SADIE – A1110839
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RTO SAFE 06/01/17
My name is SADIE. My Animal ID # is A1110839.
I am a spayed female gray and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/02/2017 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
05/31/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Sadie A1110839 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. She has been fearful in the care center, aloof with her human handlers, and has escalated to lunging at people in her kennel and when walking on leash.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/27/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 38.8 LBS.
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
05/03/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/03/17 13:07 Sadie was not receptive to handling. She found in a park and brought in as a stray. She seems to be a young female american pitbull. She lunged at counselor when approaching and hard barked. Counselor did not collar or scan
05/05/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Obviously I listen to too much Barbra Streisand as all I did as Sadie and I walked to the park was chant, “Sadie, Sadie, married lady”. Miss Sadie is a shy, quiet and beautiful little girl, nice on leash, likely housetrained, and easy to be with (and chant to!). We, or rather she, got tons of compliments on her pretty gray coat, soft tail and gentle expression. Her face is serious as she navigates her way through this new and different environment, but she nevertheless takes some treats softly from my fingers with a little thank you tail wag. She’s so beautiful I bet she had lots of pictures taken of her, as she’s a dream model making soft eye contact and posing like a pro as I snap away. Off leash in a pen she climbs up on the bench to sit beside me as I take some notes and we enjoy our quiet time together. I stroke her face, take more pictures of course, and promise her that her new person or family will find her soon. She’s way too serious as she’s getting her bearings, and I can’t wait to see her open up and become the playful and loving pup I know is in there. Stay tuned for Chapter Two – or better yet, write it yourself! Come meet her today.
05/09/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sadie A1110839 KNOWN HISTORY: None 5/2/17 Unaltered Female, Stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/4/17 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful, her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is down, body stiff, mouth closed. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Sadie appeared fearful during her assessment, keeping her body tense and trembling. She approached the assessor and stayed by her and allowed all handling. PLAYGROUP: Sadie has not yet appeared comfortable interacting with dogs in the care center. She displayed concerning behavior during her most recent interaction, following the helper dog with a stiff body and continually standing on their back and shoulders. The behavior department recommends allowing Sadie time to decompress as the only resident dog in a home until follow up can be conducted outside the care center. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/3/17 During her initial medical exam, Sadie was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Sadie so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, 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. IN-SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: While Sadie’s behavior has remained consistent in the care center, we cannot be certain of the depth of her fear as she has recently escalated to lunging at a passerby caretaker while on leash, ripping a hole onto his sleeve. Due to this concern, we believe Sadie may best be set up to succeed with a New Hope rescue partner.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the fear/avoidance behavior displayed in the care center, we feel that Sadie will be best set up to succeed through placement with a New Hope partner. We recommend only positive reinforcement-based, force-free training for Sadie as aversive methods are likely to heighten her fear and increase aggression. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Sadie remains fearful in the care center and will at times, attempt to avoid interaction. When she is uncomfortable, she 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. Sadie should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Sadie’s choice to approach a new person or thing, if Sadie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings. _X_Kennel presence: Sadie has been observed to hard stare and eventually lunge towards the kennel bars when approached, she displays all appropriate warning signals as she becomes increasingly more uncomfortable with prolonged stay in front of her kennel. We cannot be certain if this behavior may appear in other contexts though recommend safe and appropriate management if it does. _X_Single dog home: see PLAYGROUP.
05/04/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sadie has not yet appeared comfortable interacting with dogs in the care center. She displayed concerning behavior during her most recent interaction, following the helper dog with a stiff body and continually standing on their back and shoulders. The behavior department recommends allowing Sadie time to decompress as the only resident dog in a home until follow up can be conducted outside the care center. 5/4: When introduced of leash to the male greeter dog, Sadie is cautious upon approach and is a bit tense bodied when greeting lingers. She moves away from him and keeps only to herself. 5/8: Sadie is a bit tense. She follows and postures to mount the other dog.
05/03/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1-2 years Microchip noted on Intake?neg History : stray Subjective: QAR Observed Behavior – very tense/nervous; allows handling but muzzled for precaution Evidence of Cruelty seen -none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: eyes clear mild serous nasal discharge pinna thickened AS-poss previous hematoma Oral Exam: limited exam due to muzzle; mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; mild wearing on canines PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female; prominent vulva and nipples MSI: ambulatory x 4 with no signs of orthopedic disease small callous on L elbow mild chin acne mildly thin hair along caudal aspect of hindlimbs CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment Healthy young adult Plan no treatment needed Prognosis: SURGERY: Okay for surgery
05/25/2017 MS RESOLVED URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating NH ONLY
5/25 14th day of tx-visual exam only S/O BAR, very energetic; cage reactive-runs towards front of cage and barks excessively no nasal discharge, coughing or sneezing appreciated A CIRDC-appears resolved P okay to move from iso
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