JACKY – A1112893
Safe - 5-24-2017 Manhattan
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JACKY – A1112893
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, WHITE / TAN, JACK RUSS TERR MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/22/2017, From NY 11225, DueOut Date 05/25/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1-2 years Microchip noted on Intake? placed on intake History : brought in as a stray Subjective: QAR Observed Behavior – very nervous/shy but allows handling; warms up if you go slow Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact; 2 normal descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Healthy young adult Plan Rec’d positive reinforcement training Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: None
Unaltered Male, Stray
Notes: Jacky was fearful upon intake, hesitant to walk on leash and would hide under chairs. She was receptive to a slow approach by admissions counselor.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is tense and trembling; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body trembling, mouth closed, lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched, reluctant to follow on leash, lip lick
Squeeze 1/ 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are back.
Toy 1. No interest.
Summary: Jacky appeared fearful and will seek comfort from handlers though other times attempts to flee. She bared teeth at the conclusion of assessment while leashing to go back to kennel.
During her initial medical exam, Jacky was tense and snapped. In a later exam, she was tense but warmed up slowly.
We have no history on Jacky so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, Jacky displays as having low energy.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_ Place with a New Hope partner: Jacky has not acclimated well to the kennel environment, giving clear warnings when uncomfortable. We recommend Jacky be placed with a New Hope partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Jacky to acclimate comfortably to her new environment. She would do best with a slow introduction using a soft, gentle voice. Jacky should never be forced to submit to petting or handling when she is not comfortable.
_X_ Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Jacky has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, and continues to give appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable (snapping/baring teeth). It is important to make sure Jacky stays under threshold and is not pushed to escalate further to a bite. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Jacky as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
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