ASHER aka HEDWIG – A1108834
Safe - 4-29-2017 Brooklyn
My name is ASHER aka HEDWIG. My Animal ID # is A1108834.
I am a neutered male gray and white staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/14/2017 from NY 11694, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
04/27/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Hedwig A1108834 is at risk due to CIRDC diagnosis
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/28/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 73.0 LBS.
3.6ml pyrantel given PO Canine DAPP Product Name: Nobivac Serial Number: 02121711A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 4/28/18
04/14/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/14/17 10:55 Hedwig allowed to be leashed and scanned for a microchip. He was nervous during his time in the crate and sat near the back unless someone approached. When the crate was approached, he was alert and would come near the crate.
04/27/2017 WEB MEMO
A staff member writes: When I first interacted with Hedwig, he was very shy. He didn’t solicit attention, and when I would pet him he would tuck his head down. For the past week since his arrival I have been taking him outside to the yard and spending time with him. The dog that he is now is so much different than the dog he was when he first got here. He now jumps up to give hugs, he lets you pet him anywhere, and for the first time I’ve ever seen, he’s given me a bunch of kisses!! He love to play and run around and he just is so sweet that I look forward to seeing him first thing in the morning when I get here. But I look forward to seeing him finding his forever home even more, because he desrves that chance!! HEDWIG IS A MUST CHECK OUT!!! A volunteer writes: Without fail, whenever I walk Hedwig he gets cat calls as we walk down the street! He is a big stunning boy with bright eyes and, although sometimes hidden by nerves, he’s made of mush! We don’t know anything about his past, but he looks well-cared for, loves to play with toys, seems housebroken, and eagerly sits for treats. He whines for attention from his cage when I pass, and softly wags his tail at the gaggle of admirers we encounter outside. He can still be a bit anxious and nervous, but it seems mostly due to finding himself in a strange place. He can’t wait to find a place to call “home” again…please come see him at Brooklyn ACC!
04/18/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for: Hedwig A1108834 KNOWN HISTORY: None 4/14/17 Unaltered male, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/18/17 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog smells, then turns away. Summary: Hedwig was a bit tense during his assessment he continued to mount the assessor, in between items. Hedwig showed no social behavior towards assessor, though he allowed all handling. PLAYGROUP: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Hedwig is sexually motivated with female dogs and keeps to himself with male dogs. Hedwig was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Hedwig be placed with resident dogs that match his calm sociability and are comfortable with his mounting behavior. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/14/17 Hedwig shows signs of fear (whale eyed); requires a slow approach; muzzled for exam; fights even minimal restraint; at first just tries to escape, but then escalates to growling and snapping. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Hedwig so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. Hedwig jumped up moderately on the assessor during the assessment. Hedwig will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below _X_No young children (under 5)- Hedwig is a bit uncomfortable with quick movements and may be most comfortable in a home without very young children. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity- Hedwig has growled and snapped when handled during his initial exam, showing an uncomfortability with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Hedwig’s paws at this time and being cautious when touching.
04/15/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Hedwig is sexually motivated with female dogs and keeps to himself with male dogs. Hedwig was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Hedwig be placed with resident dogs that match his calm sociability and are comfortable with his mounting behavior. 4/15: Hedwig displays alert body language -standing tall with a vibrating tail- when greeting a novel female dog. He is slightly sexually motived, persistently sniffing the female’s genital area. He does not engage in play when the female solicits. 4/16: Hedwig whines at the gate when being introduced to a novel male. He greets with a soft and calm body and then explores the pen. 4/17: Hedwig is sexually motivated when greeting a novel female dog, persisting despite handler interruptions. 4/19: Hedwig persistently attempts to mount a female dog and ignores other male dogs. He is tolerant of play solicitations, but does not engage. 4/26: Hedwig displays soft and social body language in a group of calm male and female dogs.
04/14/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-4yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Brought in by police. Reported to be in persons backyard all night. He was tranquilized because he would not let the officers near him. Dog was awake from tranquilization on intake. Subjective: Observed Behavior – shows signs of fear (whale eyed); requires a slow approach; muzzled for exam; fights even minimal restraint; at first just tries to escape, but then escalates to growling and snapping. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective T = NA P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not performed (muzzled) PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: unable to palpate U/G: both testicles palpable in scrotum MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; approx 1cm fresh dart wound to right thorax CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: Dart wound right thorax, otherwise apparently healthy Plan: Unable to perform HW test or clip/clean wound due to dog fighting restraint and showing signs of defensive aggresion (growling, snapping, alligator rolling). Schedule HW test for time of neuter. Will let calm down and attempt to clip/clean wound again later today. Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. Prognosis: Good-Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
04/28/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
04/28/17 ACS reported quiet behavior and wheezing on leash S/O: QAR. Not eating pills EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal discharge HL: No coughing observed during exam A: CIRDC, decreased appetite P: Rec baytril 3.3ml IM q24 x 5 days. Excellent prognosis
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