MARCO – A1092970
Safe - 10-20-2016 Manhattan
My name is MARCO. My Animal ID # is A1092970.
I am a neutered male black and white min pinscher mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 10/09/2016 from NY 10456, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/10/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 14.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
10/09/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/09/16 19:26 dog displayed stiff body, ears back, growled when counselor approached. client had to collar. counselor did not attempt to handle.
10/11/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes:I think that we need a DNA analysis to uncover Marco’s ancestry…I do see a Chihuahua but there is so much more to him….Marco is extremely wary at the care center. He is at the back of his kennel, making googly eyes and trying expertly to avoid my leash while attempting to flee from his den…. I eventually lassoed him, scooped him up carefully and off we went for a walk. Marco did his business at once and posed nicely for the pictures. He is really cute, well made, trim, owns beautiful and a bit sad copper eyes and suffers from some leathery dermatitis affecting his face and underbelly. No scratching involved. A little one to one session is in order. Marco does not want even the tastiest treats. He accepts to stand or sit near me, his back to me and receives my caresses on his body and face without objecting. This is a step forward for this fearful dog who has still to make many more to be more comfortable at the care center. I know he will be attended by staff who will try their best to make him feel better but of course, the ultimate cure for Marco’s angst is a new home to call his own and a master to love…Will you consider this cute little guy for your forever best friend ? Marco is surely counting on you..
10/11/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: N/A Neutered, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/11/16 Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Marco snaps at the behavior assessor when he try to collar him. He was stiff and did not show social behavior; unable to perform a SAFER at this time due to safety concern as well as considering Marco’s stress level. PLAYGROUP: Summary MEDICAL Behavior: 10/10/16 During his initial medical examination, Marco was uncomfortable and tolerated minimal handling as he snapped several times towards his handlers. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) (See potential challenges) _X_Place with a New Hope partner (Marco has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake and is now shut down in shelter. Due to this behavior, Marco is not a candidate for a SAFER assessment at this time. 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 (Marco has solely displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance/avoid. Because he is so uncomfortable, Marco does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has snapped upon direct contact.)
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/10/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative neutered very nervous, try to bite mod tartar occular d/c slightly dirty ears unable to clean wound on base of ear pinna NOSF
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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