FEMA – A1117412
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FEMA – A1117412
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
RETURN – EVALUATE, HOLD RELEASED Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/31/2017, From NY 11436, DueOut Date 08/31/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
My name is FEMA. My Animal ID # is A1117412.
I am a spayed female am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a SEIZED on 07/03/2017 from NY 11434, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER HOSP.
07/14/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Fema A1117412 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. He has been highly fearful in the care center and offers distance-increasing behaviors when approached (growling, baring teeth). We are unable to complete a handling assessment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/14/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 51.2 LBS.
LOOKING GOOD AND GOOD HEALTH
07/03/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/03/17 17:21 Fema was sedated in carrier and was handled by medical.
07/13/2017 WEB MEMO
A Staff Member Writes: Oh Fema girl. I am so proud of you, my sweetheart. When Fema first came into Brooklyn ACC, she was very fearful and did not want anyone near her, but as of a few days ago, she has opened up and evolved into a social butterfly! She went from NHO to adoptable and I am so happy for her. She is literally one of the SWEETEST and cutest dogs I’ve come across. She knows how to sit and give paw. When I interacted with her I fell in love! She gave me lots of kisses. She loves belly rubs, she will melt and roll over as she waits for your hands.
A staff member writes: Fema was very fearful and avoided interactions with staff members when she first arrived to the shelter. After a couple days to allow her to decompress with the help of lots of treats, Fema began to walk up to the kennel and would take treats from our hands. We began taking Fema out for interactions and she became a totally different dog. She was now eager to head outside and was at the front displaying soft body language and whining for us to rope her and take her out. In the play yard with us, she’d walk around and check in with us ever so often. Today, she went out to playgroup and we were easily able to handle and collar her. She allowed us to pet her and did well in the pen with another dog. I think Fema can become a love bug with some more work and lots of treats! Fema is becoming a sweetheart and one of my favorites!
07/15/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCED
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 07/03/17 spayed, stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/15/17 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, her eyes are averted, and her tail is down with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, distracted. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog pulls back her paw, lip licks. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: During the handling assessment, Fema was a bit timid and distracted, though sensitive to paw squeeze Fema tolerated all handling, at one-point rolls over for belly rubs. Fema would do best upon a slow and soft approach. PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Fema initially was uncomfortable, displays a tall stance and raised hackles when greeting a novel male and female dog. She explores her surroundings, occasionally displaying an assertive posture when the other dogs were near. As she continues to participate in Play Group, Fema’s body softens and she joins in gentle play. Fema was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Fema be placed in a home with a dog that matches her gentle play style. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 07/03/17 Fema has remained unable to safely handle, upon medical examination, Fema freezes and low growls upon approach. ENERGY LEVEL: Fema remains extremely fearful in shelter and displays a low energy level; we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. RECOMMENDATIONS: 07/15/17 Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the (behaviors outlined below) _X_No young children Potential challenges: _X_ Handling/touch sensitivity: Fema has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person toughing her paws. It is important to always go slow and give Fema the option to walk away from any social interaction. Fema should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Fema’s choice to approach a new person or thing.
_X_Fearful: Fema is a bit fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Fema the option to walk away from any social interaction. Fema should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Fema’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Fema would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. _X_ Strength/leash pulling: At the care center Fema has been observed to pull strongly on the leash, this reaction is likely due to excitement. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
IN SHELTER BEHAVIOR:
The first few days Fema was extremely fearful- bare her teeth, low growl and lunged in kennel when approached. As of 7/13/17; she began to take treats gently from the hands while growling. The first attempt to take her out she retreated to the back and displayed stiff body language as we walked around the play yard with no attempt made to pet her. As of 7/15/17, she walks around the yard with several people in them and will come when called. She remains with a soft body and wagging tail during our interactions. When given attention she will eagerly roll over on her back to expose her belly so it can be rubbed.
07/14/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCED
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash at the Care Center, Fema initially was uncomfortable, displays a tall stance and raised hackles when greeting a novel male and female dog. She explores her surroundings, occasionally displaying an assertive posture when the other dogs were near. As she continues to participate in Play Group, Fema’s body softens and she joins in gentle play. Fema was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Fema be placed in a home with a dog that matches her gentle play style. 7/14: Fema displays a tall stance when greeting a novel male. She explores her surroundings, occasionally displaying an assertive posture when the other dog is near. 7/16: Fema was introduced to a novel, playful female today. Initially she was a little tense, with her hackles raised but as the session went on Fema began to reciprocate play with bounces and a little running chase. 7/17-18: Fema engages in brief bouts of gentle, bouncy play with several other dogs. She offers soft corrections (air snaps) when a male persistently solicits play. 7/19-20: Today Fema was utilized as a greeter. She is respectful with nervous dogs, and engages in bouts of gentle play.
07/03/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
07/03/17 16:18 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7yo Microchip noted on Intake? no History : darted by PD, owner was being taken to hospital and did not put away dog Subjective: Observed Behavior – sternal recumbency in crate, barring teeth, low growl when offered baby food on popsicle stick Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – 2 dart wounds Objective P = 55 sedated with Dexdorm R = 10 when sedated with dexdorm BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female, prominent vulva, developed mamamries, no spay scar MSI: gait not assessed, dart wound over dorsal R hip CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment 2 dart wounds Plan sedated with 0.5ml dexdorm & 0.5ml torb IM to facilitate dart removal iso for maintenance removed darts reversed 0.5ml Antisedam IN 2.0 ml Carporfen SQ (50mg/ml) 2.5ml Convenia SQ start rimadyl tomorrow 50mg PO BID x 3 days recheck dart wounds 7/6 Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
07/14/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating NH ONLY
Wound to left dorsum seems to be healing well, no discharge noted and no swelling. patient does not seem to be bothering the wound. RESP- NO COUGHING SNEEZING NOTED. DIG – NO VOMITTING/DIARRHEA NOTED
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