LUTHER – A1119453
Gone - 7-27-2017 Brooklyn
My name is LUTHER. My Animal ID # is A1119453.
I am a male white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/23/2017 from NY 11231, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
07/26/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Luther A1119453 is at risk due to behavior. Luther remains highly uncomfortable in the care center, avoiding interaction and displaying all appropriate warning signals when made uncomfortable; he is not an appropriate candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/24/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 54.0 LBS.
07/24/17 12:22 Canine DAPP Product Name:Nobivac 1-DAPPv Serial Number:# 02121715C Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date:08/0717 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Intra-Trac 3 Serial Number: #00541372B Location of Vaccination: Intranasal Revaccination Date: 01/24/18 Rabies Product Name:Nobivac 1 Rabies Serial Number#170036 Location of Vaccination:RHL Revaccination Date: 07/24/18 Effipro applied Pyrantel PO Heartworm test negative
07/23/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/23/17 12:04 Luther’s owner described him as being a very high energy dog that is needs an adjusting period around new people. When is approached he will start barking but does not growl or snap at people or animals. Because of his large size he can be rambunctious when playing and may not be suitable for homes with small children in them. He does enjoy playing fetch, chase, and tug of war, and some of his favorite toys include balls, stuffed toys, squeaky toys, and bones. His owner stated that he does have a sensitive stomach, and some chews/bones have upset him in the past. He will not try to bite a hand if you try and take the toy away from him. Luther was previously living with another dog and they co-existed well. Luther would try to engage to play with him, but would back away when the other dog was not interested. He has also lived with cats and was described as being respectful of the cat. He would also try to engage in play with it, but would not growl, bark, or try to bite the cat. He has no bite history with humans or animals. Luther has no history of food guarding and will not bite or growl while being bathed. He will try to get out of the tub if given the opportunity, but sits well when trimming his nails and grooming. He is house-trained and will go out on grass or cement. He will need to be crated at night and when owners are not home due to destructive behavior in the home. He has been fed dry food, aprox. 3 cups once a day. Luther needs a strong hold on the leash when being walked, but enjoys running free at the park with other dogs.
No Web Memo
07/25/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY:Full profile 7/23/17 Unaltered Male, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers:Barks when he see new people Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Playful Behavior toward cats:Respectful Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained:Yes Energy level/descriptors: High energy level Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/25/17 Summary:Luther can be difficult to remove from the kennel growling at the handlers. He appears to be uncomfortable in the shelter environment overall. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Luther is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in her previous home. PLAYGROUP: Luther’s previous guardian reported that he lived with a smaller dog and they got along. Luther briefly greets the novel male, before pacing the pens. He is tolerant of the other dog briefly following him and standing tall. He continues to track the movements of the handlers and growls at them when he is moving pass them. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 7/23/17: Unknown
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/24/17: During his medical examination, Luther was very stiff and cautious, muzzled for exam, he allowed handling with a slow approach. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Luther appears to be highly uncomfortable in the care centers at this time; upon attempting to engage Luther avoids and makes attempt to flee. He has growled and barked at handlers during his playgroup interaction. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to how uncomfortable Luther is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Luther has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. 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. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Luther has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because he is so uncomfortable, Luther does not tolerate any form of human-touch. _X_Kennel presence: While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Luther may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
07/24/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Luther’s previous guardian reported that he lived with a smaller dog and they got along. 7/24: When off leash at the Care Center, Luther does not attempt to greet with novel female dog. He anxiously paces around the yard avoiding her for the entire session. He is also very focused on the handlers, tracking their movements, growling and barking each time they move. 7/25: Luther briefly greets the novel male, before pacing the pens. He is tolerant of the other dog briefly following him and standing tall. He continues to track the movements of the handlers and growls at them when he is moving pass them.
07/24/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 Microchip noted on Intake? Yes – 911002001 440206 History : O surrender – possible cruelty. Subjective: qarh, blood on back paws. No blood noted before bringing to cage. Some blood seen in cage. Observed Behavior – very stiff and cautious, muzzled for exam. Allowed exam if done slowly. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – y – blood on back paws, nails bleeding Objective T = P = 120 R = eup BCS= 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled but appeared clean and normal pant prior to muzzling. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male – 2 scrotal testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Blood on back paws. Nails worn and bleeding on both back paws. Cleaned and applied stiptic powder. Bleeding stopped. Mild abrasions noted on RRL main pad and just proximal to it. Front paws – no bleeding, NSF. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: n Assessment: Bleeding nails and mild paw abrasions both back paws – appears to have happened in the cage. Else NSF – no signs of wounds or fractures or pain. Plan: Routine intake. Cleaned blood from paws and stopped bleeding of nails. Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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