MASALA – A1106598
Gone - 3-25-2017 Manhattan
My name is MASALA. My Animal ID # is A1106598.
I am a spayed female gray and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/20/2017 from NY 10473, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON.
03/24/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Masala A1106598 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/24/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 43.8 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
03/20/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
Easy to handle, good on a lead.
03/24/2017 WEB MEMO
03/22/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for Masala A1106598 KNOWN HISTORY: None 3/20/17 Unaltered Female, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 3/22/2017 Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves her legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw Flank squeeze 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Toy 1. Minimal interest. Brief bout of enthusiasm, quickly loses focus Summary: Masala displayed no concerning behavior during her assessment, but was tense and growling at dogs she passed by. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Conflict Driven: These dogs are out to have a good time at another’s expense. They tend to target a dog that is giving very clear signals to back off and do not. This behavior is very distressing for the target dogs and should not be allowed to happen. PLAYGROUP: Masala has shown concerning behaviors when around other dogs both on and off-leash. She stiffens, growls, and snaps when dogs near her on-leash and will approach to stand tall and growl (she has not yet escalated) when off-leash. She arrived to the care center as a stray, so any in-home behaviors with other dogs are unknown. The behavior department recommends not placing Masala into a home with other dogs as well as exercising caution when walking her in areas that may be highly trafficked by dogs. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/20/17 During her initial medical exam Masala allowed handling ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Masala so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. Masala is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised.
IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Masala is uncomfortable around other dogs and remains stiff and in a state of arousal when in their presence. Though she is social and soft with handlers otherwise, she will tense and growl when they approach only while she is in the yard and within sight of other dogs. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_Single-pet home – Masala has shown concerning behaviors toward other dogs in the care center, at times stiffening and growling. She will do best as the only resident dog. _X_Recommend no dog parks: All future introductions should be conducted in a one-on-one basis. Potential challenges: _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Masala has shown concerning reactivity/frustration when she sees other dogs. Once a dog comes into sight, she will stiffen, growl, bark and growl; with continued greeting she will begin snapping.
03/21/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Masala has shown concerning behaviors when around other dogs both on and off-leash. She stiffens, growls, and snaps when dogs near her on-leash and will approach to stand tall and growl (she has not yet escalated) when off-leash. She arrived to the care center as a stray, so any in-home behaviors with other dogs are unknown. The behavior department recommends not placing Masala into a home with other dogs as well as exercising caution when walking her in areas that may be highly trafficked by dogs. 3/21: Masala stiffens and growls when greeting through the gate. When introduced off leash, Masala is tense and uncomfortable when approached by the male greeter. She lip licks when approached and sniffed face to face. 3/22: Masala continues to exhibit barrier-reactivity when greeting dogs in the yard. She is much more tense today and constantly lip licks when the greeter dog is near her. She will readily approach him, standing tall, body forward and begin growling; he walks away and she is moved back by handler correctors.
03/20/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective Observed Behavior – wagging tail, begging for treats Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ear pinna red but no dc Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact MSI: RF paw is deformed–missing medial toe, dew claw is larger than normal. Fully ambulatory CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment deformed paw Plan OHE
03/23/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating EXPERIENCE
VET CHECK FOR GLENDALE SURGERY BARH WELL HYDRATED HYPERACTIVE MM PINK NO SIGNS OF CIRDC H/L NMA EUPNEIC ABD WNL M/C/E RIGHT FRONT DEFECT OF PHALANGES, NO OPEN WOUNDS, DOES NOT AFFECT GAIT OTHERWISE WNL U/G HYPERPLASTIC TEATS A; HEALTHY P; OK FOR SX
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