KING – A1116467
Safe - 6-30-2017 Brooklyn
KING – A1116467
**SAFER : NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / GRAY, YORKSHIRE TERR MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD RELEASED Reason ATT PEOPLE
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/25/2017, From NY 11355, DueOut Date 06/28/2017
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? no. Owner surrender due to aggression. BAR, euhydrated, well-groomed Observed Behavior – bared teeth almost immediately, bit multiple times when attempting to manipulate ears/head. (Bit through blanket, no contact made.) Shaking. BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: incisors and canines are clean with no tartar; cheek teeth could not be examined H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, extremely tense U/G: intact male, two testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy intact male Plan: no treatments needed at this time. Requires behavioral intervention. Could not insert microchip/draw HWT – do at time of neuter. Prognosis: excellent (medically) SURGERY: Okay for surgery
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited
Intact male, Stray (in home for two weeks)
Previously lived with: Adults, dog
Behavior toward strangers: Bark, lunge
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: Yes, has bit the resident dog in the home though no broken skin.
Energy level/descriptors: Fearful and defensive with a high activity level
Other notes: King has growled and snapped at his owners on multiple occasions.
Summary: Due to all the noted behavior concerns in his previous home in addition to behavior in shelter, King is not an appropriate candidate for an assessment at this time.
According to King’s previous owner, King lived with another dog and was excited by the other dog. King liked to lounge around with the other dog but would occasionally attempt to mount her. When off leash at the Care Center with a group of male and female dogs, King greets and wanders the pens. He solicits play and attempts to mount before becoming anxious.
During his initial medical examination, King snapped multiple times.
King has remained fearful during his stay in the care center, displaying a low energy level though this may be due to the shelter environment as his known history reports a high level of activity.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: King has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. King comes with a concerning history so we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: King is fearful at the care center and has growled and snapped multiple times. It is important to always go slow and give King the option to walk away from any social interaction. King should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be King’s choice to approach a new person or thing. King would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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