KITKAT – 17137
Safe - 1-3-2018 Brooklyn
KITKAT – 17137
*** SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY ***
Location: Brooklyn; Intake Date: 12/28/17; Intake Type: Stray;
Medical Behavior: Blue; Sex: Male; Age: 2 Years; Weight: 14 lbs
Original Location: 11373
Vet Notes: 1:20 PM: DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 years old
Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History: na. Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – friendly, allows all handling Objective: P = 80 R = 24. BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Prognosis: very good
Plan: Behavior assessment up next. No concerns on medical examination. SURGERY:
Okay for surgery
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from:Found Stray:Kitkat “17131” is a possible stray dog that was found running along the street alone. Kitkat appears alert and slightly fearful when approached. Kitkat appears to be in good health ,good body condition.
Previously lived with:found stray
How is this dog around strangers?Kitkat appears to be fearful towards strangers. If a stranger approaches kitkat he low growls while shifting its eyes. When touched by a staff member kitkat will snap in the direction of the stranger.
How is this dog around children?unknown
How is this dog around other dogs?unknown
How is this dog around cats?unknown
Bite history:unknown of previous bite history. Will snap at an unknown person.
Housetrained:UnknownEnergy level/descriptors:Medium – High
Behavior Notes:Upon intake Kitkat was fearful and alert. allowed limited handling.Only allowed to be lifting into a cage. Unable to scan.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 30-Dec-2017
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary: Kit kat came into the room whining and pacing back and forth, he was a bit friendly with a slow approach.
Summary (1): KitKat was surrender as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
12/28- 12/30: When off leash at the Care Center, Kitkat is nervous the group of small male and female dogs. He quickly moves away from them when they are near.
Date of intake: 28-Dec-2017
Summary: Fearful and timid, allowed limited handling.
Date of initial: 29-Dec-2017
Summary: Friendly and allows all handling.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Kitkat would approach people when he is ready but when someone approaches Kitkat he would become still, growl with whale eyes.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13) Place with a New Hope partner
New Hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address his underlying anxiety and attempting to bite.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Kitkat has shown high levels of fear in the care center in each interaction, he needs a very slow approach and the ability to warm up to new people and new environments at his own pace. Kitkay should be permitted to initiate interactions and solicit attention when he feels comfortable, rather than being forced to interact
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