ELVIS – A1106038
Safe - 3-16-2017 Brooklyn
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ELVIS – A1106038
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/12/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date 03/15/2017,
MEDICAL: DVM Intake Exam Findings; History: brought in as stray; found tied up by surrenderer ;Subjective Observed Behavior – eyes large, tail tucked, lip lifting, attempts to snap at muzzle, able to pick up with towel and calmed down some on exam table; Evidence of Cruelty seen – No; Evidence of Trauma seen – No; Objective ; T = NA P = NA R = NA BCS 3/5 (5/9); EENT: Eyes red, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Appears to have healthy dentition with minimal tartar; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Too tense to palpate; U/G: intact male, both testicles palpable in scrotum; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, mild dandruff otherwise healthy hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: not performed; Assessment; Medical Behavior Status – Yellow; Medical Status – 1; Asilomar Status – Healthy; Fast Track? No Plan; Okay to schedule for neuter.
Elvis came to the ACC as a stray. The finder states that they found elvis tied up out side by himself and he had been there for a few hours. The finder also stated that the dog was shy at first but it did let them pick him up .He allowed to be pet by their 10 year old daughter for the short time he was at there home. When elvis arrived at the ACC he was very stiff, wasgrowling and was pulling his leash away from the counselors. During intake and would not let the counselors collar him.
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered male, Stray
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/15
Toy: 1. No Interest
Summary: Elvis was fearful during his handling assessment. He did not allow any handling. When attempting to leash Elvis he began to growl and bare teeth. Out of concern for his stress level, Elvis will not receive a SAFER at this time.
DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT:
Elvis was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Elvis is nervous and keeps to himself in a group of small male and female dogs. He is tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings.
Elvis was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown.
3/13-15: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Elvis is nervous and keeps to himself in a group of small male and female dogs. He is tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/12/17
Elvis displayed whale eyes, with his tail tucked, lip lifting, attempts to snap at handlers during his initial medical examination.
Elvis is fearful and does not feel comfortable with any handling at this time. He displayed a low energy level.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_x_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: Elvis has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed minimal handling during his initial exam. 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: Elvis has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because he is so uncomfortable, Elvis does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to snap upon direct contact.
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