BOWIE aka EBONY – A1062027
Safe - 3-2-2016 Brooklyn
BOWIE aka EBONY – A1062027
**RETURNED 01/28/16**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CATS***
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ATT ANIMAL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/28/2016, From NY 11216, DueOut Date 01/28/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned positive for microchip # 981020017007819 Female; 2 years old Scan negative BARH EEN: clear Mild staining of canines old wounds on front limbs, old wound under left side of chin healed well light dandruff on coat ambulatory x 4 a: old wounds – completely healed and scarred down; hx of masses appreciated around neck, not noted on exam p: continue to monitor while at bacc. excellent prognosis
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/02/2016, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 01/05/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative Female Intact BARH EEN: clear Teeth: mild staining Skin: NSF Coat: Dandruff Scrapes on front legs, cleaned with Novalsan Cut on lower left jaw, cleaned with Novalsan Applied 2 cc Activyl GaveE 3.6 cc Pyrantel PO
A volunteer writes: Ebony’s history is quite a mystery. Arriving as a “stray” she apparently had some sort of attachment to the person who brought her in as she started to whine and howl when they left. Her jet-black coat is covered in cuts and scabs, especially on her legs, and during my first meeting with her, she had what appeared to be a fresh gash below her lower lip. It was clear she wasn’t quite healed emotionally or physically from being left in our care as she was rather nervous at first. Ebony stayed in close proximity to me in the yard, tail tucked, and when I sat down, she eagerly put her paws in my lap and begged for cuddles. Ebony is small enough to be a lap dog, at only 36 pounds full grown, she is the epitome of a “pocket pit.” When another volunteer brought a puppy into the adjacent yard, Ebony really started to come out of her shell. She was all tail wags, booty shakes and playbows. On subsequent walks Ebony has been increasingly less nervous and more like a playful puppy. Even with a cone on (to protect her from irritating her cuts) she is such a happy girl, eager to go outside, and showing that she is likely housetrained. We might not know what Ebony’s past has consisted of, but if you can help provide a loving home for her future, ask to meet her at the Brooklyn Care Center today!
S/O: PATIENT WAS BROUGHT TO MEDICAL AFTER ACO REPORTED CHIN TO BE BLEEDING. BAR ON PRESENTATION – VERY CALM, SWEET DEMEANOR; TOLERABLE OF ALL HANDLING; WOUND PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED ON INITIAL EXAM WAS OPENED AND ACTIVELY BLEEDING; CLEANED AREA WITH NOLVASAN UNTIL WOUND STOPPED BLEEDING; APPLIED SSD OINTMENT; GAVE PATIENT 75 MG RIMADYL PO ONCE; APPLIED E-COLLAR AND WILL CONTINUE RIMADYL – 37.5 MG PO BID X 4 MORE DAYS.
1/07: S/O: RECHECK CHIN WOUND – OK TO REMOVE E-COLLAR? BAR ON PRESENTATION; VERY SWEET, TOLERABLE OF ALL HANDLING; CHIN WOUND APPEARS TO BE HEALING NICELY- STILL SOME TISSUE ADHESION FORMING ON THE ROSTRAL ASPECT OF THE WOUND. WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP E-COLLAR ON ANOTHER 4 DAYS UNTIL FULLY HEALED – TO PREVENT REOPENING; RECHECK ON 1/11/16
1/11: S/O: VET CHECK TO MONITOR CHIN WOUND – OK FOR E-COLLAR TO COME OFF? BAR ON PRESENTATION; AFFECTIONATE, SWEET – ATTENTION SEEKING; CHIN WOUND APPEARS TO BE SCABBED OVER – HEALED VERY WELL; REMOVED E-COLLAR – OK TO D/C MEDS; CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE IN BACC
1/15: re-exam post glendale rejection. BARH; multiple scars on front limbs and chin, LF forelimb with lateral raised, firm nodules about 1 cm in size, cranial chest 4 cm firm nodule, 1 cm chin nodule; AU aural dc and crusting; CV/L wnl; A: SC nodules r/o infectious v neoplastic v inflammatory; otitis AU; P: recc FNA, trial antibiotics clavamox po BID x 2w, and possible removal and biopsy of masses; clean AU and treat BID x10D
Ebony came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in a home are unknown. At intake it was reported Ebony was nervous and whining, but she allowed all handling. During SAFER Ebony came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was friendly and very social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Ebony was relaxed during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Ebony was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Ebony appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Ebony greets with a low, soft body. She enters the pen with a wiggle and offers her belly for the greeter dog. She is tolerant of a pushy male.
