. Unable to approach in cage. VC requested for tomorrow; if necessary, will check in with MACC. Nails short Ambx4 NOSF
Ditmas was on his bed, avoiding eye contact and had a curled body when I approached him. I was able to leash him but he began to pee and coward in the corner, while half his body under the bed when I tried to coax him out. Another employee walked Loredo (his littermate from the yard) near his kennel and he popped his head up and gave a wagging tail. He followed a Loredo a feet out of his kennel before becoming over-whelm with the noise in the room; dropping to the floor. We were able to get him out of the room, where he flattens his body to the floor. I placed a blanket on him and carried him to the play pens. Once inside he coward in a corner until he was greeted by Loredo and his other littermate Loreta. He had a low wagging tail and found confidence to explore his surroundings with him. He ate treats from our hands and followed his littermates around the pen. When it was time for him to go back he laid on the floor again so he was carried back to his kennel.-V.L.D
Ditmas was surrendered as a stray along with two other dogs. His past history with other dogs is unknown.
6/28: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Ditmas is very shut down and pancakes when we attempted to walk him on leash. He needed to be carried into the pens. Once in the pen, he lies down and lowers his head. When introduced to the other dog, he stands up and greets her with a low wagging tail. After the initial greeting, he lays back down.
6/29: Ditmas was initially shut down and had to be carried into the pens. Once in the pen he initially stayed where he was placed. When the other two dogs he was surrendered with came to check in on him, he became more confident and began to wander in the pen. He followed his siblings around, check out what they were doing. He was sensitive to handling, looking back when an attempt was made to pet him. He needed to be carried back into his kennel.
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