MERIDA – A1065704
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My name is MERIDA. My Animal ID # is A1065704.
I am a female white and tan american staff and harrier mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/21/2016 from NY 10473, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/04/2016 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 63.0 LBS.
No bleeding found from the tail during checking
02/21/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/21/16 13:27 Merida A1065704 is a female tan & white American Staffordshire Terrier perhaps Harrier mix who was found wandering alone in a Park in the Bronx. The finder wasn’t able/willing to keep her but felt bad for her and since she was so sweet they were able to bring Merida in to us at the BXAC. They stated they fed her some of their roast beef sandwich and she gobbled it all up and gave them “puppy dog eyes” as if asking for more. During intake Merida had a super loose wiggly body especially once her heavy harness was removed and she allowed all handling. Merida allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of including positioning her during her photo session. Merida was hesitant to go into the kennel on her own but allowed us to lift her up into it.
02/25/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: “She has puppy dog’s eyes”…the words of Merida’s finders, and mine, too. Unfortunately, as Merida is very camera-shy, I never could sharply capture her puzzled and begging look. Indeed, Merida runs away in front of the lens, not my phone, though, as she did not figure out that it was filming her. She is a bit timid in general but amazingly friendly, although she is not too fond of her kennel. Merida was found roaming in a park. She has been well cared for, though, looks quite healthy and is well dressed. She does not seem at all like a yard dog in looks and behavior. She has been a mother once upon a time. She can sit on command and demonstrated her house training skills. Merida loves people’s company. Her tail is always in action, her tush wiggles when she sees a person or a dog. She is a bench girl and hops immediately next to me when I settle. She would hover around me the whole time we were together. She is a velcro dog. On my lap she moves on and off, showering me with kisses. Merida pulls a little on the leash, walks a bit like a wolf and likes to sniff the ground a lot, like a Hound. She does indeed have some houndish features. I did not see her chasing the pigeons, but if she conquers her fear of the camera, she could help her new master in his or her hunt for beautiful wildlife pictures. Merida is a very likable dame, sociable and affectionate who will make a lovely forever best friend if she is given a chance. Come and meet her at the Manhattan Care Center and take her home.
02/24/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Merida pulls a bit on the leash. She was excited but very interested in interacting with handler during assessment – jumped up. Merida was excited and mouthy during some of the handling items, but had soft body language. She did a lot of jumping up, and played tug-of-war with the leash during tag interaction. Merida was not interested in toys. Merida became mouthy (soft) during some of the items of the assessment. Merida appears to be a high-energy dog that will likely do best with an adopter prepared to provide mental and physical stimulation and appropriate outlets for her energy. The behavior department feels that she can go to an experienced home that can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Look: 3. Dog jumps on the Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Her body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor. Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. He did a lot of jumping up and played tug-of-war with the leash with a soft body language. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Playgroup Notes: Merida greets and sniffs a female, offers a few bounces then corrects when play is reciprocated.
02/22/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Merida engages in brief bouts of play with males and females. She corrects mounting. Merida has been observed on one occasion to bark at another dog in response to their correctionsBased on these observations, the behavior department recommends that Merida may be placed into a home with a social, respectful dog, but a pre-adoption interaction is also suggested to ensure compatability with a resident dog. She arrived into our care as a stray, so in home behaviors with dogs are unknown. When off leash with other dogs, Merida is distracted and ignores greeting from the male greeter. She paces the pen and seeks attention from handlers. She offers correction when the other dog attempts to mount. 2/23 update: Merida greets and sniffs a female, offers a few bounces then corrects when play is reciprocated. 2/25 update: Merida briefly bounces along with another female dog. 2/26 update: Merida engages in a brief bout of vocal play. She will offer correction if mounted. 2/27 update: Merida greets well and will solicit with a few bows and bounces. She does react when corrected–barking back at the dog who corrected her. 2/28 update: Merida greets politely in a group of calm dogs. She mostly seeks out handler attention.
02/22/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative tense, nervous female in heat, bloody vaginal d/c mild tartar clean EEN clean coat NOSF
03/03/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
03/03/16 13:59 S/O: recheck for happy tail. removed bandage and cleaned with chlorohex solution, applied TAB ointment. also reported to be inappetent and not taking oral meds A: CIRDC happy tail in heat P: start baytril inj x 10 days removed tail bandage CTM for tail bleeding, replace tail bandage if happy tail comes back 03/02/16 11:51 BAR e collar in place coughing softly tail bandage in place, CDI continue current therapy 03/01/16 11:17 Rounds: SND & sneezing A: CIRDC P: Doxy PO SID 10 d Also happy tail bandage replaced in iso, on VC to reck bandage tomorrow e-collar 02/29/16 13:36 recheck happy tail bandage- in place, recheck in 2 more days 02/28/16 17:47 S/O: diarrhea reported. blood in cage on walls and floor. also reported to be in heat. superficial wound on tip of tail from wagging (happy tail). blood from vulva – in heat. A: diarrhea in heat happy tail (tail tip wound) P: start 5 day course of panacur and metronidazole for diarrhea. placed tail bandage – recheck tomorrow
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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