GROUP BEHAVIOR NOTES
Due to her behavior in playgroup, the Behavior Department feels that Ebony could go to a home with another male or female dog that is socially experienced and able to read Ebony’s body language. Ebony continues to be nervous around other dogs but is becoming slightly more confident and corrects when she is uncomfortable. She is sensitive the distance other dogs are from her but is able to both manage her fear by moving away or correcting them.
When off leash with other dogs, Ebony greets with a low, tucked body but soft eyes. She is nervous around the other dog but is tolerant of his solicitations.
1/6 update: Ebony greets with a low, soft body. She enters the pen with a wiggle and offers her belly for the greeter dog. She is tolerant of a pushy male.
1/7 update: Ebony greets with a wiggly, but low body. She tolerates an energetic female and corrects for behavior that makes her comfortable. She also seeks the handler’s attention when overwhelmed.
BEHAVIOR NOTE FROM OWNER:
Owner stated that Bowie has become fixated on their cat and has to be seperated due to her behavior towards the cat. Bowies body will stiffen, her ears erect and her hair will raise. She will then begin to hard bark and continue to bark. Owner stated they tried using treats to distract her and making loud clapping sounds to avert her attention but she continues to bark and lunge at the cat. They stated Bowies gaze will stay on the cat and her attention can not be broken. If Bowie hears the cat in another room she will attempt to get through the barrier or door. They reached out to a behavior trainer to help with the issue but stated the trainer suggested that Bowie has a strong prey drive and could have possibly been trained to go after small animals.
Bowie is a two year old black and white American Pitbull terrier who was surrendered due to conflict with another pet in the home. Owner stated she is reactive towards the cat and will attempt to lunge and attack her. She is described as affectionate, mellow and clingy.
Bowie has lived with two adults, one child and a cat in the home. Around strangers she is described as friendly and outgoing, she will engage in gentle play. Bowie lived with a younger child and owner stated she does not engage in play and will generally ignore children. Around cats she is described as aggressive and will lunge and bark when she sees cats.
Owner stated Bowie is not bothered when her food is touched while eating. Owner stated she can remove a treat or toy from her mouth and Bowie will allow it. Bowie enjoys baths owner stated she will complain at first but once in the bath she enjoys it. She enjoys being brushed and enjoys being held. When a stranger approaches her home owner stated she is shy and will come up to visitor after a few minutes and sniff them and then greet them warmly. She will wag her tail and greet visitor.
For a new family to know:
Bowie’s activity level is described as low, owner stated she is a lap dog and likes to lounge and sleep. When home she tends to follow her owner around the home and stay in the same room. She likes to play with bullysticks and balls; she enjoys playing chase and fetch. She has been kept only indoors and has used pee pads in the home. Owner stated she will not use the bathroom outside. She will sniff but not use the bathroom. Bowie knows the commands sit, stay and is treat motivated. When off leash she will wander but come when called. She is used to exercise at dog parks, owner stated she is shy around other dogs at first but then will warm up and greet them in a calm manner. She eats wet and dry food, Grain free food and is fed twice a day; her favorite treats are bison bits.
Upon intake Bowie was calm and had a loose body. She greeted counselor with a wiggly body and licked counselors hand. She allowed all handling; counselor was able to scan (positive) and collar.
SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME
Since Bowie’s SAFER she has been adopted and returned to the shelter due to the fact that she showed some concerning behavior toward the adopter’s resident cat. According to the owner Bowie’s body will stiffen, her ears will go erect and her hackles will rise when around the cat. She will then begin to hard bark and continue to bark as well as lunge at the cat. The owner stated that Bowie had to be separated from the cat at all times. Due to this behavior information the behavior department believes that Bowie should not go to a home with an experienced owner with no cats or exposure to cats.
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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