LEA – A1102287
Gone - 1-31-2017 Manhattan
My name is LEA. My Animal ID # is A1102287.
I am a female tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 01/26/2017 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
01/26/2017 Exam Type BEHAVIORPART2 – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 42.4 LBS.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to Lea’s bite history, and her history of growling and snapping at children, we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, as well as concerns seen in the care center, the behavior department recommends Lea be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Lea to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Lea to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Lea presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression (Reactivity towards other humans and children was noted by the previous owner (growling, snapping). She has also bitten her previous owner breaking skin. Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed. )
01/26/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
For a New family to Know She does well for 4 hours or so in a crate. She knows commands sit and give paw. For exercise she goes running off leash. She pulls very hard on a leash and is never walked off the leash. Behavior during Intake Due to Lea history I did not handle her at all. Owner put ID collar on and helped me with her photo. Lea would bark when someone entered the admissions office. Lea sat on command with treats and had a wagging tail when treats were offered. She jumped on me once in a curious manner.
No Web Memo
01/26/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 1/26/17 Unaltered, Female, Owner surrender (Lived with owner for 3 years) Previously lived with: 8 year old child and a 7 year old male chihuahua Behavior toward strangers: Lea will growl and sometimes snap Behavior toward children: Lea is playful with children in the home but will growl and snap at children that come to visit Behavior toward dogs: Playful and tolerant Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding:Unknown Bite history: Owner states Lea bit her 3 weeks ago Housetrained: yes Energy level/descriptors: pushy and anxious with a high activity level Other notes: Lea will growl if pushed off furniture and will growl if picked up SAFER ASSESSMENT: 1/29/19 Summary: Lea is difficult to remove from the kennel, growling and barking. She has also allowed minimal handling from her caretakers, backing away from them, hiding, and defectaing when touched. Out of concern for her stress levels and her owner surrender notes, we feel Lea is not a good candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see her owner surrender profile for a full summary of her behavior in her previous home. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Proximity Sensitive: These dogs have had a poor history of social experience with other dogs or could be extremely fearful in the shelter environment. They are socially shy and may exhibit fearful body posturing (tucked tail, head low, snarling etc), defensive posturing (lunging, barking, snarling etc.) or physically avoid/ignore other dogs. They will emit warning signals to the other dog to back away but if they are forced to interact they may snap. PLAYGROUP: When off leash with a male dog Lea is fearful. She hides in a corner and avoids interaction. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 1/26/17 During her initial medical exam, Lea was tense, growling and hard barking, she would not allow any handling. ENERGY LEVEL: Lea’s previous owner reports she has a high activity level. In the care center, Lea has been fearful and shut down so her true activity level has not been seen. Lea is a young, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
01/27/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with a male dog Lea is fearful. She hides in a corner and avoids interaction. Her owner reports she “lived with a 7 year old male Chihuahua and they are playful and tolerant of each other.” The behavior department recommends allowing Lea time to decompress behavior introducing her to any resident dogs.
01/26/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
1/26/17 Sex: Female Scan: Negative Estimated age: 3 years old as reported by previous owner Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Scared – trembling, tense body, growling and hard barking even when just standing on leash. Will not allow any handling. Could not place muzzle or rope muzzle. Visual exam only; vaccines performed through squeeze gate. O: BAR-H, BCS 6/9 EENT: Erythematous and alopecic skin around eyes and on muzzle. Large area of alopecia and erythematous skin on the left side of pt’s face (below the left eye), with two deeply creased skin folds forming a Y-shape. No discharge OU, nose. PLNs: Not palpated H/L: No sign resp distress. Could not auscult. Abd: Could not palpate. M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted other than face as described. UG: Female, small nipples and vulva. A: 1. Erythematous periocular skin and muzzle – R/O allergies to food, environmental allergens 2. Alopecic and erythematous skin with deep folds on left side of face – R/O scarring from previous injury? Short-term prognosis: Good, but limited visual exam due to behavior P: Perform more complete physical exam (including of lesions to face), plus heartworm test and microchipping, at time of surgery. 1088
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