NENA – A1108480
Safe - 4-22-2017 Manhattan
My name is NENA. My Animal ID # is A1108480.
I am a spayed female brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/16/2017 from NY 10472, owner surrender reason stated was NYCHA BAN.
04/21/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Nena A1108480 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/20/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 45.0 LBS.
04/16/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/16/17 11:00 BASIC INFO Nena A1108480 is a 7 month old APBT Mix. She was a gift to the owner from a Family friend 6 months ago. The main reason for surrender is that Nena is a Pitbull and they are a banned breed on NYCHA grounds. Nena does not have any health concerns, and she has not been to a veterinarian. SOCIALIZATION Nena is friendly and outgoing around strangers. Nnena has lived with 3 children, ages 7, 11 and 14 years old. She was relaxed, playful and respectful of the younger children, but did not get along with the teenage child in the home. Nena has not lived with another dog, she lived with 2 cats and she was respectful, relaxed and playful with the cats. Nena did bite a person in the home over 3 months ago. BEHAVIOR Nena does not like to have her food bowl, water bowl or toy touched, she has bitten for someone touching her food bowl. She is not bothered if you push her off of furniture, if you hold or restrain her. She does struggle if you bathe her. If an unfamiliar approaches the owner or doorway, she barks. BEHAVIOR Nena is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. Nena has a high activity level. Nena loves to play with cats and chase them. When home, she follows you around. Nena enjoys playing with squeaky toys, stuffed toys and balls and sticks. She enjoys playing fetch. She has been kept only indoors and sleeps in the kitchen floor. Nena was fed Pedigree dry food only. She is house trained but will have accidents once or twice a week if not walked on time. Nena prefers to go potty on grass. When left alone, she is well behaved. For exercise she is walked on the leash. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Nena allowed all handling, collaring and photos. She greeted Counselors with both front paws.
04/20/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: We all know about “before and after”, make overs, turn arounds. Well, Nena is a perfect example of a dog who got the message that being nice gets you the world’s attention. Indeed, she was quite upset and scared when she arrived at the care center. Tonight, she welcomed me in her kennel by rolling on her back for belly rubs. I am never fast enough to get my camera out. She was up in no time, got leashed and sent me almost flying in the air. Nena is a young dog, quite energetic who, in her enthusiasm, does not distinguish between a young and an older volunteer. Nena, relinquished into our care because of the NYCHA ban, has been beautifully cared for. She is statuesque, pure chocolate with a milky scarf and the picture of health. She is 7 months old, owned since tender puppyhood, lived happily with kids and cats and comes with excellent recommendations except for the fact that she was a bit possessive of her food. Free in the yard, after doing her business, she hangs around with a few of us, going from one person to the other, getting all the love she wants, posing for pictures, getting treats and just running around. She can sit on command and comes at once when called. Nena comes on the lap, stays a little and makes sure that I know she loves me by giving me a bunch of kisses. Nena got her chance at playgroup too with a very well mannered gentleman named Magoo. Together, they cavorted excitedly through three large open pens. They had lots of fun! Nena was exhausted and so deserved a good rest. Nena is a youngster with some background doggy training, quite active, loving and playful who will need experienced hands to work on her enthusiasm and potential guarding issues. That taken care of, Nena will be the talk of the town and mostly the cherished forever best friend any owner would want to have. Come and meet Nena at the Manhattan Care Center.
04/19/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 4/16/17 Unaltered Female, Owner Surrender (In previous home for six months) Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages seven, eleven, and fourteen), and two cats Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful, and respectful of the younger children but did not get along with the teenager in the home. Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, respectful, and playful Resource guarding: Yes, does not tolerate her food bowl, water bowl, or toys touched and has bitten when her food bowl was touched. Bite history: Yes, the fourteen year old in the home was bitten on the lips resulting in broken skin. The bite occurred when Nena was eating and her food bowl was touched. Housetrained: Yes if walked on time Energy level/descriptors: Nena is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 4/18/17 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 with eyes averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is open. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Is focused on exit at times. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is between you and the toy. No growling or stiffness. Summary: Nena displayed no concerning behaviors on her assessment and was social throughout. 4/19: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Nena displays a soft body and wagging tail when greeting. She offers playful spins and bows to solicit, and engages in chase play. Nena offers appropriate level correction when uncomfortable with play that is overly rough. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 4/16/17 During her initial medical exam, Nena was unable to be handled. ENERGY LEVEL: Nena’s previous owner described her as having a high level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with behaviors outlined below) _X_No children (under 13): Due to Nena’s history of biting a fourteen year old over food, we recommend an adult only home at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Nena’s previous owner notes that she will not allow her food bowl, water bowl, or toys to be touched. She has bitten when her food bowl was touched. We recommend that Nena be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in her future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Nena’s mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though she has improved greatly during her stay at our care center and has shown to be very social with people once comfortable, Nena appeared very fearful when she first arrived, growling and snapping when handled. It is important to move slowly with Nena, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Nena to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention.
04/19/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
4/19: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Nena displays a soft body and wagging tail when greeting. She offers playful spins and bows to solicit, and engages in chase play. Nena offers appropriate level correction when uncomfortable with play that is overly rough.
04/16/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam ****45 lb weight is an ESTIMATE. Not weighed due to pt stress.***** Estimated age: Reported 7 months Microchip noted on Intake? No chip found, unable to MC due to behavior History : Surrendered. Bit a child in the household several months ago when the child interrupted her while she was eating. Difficult on leash – was walked into the kennel in the Bronx receiving center by the former owner. Pt charged the cage door several times when she was removed from the cage, so a catch pole was used to transport her to the truck for the trip to MACC. She was very anxious in the truck and bit the bars of the cage door until she injured her tongue, leaving blood all over herself and the truck. A catch pole was again used to bring her out of the truck and into MACC. Subjective: On a catch pole, panting, ears pulled back. When the handler moves the catch pole, pt whines, barks and jumps up on the pole, biting the pole. Large puddles of blood and saliva on the ground below the dog and all over pt’s face and chest. Visually examined while on the pole, and then pt was brought to a squeeze gate for vaccinations. Pt was very tired and did not protest when the gate was closed – she settled down on the ground and sat there, with head up, looking around. Objective BCS 5-6/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Blood on pt’s forehead and chin – rinsed off with water via syringe, no injuries seen. Oral Exam: One puncture wound on the left side of the tongue and one puncture wound on the right side of the tongue, both approximately halfway down the tongue, one a little further rostrally than the other. Large amount of bloody fluid coming from the mouth and tongue. Mouth was rinsed out with water via syringe – no other injuries noted in the mouth (incl. gingiva or teeth), no additional blood coming from the tongue punctures after rinsing. PLN: Not palpated H/L: No sign resp distress. Not ausculted. ABD: Not distended. Not palpated. U/G: Female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted. Blood on ventral chest – washed off with water via syringe – no injuries seen. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Pt likely bit her tongue deeply while in transport. Difficult to examine fully due to pt stress. Plan: Monitor for further bleeding. Spay Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: Okay for surgery 1088
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