DIVA – 7805 (Alt ID# A1127008)
Gone - 10-12-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Diva. My animal id is #7805. I am a desexed female gray brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 30 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Animal Behavior Saved At: 5-Oct-2017 13:27:42.000 Animal ID: 7805 Animal Name: Diva Age: 2 Years 1 Week Tag Number: M DLH A05 Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Female Spayed / Neutered: Yes Handler: Observer: Behavior Assessment Date: 10/5/2017 Retest Date: Retest Reason: Next Test Date: Date of intake: 29-Sep-2017 Spay/Neuter status: Yes Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 8 and 9), and a dog Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and playful with the dog she lived with the dog she lived with Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: Yes, Diva bit the 8 year old child in the home. When he was putting down her water bowl, she jumped up and bit his cheek, leaving one puncture and scratches. Housetrained: Unknown Energy level/descriptors: Diva is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a very high energy level. Date of assessment: 5-Oct-2017 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins. Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back. Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back. Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away. Summary: Diva approached the assessor very quickly in the assessment room with a loose, wiggly body. She displayed a very high level of activity and movement, jumping up on the assessor repeatedly in a social manner and not holding still for long. Diva allowed all handling. Date of intake: 29-Sep-2017 Summary: Upon intake, Diva was relaxed and had a wiggly body. Date of initial: 29-Sep-2017 Summary: During her initial medical exam, Diva was sweet and had a wiggly body. ENERGY LEVEL: Diva is described as having a very high level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm. 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 her bite history to a child, we recommend an adult only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Diva’s bite history to a child, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Diva to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Diva to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Diva presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: Basic manners/poor impulse control Fearful/potential for defensive aggression Potential challenges comments: Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach her to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Diva bit a child in her previous home when he was putting a water bowl down, leaving a puncture. As we do not know exactly precipitated this bite, Diva’s behavior should be closely observed in a new home with people savvy in dog body language. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Diva to new and unfamiliar situations. Recommendations Adoption Recommendations: Comments: Suitability With Children: Other: New Hope Yard Size: Overall Rating: Passed For Rehoming: Indemnity/Waiver: Adoption Summary: Color Match: Profile/Activity Level:
DIVA – A1127008
**HOLD FOR DOH-B**
SPAYED FEMALE, GR BRINDLE / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 2 yrs, 1 mo
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/29/2017, From NY 10128, DueOut Date 10/08/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Appears older than reported 2 years of age 3-5 years ? Microchip noted on Intake? Y History : Surrendered because of bite. 1 other pit bull in house-s/n status unknown Subjective: Observed Behavior – BAR very sweet but jumps, wiggles hind quarters Very gently takes offered treats (milk bones) Evidence of Cruelty seen – Tail, wound see below Evidence of Trauma seen – Tail, wound, see below Objective T = NE P = 160 R = wnl BCS 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: receeding gums incisors, mild to mod tartart PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: nsf spay tattoo present MSI: Underwgt Mod long nails front paws Tail +/- 2-2.5 ” w/ drosal to left lateral deviation and alopecic blunt distal terminination R hip +/2-3 inch circumscribed area of alopecia (r/o scar) w/ circular scabbed area at dorsal aspect of alopecia. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Tail r/o traumatic amputation vs cong defect, other R hip r/o contracting wound, other underwgt r/o nutritional, parasites, gi dz Plan: Clavamox 62.5 mg + 125 mg po bid x 7 days Warm compress r hip bid x 7 days Prognosis: good
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