HERCULES aka PETER – A1045968
Rescue Only - Brooklyn
TO BE DESTROYED 03/24/17**NEW HOPE ONLY**
My name is HERCULES. My Animal ID # is A1045968.
I am a neutered male brown and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/18/2017 from NY 10027, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
03/22/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Hercules A1045968 is at risk due to new hope only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/19/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 49.6 LBS.
Date: 3/19/17 Canine DA2PP Product Name:Novibac Serial Number: 02121706B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 4/2/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Intra Trac Serial Number: 00541366B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 9/19/17 Rabies Product Name: Novibac Serial Number 170034 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 3/19/18 Veterinarian: Dr. Acevedo 2.8cc Pyrantel in food 4cc Activyl applied Heartworm test negative
03/18/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/18/17 21:25 Owner Lisa Edwards explained that she had to give Hercules up due to a lack of time and her daughters asthma. She describes Hercules as being good with kids but aggressive towards other dogs. However, she did mention an incident when Hercules bit her daughter and the police had to be summoned. The bite was the result of her daughter taking an object away from Hercules. Hercules appeared friendly and happy but became combative and growled when I attempted to place him in the truck. After several attempts I was able to load him in truck.
No Web Memo
03/22/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR EVALUATION for Hercules A1045968 KNOWN HISTORY: Limited profile Hercules has been in the care centers several times, but information about his behavior in his previous home is limited. Below is a summary of profiles provided by the owner at various points Neutered male, Owner surrender (lived in previous home for 4 years) Previously lived with: Adults and children Behavior toward strangers: Not reported, but Hercules has been extremely frightened of staff in the care centers and has avoided all contact with new people in our care. Behavior toward children: Reported by owner to be “good with kids,” but we are aware of at least one bite to a child, possibly over an object. Behavior toward dogs: Reported to be reactive toward other dogs. We have no details about this behavior. Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Hercules is reported to have bitten a child when both dog and child were reaching for the same item under the bed. Bite history: Yes. Hercules bit a child, as described above. Details of the bite are limited, though it appears to have been a bite-and-release. Housetrained: Hercules’s previous owner reports that he will urinate inside if left alone for a long period. Further details are not available. Energy level/descriptors: None given. Other notes: Hercules has avoided handling and panics with restraint during his stays in the care center. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/21/17 Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Hercules was anxious in the assessment room, and when attempting to collar him he growled at the assessor. Out of concern for Hercules’s stress level and staff safety, handling items were not conducted. PLAYGROUP: 3/20: Handlers were unable to collar Hercules due to his aversion to being restrained. He greeted a novel female through the gate with a soft neutral body. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/19/17: During his medical examination, Hercules was noted to be frightened by the muzzle. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Hercules has gotten loose from his kennel during two separate stays at the care center. When this has happened he is difficult to leash, ducking and avoiding the rope. He lunges, snarls, growls, and snaps at people who approach. He will also bite at the leash, panicking and fighting while being walked.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13)– Due to Hercules’s discomfort with touch, close proximity, and sudden movements, in addition to his bite history with a child, we recommend an adult-only home for Hercules. _X_Place with a New Hope partner- Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, as well as Hercules’s bite history, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address the fear and anxiety. We recommend ONLY force-free, reward-based training for Hercules as more aversive methods are likely to increase fear and to increase the risk of defensive aggression. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding—Hercules’s previous bite to a child was reported to be over an item. We have no further details, but based upon this report we recommend teaching Hercules a “drop” cue and playing trade-up games. Nothing should ever be taking directly from his mouth without trading for something of higher value. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity- Hercules has avoided all touch and has shown a strong fear response to restraint and restraint tools. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression – Hercules has shown repeated high-level warning signs when frightened.
03/20/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to his previous owner, Hercules was reactive towards other dogs. 3/20: Handlers were unable to collar Hercules due to his aversion to being restrained. He greeted a novel female through the gate with a soft neutral body.
03/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings Scan positive 981020013808401 Neutered male 4 years of age History : The patient is stable. No vomiting, diarrhea, coughing or sneezing. PU/PD/PP. Subjective- Observed Behavior – Scared of muzzles. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective T = Not taken P = Not taken R = Not taken BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: NAF, pink MM PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Neutered male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment- None Medical Behavior Status- blue Medical Status- Apparently healthy Asilomar Status- Healthy Fast Track- no Plan Vaccinated Pyrantel given Advantage
08/16/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
very scan nasal discharge ok to move out of iso friendly
Generated on Mar 23 2017 6:00PM
**DOH HOLD RELEASED 08/12/15**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD FOR DOH-HB Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/30/2015, From NY 10451, DueOut Date 08/08/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary sedated by NYPD intact male scanned negative s/o: bleeding from mouth –probably a rabies pole injury–muzzled heart and lungs wnl no visible dart wound no treatment needed for gum nijury at this time applied activyl a: wound to gums p: no treatment
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