JINX – A1078595
Safe - 7-18-2016 Manhattan
JINX – A1078595
***BLIND SINCE 3 MONTHS OLD***
MALE, WHITE / BROWN, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 5 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/23/2016, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 06/23/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: intact male Age: reported 5y Mentation: BARH Eyes: cataracts OU, no perceptible PLR and no menace, does seem to track sound to locate objects Ears: clean Nose: no d/c Teeth: mild to moderate staining If abnormal BCS: WNL Skin: WNL Hair Coat: WNL Declawed: N/A Any injuries: no, dirty haircoat on face (possibly blood) but no injury seen Behavior: friendly, allows all handling, responds well to sound Medication: N/A, preventatives given
S-cataracts noted on initial O-BAR, pink mm, CRT< 2 hydrated EENT-CAU, lenticular opacity OU, unable to see fundus OU, no nasal d/c GU-MI, nsf MSI-BCS 3/5, amb x 4, good haircoat Neuro-a and a; A-5 yo MI Pit bull; Cataracts R/O congenital vs DM vs other; P-spot BG to rule out DM; Prognosis good with treatment
A volunteer writes: “He’s an amazing dog”, and with those words his family left Jinx in our care. Blind from birth, Jinx lived with his mother and another unaltered male in the home with whom he did not do well. We’re told that he’s very friendly with new people, is gentle and playful with children, is afraid of a bath, has a low activity level, is “king of the nap”, loves rope toys and hates being crated. Jinx was waiting up front in his kennel when we met and dashed outside to go potty. Housetrained? Oh yes! Jinx pulls hard on the leash and as much as I tried to get him to follow my voice, as of this writing he’s understandably stressed and not focused. He bumps into things as we walk so will need help on leash at first. Jinx loves treats and takes them gently, loved getting pet and getting kisses. I can’t imagine being blind and thrust into an unfamiliar situation with noises and smells and activities one isn’t used to. A tried and true family dog since birth Jinx has always known the comfort of a familiar situation and people he loved. He’s looking for that again, and will need a patient and understanding person or family to help him acclimate. His wagging tail and smiling face will make the effort worthwhile. Ask to meet Jinx today.
Jinx is a 5 year old male pit bull mix. His former owner has his mother and he was born in the home. The owner noticed that Jinx was blind at around 3 months old. Jinx was surrendered to MACC because he did not do well with the other unaltered male dog in the home. Jinx also has a cut on his nose from trying to get out of his crate.
Jinx is very friendly with new people. He like to take a moment to sniff and get familiar. He has been aroud children his whole life. He is very gentle and playful with kids. His former ownr played rough with him but he is a gentle dog for the most part. Jinx lived with two other dogs in his former home. A 9 year old female (his mother) and a 13 year old unaltered male. Jinx did not like to interact or play with either of the other dogs. He also bit the other male on the leg last year. From then on, Jinx has been kept in a crate when his owner was not home. He has never bitten a person.
Jinx loves to be around people so he tends to cry and bark when left alone. During fireworks or thunderstorms he is very alert. His behavior is pretty great overall. He is affraid of the bath and does not do well with other dogs. He often growls or tries to go after other dogs when on walks.
For a new family to know:
This dog is described as friendly yet shy. He does not do well with other animals but loves people. Jinx has a pretty low activity level. He is king of the nap. When his owner is home with him he likes to follow close behind him or his daughter. He loves to sleep in bed with his owner. He loves to play with rope toys. Jinx does not do well in the crate. Jinx is an amazing dog!
Behavior durig intake:
This dog may be totally blind. He responded well to treats and listens very well. He did react to another dog outside the office by growling and staying very foucused. The dog allowed me to collar him and take his photo with no issue.
6/24: When off leash with other dogs Jinx is sexually motivated. He does, however, respond well to correction then begin to bounce around and solicit play.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
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