NATASHA – A1101088
Gone - 3-13-2017 Manhattan
My name is NATASHA. My Animal ID # is A1101088.
I am a spayed female white and br brindle amer bulldog and american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 03/07/2017 from NY 10459, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
03/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Natasha A1101088 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/11/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 60.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/09/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/09/17 19:50 Basic Information Natasha is a 5 year old spayed American Pit Bull Terrier. Owner is surrendering her due to recent biting altercations with other dog. Owner adopted her from ACC about 1 month ago. Owner stated she has not medical issues and last saw a vet here at ACC. Socialization Natasha is friendly around strangers. She lived with kid’s ages 8 and 11. Owner stated Natasha was playful, respectful, and tolerant of the kids. She plays in an exuberant manner with kids and adults. She has spent time with a small Chihuahua. She was tolerant of this pet, she slept, ate, and played with this pet. She was around a large male Pit Bull on a walk and she lunged and bit this pet. She lived with a cat. She would chase the cat causing stress on the cat. She has never bit a person. She bit two animals on separate occasions. She bit a larger Pit bull on a walk causing a puncture. The bite happened without notice when both dogs were walked side by side. The second dog who was bit was a small Chihuahua. This bite took place in the home as both dogs were walking around the home. The Chihuahua went near Natasha’s face and that’s when Natasha bit the small dog breaking skin. Both bites took place about two weeks ago. Behavior Owner stated when left alone Natasha will chew on door knobs and wooden household objects. Owner does not know how she will react to loud or sudden noises. Owner stated Natasha does not guard food or treats of any kind. Natasha tolerates all handling. Owner has never trimmed her nails. Natasha will growl and bark if someone knocks on the door, Owner stated her hair stands up. Owner does not know how she will react if someone unfamiliar approaches her. For a new Family to Know Natasha is described as affectionate, shy, and fearful with a medium activity level. She will follow her owner around when home. Owner stated she does not play with toys or play games. She was kept indoors only and slept on her own bed. She was fed Hills IV food. Owner mixed wet and dry food twice a day. Natasha is not house-trained and will potty indoors on a daily basis. She does well in a crate for 4 hours or so. She has never been left in a yard. She knows commands like sit and stay. For exercise she goes on brisk walks on a leash. She pulls lightly and was never walked off the leash.
01/06/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Here is Natasha’s favorite game to play: how many ways can I maneuver onto a lap? There is the side sneak, the full-on frontal approach, the gentle but persistent lean against the legs until you get the hint…the only being having more fun with this game than Natasha is the person lucky enough to play with her, because she is absolutely enchanting. Once she is happily situated, she likes to wag her tail and watch the world go by, punctuated with offerings of kisses. She’s a delight on a leash, appears housetrained, and had us wrapped around her paws in a matter of minutes. We are keeping her in our hearts until she is safely in yours forever–which will take only as long as it does to look into her beautiful eyes (one is blue and one is brown, as if she weren’t enchanting enough!) Please, come meet Natasha, and bring a pretty collar and leash if you can; you won’t want to leave without her. Another volunteer writes: Those of us that love Natasha — and I think that’s everyone who has ever met her — spend our time snuggling with her as she’s the best snuggler on the planet. She loves laps, loves to give kisses, loves to be close to her person. But, she also loves to play and can amuse herself with a soft toy as she tosses it around the pen. Housetrained, and oh so easy to be with, she’s a multi faceted diamond just waiting for the person or family to discover her riches. She’s awesome, we all know it, and you will too as soon as you meet her.
03/08/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 02/09/17 Spayed female, Owner surrender (Two months in home) Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 8 and 11), cat Behavior toward strangers: Exuberant Behavior toward children: Exuberant; has lunged at one child on one occassion Behavior toward dogs: Natasha has lunged at a larger dog, tolerant of small dog she spent time with though bit this dog when he approached her face on one occasion. Behavior toward cats: Chase Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: Yes. Natasha has bitten two dogs on two separate occasions, drawing blood; one dog walking on leash when Natasha bit his neck, resulting in one puncture and one dog who went up to Natasha’s face. Natasha has also bitten her owner on the foot when owner seemingly startled when she leaned on Natasha’s leg, when her second owner went to pull Natasha away she bit him on the calf resulting in one puncture. Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate, shy, and fearful with a medium activity level Other notes: When left alone Natasha will chew on door knobs and wooden household objects KNOWN HISTORY: None 01/06/17 Intact female, Stray Other notes: During intake Natasha was timid/shy though after a short while she warmed up and became affectionate towards everyone present in the room at the time. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed or back. Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy or rawhide to you Summary: Natasha remained highly attention seeking throughout the assessment; she displayed no behavior concerns. PLAYGROUP: Natasha has displayed concerning behavior during interaction with dogs at the care center. She may quickly become over-aroused during interaction to the point where intervention is needed. The behavior department recommends a single-dog residence for Natasha at this time.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 01/08/17 During her initial medical examination, Natasha readily allowed all handling. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No cats _X_No children (under 13): See known history, Natasha appears to easily startle and become uncomfortable with up close handling, for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time. _X_Single-pet home _X_Recommend no dog parks _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Natasha be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Natasha to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Natasha to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Natasha presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_House soiling _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: See known history, Natasha appears to easily startle and has shown that when frightened or made uncomfortable she will escalate to a bite. _X_Multiple bite history/potential for future aggression
01/07/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Natasha has displayed concerning behavior during interaction with dogs at the care center. She may quickly become overaroused during interaction to the point where intervention is needed. The behavior department recommends a single-dog residence for Natasha at this time. 1/7: When greeting other dogs on-leash Natasha sniffs briefly then walks away. 1/10: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Natasha rushes up to the male greeter dog. When he attempts to move away, she becomes aroused and tense, and continually chases after him. 1/12: Natasha is tense when greeting the helper dog. She becomes intently fixated on chasing after him and becomes increasingly aroused, vocalizing and beginnign to mouth at his back. 3/8: Natasha is muzzled for her most recent interaction based on history of altercation with other dogs. She becomes fixated on the muzzle and ignores the presence of the other dog.
03/07/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective Observed Behavior – wagging tail, solicits petting Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: wnl, clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: wnl MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan no treatment
03/11/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
3/11/17 S/O: reported to have bloody stool, soft but somewhat formed stool with small amount of frank blood BAR, friendly, pink gums amb x4 A: soft stool with blood: r/o GI parasites, infectious, other P: PARVO test- negative metronidazole 500mg: 1T PO BID x7 prognosis: good 3/7/17 DVM Intake Exam Findings History Subjective Observed Behavior – wagging tail, solicits petting Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: wnl, clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: wnl MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan no treatment
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