MERU – A1086349
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My name is MERU. My Animal ID # is A1086349. **FORMER DOH HOLD – Bite Wound**
I am a male brown am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 08/20/2016 from NY 10032, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/04/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 50.0 LBS.
08/20/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
08/20/16 10:46 Meru had a wagging tail when I aproached. He allowed all handling and showed no signs of aggression.
A volunteer writes: A quick Google search reveals that Meru is a nearly 22,000-foot tall mountain in the Himalayas. It is not widely known, often trumped and literally overshadowed by that other little, famous peak in the Himalayas – Mt. Everest. But Meru is actually known to be a much tougher climb than Everest. A special adventure meant only for the most seasoned and strong-hearted of climbers. 1 year-old Meru is not widely known either. He arrived at Manhattan’s ACC on August 20th with unidentified bite wounds necessitating a DOH (Department of Health) hold. Volunteers were not permitted to interact with him until his hold was lifted. So like a beautiful, distant, and snowy peak he was admired by all but never touched. We came to know Meru only from afar. Ever day he was persistently waggy and sweet in his kennel, coming forward each time one of us passed with another pup, forever hoping that one day his turn would come. Well that turn came today and I can’t say who was more excited, Meru or me. There was a chill in the air, summer having made its official retreat, when Meru and I slipped outside for our walk. So often things we greatly anticipate in life turn out to disappoint. But Meru did not. He walked beautifully on leash, jumped into my lap the first chance he had for a kiss, and I don’t think his tail stopped moving for a moment. Meru is a tiny peanut at only 50 lbs and with a shell punctuated by healed-over wounds. It has to be assumed that at only 1 year-old, Meru has been tested, been challenged, and been hurt. But while many of us would respond by turning inward, remaining wary, and keeping our distance, Meru has done the opposite. He has remained open, special, and strong of heart. And while he once might have been overshadowed today, as the sun began its descent behind our rooftop, it fell on him squarely for mere moments. And he did nothing but shine. The sky is the limit for Meru and all who endeavor to know him. Will that be you?
08/23/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Meru came to the care center as a stray so his history in a home is unknown. On his relief walk, Meru pulled a bit. Upon intake, he had a wagging tail and allowed all handling. When in the assessment room he appeared social and friendly. He jumped up and licked the assessor’s face for Look. During Sensitivity, he leaned into the touch, body soft, tail wagging. For Tag, he followed playfully. He did not pull his paw back on either Squeeze attempt and he licked the assessor’s hand. He took the Toy away, kept a firm grip, body loose. When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Meru approached with tail at spine level, body not stiff. Meru can be placed in an Average home. He would benefit from positive reinforcement training. 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, licking Assessor’s hand. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Body soft and playful. Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. He licks Assessor’s hand. Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Dog to Dog: When approaching another dog on leash at the care center, Meru approached with tail at spine level, body not stiff.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
08/20/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
S/O: brought in by police, held at station for a day MC scan NEG BAR, very friendly H/L: NSF ABN: NSF UROGEN: MI, both testicles descended M/S: partial weight bearing lame L FL ,but no palpable fractures or orthopedic instabilities bite wounds on L fL extending from distal leg up to lateral shoulder, mild swelling, no pus, dried blood over wounds R FL few small bites, no pus, dried blood on leg R forehead and cheek- few small bite wounds. Bridge of nose dried small wound A: bite wounds P: e collar always amoxi clav 250mg PO BID x14 rimadyl 75mg: 1/2T PO BID x3
09/03/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
9/3/16 S/O-bite wounds scabbed over and healing P-no further medication needed at this time 9/2/16 S/O-BAR, CAU, COU, no nasal d/c, no coughing or sneezing noted P-no further treatment needed at this time 9/1/16 S/O-BAR, pink mm, hydrated EENT-CAU, COU, serous nasal d/c, no coughing or sneezing noted A-healing bite wounds P-monitor for CIRDC 08/24/16 19:06 nite wounds healing well removed e-collar no more pain meds needed–very BAR 8/20 S/O: brought in by police, held at station for a day MC scan NEG BAR, very friendly H/L: NSF ABN: NSF UROGEN: MI, both testicles descended M/S: partial weight bearing lame L FL ,but no palpable fractures or orthopedic instabilities bite wounds on L fL extending from distal leg up to lateral shoulder, mild swelling, no pus, dried blood over wounds R FL few small bites, no pus, dried blood on leg R forehead and cheek- few small bite wounds. Bridge of nose dried small wound A: bite wounds P: e collar always amoxi clav 250mg PO BID x14 rimadyl 75mg: 1/2T PO BID x3
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