MITCHELL – A1112487
Safe - 6-27-2017 Brooklyn
My name is MITCHELL. My Animal ID # is A1112487.
I am a neutered male gray and white 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 05/19/2017 from NY 11434, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-097731.
06/01/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Mitchell A1112487 was placed At Risk for CIRDC
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/03/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPERIENCE, Weight 56.2 LBS.
Canine DAPP booster Product Name: Novibac 1DAPPv Serial Number: 02121712C Location of Vaccination: RFL pyrantel po re wt- 56.2
05/19/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/19/17 15:36 Upon intake Mitchell had a loose wiggly body, he wagged his tail when counselor approached when scanning. He sniffed and licked counselors hand when approached. Mitchell was collared, photographed and scanned (negative).
06/01/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Mitchell is a scrawny little guy with a lot of heart! He has alluring golden eyes and is so wiggly he might start an earthquake from his cage. He’s very friendly and seems to think the world of everyone that shows him attention…and the universe of anyone that gives him food! Despite his eagerness, he takes treats nicely, and with some encouragement will “sit” for them. He has very impressive leash manners (I could walk him with my pinky!) and seems to have some housetraining. He gently props his paws up to solicit affection and seems very eager to make whoever is on the other end of his leash is as happy as he is to be in their company. He is truly sweet and would love to meet you at Brooklyn ACC!
05/23/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None Date of intake: 5/19/17 Unaltered male, stray Other notes: Mitchell was social and affectionate with the police and with staff at intake SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity:1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Toy 1: No interest. Summary: Mitchell was friendly and affectionate towards the assessor. PLAYGROUP: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Mitchell was initially reactive when greeting a novel dog and low growls when the other dog attempts to greet him face to face. He participated in a counter-condition session and was able to calmly socialize with a calm female dog, displaying increasingly softer body language. Mitchell was brought into the Care Center as a stray so his previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Mitchell be placed with polite, well-socialized calm dogs. All introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of Initial: 5/19/17 During his initial medical examination, Mitchell was active, curious, and busy exploring the room. He allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Mitchell so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _x_ Recommend no dog parks: Due to Mitchell’s nervousness towards other dogs, the Behavior Department recommends that Mitchell only be socialized in a more controlled setting.
05/21/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Mitchell was initially reactive when greeting a novel dog and low growls when the other dog attempts to greet him face to face. He participated in a counter-condition session and was able to calmly socialize with a calm female dog, displaying increasingly softer body language. Mitchell was brought into the Care Center as a stray so his previous behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Mitchell be placed with polite, well-socialized calm dogs. All introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision. 5/21: Mitchell becomes stiff when meeting another dog through the gate. He is muzzled for a face to face greeting. He remains fixated on the muzzle, but low growls when the other dog attempts to greet him face to face. 5/22: Mitchell was not introduced to either a male or female dog due to his reactivity. We did not feel comfortable that either greeter dog would tolerate him. 5/24: Mitchell begins to participate in counter-condition session to help decrease his reactivity when greeting other dogs. He is able to displays soft body language when greeting a female dog while taking treats from the handler. 5/30: Mitchell displays slightly stiff body language when greeting a novel female dog. Once in the pen, he begins to relax and display softer body language. He checks in on the female dog often as he explores.
05/20/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam intact male Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : Stray dog Subjective: Undeweight intact male dog. Observed Behavior – Very active . Hyperactive. Sneefing ALway exploring and curious about everything Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective P = 100bpm BCS 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears brown discharge, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Not examined dur muzzled PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Ear cytology- negative for mites. Assessment ceruminous ear dischagre underweight Plan 3 times feeding schedule Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
05/31/2017 BS NEW URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
05/31/17 CIRDC noted on rounds S/O: BAR. Active and attention seeking EENT: Eyes clear, mild mucoid nasal discharge HL: Mild cough MS: Ambulatory x 4, BCS 3-4/9 (appears to be gaining weight) A: CIRDC, thin/normal BCS P: Rec doxycycline 300mg PO q24 x 14 days. Scheduled for reweight 6/3, continue 3x/day feedings until then Excellent prognosis
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