MUNO – A1119719
Gone - 7-28-2017 Manhattan
My name is MUNO. My Animal ID # is A1119719.
I am a neutered male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/25/2017 from NY 10039, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
07/27/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Muno A1119719 is at risk due to a New Hope Only Behavior determination. He has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and has allowed minimal handling in the care center.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/25/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 50.8 LBS.
Canine DAPP Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 DAPP GAVE 2.5CC OF PYRANTEL PO Serial Number: 02121715c Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 8/8/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: INTRA- TRAC 3 Serial Number: 00541372B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 1/25/18 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 7/25/18 Veterinarian: 1382
07/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/25/17 15:26 Basic Information: Muno is a 4 year old neutered large dog who was bought from a breeder and was with the owner for 4 years. Unfornately, the owner was unable to keep him due to Muno using the bathroom indoors. He was last taken to the vet 2 years ago to get neutered and vaccines. Socialization: Around strangers and children, Muno is shy for a few minutes then respectful and playful and he plays a bit rough with both adults and children. He has never been socialized with other dogs or cats and has no record of ever biting another animal or a person. Behavior: Muno will use the bathroom aindoors on a daily basis, becomes somehat anxious when he is left alone at home and will destroy his own toys along with children’s toys as well. During storms and/ or fireworks he becomes somewhat nervous but only for a few minutes, he isn’t bothered when it comes to having his food, toys or treats touched or being disturbed while resting. He does not like being held or restrained, attempts to flee during bath time, doesn’t like being brushed or having his nails trimmened and will bark and growl when someone unfamiliar approaches his home or owner. For a New Family to Know: Muno is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, somewhat shy, pushy and anxious, confident, independent and excitable. He has a medium activity level, is good with learning and performing commands, loves to play, likes to follow you around and be in the same room as you, enjoys playing with balls, squeak toys, stuffed animals and frisbees and loves to play tug, chase and fetch. He has been kept indoors only, prefers to sleep on hard surfaces, ate Purina Dog Chow dry food 2x a day, is not considered house-trained and will have daily accidents at home. He is well behaved when he is left at home alone, has never been crate trained, knows how to sit, stay, come, down, give paw, speak and give high fives, prefers to be walked at least 3x a day, pulls very hard on leash and off leash will wander but come when he is called. Intake: Upon intake Muno allowed minimal handling and would bark and growl at counselor when he was approached. After owner left Muno continuously began to bark and growl at counselors and staff.
07/27/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: If you’re happy and you know it, raise your ears! 4 year-old Muno must be completely ecstatic because those irresistible ears are standing at attention all day long. If you’re happy and you know it, wag your tail! If little Muno’s tail ever stops wagging, well, I haven’t seen it. I can just imagine peeking in on him in the middle of the night and finding him fast asleep, dreaming of squirrels and of snacks, with that long, sweet tail of his going thumpity, thump, thump, thump. To look at Muno, one might not think he has reason to be so full of joy. He’s much too thin, ribs clearly visible along his delicate frame, and his skin and coat are badly in need of tender loving care full of bumps, missing in patches, and so red and raw in places that it has to be painful to the touch. But physical discomfort is not at the forefront of Muno’s mind. No. His priorities are listed in the following order: Snacks, snacks, and, finally, snacks. So enamored is he with my string cheese offering that he positively vibrates as he waits in his best “sit,” those ears dancing and wriggling like leaves high in a tree. First come the ears, then come the feets! As Muno continues to wait patiently (or tries desperately to wait patiently) his little snow-capped feet get to tapping like a furry Fred Astaire. And once it’s go time, Muno munches gently and happily, nibbling like an overgrown field mouse, and pausing politely every time he’s asked. Muno did need a little coaxing before donning his dapper bowtie, but one can hardly blame his hesitation, given his painful-looking neck. But once on, he had not one complaint, and removing it was significantly easier with him now seeing me as a friend. If you’re happy and you know it, raise your ears, wag your tail, and then come get even happier by meeting our little Muno. Guaranteed you’ll be thump, thumpity, thumping all the way home. Muno is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
07/27/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for Muno A1119719 KNOWN HISTORY: 07/25/17 Neutered, owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, children Behavior toward strangers: Shy at first then respectful, playful Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No, daily accidents Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, somewhat shy, pushy and anxious, confident, independent with a medium activity level Other notes: Muno does not like being held or restrained; he will bark and growl when someone unfamiliar approaches his home or owner. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 07/27/17 Summary: Muno has allowed minimal handling in the care center. Muno avoids many forms of interaction and attempts to flee; when prevented from doing so he panics and vocalizes. Out of concern for his stress level, Muno is not an appropriate candidate for an assessment at this time. PLAYGROUP: Due to discomfort with handling and human contact, the behavior department is unable to safely collar Muno for an off leash interaction with other dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: 07/26/17 Upon intake, Muno allowed minimal handling and barked and growled at the counselor when they approached. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 07/25/17 During his initial medical examination, Muno was barking and uncomfortable with restraint. ENERGY LEVEL: Muno is reported to have a medium activity level in a home environment which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Muno has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. 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_House soiling _X_Handling/touch sensitivity: Muno has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give Muno the option to walk away from any social interaction. Muno should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Muno’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Muno may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Muno gives clear warnings when he is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Muno, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Muno to initiate interactions with new people. He should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention. _X_Anxiety: Muno has shown high levels of anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, barking) continually throughout one-one interactions and through play sessions outside. We cannot be certain of how this behavior may translate into a home environment though recommend a period of decompression in the event it does.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/25/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: reported to be 4 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes 985112004852890 History : owner surrender Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – barking excessively at first; resists restraint, difficult to muzzle but does not lunge or show other signs of aggression Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 4/9 EENT: OU-periocular erythema, mild alopecia AU-moderate erythema, diffuse lichenification along pinna and extending into canals; crusting yellow discharge Oral Exam: muzzled for exam; mm pk, moist; rostral teeth show mild tartar/staining PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4 with no obvious lameness; difficult to evaluate hind end as he tenses up when examined; no obvious orthopedic issues diffuse moth eaten alopecia with staph collarettes; mild ulceration in some areas along neck mild interdigital erythema on front paws alopecia, few papules along medial aspect of hind limbs CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed due to temperament Assessment Otitis externa Dermatitis Plan cephalexin 750 mg PO BID x 14 days osurnia AU SID, 2 doses 7 days apart Prognosis: good; has underlying allergies that are very common in this breed and will likely require chronic management with medicated shampoo, fatty acid supplements, antihistamines, and potentially antibiotics/steroids SURGERY: neutered
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