LEAH – A1114392
RTO SAFE 06/22/17
LEAH – A1114392
**DOH HOLD RELEASED**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME / NO CHILDREN**
FEMALE, WHITE / BLACK, DALMATIAN MIX, 12 yrs
SEIZED – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR DOH-B Reason BITEPEOPLE
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/06/2017, From NY 11233, DueOut Date 06/18/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Estimated age: reported to be 12; appears as if she could be younger Microchip noted on Intake? neg. Seized by police after she bit a person during a dispute between the victim and her owner QAR, tense, nervous; allows handling but occasionally struggles and must go slow; muzzled for precaution. BCS 6.5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled; mm pk, moist PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: tense due to behavior but nonpainful and no palpable abnormalities U/G: female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, small amnt of blood staining in fur on base of neck and on dorsum-no open wounds so suspect it may be from bite victim CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Geriatric healthy overweight Plan Rec’d weight loss through diet Prognosis: good SURGERY: permanent waiver d/t age
A volunteer writes:
A shy senior whose life has taken an unexpected turn, Leah is the kind of dog who breaks your heart from the moment you meet her and in thoughtful moments alone I often find myself picturing her soft, sad eyes as she waits and waits for an owner who isn’t coming back. Leah’s pleading gaze speaks volumes but show her you mean no harm, offer a treat or just quietly tell her what a good girl she is and you’ll soon see a bright spark of hope in those velvety depths. She’s a bit of a timid girl but very spry for her age and loves getting outside for a walk where she strolls nicely on leash, takes care of her business tout suite and meets other large dogs with calm and seemingly friendly interest. I’m allowed to gently pet her as she accepts a bandanna without complaint and while it’s clear she’s not fully comfortable with me yet, free in the backyard with more familiar friends Leah’s happy to solicit affection and chases after a tennis ball with glee. This sweet gal may be in her golden years but she has so much life left to live and love still to give and in a patient, experienced new home I’ve no doubt she’ll blossom like a beautiful flower. Leah’s quiet heart is just waiting to sing and she so deserves a second chance at happiness, please don’t make her wait another day…
6/11-6/13: Easy in/out. Leah continues to solicit handler attention outside, and engages in bouts of play with toys with the handler.
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