JOY – A1100090
Safe - 1-13-2017 Manhattan
JOY – A1100090
***SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY***
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, CHIHUAHUA SH MIX, 5 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR OWNER DIED Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 12/19/2016, From NY 10467, DueOut Date 12/22/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary Limited exam due to behaviour BARH Scan negative Female Age aprox 5 yrs Moderate dental tartar Clean EEN Clean coat Very aggressive, growled,tried to bite NOSF
A volunteer writes:
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A
Other notes: Upon intake Joy appeared very nervous and snapped when counselor attempted to collar her.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is tucked. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 5. Dog tries to bite
Toy 1. Minimal interest, dog approaches toy but does not fully engage, sniffs toy with tail tucked, body low.
Summary: Joy remains difficult to remove from kennel, baring teeth and lunging forward towards fingers but does not break skin. Once out of the kennel Joy will climb in handler’s lap and try to stay close, anything that may startle her appears to result in a snap.
When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center, Joy is nervous, trembling, and does not approach.
During her initial medical exam Joy growled and snapped.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner (Joy would benefit best from placement with a New Hope rescue group who can further assess this behavior in a stable environment)
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Joy has been observed to snap when frightened/stressed. It is recommended that Joy be allowed a proper time to decompress to aid in acclimating him to a new environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Joy to new and unfamiliar situations.)
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